Monday April 3 | 8:00 pm11:00 pm
The Drovers Unlimited Orchestra, Stu Mindeman Trio, & Dan Thatcher’s Storytime$10This week, the Anagram Series starts an hour earlier to present a special three band bill. Pianist Stu Mindeman performs his original music with an excellent trio, while bassist Dan Thatcher's working group Storytime is joined by guest saxophonist Nathan Hanson.
Mike Kirkpatrick's Drovers Unlimited Orchestra begins the night with a rare public performance at 8 PM.
"The Drovers Unlimited Orchestra features some of the greats of traditional Irish music, some of the greats of modern jazz, and some of the Drovers, the notorious Irish-influenced rock band. Featured performers have included fiddler Martin Hayes, fiddler Kevin Burke, saxophonist Dave Liebman, drummer Billy Hart, and bassist Cecil McBee.
The orchestra has been doing a good bit of playing, experimenting, and recording in the Drovers’ studio, Le Studio deLuxe. This includes songs, dance tunes, experimental bits, and music for specific occasions. The orchestra has an ongoing series of recordings—Volume #2 is currently being remixed and remastered, and will be available soon."
SET 1: THE DROVERS UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA
Mike Kirkpatrick – composer, conductor
Ed Wilkerson – alto clarinet
Jason Stein – bass clarinet
Bob Palmieri – guitar
TBA – bass
Michael Zerang – drums
SET 2: STU MINDEMAN TRIO
Stu Mindeman – piano
Clark Sommers – bass
Xavier Breaker – drums
SET 3: DAN THATCHER’S STORYTIME
Nathan Hanson – saxophone
Ryan Shultz – bass trumpet
John Kregor – guitar
Tom Vaitsas – piano
Dan Thatcher – bass
Charles Rumback – drums