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Open Story at Jazz Central, January 19

January 18, 2018  •  

© Andrea Canter The Illicit Jazz Workshop, curated by Steve Kenny, keeps the jazz ball rolling this weekend, presenting the trio Open Story at Jazz Central on Friday, January 19, 8 pm. The band features three of the area’s most revered artists– Dean Magraw, Bryan Nichols, and Jay Epstein. Guitarist Dean Magraw is one of the Twin […]

Roy Hargrove Quintet Returns to the Dakota, January 16-17

January 15, 2018  •  

© Andrea Canter “There’s a physical electricity to Hargrove’s performance that is not terribly common in jazz.” –David Adler “His contributions help tie jazz to hip-hop and R&B, reinforcing the perception that jazz is, perhaps, America’s last truly adventurous musical genre, one capable of addressing what is transpiring in the present while also honoring what […]

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 2018


© Andrea Canter [The Lead Sheet is published monthly and updated weekly. Updated 1/15/2018] Jazz fans hopefully have some relevant New Year’s resolutions– to get out and hear more live jazz, to attend more diverse jazz events in the area, to contribute to our stellar non-profit jazz organizations and venues. Artists, club owners, and curators […]

Live! It’s Bryan Nichols and Brandon Wozniak, Recording in the Dunsmore Room, January 13-14

January 12, 2018  •  

© Andrea Canter For the past decade-plus, they’ve been two of the young jazz monsters to watch, each performing with multiple bands as well as together.  Now pianist Bryan Nichols and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak have discovered their mutual affection for the Stan Getz/Kenny Barron recording People Time, and are ready to record their own collaboration […]

Framework Celebrates 20 Years — January 10 at Jazz Central

January 8, 2018  •  

© Andrea Canter One of the Twin Cities most durable jazz alliances, Framework is the collaboration of three of the Twin Cities’ most creative musicians, specializing in original works and inventive covers of modern jazz heroes. On January 10 (8:30 pm), drummer Jay Epstein, guitarist Chris Olson, and bassist Chris Bates take the stage Jazz […]

Steve Kenny’s Group 47, Liquid Vinyl Return to Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog, January 6

January 4, 2018  •  

© Andrea Canter Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog presents its 190th consecutive week of great local music across the generations on January 6. Opening will be the monthly JazzINK Youth Showcase featuring the return of Liquid Vinyl; the headliner set presents Steve Kenny’s Group 47.   Liquid Vinyl (7 pm) The JazzInk Youth […]