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Dylan McKinstry

  • Black Dog Cafe 308 East Prince Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)

Dylan McKinstry is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, improviser and song-writer whose performances have been hailed by The Boston Globe as “effecting a sublime transformation”.  A veritable Swiss Army knife of styles and skills, performing in an eclectic range of musical settings that has continued to span many genres, Dylan writes and performs music that is deeply rooted and nostaligic, while simultaneously breaking new ground.  As a soloist, ensemble player, composer, and arranger, he has worked on film scores, collaborations with theater and dance companies in Minneapolis, New York, and Boston, and performed his original music across the country.  He has worked and shared a stage with legendary musicians like Pierre Bensusan, Don Ross, Joe Morris, John Zorn, Meredith Monk, and Ran Blake, as well as performing as an esteemed soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Sonoma Country philharmonic, where he was awarded the young Artist Award.   He attended New England Conservatory on full scholarship, where he received many accolades including the Spark Award.  His recently released an album of original songs and compositions entitled The Righting Moment and produced by composer and improvisor Carla Kihlstedt, is a debut collection that effectively and beautifully reflects his endless self-discovery.  He currently lives Brooklyn, New York

Earlier Event: April 23
Jazz Brunch with Charlie Christenson
Later Event: April 24
Post Atomic Trio