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Lila Ammons Jazz Group with the Andy Peterson Trio

January 21 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

8:00pm Opening Set

Andy Peterson Trio

Andy Peterson – Saxophones

Calvin Caron – Bass

Sten Duginski – Drums

9:30pm Lila Ammons Jazz Group

Lila Ammons – Vocals

Dale Alexander, piano

Ted Olsen, bass

Miguel Hurtado, drums

Lila Ammons is a versatile singer who has forged a path in music that honors tradition and her own expressive impulses. She has a way with standards, blues and Brazilian music and an approach that evokes 1950s pop/jazz stars. She also comes from strong pedigree. Her grandfather was esteemed pianist Albert Ammons, and her uncle was noted tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons. A Chicago native, she moved to the Twin Cities to be close to relatives. Beginning her vocal career in opera houses and concert halls, she later returned to her roots in jazz and the classic blues tradition. For the past several years she has gained popular and critical acclaim touring Europe and Brazil singing classic blues with German pianist Axel Zwingenberger, and as feature vocalist with the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie Quartet with Zwingenberger and Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts. She has also toured as a jazz soloist in England, Spain and Ireland. For the past three years, Ammons has primarily remained Stateside to focus on her jazz ensemble, the Lila Ammons Jazz Group. Her ensembles are performing regularly in her home-base of the Twin Cities and around Minnesota. Through recordings and live performances alike, Ammons continues to attract new audiences with her nuanced vocal jazz narratives, a respect for jazz idioms, and an unpredictability that delights.

Andy Peterson and his trio provide a historical canvas of improvised music with their honor to the tradition as well as pushing the boundaries of the music. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Joe Lovanos “Trio Fascination”, the trio strives to be a single unit communicating through sounds and colors. The Andy Peterson Trio is one of the most sought after ensembles in the Duluth/Superior area, and have played at venues such as Sacred Heart Music Center, Jazz Central Studios, Bent Paddle Brewing Co, as-well as many other local venues.


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