MMEA Kick-off: Adam Meckler Orchestra at Dakota Jazz Club
FEB 16, 2017
Location: Dakota Jazz Club
Cost: $10/$5 with MMEA Weekend Pass
Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education is honored to announce a performance by Adam Meckler Orchestra (AMO) at Dakota Jazz Club, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7pm. This show is open to the public, and also a kick-off for MMEA’s Midwinter Clinic. Cover is $10/$5 with MMEA badge.
Adam Meckler has been working with jazz students at Spring Lake Park High School, and they will be doing a demonstration clinic at MMEA in Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:15 (Rm. 205). This partnership is part of our Jazz Artists in Schools (JAIS) program, which brings musicians into schools to work with their bands. AMO’s performance
Read on for more information about AMO!
The Adam Meckler Orchestra is an 17 piece jazz ensemble that plays all original music composed and arranged by Adam Meckler. Adam is an Edwards Instrument Co. performing artist and clinician, and the band features some of the Twin Cities’ most exciting young jazz musicians including Nelson Devereaux (Bon Iver), Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones), Adrian Suarez (Jazz at Lincoln Center), and is widely recognized as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the area. The AMO has held residencies at Vieux Carré, The Artist’s Quarter, and Jazz Central and has appeared on the Main Stage of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in 2014 and 2016. AMO released their debut album “When The Clouds Look Like This” in September of 2014 to critical acclaim. In December of 2014 iTunes listed “When The Clouds Look Like This” among the year’s best releases in Jazz.
“…The orchestra creates atmospheres, walls of sound, supportive strains, riffs, or plain old silence, sitting aside when intimacy must triumph over grandeur. Meckler wisely knows when to use everything at his disposal and when to simply let things be.” AllAboutJazz.com