Charmin Michelle

"Taste and understatement. Swing and savoir-faire. Grace and grooves. Intimacy and panache. Singer Charmin Michelle delivers all of the above and more."  This is what the Minneapolis Star/Tribune had to say about this charismatic chanteuse whose conversational style recalls the late Billie Holiday and other legendary ladies of jazz. And, yet, her music is free of tiresome camp and easy nostalgia. She's a savvy songstress and, while putting her own imprint on a melody, is always respectful of those who first inhabited it. Photo credit: Ron Kutsi

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Evan Price

 Evan's college career included stints at both The Cleveland Institute of Music and at Berklee College of Music, and has himself served as a member of the music faculty at Wellesley College, The California Jazz Conservatory and The University of California, Berkeley. Evan is a ten-year veteran of the world-renowned, paradigm-shifting jazz ensemble, the Turtle Island Quartet.  Since 1998, Evan has been proud to call himself a member of The Hot Club of San Francisco, perhaps the most venerable gypsy jazz band in the US.  Photo credit: Ron Kutsi

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Matthew Miltich

Bassist Matthew Miltich is one of ten children of musical parents, bassist Matthew Joseph Miltich, and cellist Jean Baird, both music graduates of the University of Minnesota.  After military service and college, he began performing with his brothers Anthony and Paul and others, but his jazz career began in earnest when his son Sam began to perform professionally and asked his father to accompany him. Matthew has played jazz in a variety of venues, as far away as Japan, as close as his hometown of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Photo credit: Ron Kutsi

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Jay Epstein

Jay Epstein is one of the most in-demand drummers on the Twin Cities jazz scene.  He plays regularly with such luminaries as Nancy Harms, Zacc Harris, Chris Bates and Dean Granros.  He has performed on numerous albums including most recently Tall Tales by Andrew Walesch.  Jay was inducted into the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame for the release of "Easy Company"with Dean Magraw, Anthony Cox and Bill Carrothers. Photo credit: Ron Kutsi

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