I hope 2014 is treating you right and that you are enjoying the full splendor of winter in Minnesota--fortified with extra windchill and subzero features.
I have some shows coming up, and I wanted to let you know about them. I hope to see you at all of them! Do what you can, but I urge you to collect the whole set.
Tonight, after your disco nap, I'll be part of The Bible Cabaret. It's bawdy, ballsy, brainy…and the Good Book! Comedian and ordained United Methodist pastor Jane Voigts joins Betsy Salkind (The Tonight Show; Roseanne), the playful, mystic Nathan Hanson Trio (that the Milwaukee Shepherd-Express calls “Part avant-garde jazz, part chamber music, part boundary-breaking sonic journey.”) and others for an evening of music, stand-up, satire and comedy-of-the-Bible monologues that offer a new (or is it the original?) look at the Bible and its take on matters spiritual. - See more at:http://bryantlakebowl.com/theater/the-bible-cabaret#sthash.lG6FLWo3.dpuf
Then Tuesday, Feb 4 I'm thrilled to sub in one of the tenor chairs for the Bill Simenson Orchestra at Jazz Central. Bill is a fantastic writer of big band music--fascinating twists and turns, mysterious titles, excellent players. Want more info? http://jazzcentralstudios.org/event/bill-simenson-orchestra-2/
Right after Valentine's Day, Fifth Column will present the last of our concerts that were funded through the Minnesota State Arts Board. We're grateful for the support for this work, made possible by the voters of our fine state through the Legacy Amendment. This concert will feature Troy Rogers and his musical Robots. Intrigued? Me too. Isn't it time you took a road trip to the Iron Range to hear some musical robots? http://lyriccenterforthearts.blogspot.com/
Monday, Feb. 17, Fantastic Merlins continues our holiday concert series. This time it's President's Day! Observe it with the Black Dog Monday pizza special--buy a bottle of wine, or 4 beers, and get a pizza free! (Next up St. Patrick's Day). We're really thrilled and delighted to be back in action with our regular Black Dog appearances (third Monday of the month). http://www.blackdogstpaul.com
Wednesday, Feb. 19, I'm back at the Black Dog. This time in duo with Steve Goldstein. Steve and I have done a handful of duo concerts, and they are always a fascinating ride. We'll share the evening with Viv Corringham and Pat O'Keefe. Viv is back from NYC for a short time, so avail yourself of the opportunity to hear her. Her longstanding duo with Pat is always worthwhile.
Feb 21, 22, and 23 I will be one of the featured guest composers with Zeitgeist. I've written two new pieces just for the occasion, and I am honored to be included. This concert will feature the winners of their "Eric Stokes Song Contest" and some pieces from me, as well as some pieces from Viv Corringham. Details are on the Zeitgeist website: http://www.zeitgeistnewmusic.org/performances.php
Finally, if you're still looking for the perfect Groundhog's Day gift, might I suggest one of these fine recorded music products? http://nathanhanson.com/buymusic
I hope to see you soon, stop by and say hello!