Jazz in Les Fields Hall

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8th Dec, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Castle
$5 – $8 / Per Person
Organized by Threshold Arts

Jazz in Les Fields Hall


50 available
December 8: DAY OF SHOW$8.00General Admission Day of Show Ticket - December 8: Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and guest band Two O
100 available
January 12: ADVANCE$5.00General Admission Advance Ticket - January 12: Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and guest band the Jon Ailabouni Group.
100 available
February 9: ADVANCE$5.00General Admission Advance Ticket - February 9: Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and guest band Loud Mouth Brass.
100 available
March 8: ADVANCE$5.00General Admission Advance Ticket - March 8: Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and guest band Uptown Jazz.

During the Castle’s Grand Opening in February 2019, Castle Community and Threshold Arts dedicated the third floor event hall to Les Fields – one of Rochester’s most iconic musicians who has been bringing some of the best jazz musicians in Southeast Minnesota together for more than fifty years. Threshold Arts hosts a monthly series, Jazz in Les Fields Hall, featuring Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and a visiting guest band.

Doors open: 1:00 PM
Les Fields & the Turkey River All Stars: 1:30 PM
Featured Guest Band: 2:40 PM
All Ages – General Admission

Tickets: $5 in advance / $8 day of show

December 8  |  Two O’Clock Jump
January 12 |  Jon Ailabouni Group
February 9  |  Loud Mouth Brass
March 8  |  Uptown Jazz


Les Fields & the Turkey River All-Stars
Les Fields & the Turkey River All-Stars

Named after the river that ran through his Cresco, Iowa hometown, Les organized the Turkey River All Stars Band in 1968. The group has had some high-profile gigs over those many years, including performing as the welcoming band for four U.S. Presidents: Nixon, Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and one presidential hopeful, Ross Perot. The Rochester group was the official Minnesota band at the 1984 World’s Fair in New Orleans. In 2005, Les Fields was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.


A four-piece combo performing jazz standards, “Uptown” Blues, Swing, Latin, and the Great American Songbook, Two O-Clock Jump is inspired by the small jazz combos of the 1940’s and 50’; Influences include Nat King Cole, Chet Baker, Louis Jordan, Willie Dixon, Duke Ellington, Mose Allison, Cole Porter, and Benny Goodman.

Miles Johnston – drums, cornet, vocals
Mike King – guitar, vocals
Mike Sloane  – upright bass
David Townsend – saxophone, clarinet

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December 8
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$5 – $8
Event Category:


Threshold Arts
John Sievers
Rochester City Jazz Festival


The Castle
121 North Broadway Ave
Rochester,MN55906United States
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