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David Sanborn Returns to the Dakota, March 27-28

March 25, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter “The most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years.” — Scott Yanow (All   Long associated with the best of “contemporary” jazz, Grammy-winning saxophonist David Sanborn will show of his more “straight-ahead” chops at the Dakota, March 27-28. And he’s got plenty to show, as […]

2017 Twin Cities Jazz Festival: McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen, Bobby Lyle!

March 24, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Twin Cities Jazz Festival Director Steve Heckler announced four headliners for the free 19th annual festival, to be held in and near Mears Park in St. Paul, June 22-24. The last surviving member of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, pianist McCoy Tyner heads an impressive list of artists to perform on the […]

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 24-30

March 23, 2017  •  

  © Andrea Canter The calendar says Spring so it must be true. And I know summer is coming because Steve Heckler has announced the Twin Cities Jazz Fest headliners with McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen and Bobby Lyle. But there’s another jazz fest coming this Saturday with three great area bands and another […]

Katia Cardenas Celebrates Her Birthday and Music at the Icehouse, March 26

March 22, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Now on a steady upward trajectory on the Twin Cities jazz scene, vocalist Katia Cardenas celebrates her birthday in style at the Icehouse on Sunday, March 26th at 5 pm. No, it’s not that big one– Katia is still under 30. But she has plenty to celebrate– her recent CD debut release, […]

Piano legend McCoy Tyner to headline 2017 Twin Cities Jazz Festival by

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Original Article By Tim Campbell | Star Tribune One of jazz’s all-time greats, pianist McCoy Tyner, will headline this summer’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival. The powerhouse keyboardist who helped drive John Coltrane to his greatest heights, Tyner (pictured above) remains a commanding presence at age 78, as he proved in gigs last fall at the […]

McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard among Twin Cities Jazz Festival headliners by

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Original Article By Ross Raihala | Pioneer Press Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, John Coltrane Quartet pianist McCoy Tyner, New York bandleader and composer Anat Cohen and Minnesota’s own Bobby Lyle will headline the 19th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival on June 22 through 24 in and around Mears Park in Lowertown St. Paul. The […]