Sky Device - Will Schmid, Patrick Adkins, Charlie Lincoln, Jay Epstein

Will Schmid

Patrick Adkins

Charlie Lincoln

Jay Epstein

All Ages
Sky Device - Will Schmid, Patrick Adkins, Charlie Lincoln, Jay Epstein

Sky Device - Will Schmid, Patrick Adkins, Charlie Lincoln, Jay Epstein

Minneapolis-based guitarist and composer, WILL SCHMID, has been presenting his original music at venues throughout the Twin Cities for the better part of a decade. His duos, trios, and quartets frequently headline popular jazz series including Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog and the illicit Jazz Workshop, and he has led ensembles at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Iowa City Jazz Festival. He has played with Jay Epstein, Greg Lewis, and Dean Magraw, and his bands have opened for Eric Kamau Grávátt, Billy Peterson, and Happy Apple (Dave King). Recently, Schmid brought his original music to Matthew Garrison's world renown Brooklyn, NY venue ShapeShifter Lab, and released the album Non-Trivial Problem with Twin Cities modern jazz collective SPACE.

Schmid now spends much of his time in Cleveland where - while finishing a degree in physics at Case Western Reserve University - he continues to play and compose. In addition to occasional gigs in Cleveland and New York City, you can find him still playing regularly in the Twin Cities.

PATRICK ADKINS is a Minneapolis based pianist and composer who was born and raised in the Twin Cities music scene.

Patrick has accumulated a diverse and substantive array of performance experience, sharing the bandstand with stars of the Twin Cities jazz scene including Jay Epstein, Brandon Wozniak, Dean Magraw, and Chris Bates, performing with his co-led ensembles SPACE and Sound Skirmish, and appearing frequently as a leader and as a sideman with groups like d’Lakes, Wry Samurai, Will Schmid Quartet, Big Peach, and more. Festivals Patrick has appeared at include the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Eau Claire Jazz Festival, and he can be seen at Black Dog Cafe, Jazz Central Studios, Cedar Cultural Center, Khyber Pass Cafe, Icehouse, and many more venues around town.

Patrick has studied under Bill Carrothers, Bryan Nichols, and Tom Pletscher and has learned from numerous mentors and teachers such as Adam Linz, Kelly Rossum, Dave Pietro, and Luke Gillespie. Patrick’s rich musical upbringing influences and informs his ever-evolving musical palette, evidenced by the eclectic nature of his compositional repertoire, his pianistic approach and style, and his eagerness and openness to collaboration. While Patrick specializes in jazz and improvised music, he is well-versed in a variety of musical styles and settings, with a strong classically-trained background that serves as the foundation for his versatility and adaptability.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, CHARLIE LINCOLN is an in-demand bassist in the Twin Cities, performing with artists including Eric Kamau Grávátt (Weather Report), Babatunde Lea, and Davu Seru. Charlie has toured in China, Thailand, and Taiwan and has appeared at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, and the Hua Hin International Jazz Festival. In 2016, he co-founded the collective quartet Hoaxer which released its debut album Crash Test in 2017 on Illicit Productions. He is currently studying at Berklee College of Music’s prestigious Global Jazz Institute under the direction of Danilo Perez.

A jazz drummer with an extensive career, JAY EPSTEIN has played in many diverse jazz groups. After graduating from college in Minnesota, he studied polyrhythmic concepts in New York with Barry Altschul, the drummer in Chick Corea's Circle. He has lived in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, and played in house bands for 5 years on several cruise ships. His CD “Long Ago” featuring bassist Anthony Cox & pianist Bill Carrothers, has garnered luminous reviews in the national press. Recently he’s returned from his 6th European tour.

Some of the notable artists he has performed with include Barney Kessel, Roseanna Vitro, Manfredo Fest, Sheila Jordan, Terry Gibbs, Greg Abate, Claudio Roditi, Gary Foster, Kim Richmond, Vinny Golia, JoAnne Brackeen, Ernie Watts, Wayne Johnson, Karrin Allyson, Kenny Werner, Howard Levy, Toots Thielmans, Avashai Cohen, and Sarah Vaughan.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432