The Paradise Center for the Arts presents “The New Standards” this Friday at  7:30 p.m. They’re a rock and jazz trio known for their personality-laden brand of engaging performance and extraordinary musicality. Each member comes from distinguished backgrounds in pop, rock and jazz, and brings something unique to the project.

John Munson (string bass and vocals) is a founding member of legendary and chart-topping bands Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic. He brings melodious rock-steady chops plus distinctive slacks

Chan Poling, the leader of the seminal Twin Cities 80’s (and resurgent!) haute punk band The Suburbs is the crooner and rock-shouter, but surprises with his pianistic firepower.

Bespectacled Steve Roehm, the band’s secret geek weapon, climbs breathtaking jazzy heights on his vibraphone, which is like a xylophone, except way harder to play – just ask Roehm.

Tickets are $17 for members / $22 for nonmembers / $10 for students and are available at the Box Office at 321 Central Ave., downtown Faribault, from Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and until 8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour before the event, or by calling 332-7372. More ticket info at ParadiseCenterForTheArts.org

More info about the band at: www.TheNewStandards.com