Twin Cities Jazz Festival kj’s hideaway Stage Day ONE
June 23 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Join us for the first night of the 2023 Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
6:30pm – Patrick Adkins GroupPatrick Adkins is an inventive and empathetic Minneapolis based pianist and composer. Joined by some of his most frequent musical collaborators (Ben Ehrlich on drums, Ryan Garmoe on trumpet, Bryan Murray on saxophone, and Shawn Wang on bass), together they will aim to probe the inner workings of the songs they play, while simultaneously embracing the possibilities of the present moment.
8:00pm – Peter Goggin Quintet
Peter Goggin is one of the new dynamic and individual jazz artists to emerge on the Twin Cities music scene. He graduated from Mounds View High School, and completed his studies at the University of Michigan in 2019. Peter’s often seen playing around Minneapolis and St. Paul music venues, having performed as a sideman and leader at Vieux Carre, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog, Jazz Central, and during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Some of his proudest collaborative projects locally include Hoaxer, the Twin Cities Glass Bead Games Project, the Minnesota Hard Bop Collective, and the Inatnas Orchestra (led by JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani). Peter was a featured soloist with the University of Michigan Jazz Ensembles at the 2016 and 2017 Detroit Jazz Festivals, and was a three year member of the Dakota Combo in high school. Since moving back to the Twin Cities, he’s been enjoying playing gigs at local venues and breweries, as well as teaching music at Walker West Music Academy.
10:00pm Jazz Festival Jam Session hosted by Graydon Peterson
Graydon Peterson is one of the backbones of the Twin Cities jazz scene. Known as a guy who excels at many styles, Graydon has played with the Twin Cities’ top jazz singers and modern jazz groups, and has toured around the United States and Cuba. Graydon’s unique and groove-based compositions can be heard with his own quartet, the Graydon Peterson Quartet, and the trio Firebell. Graydon has worked and collaborated with Francisco Mela, Babatunde Lea, Adam Meckler, Nancy Harms, and Chris Morrissey, and continues to be a nightly presence in the Twin Cities. Grayson will be joined by pianist Will Kjeer and drummer Abinett Berhanu.