“What a terrific combo. Everything they do is a surprise.” – Greil Marcus, rock critic
A night of big band music! All of the favorites!
The stellar Minnesota-based trio with a global following, The New Standards, are joined by a big band and an incomparable mix of musical friends, as they bring you songs and themes from their favorite cult and classic film scores, presented with flair and filtered through their inimitable style. Garnish with a bruised sprig of mint.
Started as Minneapolis based musicians and friends Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John Munson (bass), The New Standards (TNS) has grown into a musical adventure. All three are fans of great songwriting. Sensing a lack of an interesting jazz trio repertoire beyond the usual “old standards”, they got together originally to play and sing their favorite songs – from every era, particularly post 1960’s pop music – in a stripped-down acoustic setting, making room for solos and arrangements with the freedom of jazz, and yet never fully abandoning the modest soul of pop and rock.