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Zacc Harris Group with an opening set by Steve Kenny’s Trio, Not Trio
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Headliner : Zacc Harris Group
Zacc Harris – Guitar
Brandon Wozniak – Saxophones
Bryan Nichols – Piano
Chris Bates – Bass
Pete James Johnson – Drums
Zacc Harris Group formed in 2009 and features some of the Twin Cities most celebrated improvisers with Bryan Nichols (pn), Chris Bates (bs), JT Bates (dr), Brandon Wozniak (ts) and Aaron Hedenstrom (as). The group released its debut album, The Garden, in 2012 and recently followed up with the critically acclaimed 2021 album Small Wonders. Downbeat Magazine gave it 4 stars saying, “Harris reveals a fondness for intricate heads and chops-busting unisons” and notes the guitarist’s “fluid, warm-toned style.” Harris was named Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist in 2017 by City Pages who wrote, “Since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world…Whether playing alongside the McKnight-winning Atlantis Quartet or fronting his own Zacc Harris Group, Harris makes his mark, incorporating lessons from the greats into his own forward-looking style.”
Latest release by Zacc Harris Group : https://www.allaboutjazz.com/small-wonders-zacc-harris-group-shifting-paradigm-records
“Small Wonders is big on melody, intelligent arrangements, and powerful as well as thoughtful solos.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest
“The level of craft is high from start to finish…Similar to his writing, Harris’s guitar style is distinctly his while also part of a continuum that extends back to earlier players like Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery.” – Ron Schepper, Textura
“The ease with which this group navigates and their interplay is magical.”
– Mark Corroto, All About Jazz
Opening Set : Steve Kenny’s Trio, Not Trio
Steve Kenny – Trumpet
Peter Goggin – Alto Sax
Lasse Corson – Piano
Shawn Wang – Bass
Ben Ehrlich – Drums
Steve Kenny is active in the Minnesota Jazz community as a Performer, Composer, and Curator. Steve is a founding member of ‘the illicit sextet’, “Group 47”, “What Would Monk Do?” and his own “Quartets”, and he curates and produces a weekly Saturday Jazz series at kj’s hideaway. His latest recording, “Quartets”, includes original compositions played by 4 separate ensembles of Twin Cities Jazz musicians, including a Live version of Steve Kenny’s Ghost Suite. in 2019 the national Jazz Journalists Association named Steve as a “Minnesota Jazz Hero” for his work in the Jazz community and lifelong devotion to the Idiom.
Steve’s group will perform a special program of some Jazz Standards and maybe a Chuck Mangione tune.