Category Archives: Performances

Dave King Trucking Company West Coast Tour!

Dave King Trucking Company West Coast Tour! Hope to see you out at one of these shows. XOXO

Pete Hennig 4-tet & Park Evans 5-tet

Hi jazz fans. I’ve been really bad about updating my website so I hope you all don’t crash my site to feast on the new content once I post this to facebook, America’s # 1 source for news and fighting with one another. I’m not trying to write a book here so I’ll just say that I’m playing with a couple fun groups this week and we’d love to see you at the shows.

First up is Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie with the

Pete Hennig Quartet

Thursday May 25th – 9:00pm – Pete Hennig Quartet
With Pete Hennig – Drums, Brandon Wozniak – Tenor Sax,
Brian Ziemniak – keyboards, and Yohannes Tona – Bass

I submit the first picture collage made to entice you.

Too late, you’re enticed. See you there.

Gig # 2

Park Evans 5-tet & Selby Brass Band Saturday Night Jazz at the Blackdog

Saturday May 27th –  8:30pm
Park Evans – Guitar, Brandon Wozniak – Tenor Sax,
Steve Kenny – FLUMPET,Cody McKinney – Bass,
Greg Schutte – Drums

7:00pm Opening Set : The Selby Brass Band
With Larry Sims – Trumpet, Chris Fulton- Trombone,
Marilyn Parker – Sax, Tom Wells – Tuba, Trenon Graham – Drums

You probably thought there was no way in H E double hockey sticks that I would be able to produce another picture collage. Wrong and I’m not sleeping in that pic. Thanks for checking out my site and look for the next post in 2018.

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Anthony Cox 4-tet, Vector Families & Atlantis Quartet

9/9/16
I’ll be playing with my friend Anthony Cox this weekend with two different groups. First up is Anthony’s new quartet at Walker West Music Academy for the kick-off of the 2016 Selby Avenue Jazzfest. This quartet also features Peter Schimke on piano and Rodney Ruckus on drums. (8pm)

Walker West Executive Director Peter Leggett: Join me on Friday, September 9th at Walker West Music Academy for the official kick-off to the 2016 Selby Avenue JazzFest with a performance led by bassist Anthony Cox featuring Rodney Ruckus on drums, Peter Schimke on piano, & Brandon Wozniak on saxophone.
This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the Selby Jazz Fest & the Central Selby Association.

9/10/16
Saturday night Anthony and I will meet up with our friends Dave King and Dean Granros when Vector Families returns to the Blackdog for Steve Kenny’s Saturday Night Jazz at the Blackdog series. (8:30pm)

9/15  &  9/16
Atlantis Quartet is celebrating 10 years as a band this month with a couple performances at Vieux Carre. We had hoped to have a new record out by now but  3/4 of the group decided to make babies before we all get too old to chase them around. We’ve been rehearsing the new songs and should have another record out in early 2017 but we have some fun things planned for the 10 year anniversary at Vieux Carre so come down and celebrate with us. (9pm)

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July Performances 2016 USA/Practice Video Series

Time to stop being lazy and record (GoPro) my journey to jazz stardom. I’ve noticed many musicians out there snapfacing, posting videos of themselves practicing or documenting their progress on their first cd which will surely get them on all the european jazz festivals right out of the gate. It’s an exciting time for sure so thanks for the inspirational vids and be on the lookout for my practice video series called “Brandon’s Improvisation Dojo” which should be out around never.  I’m kidding…kind of but I actually do have some exciting news to share with everyone!

The Dave King Trucking Company released our third record called Surrounded by the Night on Sunny Side Records. It’s getting some nice reviews and all kidding aside, it turned out great and we think/hope you’ll like it. Bringing merch to our shows is not our strong suit but hopefully we’ll have some copies available this weekend for the CD release. Dates and info below.

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July Dates

DAVE KING TRUCKING COMPANY MINI-TOUR/CD RELEASE
– July 15 & 16 @ Vieux Carre – St. Paul, MN   9pm
– July 17 @ Hungry Brain – Chicago, IL –  Gig Info Chicago Reader
– July 18 @ Bay View United Methodist Church – Milwaukee, WI 7pm
(With Hanging Hearts!)

ATLANTIS QUARTET
July 24th @ Rochester Jazz Festival

We’re excited to be headlining the 2016 Rochester Jazz Festival. If you’re in the Rochester City area please come down and say hello.

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Thanks for checking in. More to come soon!

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WINTER JAZZFEST NYC 2016

Hello,

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be performing two shows with two great bands at this years 2016 WINTER JAZZFEST in NYC. Dave King is the artist in residence for 2016 and I’ll be performing with Dave King Trucking Company and a new group called Vector Families with Anthony Cox and Dean Granros! There are tons of great groups performing so if you’re in NYC you should check it out.

Vector Families Studio Z

VECTOR FAMILIES (Photo by Andrea Canter)

FRIDAY JAN 15 2016 SCHEDULE

The New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater – 55 West 13th Street

6:40pm – James Carney Sextet

8:00pm – James Francies’ Kinetic

9:20pm – Naytronix

10:40pm – Dave King Trucking Co.

12:00am – Oscar Noriega Quartet

SATURDAY JAN 16 2016 SCHEDULE

The New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater – 55 West 13th Street

6:40pm – TBA

8:00pm – Sofia Rei

9:20pm – Vector Families feat. Dave King, Anthony Cox, Dean Granros & Brandon Wozniak

10:40pm – Rez Abbasi’s Junction

12:00am – Brandon Seabrook Power Plant

You can view the full line up of performers, dates and ticket info at www.winterjazzfest.com

Happy New Year!

