Made Major

Made Major

Fri · January 4, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

Made Major
Made Major
Made Major is a trio of Luke Peterson's conception comprised of Jake Baldwin, Thomas Nordlund, and Luke Peterson that seeks to bridge the gap between American folk music and avant-garde jazz music. They are inspired by the works of Gillian Welch, Paul Motian, Jim Campilongo, Thelonious Monk, and Low, among many others. Their debut performance will be this January 4, 2019 at The Warming House.

Jake Baldwin is already a veteran performer around the Twin Cities. After graduating from NEC in 2013, Jake moved back to the Twin Cities, initially working for the Harralson Trumpet company while building his creds on the local jazz scene. Those creds have been accumulating, with his own bands at such venues as the Dakota, Artists Quarter, Jazz Central, Black Dog, Nicollet, and Dunsmore Room, and in other bands including the Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, Chomsky, Thomas Nordlund Group, Endeavors, Cory Healey’s Beautiful Sunshine Band, Chris Bates’ Red 5, Minnesota Hard Bop Collective, McNasty Brass Band, and more, and has toured extensively with Har Mar Superstar. Jake recently released his first album as leader of the band Ra Ra Ru–dubbed Metallic Ink Co–on the Electricity Is Magic label in 2014.

Thomas Nordlund is a guitarist and composer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a lyrical guitarist whose command of the instrument allows him to shape vivid musical terrain with only a handful of notes. His compositions stretch from being insular to accessible and unfold like narrative observations of the world around him. Nordlund released his second album as a bandleader and producer, “Miles Left Behind,” May 7, 2018 on Shifting Paradigm Records.

Luke Peterson is a drummer, composer, and bandleader from Apple Valley, MN. He is an alum of the Dakota Combo (2014-15). He currently attends Northwestern University, where he studies Mathematics and Physics. He is a student of JT Bates, Bryan Nichols, Phil Hey, and Reid Kennedy. He has performed with Brandon Wozniak, Adam Linz, Chris Bates, Zacc Harris, Jake Baldwin, Noah Ophoven-Baldwin, among others. He has performed at Khyber Pass, Black Dog, Reverie, Jazz Central Studios, and Aster Cafe. He leads groups No Exit, Adkins-Peterson Quartet, and Friends & Neighbors. He is a member of the leaderless quintet SPACE who tracked their debut album Non-Trivial Problem in August. Despite his absence from the state of Minnesota, Luke continues to be an active member in the scene, leading bands old and new each time he returns.
Venue Information:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN, 55409