The New Standards
Davina & the Vagabonds
Rediscover Minnesota’s beloved Sheldon, as you experience it like never before. Hang out, house party style, in all the newly renovated, out-of-the-way spaces you don’t normally see – the studio, green room, restroom lobby, and more – all filled with Minnesota music, local food and the promise of decades of cherished new memories to ahead. Special guests, The New Standards, who specialize in making the familiar new again, will christen the Sheldon’s new, third floor studio space. Additional artists, food, and fun to be announced.
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.
Davina & the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe.
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