Organ Donors with an opening set by Lasse Corson Trio


Sat Jun 17 2023 at 08:00 pm


kj's hideaway | Saint Paul, MN

Headliner : Organ Donors
Sophia Kickhofel - Alto Sax
Ted Godbout - Piano
Chris Olsen - Guitar
Jessie Simon - Drums

Jazz drummer Jesse Simon started playing the drums at age 9. As soon as he was licensed to drive he was gigging in the Boulder/Denver area at local jazz Clubs with area professional musicians. Jesse is an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music. While in New York he studied extensively with Justin DicCioccio and the late Joe Morello while having many opportunities to perform with household names in the jazz world. After graduating from MSM in 2000, Jesse worked as a professional jazz musician in Denver, Houston, and Minneapolis. He is the founder and executive director of the educational Performance non-profit: The Minnesota Hard Bop Collective. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two sons.

This performance is titled "Remembering Joey DeFrancesco" and will feature a tribute to the late great jazz organist.
Ted Godbout will be giving his best to honor this legend of the Jazz Organ.

Also, this is a great opportunity to hear Alto Saxophonist Sophia Kickhofel, who is back in town for a few weeks on break from Julliard.
Here are a couple of articles written in the last few years about Sophia. These are great, and it's glad newspapers and journals write about her playing, but this is obviously best experienced live.

Opening Set : Lasse Corson Trio
Lasse Corson - Piano
Ted Olsen - Bass
Abinett Berhanu - Drums

Lasse is home for a few weeks, and has been heard on all the major Jazz friendly stages backing up other artists...most notably, as a member of
the Dayna Stephens quartet when they appeared on Saturday Night Jazz at kj's hideaway on June 10th. This spotlight performance, however, is a great chance to hear this young transforming artist while leading his own Trio..

Where is it happening?

kj's hideaway, 408 Saint Peter St,Saint Paul,MN,United States

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