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Jacob Dodd Quartet with an opening set by Cody Steinman Trio
August 6, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20
8:00pm Cody Steinman Trio
Cody Steinmann – Guitar
Chris Bates – Bass
Abinnet Berhanu – Drums
Cody Steinmann has been performing and teaching professionally for over 10 years. He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where he completed an Associate’s degree in Music Occupations and later won a Rita Tallent Picken scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Cody has studied extensively with Steve Peplin, Russ Johnson, Solomon Parham, and James Crowley, DM. He has also taken lessons with JD Allen, Ari Honig, Johannes Weidenmueller, Scott Hesse, Pete McCann, Jesse Catalino Montijo, and Aaron Gardner. An outstanding improviser, Cody has become a fixture on the Twin Cities jazz scene since settling in Minneapolis, where he has performed with Cody Steinmann Trio, Sightless Quartet, Cody Steinmann Band (a headlining act for the 2021 Twin Cities Jazz Festival), The Session (Solomon Parham), Kenne Thomas, L.A. Buckner, Chris Bates, JT Bates, Fode Bangoura, Chris Smith, Omar Abdul Karim, Javier Santiago, Pete Hennig, Graydon Peterson, Jake Baldwin, Nelson Devereaux, and Steve Kenny. In September 2019, he released his debut album 7 (C0D3 7), a musical chronicle of Cody’s youth. He then released his second album, Sightless Quartet Live, in May 2021. Sightless Quartet is the first group Cody formed upon moving to the Twin Cities, dedicated to exploring the intersections between jazz, metal, and hip hop. Recently, Cody was a featured artist alongside Grammy award winning bass player Ben Williams, known for his work with Pat Metheny Unity Band, on Solomon Parham’s 2022 release Forward.
9:30pm Jacob Dodd Quartet
Jacob Dodd – Piano
Christopher Rochester – Saxophones
LA Buckner – Drums
Jalyn Spencer – Bass
Minnesota native Jacob Dodd, is a graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelors in Piano Performance. During his undergrad experience, Jacob was a member of the Sonic Boom of The South playing tenor sax. He has been awarded for winning 1st prize in the James E. Hefner HBCU Piano Competition in 2011-2012 held at Tennessee State University.
After graduation, Jacob quickly transitioned into his music career by returning to his home state becoming assistant music director at his home church in St. Paul, MN. After a few years, he became the Minister of Music. He kicked off his collaborative musicianship by accompanying and piloting a piano program for a nonprofit children’s chorus called “ComMUSICation,” where underserving youth gains quality musical education through the philosophies and inspiration of El Sistema, a Venezuelan music program that targets music for social change.
Jacob is affiliated with many avenues of the music world both scholastically and entertainment wise. He was one of the musicians for the Minnesota State Baptist Convention Choir’s recent album, “We Are Better Together.” He also has collaborated with an eclectic background of artists such as Stokley, gospel singers Dottie Peoples and Kierra Sheard, and “The Voice” Jesse Larson, to name a few. Jacob is currently teaching private piano lessons at Walker West Music Academy, and group piano lessons through MacPhail’s School Partnerships. He freelances with local/internationally acclaimed musicians across the Twin Cities. He also has done some piano instruction at Minneapolis College.”