Stroll on down for an afternoon of Jazz at the UMC with the Stone Arch Jazz Band!
Saint Paul-based Scattered to Broken has been active since 2017, but is the full band iteration of the music of longtime local singer-songwriter, Ben Hoganson. Joined by Scott Gustafson on guitar, Kenneth De Leon on bass, and Matt Bietz on percussion, Scattered to Broken is uptempo, thoughtful rock.
Mary will be performing solo and with her trio Triptych at the Underground Music Cafe. She is a singer/songwriter, choosing stories from a hard life on the road – always ending her songs with a thread of hope. In addition to guitar, she plays flute and sax. Her songs have influences of jazz and blues, and she also covers a wide selection of familiar songs from the 60’s forward, bringing a fresh, soulful interpretation to her performance. Recently Mary formed the trio Triptych with Stephanie Rice and Sally Heinz. Stephanie’s husband Marty often contributes a driving bass line. Come out to the UMC for a delicious, wood fired pizza, a drink and a song, we’d all love to entertain you…
Wenso Ashby is an American contemporary jazz pianist and prolific composer creating music characterized as instrumental smooth jazz. His continued love affair with music and especially the piano inspires him to compose smooth melodic music that creates a relaxing mood. He has performed on network television seen both nationally and internationally, as well as opened for national jazz recording artists including saxophonist Kim Waters and bassist Gerald Veasley. Wenso Ashby’s music and performances have made him a favorite on the contemporary jazz scene. Artistry, his new album release, is an all instrumental tribute to the masters including Joe Sample and Duke Ellington.
Becky sings the Jazz Standards providing a soothing atmosphere with her clear melodic voice.She is accompanied by Joel Sundseth on piano.