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Laura Caviani Trio


Pianist Laura Caviani is a veteran of two decades of performing, recording and composing. Most recently, her projects include arranging classical pieces in a jazz style, and revisiting the music of Thelonious Monk. In 2010, she was a finalist at the International Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, Florida. She is on faculty at Carleton College, where she directs the jazz ensemble, coaches chamber groups, and teaches jazz piano. Chris Bates is a bassist who has worked professionally for 25 years, including as a member of the Atlantis Quartet, Framework and Red Planet. He has won Mcknight Fellowships for his composing and performing.  Drummer David Schmalenberger has performed with several notable artists, including John Scofield, Larry Grenadier, Steve Turre, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Cab Calloway, the Fifth Dimension, and The Mills Brothers. He is the co–chair of the Percussion Department at McNally Smith College in downtown St. Paul, MN.




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