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Joan Hutton

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Joan Hutton is a woodwind performer, composer and music educator residing in Minneapolis and hailing from Toronto, Canada. After many years performing primarily in the classical genre, with the Ancia Saxophone Quartet and as a freelance doubler, in 2017 she began devoting her energy to jazz and improvised music. Since then, Joan has developed her voice on bass clarinet in addition to saxophones and formed the Joan Hutton Jazz Project to feature her original compositions. She has become a regular on the Twin Cities jazz scene and has performed with the Joan Hutton Jazz Project at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival

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Sue Orfield

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Sue Orfield is an award winning tenor saxophonist, composer and educator who tours internationally and has recorded on hundreds of albums. She makes her home in the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin, where in addition to teaching privately and writing/arranging music, she freelances both as a side person and as a musical director. From 2014 - 2017, Sue was the host of her own TV Show, The Sue Orfield Show, in which she featured local musicians/bands with interviews and a concert filmed in front of a live audience. Over the years Sue has shared the stage with many musical greats, among them Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson (Heart), Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville, and Jo Dee Messina

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Bill Stieger

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Steve Hirsh

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Steve Hirsh plays improvised music on the drumset. He's been leading improvising ensembles around Minnesota's Twin Cities for years, as well as performing in a variety of locales. His recent recordings include Sparks (with Eri Yamamoto, William Parker and Chad Fowler), Ebb & Flow (with Joel Futterman and Chad Fowler), Warp & Weft (duo with Joel Futterman), Notice That There (with George Cartwright, Christopher Parker, Chad Fowler and Kelley Hurt), and Two Five None (with Chad Fowler). Hirsh has played and recorded with William Parker, Joel Futterman, Matthew Shipp, Ivo Perelman, Babatunde Lea, George Cartwright, Douglas Ewart, Luke Stewart, Chad Fowler, Eri Yamamoto, Zoh Amba, Steve Swell, Dave Sewelson, and Christopher Parker. Hirsh endorses Canopus drums and Bosphorus cymbals

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Ryan Berg

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Ryan Berg was born into a musical family. His parents were musicians. His grandparents were musicians. He has made himself a staple on the New York jazz scene and has traveled throughout the world. Some of the musicians Ryan has played and/or recorded with include: Gregory Porter, Mark Whitfield, JD Allen, Stacy Dillard, George Burton, Tim Warfield, Josh Evans, Lenny White, Rashid Ali, Anthony Wonsey, Gerald Clayton, Sullivan Fortner, Lindsey Webster, Bruce Williams, Marquis Hill, Roy Hargrove, and many others... In addition to this, he has played on many albums, been a band member for a television show produced by Kelsey Grammer, and played as a member of the broadway shows “Jersey Boys”, “Hadestown”, and “Summer.” He is currently a member of The Brianna Thomas Band, Frank Lacy Sextet, and leads his own group along side members Stacy Dillard, Jeremy “Bean” Clemons, and Craig Magnano

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Mary Louise Knutson

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Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson, has been called "one of the most exciting and innovative artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time." Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Knutson's long-awaited new jazz trio CD, In the Bubble, ranked in JazzWeek's Top 10 and remained on the chart for 19 weeks straight. Six standards and four originals - which range from a swinging Oscar Peterson Trio-style "It Could Happen to You” to a smooth jazz version of “You Don’t Know What Love Is” to a Keith Jarrett style "You Are My Sunshine" - complete this highly accessible mainstream-to-modern collection. Knutson tours regularly with former Tonight Show bandleader trumpeter Doc Severinsen and his big band (featuring two-time Grammy Award winner tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts), has toured the U.S

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Michael B. Nelson

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Trombonist Michael Nelson is the leader of the 5-piece a cappella jazz horn group, The Hornheads, who toured and recorded with Prince from 1991-2016. Michael has appeared on over 100 CDs, including producer, composer, arranger, and performer credits on three Hornheads solo releases and 10 Compass Records CDs for the Target retail chain. Nelson has also performed and/or recorded with Chaka Khan, Doc Severinsen, Lenny Kravitz, The Jonas Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr., Mandy Moore, Jimmy Jam, Johnny Mathis, Honor Society, Larry Graham, Ben Sidran, Maceo Parker, and many others. Currently, Nelson is writing, arranging, recording, and performing live with Vulfpeck and Fearless Flyers guitarist, Cory Wong.

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Kenne Thomas

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Drummer, composer, and author, Kenne Thomas is the son of Chicago bebop saxophonist, Jimmy “Bouncy” Whitehead. Influenced by family friends, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt he began his musical career in his hometown of Chicago performing with notable musicians, Jodie Christian, Ari Brown, Adam Rudolph the Charles Walton Big Band, and the Black Artists Group. In the early 70’s Kenne moved to Minnesota where he performed with pianist, Jimmy Bowman Trio. Attending Moorhead State University, he played around the region with the R & B horn band, AIRTIGHT. After graduating with a degree in Music Education, he joined the Jerry Lakes Memories of Elvis Supershow which toured throughout the US and in Europe. Kenne went to Japan, in 1979 to perform, with the Pullman-West Band, out of Detroit

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Chris Lomheim - Michael OBrien - Jay Epstein

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Chris Lomheim is an award-winning jazz pianist and composer who has been active in the Twin Cities jazz scene for more than 30 years. As leader of the Chris Lomheim Trio, he has produced three CDs: “And You’ve Been Waiting?” (1994), featuring all original compositions; “The Bridge” (2002), featuring a mix of originals and standards; and “Timeline” (2014), featuring original compositions. Chris is a member of the all-original jazz group The Illicit Sextet, which has also produced three CDs, “Chapter One” (1993), “Chapter 11” (2013), and “Addendum” (2016). He received a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist’s Initiative grant in 2014

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Rebecca Hass

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Rebecca Hass is not your average Minnesotan pianist and composer - with an addiction to Brazilian rhythms and bringing joy to others through music, her compositions span a variety of topics, from samba grooves to crime-fighting manatees, some of which you can hear on her brand-new debut album of original compositions and arrangements in Brazilian styles, Florescer (Bloom). She also supports other musicians and artists in their creative habits through wellness and mindset, through coaching, and by writing about these topics at rebeccahass.com. Rebecca appears locally in Minneapolis/St


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