Looking for Mother’s Day plans?
The Schubert Club has two concerts on May 11 featuring The New Standards with special guest, Maria Jette, soprano.
These special concerts will feature new arrangements in a special program to honor all mothers. These concerts also celebrate the 35th anniversary of Music in the Park Series & the 15th anniversary of the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation!
There will be be two shows at 4pm and 7pm with a short celebratory reception following each.
About The New Standards
The New Standards are three friends, musicians and raconteurs who have been performing together since 2005 in clubs and theaters everywhere, from Shanghai to NewYork City. They’ve released half a dozen CDs and populated YouTube with a number of popular videos. In their original state, they take the form of an unusual trio (stand up bass, piano and vibraphone), but of-late have been the soul and creative core of a hydra-headed, funny, freewheeling, nutty yet very moving “Variety Show.”
The members of The New Standards all come from bands of note: Chan Poling, the Suburbs; John Munson, Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic; and Steve Roehm, the Texas punk outfit Billygoat and the avant-jazz Electropolis. Wanting an interesting jazz trio repertoire beyond the usual “old standards,” they got together originally to play and sing their favorite songs – particularly post-1960s pop music – in a stripped-down acoustic setting with the freedom of jazz. That conception has found a loyal audience at home and abroad.