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Jazz Police Calendar: Winter 2019

January 20, 2019  •  

The Lead Sheet has retired.  For now, we are providing a Jazz Police Calendar. This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing, but will provide a heads-up regarding upcoming shows and jazz events throughout the Twin Cities. Updates approximately weekly.   . January 19-20, Rebirth Brass Band at The Dakota . January 20, Minnesota […]

JazzMN Celebrates 20 Years: April Concert, Artistic Director Search

January 14, 2019  •  

On April 8th, 2019, the JazzMN Orchestra holds its final concert of the season. But this event not only marks the season finale, it will be a celebration of JazzMN’s 20th anniversary. JazzMN’s first concert was held on the eve of Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday in April 1999 at the Fitzgerald Theater, with guest artist […]

RIP Phil Mattson

January 9, 2019  •  

“Phil Mattson is the greatest vocal jazz arranger on the planet.” –Richie Cole “Phil Mattson has been passionate about quality vocal jazz since his earliest experiences with the genre. He has changed the direction of vocal jazz through creative advancements including arrangements and methods of teaching choral educators the art of vocal jazz.” — Sheryl […]

Jazz Police Calendar – Summer 2018

August 17, 2018  •  

The Lead Sheet has retired. As an interim service,  we’re continuing to post a “Jazz Police Calendar” during the summer. This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing, but will provide a heads-up regarding upcoming shows and jazz events throughout the Twin Cities. . August 17, Andrew Walesch Big Band “Plays Sinatra” at Crooners […]

Siereveld’s ‘Walk the Walk’ on Shifting Paradigm Records

July 19, 2018  •  

New York based trumpeter Eric Siereveld embraces and embodies the classic B3 organ jazz sound on his 2018 release Walk the Walk (Shifting Paradigm Records). The personnel on the album features players from across the county, reflecting Siereveld’s own journey from growing up in Ohio to studying at Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin […]

Where are the women in the Twin Cities Jazz Festival? (via MinnPost)

June 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This article originally appeared in MinnPost. Short answer: All over. Women musicians – and by musicians, we also mean singers; more about that in a minute – are on the Mears Park main stage. They’re in at least half of the 20+ locations where this year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival takes place, a gaggle of […]