Pat’s solo shows at Urban Olive and Vine consist of lovely fiddle tunes taken from Ireland and Scotland as well as selections from Americana and contemporary popular music. In addition, Pat plays tunes on Irish low whistle, Irish whistles and Scottish smallpipes (a smaller bagpipe for indoor listening). In a different incarnation, Pat also plays in the duo, Quinn and Meyer in which he sings and plays guitar, mandolin, and bass guitar.
Henry Bitzer has been taking lessons with 2gether Productions Studio for over 5 years. he has been harnessing his individual performance chops by playing in local St. Paul venues and in his church youth worship team. Henry's repertoire brings eclectic and memorable styles to his performances that cross all genres and decades.
Come down and tap your toes and snap your fingers to the fresh and innovative sounds of this talented jazz trio. A UO&V favorite!
I have been in music all my life but I think the song writing started when my kids were much smaller than they are now, I used to make up little songs and verses to keep them entertained. I enjoyed rhyming and watching their faces light up at the silliness! I decided to start guitar lessons and after a few lessons my guitar teacher encouraged me to try writing my own songs, and suggested I play a show or two. I told him I couldn’t possibly do that - to which he responded, “Why not?” I didn’t have a good reason, so I picked up my pen, paper, and guitar and began writing my story in song. My first CD is titled "WHY NOT?" My favorite part about playing shows is watching people’s reactions to my music. If I can make someone happy through a song, then I’ve done my job. I think music can create a space for camaraderie and togetherness, so when a listener comes up after a show and tells me they can relate to something I wrote about - it makes my night. Sarah VanValkenburg
Andy & Kathryn Karg are a vocal/guitar/piano duo that cover multiple genres from the 50's on up! Andy reigns from Nashville and brings his guitar swinging chops to match Kathryn's Minnesota-homegrown piano virtuosity. Their love and mastery for tight and soaring harmonies sets them apart as a musical act.
The Chronick Trio plays jazz in the bop, swing, and funk traditions. With decades of experience among them, the group delivers power, subtlety, heart — and soul. Richard Kronick — bass, vocals Scott Ives— guitar Bruce Wintervold — vibraphone and percussion
Ann Marie lives in Hudson and is a familiar face at the Phipps Center for the Arts. A full-time pianist and double bass player, Ann Marie performs with the UW River Falls Symphony Band, St Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra, River City Jazz Orchestra, Moonlight Serenaders Big Band, Youth Performance Company, and the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company. Ann Marie loves to bring music into people’s lives. Her jazz bands, trios, and classical ensembles are available and would love to perform at your special events. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Smith has been playing music in the St. Croix Valley for 46 years. His solo show covers a broad swath of music from Coldplay to Willie Nelson to Sinatra - and a bunch of other things in between. With a pleasing mix of Pop, Country, Jazz, and Soft Rock hits, there promises to be something that will get your toes tapping and you humming along.
Nancy and Jim have been playing jazz together since 1976. Originally from Iowa, they performed in the Des Moines area until moving to the Twin Cities in 1994. Nancy (piano) and Jim (bass) love the opportunity to play as a duo, but each also have vast experience performing in all types of jazz ensembles. Their style can be described as post-Coltrane modern jazz. They love any song that has a beautiful melody and interesting chords, which makes their repertoire eclectic and includes a mix of jazz standards and popular songs from all eras. Both Nancy and Jim have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame.
Pat Quinn and Peg/M.Etta Meyer perform a wide range of music, including folk rock, traditional and contemporary Irish songs, plus some pop and original material. Known for their tight harmonies and good-natured chemistry, Quinn & Meyer continue to welcome new listeners into their ever-expanding family of beloved regulars.
Dustin DeGolier is a freelance musician serving Northwestern Wisconsin. He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in jazz guitar from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A native of Cumberland, WI, Dustin began studying guitar and music theory with Manfred Schonauer at age eleven. Since then he has studied with Billy Barnard of the University of Minnesota-Duluth, as well as UW-Milwaukee’s Pete Billmann, Elina Chekan and Don Linke. He has participated in master classes with renowned guitarists Mark Whitfield, Bruce Forman and Julian Lage. In addition to performing regularly with The Indigo Quartet and Paisan & The Family Brass , Dustin frequently plays and sings jazz in solo, duo and trio configurations. When not practicing or performing, he can be found teaching private lessons at the Pipe Dream Center in Comstock, WI and the Dancing Bird Art Studio in Cumberland, WI. He serves as guitar instructor annually for the Guitar & Bass Workshop and Rock Band Camp at the Shell Lake Arts Center.
Classics from the vast Brazilian repertoire in a traditional format, very typical of the bossa nova and choros era in 1930 - 1970 in Rio de Janeiro - Guitar + Flute (sax) + percussion. Music by Baden Powel, Jobim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Tony Hauser, Ary Barroso, Egberto Gismonti.
Terry Bailey, of Jazz Savvy, and a surprise guest join us for some great music. A little jazz, a little blues, a little R&B, some Pop and little NOLA. Who knows what’s on the list? Some tunes you’ll know, some tunes you haven’t heard in a long time, others you’ve never heard. But whatever they play, you’re sure to enjoy their music and have a fun time listening.