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Atlantis Quartet formed in 2006 and has emerged as one of the premier modern jazz groups in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The group consists of four of Minnesota's most exciting jazz artists who have come together to create and explore fresh and original sounds on the modern edges of the jazz idiom. Dwight Hobbes of Pulse of the Twin Cities credits Atlantis Quartet with “strong compositions and insanely serious chops” while the Dakota Jazz Club refers to the band as “One of the most exciting bands in town, this group tackles complex, catchy originals with ease”.

In its relatively short existence, the quartet has performed many of the area's top jazz venues, including the Dakota, Artists' Quarter, Cedar Culural Center, Clown Lounge, and more, and has even brought its lively jazz sound into rock clubs such as the Uptown Bar, 331 Club and Bunkers. Atlantis has also shared the stage with acclaimed artists like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Imani Uzuri.

August 2007 marked the release of Atlantis Quartet's debut album, Again, Too Soon. The album is a collection of eight original compositions recorded last spring at Fur Seal Studio in Minneapolis, MN. In a review of the album from the spring 2008 issue of Jazz Improv Magazine, Clive Griffin says “What is abundantly clear is that each of the members of the Atlantis Quartet are highly skilled musicians who have invested themselves heavily to develop their individual approaches... Together, they sound genuinely inspired, enjoying the music-making they're doing together.” Griffin goes on to say, “The Atlantis Quartet is a versatile group of jazz musicians whose music evidences their understanding and appreciation of important jazz influences - influences that they have assimilated individual and group creativity, to reach this notable moment of expressions that is the album Again, Too Soon.”

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”Atlantis Quartet are highly skilled musicians who have invested themselves heavily to develop their individual approaches...together, they sound genuinely inspired.” -Jazz Improv Magazine

“[Animal Progress] is the full blossoming of a signature Atlantis sound that taps historic elements like swing, bop, and free jazz while referencing contemporary bits of funk, rock, and world music, then rolls it all into a cohesive bundle of kinetic energy with the visceral allure of intense fireworks and the intellectual challenge of multilayered complexity.” - Rick Mason, Citypages

“This is a band of bold artists, not afraid to tackle such iconic music as Love Supreme or Head Hunters, yet equally fearless in delivering their own compositions without compromise.” - Andrea Canter, Jazz Police

“Since its inception in 2006, the Atlantis Quartet has quickly moved into serious contention on the Twin Cities modern jazz front, as well as begun to attract a groundswell of national attention

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Album Hello Human by Atlantis Quartet

Hello Human

Shifting Paradigm Records
2018

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Album Animal Progress by Atlantis Quartet

Animal Progress

Self Produced
2009

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Album Again, Too Soon by Michael J McEvoy

Again, Too Soon

Atlantis Quartet Music
2009

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