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Duluth Band Profile: Tender Ness

Tender Ness PDDPeter Witrak’s Tender Ness blends lounge, soul, and vocal jazz. When he talks about the process of making Blues and Oranges, he explains how music transcends a sense of self and creates moments of beauty.

Upcoming gigs:

April 29 at Beaner’s Central for Tender Ness 007 Party

May 6 at Teatro Zuccone during Homegrown Music Festival

The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League: “(The Cabinet of) The Count of Cagliostro”

First video for The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League by Adam Wold.

Duluth shout out on Alaska Public Radio

I’ve been talking to a buddy up in Sitka, Alaska, about the Jazz scene in Duluth – as well as across the state. He does a weekly radio show on KCAW and yesterday featured artists that have played at a number of venues throughout Minnesota: The Club Saratoga, Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, The Riverview, Bayport BBQ and Nashville Hot Wing, and Healdsburg Jazz Festival.

I haven’t listened to the whole show yet, but Duluth gets a nice shout-out about 15 minutes into the program. I think it’s a pretty neat tribute and I wanted to share:

Spotify / Archived Show

Minneapolis Trio comes to UW-Superior and Red Mug March 26

Minneapolis Trio will be performing in Superior Friday, March 26 at UW-Superior’s Yellowjacket Union from 12-1pm and at the Red Mug Coffeehouse from 8-10pm. All three musicians perform with the New Congress, and the drummer is shared with Johnny Lang. Russ King on piano/rhodes (UWS/UMD alumni), Barry Alexander on drums (Johnny Lang), Justin Blair on bass (TNC). The group plays originals and covers of all different styles. Jazz, soul, funk, R&B, and more. $5 at the door, hope to see you there! Please check out: redmugcoffee.com.