Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes musician and music entrepreneur Martha Larson.
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Martha Larson was a classically trained cellist as a youth, but expanded to jazz and rock as a college student while earning her mechanical engineering degree at Northwestern University. She was active in the Chicago music scene for over ten years, performing with various rock and jazz ensembles. She studied jazz theory, improvisation, writing and arranging with David Bloom at the Bloom School of Jazz who is also producing her debut solo jazz album.
Upon moving to Northfield, MN in 2010, Martha founded gypsy jazz ensemble Ile du Berceau, makes frequent appearances with the Clearwater Hot Club and strives to cultivate the budding gypsy jazz scene in southern Minnesota. She founded and directs Hot Spot Music, a practice, rehearsal, teaching, event and gathering place for local musicians. Martha also established the now-annual Northfield Gypsy Jazz Jam Series which brings world-renown professional musicians to the small town of Northfield for rousing “hot club” style community jam sessions.
Martha began her professional career as an acoustical consultant for the Chicago firm of Kirkegaard Associates and a project manager for the Rise Group. She is now the Manger of Campus Energy and Sustainability at Carleton College. She lives in Northfield with her loving husband, Nat, and two adorable kids, Olga and Gus.
Hot Spot Music!
Your Local Music Incubator
801 Division Street South, Northfield, MN
Hot Spot Music brings together musicians of all ages and abilities to incubate, appreciate and celebrate various aspects of this incredible art form. Join them for classes, participate in special events, rent the studio for rehearsals or recitals, or hire musicians for your next festive soiree.
4TH ANNUAL NORTHFIELD GYPSY JAZZ JAM SERIES:
Each spring, we bring a group of professional musicians to Northfield, MN for a series of open community jam sessions. Sessions are open to all instruments and abilities, some come to play and many come just to listen.
ALL 2016 JAM SESSIONS ARE 7:30 – 9:30 P.M.
AT THE GRAND EVENT CENTER
316 Washington Street, Northfield, MN
Mark Kreitzer is multi-style, multi-instrumentalist who has performed “hot club” style music with various ensembles including Sam Miltich and the Clearwater Hot Club, Harmonious Wail, the Twin Cities Hot Club, and the Mill City Hot Club. Mark is a prolific performer and writer who also leads his own ensemble, the Mark Kreizter Band.
Classically trained Mike Hildebrandt turned to swing, rock and bluegrass while in college at the University of Minnesota as a member of the Twin Cities’ innovative folk music scene. He is a member of the Minnesota Rock / Country Music Hall of Fame and hones his swing chops with Faribault ensemble, Jivin’ Ivan and the Kings of Swing. You’ll also see Mike’s hot licks as a member of The Over and Back Band and Long Time Gone.
2016 GRAND FINALE CONCERT – BUY TICKETS HERE
Thursday, April 28th @ 7:30 PM
Northfield Arts Guild Theater (411 W. 3rd St. Northfield, MN 55057)
This dazzling performance by Dutch violinist, Tim Kliphuis, and Minnesota guitarist, Sam Miltich, will introduce their new duets CD.