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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, October 2017

October 21, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter   [The Lead Sheet is published monthly and updated weekly] Saturday, October 21. The Twin Cities Jazz Composers’ Workshop meets this morning (11 am) at Jazz Central, promoting creative and forward-looking composition for the modern jazz orchestra in the Twin Cities area. New works of Adam Meckler, Aaron Hedenstrom, Asuka Kakitani, Kari […]

Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog Features Steve Kenny Quartet, Atlantis Quartet on October 21

October 20, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter ” [Atlantis Quartet] shifts nimbly from a punk-jazz aesthetic to an ECM-ish sensitivity.”–Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times One of the most praised jazz ensembles in the Twin Cities, the Atlantis Quartet boasts more than a decade of collaboration and innovative music. Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog is pleased to present Atlantis […]

Pavel Jany Celebrates “Acoustic Condition” at the Black Dog, October 20


© Andrea Canter A prolific performer, composer and bandleader, guitarist Pavel Jany takes time out from his multiple Brazilian music projects to celebrate a more eclectic one– the release of his solo CD, Acoustic Condition. On Friday, October 20 at the Black Dog in St Paul, Pavel performs solo in the opening set, then joins […]

Phil Hey Quartet Celebrates Monk in the Dunsmore Room, October 20

October 17, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter “The PHQ is a true, seasoned ensemble laying down a musical vision with common purpose.”—Pat Courtemanche Twin Cities jazz fans may not always appreciate our great fortune—to live in a community blessed with some of the finest musicians in the country, artists who have played with such legends as Charlie Rouse, Kenny […]

Wycliffe Gordon in the Dunsmore Room and with JazzMN at Ordway, October 19-20


© Andrea Canter The JazzMN Orchestra opens its 2017-18 season in the Ordway Concert Hall in downtown St. Paul on Friday, October 20, 7:30 pm. Featured guest artist will be award-winning trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, along with local vocal sensation Yolande Bruce, joining JazzMN in a tribute to jazz legend Louis Armstrong. It’s a busy Minnesota […]

Saturday Night Jazz Goes Vocal! Sophia Shorai, Firebell at the Black Dog on October 14

October 13, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter When Steve Kenny recently announced the fourth year of Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog, he promised to add some vocalists to the schedule, at least for the opening sets. Keeping his promise, Steve welcomes popular area singer Sophia Shorai for the 7 pm set on October 14, followed at 8:30 […]