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Dean Granros' Tall Tales   Guitarist Dean Granros has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities jazz scene since the early 1970s West Bank music boom. Granros draws from a number of influences, from Charles Ives to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk to Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker to Anthony Braxton, combining delta blues, classical, rock ‘n roll, country, western swing, and world music into a boiling cauldron of his own unique jazz broth. Granros has been a pioneer of improvised music on guitar, and is considered by fans and musicians to be one of the most brilliant musical minds in the upper Midwest. He has collaborated over the years with Dave King, Anthony Cox, Eric Gravatt, Lee Konitz, George Cartwright, and Happy Apple, and is joined in Tall Tales by fellow guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Jay Epstein.

Dean Granros' Tall Tales
Guitarist Dean Granros has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities jazz scene since the early 1970s West Bank music boom. Granros draws from a number of influences, from Charles Ives to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk to Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker to Anthony Braxton, combining delta blues, classical, rock ‘n roll, country, western swing, and world music into a boiling cauldron of his own unique jazz broth. Granros has been a pioneer of improvised music on guitar, and is considered by fans and musicians to be one of the most brilliant musical minds in the upper Midwest. He has collaborated over the years with Dave King, Anthony Cox, Eric Gravatt, Lee Konitz, George Cartwright, and Happy Apple, and is joined in Tall Tales by fellow guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Jay Epstein.

Ted Olsen Quartet  Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. As a bandleader his groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, and Icehouse. He has also performed at Nocturne Jazz Club in Denver, CO and Festival No Improviso in Curitiba, Brazil. In composition he won the 2012 Eric Stokes Song Contest held by the American Composers’ Forum. Additionally in 2015 he was a finalist in the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ competition. As a sideman he is regularly enlisted by top Twin Cities jazz luminaries and has also branched out into working with artists from the folk, rock, R&B, and contemporary classical scenes.

Ted Olsen Quartet

Ted Olsen is a bassist and composer from Minneapolis, MN. As a bandleader his groups have been featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, The Artists’ Quarter, and Icehouse. He has also performed at Nocturne Jazz Club in Denver, CO and Festival No Improviso in Curitiba, Brazil. In composition he won the 2012 Eric Stokes Song Contest held by the American Composers’ Forum. Additionally in 2015 he was a finalist in the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers’ competition. As a sideman he is regularly enlisted by top Twin Cities jazz luminaries and has also branched out into working with artists from the folk, rock, R&B, and contemporary classical scenes.