Saturday, August 31st
“Bassist and composer Ike Sturm’s Jazz Mass is an excellent work that melds jazz and the mass genre together extremely well, a feat I’ve not heard before… ” – Downbeat Magazine
“Being a jazz musician has taught me so much, even beyond the music,” Stylianou says. “I’m a something of a perfectionist by nature, but jazz has taught me to embrace imperfection and the possibilities it offers, the adventure of living in the moment.”
“It seems that only beautiful sounds emanate from Gene Bertoncini’s guitar.” — The New Yorker
Quad: Having or composed of four items o elements. In this context Quad is: Dave Cooper Trumpet, Jonathan Greenstein Saxophone, John Christensen Bass, and Devin Drobka drums. This ensemble seeks to work in subtleties and intricacies and expand each member’s typical music roles.
Originally from Santiago, Chile, vocalist, guitarist, composer CAMILA MEZA is a rarity, a glorious triptych of an artist. She possesses a gift for composing brilliant musical landscapes, a captivating, soulfully pure vocal instrument, and a consummate prowess on guitar, ablaze with irresistible melodies and improvisations.
Sunday, September 1st
Faith Hatch Quintet
Faith Hatch, a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point brings a unique style and sound to the stage. Influenced by both legendary greats and contemporary jazz artists, Faith strives to create a new listening experience for her audiences; one that will leave them with the feeling of wanting to explore unknown musical depths.
“CWJE” Big Band
Brian Lynch Quartet
“You can lose yourself in the pure of his energy (Grammy Award Brian Lynch), but at any moment you can switch your attention to the logic and craftsmanship of his music and find multiple rewards…it’s as if each of his predecessors were peeking out from behind his own plating. You won’t find a better display of jazz trumpetry..” – Neil Tesser, JAZZIZ