BW

 

Atlantis Quartet & Vector Families(formerly known as PBR Street Gang)

Hello,

I play in a band called the Atlantis Quartet. We’ve been together for about 8 or 9 years. We are one of four proud recipients of the 2015-2016 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians award administered by MacPhail Center for Music. This money will help us make more music and buy great reviews in Downbeat. Just kidding, we would never do that and in all seriousness, MANY THANKS TO THE MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION!! We also have a gig this Saturday, view the pic for details.
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I play in another band I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT called VECTOR FAMILIES, formerly known as PBR Street Gang w/Dave King, Dean Granros & Anthony Cox.  We had to change our name because some DJs in the UK already have it and they appear to be way more famous than we are. We’re playing the Jazz at Studio Z Series curated by Zacc Harris on June 6th. PBR Street Gang is listed on the Studio Z website but this will be our last show under that name and from hear on out it will be Vector Families for life.

JAZZ AT STUDIO Z
DAVE KING’S PBR STREET GANG

June 6, 2015
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul6 p.m. master class
6pm. Clinic
7 p.m. Concert
$10

We made a record a couple months ago we think people will like which will be out at some point in the near future. We also had a great performance at Lawrence University a couple weeks ago so thanks again to the students for their enthusiasm and always awesome hospitality.  Here’s a review from the show, apparently my playing is “disorienting” “played similarly to a bebop saxophonist, but harmonically, he was out there.” “often disorienting and spiraled in and out of control, but at some points it was much more lyrical and subdued, providing an unexpected but alluring contrast” There you have it.

BW

 

Mancrush & Nichols/Bates/Wozniak Trio

Hello,

I’ve got a couple performances coming up that I’d like to share with my HUGE fan base. Drummer/Composer Lars Larson has a band named Mancrush which I play in along with Bryan Nichols on keyboard/piano and Zacc Harris on guitar.  There is no bass player in this band so Bryan has to work twice as hard for the same money. Thanks Bryan!  We’re excited to play Saturday Night Jazz @ the Blackdog curated by Steve Kenny.

MANCRUSH
Blackdog Coffee & Wine Bar
April 25th 2015 – 8:30pm

Mancrush

Photo by Andrea Canter

On Monday April 27th I’ll be playing with a newish trio consisting of my good buddies Bryan Nichols on Keyboard and JT Bates on drums.  Once again there’s no bass player in this trio but I’ve noticed a lot of bass players coming out to support these groups. Weird 😉  All kidding aside, this is one of my favorite groups to play in and I hope you’ll join us.

NICHOLS, BATES, WOZNIAK TRIO
Icehouse MPLS
Monday April 27th – 9:30pm (2 sets)

2nd Annual Winter Jazz Fest at Studio Z

The 2nd Annual Winter Jazz Fest, in partnership with Shifting Paradigm Records is happening this Saturday, February 21 from 3p-9p with sets by Adam Meckler Orchestra, Endeavors, Nichols/Bates/Bates, Atlantis Quartet, Mancrush, and Graydon Peterson Quartet. All ages, $15 tickets available at http://www.studiozstpaul.com/jasz-022115.html
Also, if you spend $40 at www.shiftingparadigmrecords.com between now and the show, you get in free!!!

Doors open at 2:30p on Saturday. Music starts at 3p. Tickets are $15. There will be food and drink available. Hope you can make it!!!

I’ll be performing with Atlantis Quartet and Mancrush.

3p – The Adam Meckler Orchestra
4p – Endeavors
5p – Nichols/Bates/Bates
6p – ATLANTIS QUARTET
7p – Lars-Erik Larson’s Mancrush
8p – Graydon Peterson Quartet

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Brandon Wozniak Music – Upcoming Events

January 2015 Shows

Jan. 8 – Le Percheron
Khyber Pass Cafe – 9pm       First Set: Duets – Second Set: Full Band
Adam Linz: Bass
Brandon Wozniak: Saxophone
Noah Ophoven-Baldwin: Trumpet
Corey Healey: Drums and Cymbals
Levi Schwartzberg: Vibraphone

Jan. 10 – Mancrush
“Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog” – 8:30pm
Lars Larson – Drums
Zacc Harris – Guitar
Bryan Nichols – Nord
Brandon Wozniak – Saxophone

Jan. 16th – Steve Kenny Quartet  – 8pm @ The Nicollet
Steve Kenny – Flumpet
Brandon Wozniak – Saxophone
Chris Bates – Bass
Babatunde Lea – Drums

Jan. 19 – PBR STREET GANG – 9:30pm @ Icehouse 2nd Set
Dean Granros  – Guitar
Anthony Cox – Bass
Dave King – Drums
Brandon Wozniak – Saxophone
(Real Bulls w/ JT Bates & Dave King 1st set)

Jan. 22 – David Berkman Quartet – 8pm @ Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
David Berkman, piano
Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
Anthony Cox, bass
JT Bates, drums

Jan. 23 – Atlantis Quartet – 7:30pm @ Jazz Central
Brandon Wozniak – Saxophone
Zacc Harris – Guitar
Chris Bates – Bass
Pete Hennig – Drums

Atlantis Quartet Wisconsin Tour 2014 and more.

Time for some jazz Wisconsin.  We’ll be performing in your state for the next 3 days – Nov. 20th – 22nd.   Enjoy the amazing promo shot below with details and please know that we sound nothing like Nickelback even though the photo says otherwise.   Thanks!

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