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The Lead Sheet: August 18 Update

August 18, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter The Lead Sheet is published monthly and updated at least weekly. Friday, August 18. After their stellar CD release gig earlier this summer, the amazing young guns of Hoaxer repeat at Vieux Carre’ –Will Kjeer, Peter Goggin, Charlie Lincoln and Edmund Catlin. Jazz Central hosts the visiting Bridge Trio, three rising star […]

Happy Saturday! Happy Apple Headlines at the Black Dog on August 19

August 16, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter  “Funny as the men were to watch, this was one of the most serious groups I’ve ever seen.”  –Ben Ratliffe, The New York Times Although its fan base extends well beyond New York to the far reaches of modern music, Happy Apple has called the Twin Cities home throughout its 20+ years. […]

Lee Konitz with Dan Tepfer in the Dunsmore Room, August 20-21


© Andrea Canter One of the most influential saxophonists in the history of jazz, altoist Lee Konitz, at 89, continues to perform and inspire new generations. Notably associated with the “cool jazz” movement of the 40s-50s, Konitz is particularly known for his involvement in Miles Davis’s Birth of the Cool sessions and work with pianist […]

Hoaxer Returns to Vieux Carre’ on Friday, August 18

August 15, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter   “…sure to be one of the more important collaborations of young jazz musicians to emerge from Minnesota in a long time.” –Steve Kenny (Producer) and Bill Coulter (Executive Producer), Crash Test At the end of 2015, four young collegians spent their winter break playing original music together as Hoaxer. Peter Goggin, […]

Artists Quarter Favorites Resurface in the Dunsmore Room: Bob Rockwell and David Hazeltine, August 14-15

August 13, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter “This is straight-ahead bop and postbop served with panache by pros who share taste and hours together on the bandstand.” — Britt Robson, StarTribune Back in the heydey of the Artists Quarter, Twin Cities native saxophonist Bob Rockwell was a regular performer, ultimately relocating to New York and then to Copenhagan where […]

Jana Nyberg 5 Celebrates New Album in the Dunsmore Room, August 11

August 11, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter A frequent performer throughout the Twin Cities on such stages as the Dakota, Vieux Carré, Crooners and Jazz Central, vocalist/songwriter/flautist Jana Nyberg recently brought her quintet to Wild Sound Studio for a recording session last winter.  Now the Jana Nyberg 5 celebrates the release of Set on You in the intimate Dunsmore […]