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Music in the Café: Peter Kogan Trio
July 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Music in the Café welcomes musicians to the Musser Cortile for four Thursday lunch hour performances. The concerts are a great opportunity to hear talented local musicians. Past Music in the Café musicians have gone on to be featured at the Dakota Jazz Club and on NBC’s The Voice! They are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunch or purchase one from Anita’s Café. Music in the Café is sponsored in part by KFAI Radio with additional support from the Minnesota Music Coalition.
Peter Kogan, percussionist and composer, has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Lyra/Baroque Orchestra. The Peter Kogan Quartet and Septet (The Monsterful Wonderband) perform regularly at clubs around the Twin Cities. Kogan’s newest album “The Green Album” was released in November 2018.
Abebi Stafford, from Atlanta, Georgia, has been playing Jazz and Classical piano since he was 9 years old. He’s headlined in the Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul Jazz festivals in 2002. In 2013 and 2014 he released his 3rd album “Are Changing” which is his first album containing all original works.
Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer from Minneapolis. As a bandleader his groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, and Icehouse. He has also performed at Nocturne Jazz Club in Denver, CO and Festival No Improviso in Curitiba, Brazil. In composition he won the 2012 Eric Stokes Song Contest held by the American Composers’ Forum.