Born: June 14, 1964 Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
On February 17th 2006, despite a snowstorm, the Twin Cities Jazz Society ’s Jazz from J to Z Concert Series installment “Out To Lunch, The Music of Eric Dolphy Live” was an unqualified success. Dave Hagedorn, Phil Hey, Tom Lewis, Dave Milne and Kelly Rossum performed the music of Eric Dolphy from the seminal album: Out To Lunch at Saint Olaf College in Northfield for an enthusiastic crowd. On June 2nd and 3rd, 2006 they brought the project to the Twin Cities at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul performed that work again and extend it with other Dolphy works.
A live recording of both nights’ performances was made as a joint production of the Artists’ Quarter and JazzPolice.com. Release date is November, 2006. The CD release party will be held on November 17th and 18th at the Artists' Quarter in Saint Paul.
Multi-instrumentalist David Milne is an accomplished and versatile performer, composer, and arranger in musical settings ranging from creative jazz, modern big band, and progressive popular styles to symphonic/orchestral, chamber music, and contemporary classical styles. Originally from Rochester NY, he earned a DMA in Saxophone Performance at the Eastman School of Music, an MM in Woodwind Performance and a BA in Music from the Indiana University School of Music. As Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he teaches applied saxophone, directs the UW-River Falls Jazz Ensembles, and teaches jazz-related courses. David Milne is a Selmer Saxophone Artist-Clinician.
Kelly Rossum: is gaining an international reputation as a creative force in the definition of modern jazz. It is difficult to describe his style as anything but unique; combining the traditions of swing, bop, and free jazz with the innovations of electronica, ambient, and trance music. He has appeared on over 20 CD recordings as well as studio sessions for Asche & Spencer. His most recent release as a leader is titled Line, and Electropolis has recently released an eponymous CD. Visit www.krossum.com
David Hagedorn is an Artist in Residence in the Music Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where he teaches percussion, jazz studies and world music. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as various music-related degrees from the New England Conservatory and the University of Minnesota. His 2003 CD SOLIDLIQUID was released on Artegra Records. He studied with, and has toured nationally with, George Russell and appeared on Russell's recordings So What and The African Game.
Twin Cities bassist Tom Lewis, noted for his lyrical solos and musical versatility, can be heard all over town playing bebop, hard bop, free jazz and swinging standards. A long time member of Eddie Berger's Jazz All Stars, Tom is currently a member of the Phil Aaron Trio, The Five and other projects. A composer and bandleader in his own right, Tom is regularly called upon to play with visiting jazz luminaries like Benny Golson, Mose Allison, Jim Rotundi, Slide Hampton, Lew Tabackin, Charles McPherson and others. Lewis also keeps busy as a sideman to Twin Cities musicians, as a clinician and as a recording session player.
Phil Hey has played with Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Benny Golson, Benny Carter, Jay McShann, and many other Jazz Greats. He played and toured with Dewey Redaman for over twenty years. Hey studied extensively with Ed Blackwell and Marv Dahlgren. He is now on the faculties of The University of Minnesota and Macalaster College. Hey released his first recording as a leader in 2005 (Subduction, Artist's Quarter records) after appearing on more than 60 as a sideman. He was named Jazz Musician of the Year, 2006 by the Twin Cities City Pages.