Atlantis Quartet formed in 2006 and has emerged as one of the premier modern jazz groups in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The group consists of four of Minnesota's most exciting jazz artists who have come together to create and explore fresh and original sounds on the modern edges of the jazz idiom. Dwight Hobbes of Pulse of the Twin Cities credits Atlantis Quartet with "strong compositions and insanely serious chops" while the Dakota Jazz Club refers to the band as "One of the most exciting bands in town, this group tackles complex, catchy originals with ease".
In its relatively short existence, the quartet has performed many of the area's top jazz venues, including the Dakota, Artists' Quarter, Cedar Culural Center, Times Bar & Cafe, Rossi's Blue Star Room, Clown Lounge, Kitty Cat Klub and more, and has even brought its lively jazz sound into rock clubs such as the Uptown Bar, 331 Club and Bunkers. Atlantis has also shared the stage with acclaimed artists like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Imani Uzuri.
August 2007 marked the release of Atlantis Quartet's debut album, Again, Too Soon, which is available through this site, CDBaby.com, and itunes. The album is a collection of eight original compositions recorded last spring at Fur Seal Studio in Minneapolis, MN. In a review of the album from the spring 2008 issue of Jazz Improv Magazine, Clive Griffin says "What is abundantly clear is that each of the members of the Atlantis Quartet are highly skilled musicians who have invested themselves heavily to develop their individual approaches... Together, they sound genuinely inspired, enjoying the music-making they're doing together." Griffin goes on to say, "The Atlantis Quartet is a versatile group of jazz musicians whose music evidences their understanding and appreciation of important jazz influences - influences that they have assimilated individual and group creativity, to reach this notable moment of expressions that is the album Again, Too Soon."
Atlantis Quartet features saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Zacc Harris, drummer Pete Hennig, and bassist Chris Bates. The group is looking to release a second album in 2009 followed by a U.S. and European tour. For more information, please visit the Contact page.