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Abinnet Berhanu Quartet with an opening set by Will Schmid Quartet

August 20 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

8:00pm Opening Set by the Will Schmid Quartet

Will Schmid – Guitar Patrick Adkins – Piano Graydon Peterson – Bass Ben Ehrlich – Drums

Minneapolis and Houston-based guitarist and composer, Will Schmid, has been performing his original music for almost a decade. Before moving to Texas for graduate school at Rice University in 2020, his duos, trios, and quartets frequently headlined popular Minnesota jazz series including Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog and the illicit Jazz Workshop. He has led ensembles in multiple appearances at the Twin Cities and Iowa City Jazz Festivals, and at nationally renowned venues such as New York’s ShapeShifter Lab and Cleveland’s BOP STOP at The Music Settlement. He has played with Jay Epstein, Dean Magraw, and Greg Lewis, and his bands have opened for Eric Kamau Grávátt, Dave King, and Billy Peterson. In 2019, he released the album Non-Trivial Problem with Twin Cities modern jazz collective SPACE. SPACE’s second album, The Approaching Coast, will be released in December 2022.

9:30pm Abinnet Berhanu Quartet

Abinnet Berhanu – Drums

Pete Whitman – Saxophones

Will Kjeer – Piano

Jeff Bailey – Bass

A recent transplant from Washington DC, drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu is an up-and-coming artist that is developing a reputation for being an open, versatile, intense, emotional musician. This performance is a first chance to headline on Saturday Night Jazz at kj’s Hideaway under his own musical direction. Previously, as a bandleader and composer in his group Hebret Musica, Abinnet has focused on creating music inspired by the sounds and experiences of his upbringing in an Ethiopian household.


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Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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