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This group by Chris Thomson features Patrick Harison on Accordion, James Buckley on upright bass, and Martin Dosh on drums, performing Chris’s original tunes, with Chris on Saxophones.

After graduating from University of Minnesota Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Music Education, Minneapolis saxophonist and composer Chris Thomson toured nationally and internationally with multiple artists including the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Since then he has collaborated with Delfeayo Marsalis and many of the Twin Cities finest musicians; Mason Jennings, Roma di Luna, S. Carey, The New Standards, JT and Chris Bates, Anthony Cox, Dosh, Aby Wolf, Chris Morrissey Quartet, Dave King, Richard Dirlam, Spaghetti Western String Co., Patrick Harison, Bryan Nichols, Michael Lewis, Adam Linz, Adam Levy, Kelly Rossum, Yawo Attivor, and many others. Thomson is on faculty at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, Hamline University, and MacPhail Center for Music in addition to running his own bustling teaching studio. He has two albums to his credit: 2007‘s “The Three Elements,” an electronic/acoustic full length featuring original songwriting and performance for laptop, loop pedal, saxophone, and bass clarinet; and 2010‘s EP “Rustic Sky,” featuring the Thomson Quartet: (Chris Thomson) Saxophone, (Patrick Harison) Accordion, (James Buckley) Bass, and (Sean Carey) Drums.