About 32nd Street Jazz

Members

Michael Wilson

soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, flute

Mike studies chimpanzees and human evolution in his day job at the University of Minnesota. He played alto and tenor sax in various groups through college, but started searching for more portable instruments when he began doing fieldwork in Africa, eventually accumulating a clarinet, soprano sax and flute. He previously played with the JD Express, The Jazz Freeloaders, The Demonic Males and The Prospectors.

Mona Wong

soprano, alto & tenor saxophones

Mona has performed in the Twin Cities since the ’90s in an original R&B funk band, The Curbfeelers, winning a MN Music award for Best R&B group, opening for the Ohio Players, Average White Band and After 7. She has performed with the Violent Femmes as member of the Horns of Dilemma. Mona studied with Joe Viola at Berklee College of Music. Her musical influences include Phil Woods, Art Pepper, Gerald Albright and Ella Fitzgerald.

Scott Anderson

electric basses, keyboards, bass clarinet

Scott has been obsessed with audio recording since he received his first cassette recorder at age 7. While working towards his B.A. in music history, he played clarinet and saxes in band, jazz band and musical theater. After college his professional path veered into web technology, but he continued making music, playing bass in several rock bands in Minneapolis and Atlanta and honing his audio production skills.

Brandon Sisneroz

drums & percussion

Brandon grew up in Southern California and toured the country as a musician before settling in Minneapolis in the 2000s. When he’s not building stage sets, reconfiguring climbing walls, fabricating percussion instruments, making wine or pursuing one of his other many and diverse interests, Brandon is behind the kit for 32nd Street Jazz, bringing a polyrhythmic fluidity to the drums that goes well beyond simply keeping time.

Selected Repertoire

Original Tunes

Blueprints
Scott Anderson
Dark Matter
Michael Wilson
Delayed Resolutions
Scott Anderson
Funk 2 School
Scott Anderson
Gomphothere
Michael Wilson
Monkfish Blues
Scott Anderson
Noxious Throne
Theo Wilson
Paris Troyka
Michael Wilson
Poor Sephanie
Michael Wilson
Rhymes & Missing Meters
Scott Anderson
Telephone
Michael Wilson
Texting Miss Reed
Scott Anderson
Torpor Tantrum
Michael Wilson
Voice Mail
Michael Wilson
When I Look Back
Michael Wilson

Jazz Standards

Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
All Blues
Miles Davis
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Bongo Beep
Charlie Parker
Chameleon
Herbie Hancock
Cheese Cake
Dexter Gordon
El Gaucho
Wayne Shorter
Footprints
Wayne Shorter
Free for All
Wayne Shorter
Invitation
Bronisław Kaper
Lucky Southern
Keith Jarrett
My Little Suede Shoes
Charlie Parker
Nica’s Dream
Horace Silver
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
Summertime
George Gershwin

“Non-Standards”

(Rock, blues, country & mashup arrangements)

Bikini Island
Goblin
Blue Monkee
arr. Michael Wilson
Careless Stepchild
arr. Michael Wilson
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
I Got Phylogeny
arr. Michael Wilson
Moontage
arr. Scott Anderson
Pinball Number Count
Walt Kraemer
Purple Rain
Prince
Rooster
Alice in Chains
Sara Smile
Daryl Hall/John Oates
Song for Rikki
arr. Scott Anderson
Summer Spring
arr. Scott Anderson
Take Everything: Impossible Five
arr. Scott Anderson
Tomorrow Never Knows
John Lennon/Paul McCartney