Aldo (John Altenbernd) will be performing selections from his newest CD, "Note by Note".
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!
Empire Night is Tatiana Calderon and John Ryan- A Duo featuring both guitar and keyboards. We cover a very wide range of music you know, but may not hear covered from other performers- current pop folk and country, favorite 90's songs, and fun campy 60's and 70's songs everyone will enjoy. Tatiana and John have been playing music together for over 7 years, and as a duo for 4 years. Tatiana's amazing vocal range is complemented by John's polished piano talent, guitar, vocals, and tasteful rhythm tracks. Tatiana and John play regularly at area wineries, upscale restaurants, and private events.
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.
Scott Graves has been active in the Twin Cities and Minnesota music community over the last forty years, most notably playing and serving as Musical Director for Big Walter Smith and the Groove Merchants for twenty-five years. Playing guitar, keyboards, and horns, he loves to play music that has groove and soul. In addition to playing many clubs, concerts, and festivals in the Midwest, Scott has had the opportunity to play on ships, including Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), cruising the Caribbean and across the Atlantic Ocean.
The band R & L consists of Andy Hermansen and Brianna Samson. They bonded through a mutual love of music, and that turned into a relationship, which eventually turned into a marriage. They have been performing together for over four years. Brianna sings main vocals, while Andy plays guitar, harmonica, and assists on backup vocals. They mainly perform covers of songs from the 60s, 70s, and beyond. Within the last year, they have begun writing their own music, which has influences of folk and rock, with a twist of early 2000s alternative.
Known for her remarkable ability to take over the stage and capture her audience, Barbara Meyer engulfs the listener in spirals of deep and soulful lyrics. Her own songs weave undertones of her playful humor as well as her intrinsic spirituality, giving her music a timeless relevance. Her extensive background in theatre, coupled with a Master’s degree in opera from the University of Iowa, has honed her vocals into the ultimate tool of expression and communication. She performs regularly throughout the Twin Cities, and is praised for both her live performances and her studio work. Her genre-jumping ability is huge, encompassing jazz, roots rock & reggae, Broadway, gospel, folk, and cabaret, creating a distinctive and electrifying performance every time. And if you’re extra lucky, you’ll catch her hula-hooping shtick
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
Tony Hauser's 40-year concert career spans flamenco, classical, Latin American & Brazilian guitar, & compositions in all these genres. His Concerto for Flamenco Guitar & Chamber Orchestra recently premiered with MN Sinfonia, Jay Fishman conducting. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and toured throughout the United States and he was the guitarist for Mill City Opera’s 2017 production of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. Laura Horn, ("La Gatita") a Minnesota native, began dancing at a very young age. It was her love of movement that led her to pursue a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. She has trained extensively with Susana Di Palma and has performed in several Zorongo Flamenco productions as well as with Michael Hauser's flamenco group "Touch of Spain".
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.
Guitarist Joel Shapira is an internationally acclaimed musician residing in St. Paul / Minneapolis MN. He's a leader and/or member of multiple top Twin Cities' jazz ensembles, as well as a master of the demandingdiscipline of solo guitar. He performs regularly with world-class musicians, has numerous recordings to his credit, and is an artist featured on the NYC record label Unseen Rain Records.
Justin Barts of The Way Out band plays music from the sixties right into today. Whether it’s a big night at the bar or a pleasant evening on the patio the selections and stylings from him are always fun.
Tim Lackas has a BA in Music from the University of Minnesota. He has been an educator, composer and performer in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years, as a solo artist as well as with Jazz Savvy and other jazz ensembles, R&B bands, various Twin Cities vocalists, and churches. Tim also leads the CC Septet which has played at clubs and festivals all over the Twin Cities, including the Dakota in Minneapolis, and has had music from its 4 CDs featured on KBEM jazz radio.
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.