3-Way Stop lands gig at Artists Quarter


Local jazz trio, 3-Way Stop, will perform at the Artists Quarter, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul, at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. The performance is part of the club’s Young Artists Series. The trio includes guitarist Keefe Tarnow, bassist Ted Olsen and drummer Lars Johnson.

Tarnow is a 2010 graduate of St. Paul Central High School who has studied with Jeff Lambert and at Walker West and performed with the Minnesota Youth Jazz Band. He plans to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston in fall 2011 after a year of performing around the Twin Cities.

Olsen is a 2010 graduate of St. Paul Como Park High School. He’s studied with Travis Schilling and Adam Linz and will attend Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, this fall, where he hopes to play in the jazz orchestra directed by Tony Guzman.

Johnson attends McNally Smith College of Music and studies with Paul Stueber. 

The group plays jazz standards and “a growing repertoire of originals, in a ’60s bop mode,” according to Olsen. The trio also performed in June and July at the St. Anthony Park Park B4 Dark shopping and entertainment event.

New York-based guitarist Greg Skaff will perform after 3-Way Stop Aug. 19, as part of the Artists Quarter’s Guitar Hero Weekend.