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Wednesday
May272015

WELCOME!

Welcome to The New Standards Home on the web. Feel free to browse around.

The New Standards are three friends, musicians and raconteurs who have been performing together since 2005 in clubs and theaters everywhere, from Shanghai to New York City. They've released half a dozen CDs and populated Youtube with a number of popular videos. In their original state, they take the form of an unusual trio (stand up bass, piano and vibraphone), but of-late have been the soul and creative core of a hydra-headed, funny, freewheeling, nutty yet very moving "Variety Show". Look for them when they come to your town to surprise and delight, whether the stage holds three or twenty-three.

In December 2012, the trio released its latest album, Sunday Morning Coming Down. Reviews as always have been stellar. But judge for yourself. Click the link and you'll be directed to a place where you can buy it.

Saturday
Feb142015

Love is the Law

From our friends at Twin Cities Public Television, the extended-version of Love is the Law from the 2014 holiday show, featuring the Batucada do Norte drumline and samba dancers Kellita and Ophelia, along with The New Standards holiday orchestra.

Friday
Jan232015

Leigh Kamman tribute

Leigh Kamman was a Minnesota radio broadcaster who meant a ton to musicians round these parts. This is the song he frequently opened or closed his show with. Can't tell you how many times, late at night, I would tune into this in my car driving home from a gig and know that it was going to be a mellow journey back home. Thanks to Twin Cities Public Television for capturing this video, and a big tip of the hat to the holiday show horn section (featuring Chris Thomson on bari sax and arrangement by Stephen Kung, on trumpet).