A special evening-length performance by the Inatnas Orchestra Asuka Kakitani and JC Sanford’s amazing Inatnas Orchestra is a 17-piece big band playing the duo’s original stunning compositions and arrangements will feature a who’s who of local Twin Cities Jazz musicians:
Trumpets: Josh May, Tom Krochock, Elaine Burt, Jake Baldwin
Trombones: Jeff Rinear, JC Sanford, Zach Marley, Josh Becker
Vibraphone: Dave Hagedorn
Piano: Dan Cavanagh
Bass: Graydon Peterson
Drums: Ben Ehrlich
Curators Note: I first programmed this band on my Black Dog series shortly after the group reformed in the Twin Cities. The first time I heard them, I was so strangely transfixed by their compositions and the performance of the group that I was moved to actual tears. I was shocked by the performance. And it was completely sold out to the point we had to have the event in a different, larger room at the venue. Everyone was stunned.