Peter Schimke Trio
Outstanding homegrown pianist Peter Schimke has recorded with some of the hippest senior citizens in jazz, both national (singing star Mark Murphy), and local (tenor sax legend Irv Williams, comeback gal Carole Martin). That's not bad for a guy who started out as a new-wave rock drummer! This week, Schimke stars in a trio gig with lots of surprise twists. After an acoustic first set with Jeff Bailey (bass) and J.T. Bates (drums), the group expands and morphs into a quartet with guitarist Dean Granros, as brother Chris Bates takes over for Bailey on bass, and the sound turns decidedly more electric. Schimke will also do some singing, as fans get a preview of his all-original CD that's currently being mapped out in the studio. Tom Surowicz
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN
7:00 pm, Jun 27, Wed.