During the summer, the Nova Contemporary Jazz Orchestra keeps up its performance schedule admirably, especially considering many of its personnel are busy with — and distracted by — all the other things that people do during the summer. Besides gigging and other work, there’s traveling, vacationing, and seeking out a pleasant area of the Twin Cities that’s not under construction.
The 23rd of August is our next performance at the Shorewood Bar & Grill in Fridley. We’ve been playing at the Shorewood for a little over a year, and both the venue and audience are top-notch. Just a few days after our August Shorewood outing, summer will reach an enormous crescendo in Minnesota. You might think it’s all downhill after that. Well, no — not for Nova it isn’t.