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Feb. 16: Music performance by The New Standards

Event to take place in Halling Recital Hall.

2014-02-17
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 2-5-2014

MANKATO, MN. -- The New Standards, an eclectic Minnesota-based music trio, will perform on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

The concert event is co-sponsored by KMSU-The Maverick and the Minnesota State University, Mankato Performance Series with assistance from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The three core members of The New Standards all come from illustrious Twin Cities bands. Chan Poling founded the seminal Punk/New Wave band The Suburbs. John Munson was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and the chart-topping Semisonic. Steve Roehm started on drums with the avant-jazz Electropolis.

Sensing a lack of an interesting jazz trio repertoire beyond the usual “old standards,” the group formed originally to play and sing their favorite songs – from every era, particularly post 1960’s pop music - in a stripped-down acoustic setting, making room for solos and arrangements with the freedom of jazz, and yet never fully abandoning the modest soul of pop and rock. A New Standards set list might contain an array of songs by The Beatles, Brittany Spears, Tom Waits, or Lucinda Williams.

Concert admission is $15; $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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