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Framework with Opening Set by the Henry Berberi Quartet
February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 PM – Berberi Quartet
9:00 PM – Framework
Chris Olson – Guitar, Chris Bates – Bass, Jay Epstein – Drums
Guitarist Chris Olson is a graduate of the University of North Texas and a dedicated educator who has performed with Bob Mintzer, Louis Bellson, Terry Gibbs, Ira Sullivan, and Bobby Vinton. Bassist Chris Bates serves as a key member of the Twin Cities jazz scene, leading his own groups while also playing in Atlantis Quartet and Red Planet. Drummer Jay Epstein has been at the heart of the Twin Cities jazz scene since the early 1970s, having toured and recorded with Bill Carrothers, Anthony Cox and Dean Magraw among others and is one of the area’s most revered artists.
Cognitive Dissonance is the second album from long-standing Twin Cities trio Framework, featuring guitarist Chris Olson, bassist Chris Bates and drummer Jay Epstein. It follows the acclaimed 2009 eponymous debut which was hailed as one of the best Minnesota jazz albums of the year by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune who described it as “both cerebral and visceral, electric and acoustic, with sublime compositions, and enviable empathy.” Those elements are on full display once again on Cognitive Dissonance, with 10 new original compositions from Olson