Jazz Fest Live

Thursday, May 6, 2021
From 7:00pm to 8:00pm Central Time


Contact: AARP MN

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Jazz Fest Live presents featured artists and musicians each week for an engaging and interactive jazz concert every Thursday night! Join AARP Minnesota, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and attendees from across the U.S. for a FREE virtual jazz concert on May 6th at 8pm ET | 7pm CT | 6pm MT | 5m PT – AARP membership not required.

Jazz Fest Live featuring No Room For Squares -- Named after the Hank Mobley album, No Room For Squares is a bebop quintet that interprets many of the classic 50s and 60s recordings from Blue Note Records. The band, led by drummer Bill Stieger, began rehearsing in 2014 and has made regular appearances at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, the Black Dog Cafe, and Jazz Central. Each member of the quintet of jazz veterans brings his unique talent in service to arrangements by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet, and other hard-bop stylists. No Room For Squares offers a funky, finger-poppin' rendition of the classics, utilizing tight arrangements, hard swing, and never forgets it is performing for an audience.

No Room For Squares is:

  • Omar Abdulkarim, trumpet,
  • Jimmy Wallace, saxophone,
  • Dale Alexander, piano
  • Adam Tucker, bass
  • Bill Stieger, drums
  • David Brattain, tenor saxophone

Twin Cities Jazz Festival and AARP Minnesota are excited to bring you more JAZZ FEST LIVE virtual concerts in 2021! AARP Minnesota is a proud supporter of this virtual performance series connecting musicians and audience members across the U.S. for live, interactive jazz concerts.

Check out past performances and upcoming concerts at: https://www.crowdcast.io/tcjazzfestival




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