Saturday Night Jazz: Joel Shapira Quartet with Opening Set by the Peter Goggin Quartet
June 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Headliner (9:30) Joel Shapira Quartet
Pete Whitman – Saxophones
Joel Shapira – Guitar
Tom Lewis – Bass
Dave Schmalenberger – Drums
Joel Shapira Quartet” is comprised of four Twin Cities jazz veterans, all in top playing form. Joel Shapira guitar, Pete Whitman saxophone, Tom Lewis bass, Dave Schmalenberger drums. The group released “Open Lines” in 2011, and hope to do a follow up recording soon. Tunes by Monk, Ornette, Shapira originals and more. Expect deep interplay and instrumental expressiveness.
opening set (8:00) Peter Goggin Quartet
Peter Goggin – Alto Sax
Joe Strachan – Piano
Charlie Lincoln – Bass
Alden Ikeda – Drums
Peter Goggin is one of the new dynamic and individual jazz artists to emerge on the Twin Cities music scene. After spending time at the University of Michigan, he returned to the Twin Cities to work as a performing saxophonist, educator, and composer. He’s recorded with multiple groups, most notably on Hoaxer’s album “Crash Test” (2017). He’s performed multiple times in the Twin Cities and Detroit Jazz Festivals, and was a representative at the IASJ’s 2019 international Jazz Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia. Peter has studied with Andrew Bishop, Robert Hurst, Miles Okazaki, and Benny Green– all of whom have left an indelible impact on his approach towards the study and creation of music.