JAS Quintet

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... May 8, 2017 Show 088 Hour 1

We're joined by members of the JAS Quintet. Today they bring you a taste of the fourth offering in the Jazz Curators series. "Lady Day" explores the life and music of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Shows are this weekend, May 12 and 13 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. 

Dakota Midday: "Ellington Uptown" With JAS Quintet

Sep 26, 2016
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The Jazz Curators and the JAS Quintet presented "Ellington Uptown - The Life and Music of America's Premier Jazz Composer" this weekend. The JAS Quintet performed on Dakota Midday Wednesday from SDPB's studio on the University of Sioux Falls campus.

Saxophonist Bob Reynolds has toured extensively with John Mayer and has recorded and performed with everyone from Snarky Puppy to Willie Nelson to Usher. This week he serves as guest conductor for the SD All State Jazz band in Aberdeen, and he performs tonight with the JAS Quintet at the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls at 7 p.m.

Bob Reynolds sat down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to dig in to the creative process. It’s a conversation about art, about fear, and about loosening the shackles of music conservatory to find an authentic and original sound.

The JAS Quintet plays the challenging music of Theolonious Monk, live from the studios at the University of Sioux Falls. It's a preview of their upcoming show, Straight No Chaser.  They discuss the music and legacy of Monk as well as the nature of creativity and collaboration in jazz.