Eric Gustafson Daniel Nelson Dahni Scally Fred Kiesel Jazz Atavist
Eric Gustafson
Daniel Nelson
Dahni Scally
Fred Kiesel
"Historic Jazz at Its Best"
 


Members of Jazz Atavist hail from Minnesota, Illinois, and the Washington, DC area: bassist Dahni Scally, percussionist Fred Kiesel, guitarist Daniel Nelson and pianist/music director Eric Gustafson. The ensemble specializes in recreations of classic performances (arrangements and original compositions) by world-renowned jazz artists. The repertoire ranges from Fats Waller to Miles Davis. Here's just a few of the monumental performances we have purloined, pilfered, and painstakingly reproduced:

It Ain't Necessarily So
Chicago Blues
Easy Listening Blues
Nightingale
Blues for Big Scotia
Alle En El Rancho Grande

If you are interested in booking a performance by Jazz Atavist (staged concert, cabaret, party background, etc.), please contact Eric Gustafson at eric@jazzatavist.com.

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*** UPCOMING CONCERT ***

BACK FROM THEIR TRIUMPHANT PERFORMANCE AT THE WORLD-RENOWNED TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL!!!

Friday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Another Incomparable Jazz Atavist Event
at the Historic Chief Theater!!

A One-of-a-kind Tribute to the "Maharajah of the Keyboard"

"AN OSCAR CELEBRATION!"
Starring Eric Gustafson, Dahni Scally, Fred Kiesel
and Daniel Nelson
with Special Guest Artist: vocalist  Cory Renbarger
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Tickets go on sale on August 1 at downtown locations:

Iverson Corner Drug
Lueken's North

Buy your tickets early to guarantee the best seats!
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.
Don't miss this amazing concert of some of your all-time favorite tunes as originally performed by

The Oscar Peterson Trio!






MOST RECENT CONCERT PERFORMANCE...
Friday, November 6, 2015
A Jazz Atavist Spectacular!!
at BSU Bangsberg Main Theater
A stage performance like you've never experienced before!

"MASTERS OF THE MAINSTREAM"
Starring Eric Gustafson, Patrick Riley, Fred Kiesel and Daniel Nelson
with Special Guest Artists: percussionist Greg Gaston and vocalist Jennifer Olson
and also featuring: trumpeter Josh May, saxophonist Frank Olson,
and vocalist George McConnell
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RECENT APPEARANCES

December 31, 2015


Sparkling Waters
"The Best of Jazz on New Years Eve
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Featuring works by Oscar Peterson
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July 11, 2015

Jazz Atavist was featured at the Sanford Center Auditorium of Bemidji in a concert to benefit:
The American Cancer Society
"Relay for Life
"

Featuring works by Oscar Peterson
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May 28, 2015

Jazz Atavist took front and center as the special guest entertainment at the Bemidji Hampton Inn and Suites in an appearance on behalf of:

The Bemidji
Chamber of Commerce
"Annual Awards Luncheon
"

Featuring works by Oscar Peterson
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May 7, 2015

Jazz Atavist set a magical welcoming mood for the annual:

Paul Bunyan Playhouse
"New Season Open House
"

Featuring works by Oscar Peterson
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December 14, 2014

Jazz Atavist lit up the stage as one of the main featured acts at the Calvary Lutheran Church of Bemidji in a special concert for:

Habitat for Humanity
"Home for Christmas
"

Featuring works by Oscar Peterson and Vince Guaraldi
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September 5, 2014

Jazz Atavist brought their jazz artistry to the Sanford Center of Bemidji in a performance for the annual:

Bemidji Symphony
"Desserts by Design
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Featuring works by Oscar Peterson
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