Area Jazz fans were treated to a free night of Jazz — and a special guest appearance by Contemporary Jazz Artist, Steve Cole — during McNally Smith College of Music’s Emerging Artist Nights December 8 in the school’s auditorium (19 Exchange Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101?(651.291.0177).
The MSCM Jazz Combo, directed by the music college’s longtime Guitar Faculty member, Chris Olson, shared the bill with The Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, led by Voice Faculty member, Jennifer Parker. Brass and Woodwinds Department Head, Pete Whitman, led The McNally Smith X-tet, which Cole joined.
Cole currently has a hot new album with his group, The Sax Pack. The new disc, The Pack Is Back, debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart at number 7 recently. Cole’s other releases have fared just as well over the years, selling thousands of records worldwide, and his appearance with the group is indeed special!
“Emerging Artist Nights” give students the opportunity to showcase for family, friends, and Twin Cities’ music lovers in a real-world concert setting.
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