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LP Music, aka Leeds Peterson Music

Ice House, 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis

 

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.

L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

The concept is freedom…improvisation.

No preconceived melodies or songs…..just a groove and a key…the rest is up to the imagination of L.P. and their stellar cast of special guests. Usually accompanied by an additional keyboard player, and a drummer or two, these musicians converse with each other, and the interaction is an incredible site to be seen.

$10 door, $8 in advance, $5 students Age limit: 18+

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Jarrod Lawson with St. Paul Peterson, Ricky and Jason Peterson,

Ice House, 2528 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis

 

Jarrod Lawson:

Lawson is arguably soul music’s brightest rising star. In October 2014 tickets flew out for his UK debut at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, so with demand so high, his rousing show was broadcast via a live web-stream taking his music to a huge global audience. Indeed, his self-titled debut created quite a stir. The buzz began when it slipped out unintentionally to a couple of American online music stores just a few months earlier and such was the word of mouth that within five months the former stonemason had ditched his job as a piano tuner and undertaken his first European tour, earning his title “the hottest new talent to hit soul music in at least 10 years” (Echoes).

Like his heroes Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, this blue-eyed soul-jazz genius is a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist and whether he sings and plays funk, folk, R&B, rock or jazz “everything he touches” says one critic “turns to soul.” He returns to the UK in Spring for a string of dates (some already sold out) and in support, releases a special limited edition mini-album “Jarrod Lawson At The BBC”, recorded at the historic BBC Maida Vale studios last year and broadcast on the Gilles Peterson Worldwide show on BBC 6 Music.

For his live shows, Jarrod Lawson performs tracks from this mini album and last autumns’ debut, a delectable collection of originals that combine jazz, funk, gospel-blues and soul. With a rich smokey voice and stunning layered harmonies, he sings with passion, emotion and integrity. Alongside his staggering, heartfelt vocal range and considerable talent at the keys, Lawson writes, produces and arranges. He has shared stages with the likes of Bilal, Average White Band, John Legend, Erykah Badu and Ronnie Laws and even played at his hero Stevie Wonder’s birthday party.

St. Paul Peterson, Ricky Peterson, J.P. DeLaire: From Minnesota’s first family of music, The Petersons; collectively they’ve shared the stages and recording studios with such greats as; Prince, Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis, David Sanborn, John Mayer, Michael Bolton, Annie Lennox, Donny Osmond, Oleta Adams, Steve Miller Band, Stevie Nicks, and George Benson to name a few.

$20 in advance, $25 at the door Age limit: 21+

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St. Paul Peterson with David Garfield and Alex Ligertwood

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

 

David Garfield, keyboardist extraordinaire has been a first call session and road musician since the early 1970’s when he moved from St. Louis to LA.

David currently is George Benson’s keyboardist and musical director. Garfield has also worked with Natalie Cole, Boz Scaggs, Cher, Spinal Tap, The Rippingtons, Ratt, Larry Carlton, and Smokey Robinson; produced for Oleta Adams and Flora Purim; and has performed live with Michael Bolton, The Blue Brothers, Brenda Russell and Rick Braun.

Joining David will be Glasgow native Alex Ligertwood, former lead singer for Santana, Jeff Beck and Brian Auger.

David and Alex have been working together all over the world, including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. They blend Pop and Jazz with R&B and Latin for a truly unique musical presentation covering everything from sensitive ballads to foot-stomping soul classics.

Their music goes beyond the confines of a traditional jazz or smooth jazz show. Their sets will include songs from the catalogs of such greats as Steely Dan, the Beatles, Al Green as well as Santana.

Also joining on bass and vocals is Paul Peterson, aka St Paul Peterson; a part of the Peterson Family, known as the First Family of Music in Minnesota. Paul first met David when they played together with the legendary Boz Scaggs. Jason Peterson DeLaire also belongs to that same family, and will be joining them on saxophone. Jason is currently on the road with Michael Bolton. Rounding out the band will be Petar Janjic on drums (Dr Mambo’s Combo, Acoustic Alchemy, Nachito Hererra,)

$15

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LP Music, aka Leeds Peterson Music

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

 

Paul Peterson-bass and guitar Eric Leeds-saxophones, flute, & keyboards Peter Schimke-keyboards Petar Janjic-drums Stokely Williams-drums, percussion, & vocals

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.

L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

The concept is freedom…improvisation.

A groove and a key…the rest is up to the imagination of L.P. and their stellar cast of special guests. Usually accompanied by an additional keyboard player, and a drummer or two, these musicians converse with each other, and the interaction is an incredible site to be seen.

Their initial gig was at historic 1 st Avenue in June, 2013, when D’Angelo and Questlove from the Roots asked them to come and play. What ensued was a 20 minute song , leaving the sold out crowd screaming for more!

$10 at the door

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St. Paul Peterson

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

 

Paul Peterson-bass and guitar Eric Leeds-saxophones, flute, & keyboards Peter Schimke-keyboards Petar Janjic-drums Stokely Williams-drums, percussion, & vocals

L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson.

L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves.

The concept is freedom…improvisation.

A groove and a key…the rest is up to the imagination of L.P. and their stellar cast of special guests. Usually accompanied by an additional keyboard player, and a drummer or two, these musicians converse with each other, and the interaction is an incredible site to be seen.

Their initial gig was at historic 1st Avenue in June, 2013, when D’Angelo and Questlove from the Roots asked them to come and play. What ensued was a 20 minute song , leaving the sold out crowd screaming for more!

$10 at the door

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St Paul Peterson's Life and Music Blog

Here’s my video log I did of DAY 2 of the NAMM... 



Here’s my video log I did of DAY 2 of the NAMM 2015. 

(careful, here come the name drops)

So fun to hang with Paul McCartney’s band, Alice Cooper, Joe Walsh, Oliver Leiber, Kat Dyson, Rick Barron, Donnie Cromwell, Lynn Peterson, Carl Burnett, Sheila E, Gilbert Davidson, Vince Wilburn Jr, Dean Brown, Gil Paris, Erik Madsen and SO MANY MORE!!!!

Giving Back and Kickin' Butt 

I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the board at the Southdale YMCA.  I never had thought I was worthy to serve in this capacity, but I am gonna give it my best shot.  

The "Y" is much more than a swim and gym.  They never turn anyone away if they can’t pay, and they have countless scholarships available so kids and adults alike can participate in the many programs they offer at our local branch.

Last year, my Edina Rotary friend Ann Platt who was the Chair of the Y board, asked me to put together a group… Read more

Will the Songwriter Survive? 

Hey all, Paul Peterson here, 

I’ve been a songwriter for over 25 years, and have had some nice covers in my career.  I have made nice living as well; that is until the streaming services took over.

I am anxious for someone (possibly one of my students) to come up with a business model that the public will embrace, so that creatives like myself and the next generation can earn a living.

I just read an article about superstar Pharrell and his song “Happy.” According to the Business Insider, his song was… Read more

Bu Bye 2014.....Oh hi there, 2015 (part 1) 

Hey all, St Paul Peterson here.  First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

I am writing this from my balcony, or lanai in Lahaina, HI where I am vacationing with my wife, 2 adult daughters and my brother and sister-in-law.  Every couple of years I come here to re-prioritize and reflect, and this year is no different.  

2014:

As I celebrate my 35th year in the music business, and my 50th year on the planet, I took a look back on what I got accomplished this year; mostly because I want to see if all the effort is worth… Read more

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