ANNOUNCING the NEW
Northrop Jazz: Live at the Campus Club
Northrop Jazz presents the hottest pairing of rising global and local jazz artists in a new intimate and spectacular setting. With one of the best views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, the Campus Club in Coffman Memorial Union on the U of M Campus offers a fresh twist to the local jazz scene. Come to this special show on October 22 for an announcement launching Northrop's Spring Jazz Series, and be the first to reserve these extremely limited seats!
Full bar and food selections available for purchase before and throughout the performance.
Somi 9:00 pm
The multicultural singer/songwriter seduces the soul with her harmonious blend of jazz and acoustic African grooves in a special one hour set of vocals, guitar, and piano. Defining her music as New African Soul, the acclaimed musician is making waves in the jazz scene with alluring vocals and compelling lyrics of personal empowerment.
Performing live with Urban Bush Women on October 24 at Northrop.
Liberty Ellman, guitar
Based in New York City, guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman was born in London, but has spent the majority of his life in New York City and San Francisco. Inspired by such musicians as Joe Henderson, Tony Williams, McCoy Tyner, and Oscar Peterson, Liberty went on to join forces with pianist Viajay Ayer, influential Henry Threadgill, and the Tony award winning musical theater company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Toru Dodo, piano
Toru Dodo, born in Tokyo, started playing piano at age four and attended the Berklee College of Music before moving to New York in 1998. He has released four albums: Dodo (2002), 116 West 238 St (2004), Dodo 3 (2006), and most recently, Do You Like Cappuccino? (2008). Dodo has worked with many musicians as a side man, including Kenny Garret, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Ruth Brown, and Terumasa Hino.
Thomasina, 10:15 pm
Singer, actress, and creator of Thomasina's Cashew Brittle candy-Thomasina Petrus is a woman of many talents. Known for her multifaceted vocal range and uncanny similarity to Billie Holiday, Thomasina has quickly become one of the premier vocalists on both Twin Cities stages and abroad. She performs accompanied by piano in a 45 minute set.
Thom West, piano
Pianist and longtime resident of St. Paul, MN, Thomas West is a household name in the many musical venues of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Thomas can be seen performing with the likes of T. Mychal Rambo, Dennis Spears, Jay Young, Jamecia Bennett, The West Bros. Duo, and New Hope Baptist Church Choir, to name a few. Thomas is currently in the process of completing his first solo CD entitled All To God's Glory, a composite of gospel hymns in jazz genre, scheduled for release in the fall of 2010.
General admission, cabaret seating only. Coffman Memorial Union, 4th Floor.
Presented in conjunction with the U of M Dance Program Symposium, "Continuously Rich: Black Women in Cultural Production,'" Thu, Oct 21-Sat, Oct 23. dance.umn.edu. Presented with support from Campus Club.
Presented with support from the U of M Campus Club.
Media Partner: Jazz88
Artists and programs subject to change.