This year’s Annual Meander Concert will feature The New Standards Jazz Trio starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday October 1st Memorial Auditorium, 601 9th Street in Dawson. Tickets are available at the door for $15 and $5 for students. For more information, contact the Dawson-Boyd Arts Association Box Office: 320-769-2955 ext. 246 www.dawsonboydarts.org
The three core members of The New Standards all come from illustrious Twin Cities bands. Chan Poling founded the seminal Punk/New Wave band The Suburbs. John Munson was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and the chart-topping Semisonic. And Steve Roehm started on drums in the Texas punk outfit Billygoat and the avant-jazz Electropolis.
The New Standards appear as a trio in intimate clubs like City Winery in NYC and The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and also as the ringmasters of a widening array of talented musicians and guest artists in larger settings such as their popular Holiday Shows and dance-crazy extravaganza Variety shows
This year’s concert is being sponsored by Pioneer Public Television in cooperation with the Dawson Boyd Arts Association. “As a purveyor of arts and culture in the Meander region, we at Pioneer Public TV want to encourage everyone to come to Dawson to celebrate this great weekend with some great live music,” said Les Heen, Pioneer’s President and General Manager