Kjeer selected for jazz ensemble

Scandia resident Will Kjeer, a student at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, has been selected as pianist for The Dakota Combo. This high school jazz band is directed by the McPhail Center’s Adam Linz and will perform at the Artists Quarter, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, and other venues. From left to right are bassist Sam Worthington (Moundsview High School), drummer Benjamin Beyene (Minneapolis Roosevelt High School), violinists Zosha Warpeha (Perpich Center for Arts Education), trombonist Jack Courtwright (Apple Valley High School), alto sax player Peter Goggin (Moundsview High School), vibraphonist Levi Schwartzberg (Minneapolis Southwest High School), Kjeer, and trumpeter Jackson Mullet (Eden Prairie High School).