During our Grand Opening in February 2019, Castle Community and Threshold Arts dedicated the Castle’s third floor event hall to Les Fields - one of Rochester’s most iconic musicians who has been bringing some of the best jazz musicians in Southeast Minnesota together for more than fifty years. Threshold Arts hosts a monthly series, Jazz in Les Fields Hall, featuring Les Fields and the Turkey River All Stars and a visiting guest band.
Doors open: 1:00 PM
Les Fields & the Turkey River All Stars: 1:30 PM
Darren Saner Quartet: 2:40 PM
All Ages – General Admission
Tickets: $5 in advance / $8 day of show
Advance tickets are available online via My Town My Music or at The Art Store on the Castle’s second floor.
LES FIELDS AND THE TURKEY RIVER ALL STARS
Named after the river that ran through his Cresco, Iowa hometown, Les organized the Turkey River All Stars Band in 1968. The group has had some high-profile gigs over those many years, including performing as the welcoming band for four U.S. Presidents: Nixon, Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and one presidential hopeful, Ross Perot. The Rochester group was the official Minnesota band at the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. In 2005, Les Fields was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.
Darren Saner Quartet
Darren Saner is a jazz vocalist in the style of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and Michael Buble. He holds a bachelor's degree in music and has performed as singer/drummer/percussionist with a number of groups in past years including the Air Force Band of the Midwest, Saner World, and Dean Saner Group, the two latter groups making previous appearances on the Down By the Riverside stage. Darren has performed at a number of local venues including The Redwood Room and Kinney Creek Brewery and has been a featured soloist with the Rochester Pops Orchestra.