We first pitched the idea of doing a “George Cartwright celebration” to George in early August. We should have known he would decline. George is remarkably modest. Luckily, he had another suggestion. He want to put together a new band as a kind of improvised-music supergroup. We were thrilled. Performing in this group will be:
George Cartwright- Saxophones and Composition
George Cartwright came to prominence leading the seminal downtown band Curlew (through whose ranks came the likes of Tiom Cora, Fred Frith, and Bill Laswell). After more than a decade in New York, he made his way to Saint Paul (via Memphis) in 1999, and soon became one of the most talked-about figures on the local creative music scene.
JT Bates- Drums
JT Bates is a cornerstone of the Twin Cities jazz scene. His weekly series, JT’s Jazz Implosion, consistently plays host to vital jazz artists from Minnesota and beyond. He is able to draw a constant pool of creative energy and contributes palpably and uniquely to every group he plays with.
Adam Linz - Bass
Adam Linz is the head of the jazz program at MacPhail. He has a long history with Cartwright, and can also be found playing with the Dave King Trucking Company, Fat Kid Wednesdays, and many others.
Josh Granowski is a versatile bassist with a strong ear. His versatility is remarkable, from his free improvisation in Merciless Ghost to his noirish colorings in Bookhouse, a trio whose repertoire consists of experimental takes on the music of the hit ‘90s television series Twin Peaks.
Andrew Broder - Guitar and Vocals
Andrew Broder (Cloak Ox, Fog) is a multi-instrumentalist who performs variously on turntables, guitar, and vocals. With roots that span from hip hop to indie rock and jazz, Broder has a broad vision that yields amazing rewards throughout his catalogue.
Anne Elias - Text/Visuals
Anne Elias is a multimedia artist. A graduate of RISD, she has studied everything from modern dance to Japanese pottery, and allows these interests to organically inform her work.
This event is sponsored by Radio K and Radio K's jazz/improvised music specialty show, Sound Grammar.
Radio K Meets Studio Z
Sound Grammar Presents George Cartwright's Pal
Oct. 7, 2014
Studio Z, 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200