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Chris Bates Trio feat. Jeff Antoniuk

Chris Bates reunites with Jeff Antoniuk for an evening of music that will surely catch fire and ignite new paths forward for everyone. From originals to standards, this quartet is not to be missed.

Time & Location

May 30, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Minneapolis, 407 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA

About the Event

What do you do when you haven’t hung out or played music with someone since last century!? You book a gig and gather some good friends around you for a reunion!

Jeff Antoniuk and Chris Bates met in the early 90’s while Jeff was an artist in residence at Luther College with his band the Unified Jazz Ensemble. Over the next few years there were some jam sessions and hangs in Iowa, Minnesota and Maryland. Due to the fickle nature of the music business it’s now some 30 odd years and it’s high time to reconnect. Yay internet!

We hope you’ll join the Chris Bates trio, with pianist Bryan Nichols and drummer Pete James Johnson, as they welcome saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk to Minneapolis. The quartet will play a great mix of jazz classics and standards, and a smattering of original music as well. This is a rare Thursday event at Jazz Central. We hope you can stop by at 8pm on May 30th.


Jeff Antoniuk - saxophone

Bryan Nichols - piano

Chris Bates - bass

Pete James Johnson - drums


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