Some of the best bebop burners in the world are coming to "The Best Jazz Club In The Twin Cities."
Trumpet & Flugelhorn master Jim Rotondi has recorded and toured with Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Lou Donaldson and many more. In 1984, Jim was awarded first place in the International Trumpet Guild's jazz trumpet competition.
Tenor Saxophone great Eric Alexander joins the party on June 20. Eric has recorded over 40 CD's as leader and is widely regarded as the best living hard bop saxophonist.
David Hazeltine is the most recorded contemporary jazz pianist of our time, having recorded thirty five cd’s as a leader and hundreds more as a sideman. David was discovered by jazz legends Sonny Stitt and Chet Baker.
Featuring Minneapolis jazz masters and former owners of the legendary "Artists' Quarter" Kenny Horst on drums and Billy Peterson on bass.
Joey DeFrancesco is widely known as the best Hammond B3 Organ player on the planet. At the tender age of 16, Joey was invited to go on tour with Miles Davis and the rest is history... The four time Grammy® Award-nominee, with more than 30 recordings as a leader under his belt, was inducted into the inaugural Hammond Organ Hall of Fame in 2014, the Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame in 2016 as well as topping the Critics Polls in DownBeat Magazine eleven times over the past fifteen years and the Readers Polls every year since 2005. Most recently, Joey released an album with Van Morrison called "You're Driving Me Crazy."
Sheila Jordan is a bebop jazz vocal pioneer and is still touring today at the age of 89 years old.
In 1962, Sheila recorded Portrait Of Sheila on Blue Note Records even though the label "had as a policy not recorded jazz vocalists before". Charlie Parker often introduced Jordan as "the singer with the million dollar ears." In the 1963 Down Beat magazine Critics Poll, she was ranked first in the vocal category for "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition".