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Will Kjeer Quintet with The Blue Ox Trio

January 7 @ 8:00 pm 11:00 pm

8:00 Opening Set

Blue Ox Trio Led by Jack Schabert – Drums

9:30pm Will Kjeer Quintet

Will Kjeer is a pianist/composer/improviser from Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is not famous, but he has performed with famous people and some of them have even said nice things about him. He has also played in some places that famous people play in, like the J.F.K. Center for the Performing Arts, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, and The Ravinia Festival. Will is inspired by a LOT of music from throughout time and space, but is most succinctly described as a jazz musician. He has won several awards for writing and playing music that he hopes people find intriguing and human and not boxy. Will is an alumni of the California Institute of the Arts and worked in Los Angeles in the before-times. He currently lives in New York City and is a grad student at The Juilliard School. He is a night owl, an animal lover, and is generally attempting to lighten up a little.

The Blue Ox Jazz Trio is a group of young musicians led by drummer and composer Jack Schabert. Over the past two years, the group has held steady work performing at restaurants, clubs, private events, festivals, and over 50 retirement communities. The Trio holds regular performances with guest artists at St. Paul’s Herbie’s on the Park, and has performed at the New Hope Music Festival and the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. The group has recently featured Cyrus Wilson, Sophia Kickhofel, Jerome Treadwell, Peter Goggin, Hannah Harder, Ella Grace, Jackson Peters, Will Kjeer, Shawn Wang, Max Voda, Sam Worthington, Steve Kenny, Alex Charland, JC Sanford, and Dave Hagedorn. The Trio Just released an album of original music.


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