Lyric Arts is so excited to bringing the jazz-flavored trio, The New Standards, to the Main Street Stage on June 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm. The New Standards are an odd minimalist trio (piano, stand-up bass, and vibraphone) that play their favorite pop songs with a jazz-flavored, bare-boned soul. John Munson, bass/vocals, was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and went double-platinum with his next group, Semisonic. Chan Poling, piano/vocals, founded the punk-pop outfit The Suburbs and writing music for the theater, television and films. Steve Roehm, vibes, began his career in the wild Texas punk group Billygoat and also played in the avant-jazz-funk-fusion group Electropolis.
“On its self-titled debut, jazz trio The New Standards takes pop and rock tunes, such as All the Young Dudes, Only Love Can Break Your Heart and The New Pollution, then strips them down and juices them back up with vocals, piano, bass and totally cool vibes. It’s a bit quirky, but it works.” – The New York Post
Tickets for The New Standards are just $18 to $22 and are available online or by calling the Box Office at 763-422-1838.
Want to hear more by The New Standards? Check out their video of "Such Great Heights"