Friday June 28 – 6:00pm
Red Planet (Dean Magraw: guitar, Chris Bates: upright bass, Jay Epstein: drums), will be performing at Concerts on the Green June 28 featuring material from their new CD, ‘Space Dust’, including many original compositions that the band has been playing live since 2003. Red Planet plays innovative jazz sounds with a strong emphasis on creative interactivity for the 21st Century and is known for its unique interpretations of the music of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, & Jimi Hendrix. Jazz Police says, “One of the area’s most innovative threesomes! Dean Magraw is in the habit of wowing audiences with his fleet fingered plucking and creative compositions.” Dean is one of the Twin Cities’ most eclectic musicians, with a thirty-year career spanning genres and cultures, from blues to classical to folk and jazz, from Japanese and Indian to Celtic and middle American on A Praire Home Companion. Chris Bates studied with renowned jazz bassist Anthony Cox and is well known for his supportive strength and creative aura that he brings to such bands as Atlantis Quartet, Enormous, How Birds Work, & Todd Clouser. Jay Epstein has played in many diverse jazz groups and developed a very personal voice on the drums after growing up in Winona playing with Dave & Fred Heyer and studying polyrhythmic concepts in Manhattan with Barry Altschul. His two CDs, both featuring Anthony Cox on bass & Bill Carrothers on piano, have garnered luminous reviews in the national press.
Visit Red Planet: www.myspace.com/redplanetjazz
Visit the ‘Space Dust’ CD: www.cdbaby.com/cd/deanmagraw
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