Sarah Greer CD Release Party

Sarah Greer CD Release Party

Sun · August 5, 2018

6:30 pm

$15.00

Off Sale

Sarah M. Greer
Sarah M. Greer
Sarah M. Greer is a Minneapolis-based jazz vocalist and composer known for her song inventions, scat singing and improvising. Praised by other musicians for her sense of time and vocal dexterity, audiences appreciate Greer’s infectious humor, joy and passion for singing.

An accomplished vocalist and recording artist, Greer has performed with Dean Magraw, Bruce A. Henry, the BLU-7 jazz quartet, Debbie Duncan, Lori Dokken, Davu Seru, Judi Donaghy Vinar and Rhiannon (both of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra), OperaWorks 52, Joe Horton, Sara Thomsen, Claudia Schmidt, Maggie Wheeler, the a cappella improv ensemble Give Get Sistet — comprised of Greer, Aimee Bryant, Jayanthi Kyle, Mankwe Ndosi, Alicia Steele and Libby Turner — and many, many others.

In 2017, Greer received an Artist Initiative Award from the MN State Arts Board to complete a solo album. Tasked with writing and recording an album in a year, Greer composed “What the Music Says Do” — a collection of songs about her love for family and friends, expressing one’s true self, and living as a woman of color.
Anthony Cox
Anthony Cox
Anthony Cox is an American jazz bass player. He is known for his work with several leading musicians including Geri Allen, Dewey Redman, Dave Douglas, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Gary Thomas, Marty Ehrlich, Ed Blackwell, Joe Lovano, and Dave King.
Steven Hobert
Steven Hobert
Steven Hobert describes himself as a soul who plays, sings and dances while exploring life’s mysteries. His genre-blending piano, accordion and vocal music has been described as “delightful, innovative and viscerally inspiring” that “dazzles audiences with sincerity and playfulness to open up hearts and fire imaginations.” Based out of Minneapolis, he plays in Oudyano with renowned Syrian oud player Issam Rafea, tours as a soloist, leads the world beat-driven ensemble FireFlyForest, leads the Steven Hobert (jazz) Quartet and works as a free-lance producer, composer and instrumentalist for countless shows with vocalists & ensembles in jazz, classical, world music fusion, sacred music and American roots music.

Steven grew up in a musical family of seven and took to the piano right when he started at the age of ten. He practiced vigorously and joyously into the night each day until his parents would demand he stop so the family could sleep. By the age of twelve he was composing pieces – most notably, “The Grand Procession” – a full concert band piece which he wrote out and conducted for the 6th grade Lakeside School Band concert in Hartland, WI. Steven Hobert continued to expand his musical palette through his studies at the University Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He graduated in 2006 with a bachelors in Music – Liberal Arts, and went on the road for a year in 2008 throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan as the pianist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He has guested with a number of symphony orchestras including Calgary, Detroit & Buffalo, performed as a soloist in the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival and been featured on Minnesota Public Radio as a member of the Adam Meckler Orchestra.

Recent commissions include the scoring and foley creation for the film “Know Your Rights” in 2014 (United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants), scoring and performing for the live radio drama broadcast of “Jazz Noir” on KBEM in Minneapolis in 2015. He appeared playing the accordion in the feature film “Public Domain” (directed by Patrick Coyle). Steven’s most recent release is the piano-driven album “Ocean Eyes,” – a journey interweaving flowing improvisations, classical and folk melodies, jazz harmonies and hip-shaking grooves – featuring percussionist Marc Anderson (performed with Steve Tibbets and Greg Brown) and Tony Axtell (Prairie Home Companion and Prince)
Nathan J. Greer
Nathan J. Greer
Nathan J. Greer’s classical training, diverse tastes and abilities have allowed him to play in a wide variety of groups and settings, most notably with avant-garde saxaphonist Hanah Jon Taylor, electro-acoustic pop group Tabakin, and the instrumental R&B group the Sol Reys. Nathan has been fortunate to share the stage with a wide variety of acts including Donald Byrd, Rueben Wilson, Fishbone, Ben Harper, The Roots, Gang Starr, The Pharcyde and De La Soul. Currently, Nathan is a percussionist and drum instructor in Chicago, Illinois.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432