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“I've always had a profound respect for what JT and so many others did at the Clown Lounge back in the day, battling the clouds of cigarette smoke, and sometimes talkative crowds, to attempt magic every Monday. It pretty much worked without fail, and I learned a lot soaking it in. I'm hoping this collaboration with Liz and Chris can pay back a little of that debt. I can't divulge much about what we're going to play in this trio format, just that I'm going to channel my best Paul Motian and let the chips fall where they may. It's going to be a blast." - Martin Dosh
Classically and jazz-trained versatile bassist Liz Draper has has performed, recorded and/or toured internationally with such groups as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Soul Asylum, Charlie Parr, The Cactus Blossoms, The Rose Ensemble, Ben Weaver, Orkestar Bez Ime, Davina and the Vagabonds, The Wild Goose Chase Cloggers and Dakota Dave Hull. A professional musician since age 16, Liz has performed in an astonishing array of musical genres and ensembles, from jazz and classical to folk, metal, improvisational, experimental, Balkan, and acoustic strings. She has led a similarly diverse range of projects, including Black Blondie, an all-female alternative R&B, the all-female string band Carpscale Orkester, Up The Mountain Down The Mountain, an acoustic chamber doom folk metal project, and Chama Devora, a duo with fellow composer Crystal Myslayjek employing minimal soundscapes, textures, layers with voice, bass and keyboards/synths.
Liz holds a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Minnesota, where she studied with leading members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, and has studied at The School For Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York. Liz is the Music Director and Executive Producer for Cantata Learning, specializing in song-based educational e-books, and has taught privately since 1998.
Minneapolis-based musician Christopher Thomson, known as CT by friends and colleagues. CT is a composer, saxophonist and clarinetist who is passionate about creating warm, vibrant music. Part of his artistic identity is as a solo artist, composing electronic music from the perspective of a performer trained in the classical and jazz tradition as Cedar Thoms. He integrates acoustic instrumentation with computer generated sounds, layering sequences of software instruments and effects with live woodwinds.
In addition to composing via laptop and woodwinds, Thomson has been creating authentic live music for several decades with a variety of other innovators. In recent years he has performed and recorded with the Grammy Award winning artist Bon Iver, touring nationally and internationally, along with appearances on critically acclaimed recordings by S. Carey.
In addition to his own group The Thomson Quartet, he has been on stage with artists such as Dosh, the New Standards, Mason Jennings, John Raymond, Anthony Cox, Chris Bates’ Red 5, Father John Misty, and Delfeayo Marsalis, and TU Dance Company.
Thomson is releasing a new album of electronic music as Cedar Thoms called “Celestial Being” in 2019.