Firebell & Brandon Wozniak $5

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Hey everyone! Please join us Thursday July 21st for a night of adventurous improvised music featuring FIRE BELL at 9pm and saxophonist BRANDON WOZNIAK at 10pm (with Graydon Peterson on bass, and Jay Epstein on drums). All ages, $5 cover. Call in advance to reserve a table!
Fire Bell is Park Evans (guitar), Graydon Peterson (upright bass), and Jay Epstein (drums). Evans is a versatile guitarist who currently performs in multiple bands ranging stylistically from jazz to rock to world music including: Enormous Quartet, The Scruffians, Park Evans Quintet, A.P.D., and Love Trade. Peterson is one of the area's top-call bassists, performing nightly with a variety of vocalists and small ensembles including Debbie Duncan, Arne Fogel, Charanga Tropical and the Graydon Peterson Quartet. Epstein has an extensive jazz career as a performing, recording, and touring artist. He is arguably one of the best drummers in the Twin Cities and regularly performs with local bands Red Planet, Klezmerica, and Framework.

One of Minnesota’s most exciting saxophonists. He returned to the twin cities in 2006 after six years in New York City and a six month stint in Shanghai, China. Wozniak studied music at Indiana University with David Baker and privately with Tom Walsh. Brandon performs regularly with Dave King’s(Bad Plus, Happy Apple drummer) Dave King Trucking Company with saxophonist Chris Speed, the Atlantis Quartet(City Pages Best Jazz Artist 2011, Star Tribune Best Jazz Artist 2012), the great drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt(Weather Report, McCoy Tyner), Bryan Nichols Quintet, Chris Bates Red 5, PBR Street Gang, Lars Larson’s Mancrush, Cory Healey’s Beautiful Happy Sunshine Band, Steve Kenny Quartet and DD7. Brandon has also performed with singer Nellie McKay, toured with the Tommy Dorsey Jazz Orchestra and shared the stage with organ great Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Kreisberg, Francisco Mela(Joe Lovano’s US Five), Steve Davis, David Berkman and Dennis Gonzalez.
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