Jazz90.1 is pleased to announce the re-launch of the popular Meet the Artist Concert Series, presented by Lovin’ Cup. These concerts will be held numerous times in the coming year at Lovin’ Cup, and will feature different Rochester area musicians for a live performance. The events will give listeners the opportunity to hear live, local jazz musicians in an intimate setting, and also meet and talk to the musicians.
The series will kick off on Thursday October 18th and will feature Rochester’s own Quintopus. Improvisatory but not esoteric, virtuosic yet unpretentious, Quintopus mixes up its own electro-pop futurism out of a little jazz, a little rock, a splash of alternative indie pop, and a good old-fashioned sense of adventure. Drawing on its members’ diverse backgrounds in a full spectrum of jazz, rock, and classical music, the band applies its eclectic, open-ended approach to a mixed repertoire of original compositions and personalized arrangements of songs by artists including Bjork and Radiohead. While uncompromising in its pursuit of new musical territory, Quintopus remains equally dedicated to the belief that improvised instrumental music can be engaging and fun, providing grooved-based, hard-rocking performances that grab audiences, jazz fans or not. More details on the series will be released this summer.