All Originals Jazz Series
James Buckley Trio
All Originals Jazz Series presents the James Buckley Trio: (James Buckley, bass; JT Bates, drums; Bryan Nichols, piano) in collaboration with guitarist Jacob Hanson. All Originals is a weekly jazz concert series at Studio Z featuring select outstanding local jazz ensembles playing their original jazz compositions.
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Jacob Hanson is an accomplished guitarist who has been seen and heard with a wide array of high-profile Minnesota artists, including Halloween Alaska, Mason Jennings, Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, The Pines and many more. In addition to dozens of studio recordings, he has toured nationally overseas. With a highly versatile style informed by blues, dub, '50s pop and modern rock, he's known for combining sturdy technique with a colorful palette of pedal-based effects to create inspired musical soundscapes.
"It's amazing how controlled and clear my musical experiences have been with Jacob. Being an upright bassist coming from a heavy jazz/classical background, I'm always looking for a new sound/approach to perform or communicate originally conceived jazz." -James Buckley.
“Meet James Buckley, the hardest-working musician in the Twin Cities” -Erin Roof, Citypages. As the mainstay bassist for The Pines, James has been touring internationally with the indie-folk group and appears on their Red House Records releases "Tremolo" and "Dark So Gold." James appears live and on recordings with Emmy Award-Winning Universal Records Artists, The Blenders. James also recorded bass with Minneapolis super-group, "Gayngs" on their "The Last Prom on Earth" album, and played their performance at First Avenue, along with Coachella Music Festival April 2011. James co-founded and was bassist for Minneapolis' circuit-bending noisy pop-funk trio Mystery Palace, fronted and produced by Ryan Olcott of 12 Rods fame.
It was only after starting his own jazz trio, for which he organizes concerts and develops and writes original material, that James began to be recognized as a force in the local jazz community. James Buckley Trio has been a band for 8 years. They are a jazz band that plays primarily James's original compositions and arrangements.
In his trio, Buckley is joined by drummer, J.T. Bates, who has been heard around town in Fat Kid Wednesdays, Anthony Cox’s Regional Jazz Trio, Dean Magraw Trio, Erik Koskinen, Alpha Consumer, and at his regular Monday night series at Icehouse (Mpls, MN) titled "JT's Jazz Implosion." Bryan Nichols plays piano in the trio and has been heard with the likes of Dead Man Winter, Halloween/Alaska, The Gang Font, Anthony Cox, Steve Cole, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman, and Jeff Parker, just to name a few.
Musically interacting with Jacob, melodically, but not firmly routed in Blues and Bebop, creates a new twist on the trio's sound, unique to this collaboration.
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