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.
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!
Alan Husby grew up in Minneapolis, started playing the guitar at age 10, and has been playing and singing with local jazz, folk, and gospel groups around the Twin Cities for 20+ years. He recently retired from teaching and is now enjoying the additional time to play and sing and write. He continues to perform with the Nokomis Trio, the Barbara Meyer Trio, Joyful Jamming, "It's Not Too Late" (a Carole King / James Taylor tribute band), and various other joyful combinations of musician friends.
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.
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
Aldo (John Altenbernd) will be performing selections from his newest CD, "Note by Note".
Erin Livingston is a versatile and recognized jazz, blues and r&b singer in the Twin Cities. Her music can be enjoyed at venues all over town including Crooners, Vieux Carré, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, The Mudd Room and others. Erin shares her jazz stylings every Saturday, September thru April, in The Lobby Bar of The St. Paul Hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.