Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band

Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band

Fri · November 3, 2017

9:00 pm

$12.00

Cory Healey
Cory Healey
Cory Healey’s unique drumming has led to collaborations with artists from many different genres. He has toured North America and Europe and had the privilege of performing with Kenny Wheeler, Dr Lonnie Smith, John Abercrombie, and David Berkman. While living in Chicago, he performed and recorded with Algernon, Fareed Haque’s Flat EarthEnsemble, W.W. Lowman, Ike Riley, and Scott Hesse. In 2013, Healey moved to the Minneapolis, where he’s worked with some of the Twin Cities’ most prominent artists including Dead Man Winter, Dosh, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Anthony Cox. Healey leads The Beautiful Sunshine Band which features Erik Fratzke (bass), Jake Baldwin (trumpet), and Zacc Harris (guitar). The music traverses bebop, free jazz, ambient, and doom metal.
Zacc Harris
Zacc Harris
"In the 12 years since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world...Whether playing alongside the McKnight-winning Atlantis Quartet or fronting his own Zacc Harris Group, Harris makes his mark, incorporating lessons from the greats into his own forward-looking style." - City Pages

Since moving to Minneapolis in 2005, Zacc Harris has gained a reputation as one of the area's top guitarists, being named 2017 Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist by the City Pages. He performs in a host of creative projects including Atlantis Quartet, winner of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship and named 2011 Best Jazz Artist, as well as the Zacc Harris Group, American Reverie, and Zacc Harris Trio.

Harris has toured as leader and sideman throughout the US and UK, including a 2016 run with Zacc Harris Group at London's famed Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club. Jazz Improv Magazine says, "Harris delivers a sound that is lucid, clear...providing rich-sounding accompaniment, and well-crafted solos" while Cadence Magazine calls some of Harris' work on Atlantis Quartet's most recent album "worthy of John McLaughlin." MPR News states, "Harris makes his own mark on standards with enough new hooks to keep jazz alive."

In 2012, Harris released his first album as leader, THE GARDEN, on Shifting Paradigm Records. City Pages writer Rick Mason says, "The Garden showcases Harris's compositions, which adeptly and compellingly link the past and future of jazz, and guitar work, which is consistently articulate with an enticing fluidity seemingly influenced by the likes of Wes Montgomery and Pat Metheny." The American Composers Forum chose Harris for one of its three Minnesota Emerging Composers Awards in 2016, to write and record a second album with this group in 2017.

Zacc is also a busy sideman, having performed and recorded with countless artists, including Debbie Duncan, Bruce Henry, Babatunde Lea, Eric Gravatt, Ben Wendel, Michael Janisch, and Nancy Harms. Currently, he plays with Jt Bates' Grain Trio, Lars Larson's Mancrush, Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band, and Adam Meckler Quintet.

A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Zacc has studied privately with Adam Rogers, Jonathan Kreisberg, Gilad Hekselman, Nir Felder, Miles Okazaki, and Fareed Haque. Zacc has taught privately for the past 18 years and is currently adjunct faculty in the music department at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN and Carleton College in Northfield, MN.

Awards:

2017 City Pages Best Jazz Artist
2016 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award
2015 McKnight Fellowship For Performing Musicians (Atlantis Quartet)
2011 City Pages Best Jazz Artist (Atlantis Quartet)
Erik Fratzke
Erik Fratzke
Minnesota
Happy Apple bassist and guitarist of Zebulon Pike.
Jake Baldwin
Jake Baldwin
Jake Baldwin is a Minneapolis based trumpeter and composer. His first major musical mentor was trumpeter and composer Kelly Rossum. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and studied under the likes of John McNeil, Laurie Frink, Jason Moran, Joe Morris, and Jerry Bergonzi among many others. In 2010, Jake took third prize in the International Trumpet Guild's Jazz Solo competition and in 2013 he placed 2nd in the National Trumpet Competition's jazz competition. Now residing in Minneapolis, Jake can be seen performing with a multitude of bands both live and in the studio. His Boston based band, Ra Ra Ru released their first album, "Metallic Ink Co" on the Electricity is Magic label on April 29th, 2014. He is currently touring extensively with Minneapolis based pop/soul singer Har Mar Superstar.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432