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Bridge Chamber Music Festival - Jazz Concert II, featuring Snowblind with David Hagedorn
Submitted by Amy Acheson on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 1:59pm
The Bridge Chamber Music Festival's jazz series continues on Monday August 26, with a performance by the Twin Cities - based band “Snowblind.” This concert will be held at 7:30 pm in the Northfield Middle School Auditorium. Snowblind will also feature Northfield’s own David Hagedorn on vibes.
“For this particular concert, we will be performing the music of acclaimed bassist Dave Holland who leads his own quintet, sextet, octet, and big band,” said Reid Kennedy, Snowblind’s drummer. "Holland performed with Miles Davis, Kenny Wheeler, Chick Corea, and countless other jazz greats,” he added. “His groups often include vibraphone, which is why we wasted no time in contacting Dave Hagedorn to join us in this project. He has a strong understanding of Holland's music, and it gives us a rare opportunity to perform with a chordal instrument,” said Kennedy.
The group Snowblind, part of the Twin Cities jazz community, has been together for over seven years. Reid Kennedy said they know David Hagedorn through his work at St. Olaf and as a mainstay in the jazz scene in the Cities. “He was a guest soloist with the U of M Jazz Ensemble when some of us were in school, and we've been in touch ever since. We have also performed with him in other bands including Pete Whitman's X-tet,” Kennedy commented.
“We’re able to witness some history in jazz as it progressed from its classical roots into the second half of the 20th century,” Artistic Director David Carter added, speaking of the Festival’s two jazz concerts: the first featuring Laura Caviani, who played classical jazz renditions from the 20s and 30s, and next on tap Snowblind, performing fluid, free form group improvisations, by Dave Holland, the English-born progressive jazz composer.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
The members of Snowblind –Adam Rossmiller, trumpet; Scott Agster, trombone; Shilad Sen, tenor saxophone; Graydon Peterson, bass; Reid Kennedy, drums-- hail from Denver, Tampa, Chicago, and here in Minnesota.
For more information, visit BridgeChamberFestival.org.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.