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Katie Ernst and Twin Talk : Jazz Concert

Featured Artist, ArtsFest 2024

Chicago bassist/singer/composer Katie Ernst performs both solo and with her longstanding collaborative jazz trio Twin Talk, kicking off ArtsFest 2024 with a free public concert. No reservations required. Free and open to the public. 

"Twin Talk have made a bold musical statement, and it's one that will likely cause the serious (or even casual) jazz fan to take notice." - PopMatters

“…this trio make melodies and rhythms move like single primitive organisms.” - Radio New Zealand

“…Twin Talk expresses both it’s melodic rigor and appetite for adventure.” - DownBeat Magazine

While reedist Dustin Laurenzi, bassist-singer Katie Ernst, and drummer Andrew Green are deeply rooted in jazz tradition, they’ve spent their time on the band stage together making their music more elastic, spontaneous, and open, embracing new inspirations without stifling the improvisational heart of their work. All three musicians are active members in the city’s bustling jazz community, each playing in numerous working bands, but they’ve found a true collective voice as Twin Talk. They’ve used live performances as opportunities to stretch—expanding on composed material and ditching set lists in favor of calling tunes on the fly—but on their  latest album Weaver they’ve pushed themselves further than ever, using the recording studio as a place for experimentation, letting a new batch of compositions develop and take new shapes. As critic Howard Reich wrote recently in the Chicago Tribune, “These musicians listen keenly to one another, and with a sensitivity that only comes from familiarity and trust.” 

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  • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25


Annett Recital Hall, 152 Lowe Center for the Arts

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University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Lowe Center for the Arts


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