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Altruit & Friends w. the Bryan Murray Trio at White Squirrel

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Altruit & Friends
*Bryan Murray Trio*
1.20.24 – 8-11pm

Join us for a night of A/V Excursions & Investigations on the 3rd Saturdays of each month.
Jan 20th – The Bryan Murray Trio (Bryan Murray, Toivo Hannigan & JT Bates). Show starts at 8 PM. No Cover. 21+

Improvisations, visual synthesis, unique situations.

BRYAN MURRAY – https://www.bryanmurray.net
After 20 years of living, studying and performing in the NY
music scene, Bryan Murray relocated to Apple Valley,
Minnesota with his family in 2022.
While in NY Bryan led an “avant country” band (Bryan and the
Haggards) focusing on the songwriting of country music legend
Merle Haggard. The band’s two albums on Hot Cup Records
and one with Eugene Chadbourne on Northern Spy Records
have received much praise. The NY Times said “…their debut,
is satisfying as both a commentary on Mr. Haggard’s music and
a dispatch from the current jazz frontier.” The Boston Globe
called the debut “The Biggest Surprise Jazz Album” and Wire
Magazine rated it as one of the top 10 jazz albums of the year.
Bryan has also been a regular sideman on other projects
including Moppa Elliott’s Unspeakable Garbage and Jon
Lundbom’s Big Five Chord, and had the opportunity to join the
“Love This Giant” tour with David Byrne and St. Vincent. His
latest musical projects utilize a “modified saxophone” of his
own creation and are recorded under the pseudonym “Balto
JT BATES – Jtbatesdrums.com
Growing up in a musical family gave JT an early start into sound and rhythmic exploration. He set on the path to becoming a working musician while playing in his father’s big band as a teen. Over the years he remained steeped in the improvised music scene, both as a performer and presenter. In 2015 he produced and released his first solo album, “Open Relationships” (Totally Gross National Product)and in 2021 “Not Other Stuff”. Since then he has co-produced with Pieta Brown, David Huckfelt, St. Anthony Mann, and Michael Rossetto.
As a session drummer JT has appeared on Grammy record of the year “Folklore” (Taylor Swift) as well as the follow up “Evermore”. Grammy nominated “s/t”(Bonny Light Horseman) as well as critically acclaimed records by Bon Iver, Big Red Machine, Cassandra Jenkins, The National, Maya Hawke, Ed Sheeran, and many others.
TOIVO HANNIGAN – https://linktr.ee/toivoh
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An A/V collective between Family members Karly Ohnstad, Steve Ohnstad & Steven Schmidt + others. Visual synthesists, music players and investigators – each individual brings a different approach and unique talent to the collaboration. The goal of the project is to play with and visually support artists, to build goodwill and share in and support the vivid experiences that make up the MN Art & Music scene.


January 20
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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