As the crisp fall air settles in, music enthusiasts are in for a treat as Wayzata Musicales launches its concert series with the melodious sounds of The Dave Hagedorn Jazz Trio. Set against the intimate backdrop of the Blue Water Theatre, this performance promises to be a captivating evening of cool jazz on Saturday, October 7, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Ticket prices for this musical extravaganza are as follows: $24 for adults, $19 for seniors, and $14 for students. It’s an opportunity to experience the mastery of three of the Twin Cities’ most accomplished musicians in an up-close and personal setting.
Leading the trio is Dave Hagedorn, renowned for his skillful vibes performances. A retired artist-in-residence at St. Olaf College, Dave’s influence in the world of music extends beyond his retirement. He has imparted his knowledge in percussion, jazz studies, and world music to countless students. Notably, his exceptional musicianship can be heard on the Grammy-nominated George Russell Living Time Orchestra. Additionally, he has shared the stage with jazz luminaries like Debbie Duncan and the swinging Brian Setzer Big Band, making him a sought-after vibes artist on both local and national stages.
Kevin Clements, the bassist of the trio, is another musical gem. A graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, Kevin’s career has seen him touring extensively, sharing the spotlight with some of the nation’s top musical personalities such as Billy Eckstine, Rosemary Clooney, Robert Goulet, and Rita Moreno. With an impressive 50-year legacy as a premier bassist, Kevin’s groovy jazz stylings are not to be missed.
Completing the trio is Reid Kennedy, the dynamic drummer. Despite his California base, Reid’s talent has resonated far and wide. His regular performances at Disneyland and recording sessions at Capitol Studios in Hollywood attest to his prowess. Beyond his drumming skills, Reid is an in-demand composer, with his original compositions gracing the screens of Showtime, Starz, Fox, and WCCO television.
To secure your tickets for this extraordinary evening of jazz, visit the Blue Water Theater website here. This concert series is proudly sponsored by the Budnick-Williams Scholarship Fund and the Blue Water Theatre, reflecting their commitment to promoting the arts in the community.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to embrace the magic of jazz under the autumn moonlight with The Dave Hagedorn Jazz Trio. Reserve your seats today for a night of unforgettable music and memories.