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Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

8:30 pm

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Pat Moriarty/Ellen Lease Quartet

with Michael Attias

The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, Attias was born in Haïfa, Israel in 1968 and spent the first part of his childhood in Paris, where he attended the music conservatory and studied violin for a brief period. His family moved to Minneapolis in 1977. An early passion for the music of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman led him to start playing the alto saxophone at the age of 15 under the guidance of great Minneapolis saxophonist and composer Pat Moriarty, while attending the Children’s Theatre School.

Michaël Attias is a quietly fierce force on the international improvising scene. With a brisk and calming tone, Attias is a thinker, traveler, questioner. Born in Israel, he spent his childhood in Paris, his adolescence in Minneapolis, and has lived in NYC since 1994. 

As a leader, Attias has released seven critically-acclaimed albums since 2005: CredoRenkuRenku in CoimbraTwines of ColesionSpun Tree,Renku Live in Greenwich Village and the 2017 debut of the Michaël Attias Quartet Nerve Dance. As a sideman, he has performed and recorded all over the world alongside some of today's most compelling musicians: Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Anthony Coleman, Masabumi Kikuchi, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, Oliver Lake, and many others. 

His current projects include his long-standing trio Renku, with John Hébert and Satoshi Takeishi; Spun Tree, with Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly, Tom Rainey; and the Michaël Attias Quartetwith Aruàn Ortiz, John Hébert and Nasheet Waits.


Michael Attias - alto sax; Pat Moriarty - Saxophones

Ellen Lease - Piano, Chris Bates - Bass, 

Davu Seru - Drums





7:00 Opening Set :

JazzINK Youth Jazz Showcase

Roseville Combo 1 - Lineup TBA

Earlier Event: February 7
Wine after Work
Later Event: February 16
Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog