Twin Cities Jazz Festival kj’s hideaway Stage Day TWO
June 24 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Join us for the Final night of the 2023 Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
6:30pm – Greg Byers Quartet
Greg Byers uses his talents as a cellist, bassist and composer to redefine what you thought the cello was capable of! Byers performed on BBC Two (Later… with Jools Holland) and Univision (Latin GRAMMYs) and was the winner of the International Journalists Award at the 2020 Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition.
8:00pm – Ivan Cunningham’s Roscana Bog
Ivan Cunningham is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and band-leader living in Minneapolis, MN, and is involved in groups such as Mr. Zipp, Superbus Maximus, & leads the Ivan Cunningham Quintet. His work was featured in the 2017 Hear Here Music and Movement Festival at the Cedar Cultural Center and has been performed by the Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble. Ivan aims to play people as if they were musical instruments themselves-composing for carefully curated ensembles that consider the individual personalities of musicians just as much as their musical abilities. Incorporating elements of No Wave, Avant-Jazz, and classical, Ivan’s new ensemble Freedom Pie searches for an emotional utopia that embraces the contradictions of everyday life by allowing playful indulgence and heavy-heated catharsis to hold equal value and to coexist in the same space.
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.