Saxophonist Jeff King, bassist Charles Fletcher and drummer Eron Woods (King, Fletcher, Woods) form “one of the most dynamic and crowd-pleasing jazz power trios on the scene today,” said Steve Kenny, curator of Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog before the trio’s CD release (Joker) in December. Now the trio makes their debut at Jazz Central Studios on Wednesday, February 17 (8:30 pm), on the weekly “new music” series.
Each member of King Fletcher Woods is an accomplished jazz artist based in the Twin Cities:
Jeff King’s main gigs have been the Kurt Jorgensen Band (Americana blues/rock) and Metro Jam. He’s also been featured in the Minnesota Dance Theater production of Rumblings and has been heard with The Buzz, Casablanca Orchestra, R-Factor, and Straighten Up and Fly Right (Maurice Jacox). Jeff teaches at Cadenza Music and Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and has released the jazz CD, As the Sun.
Charles Fletcher has over four decades of experience as an eclectic bassist. He’s performed with the Jimmy Valentine Quintet, Lamont Cranston Band, Eric Gales, Willie Murphy, Sevilles, Raising The Bar, Moses Oakland, Mick Stirling, Whole Lotta Zep, Northcoast, Glen Helgeson, and John Penny, and has appeared with Chris Bates’ Bass Summits at Jazz Central Studios. Charles taught at McNally Smith College of Music for 15 years.
Drummer Eron Woods started his career with a traveling circus! A graduate of the University of Miami, he has performed with Clint Holmes, Carol Lawrence, Jukes of Hazzard, The Spinners, the Drifters, the Coasters, David Roos, Headspace, Haas/Susag/Woods Trio, Overtones Trio, and more. Eron teaches at Cadenza Music and the MacPhail Center for Music.
Jazz Central Studios is a nonprofit venue located at 407 Central SE in Minneapolis. Donations of $10 requested to support the musicians; additional donations are appreciated to support the venue and its programs. Music five nights per week, Monday-Friday; full schedule at http://jazzcentralstudios.org