2018 Winter Jazz Festival
The 2018 Winter Fest is set for Sunday Jan 28th at Crooners. The festival will run from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm headlined by Regina Carter w/Xavier Davis, legendary NOLA drummer Butch Miles and local favorites including Connie Evingson, the ACME Big Band, Jazz Central All Stars, Travis Anderson, Jake Baldwin the Wolverines as well as many youth performances. The complete schedule will be posted on our web site shortly.
Crooners is a smaller venue with limited seating so get your seats now before we sell out. All proceeds support the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and our great jazz musicians.
Crooners Lounge & Supper Club
6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday January 28, 2018, at Crooners
1:00 pm – 8:30 pm, followed by a jazz jam session
1:00: DFJE Experience Jazz Combo led by Steven Hobert
1:30: Dakota Combo led by Adam Linz
2:30: Travis Anderson Trio
4:00: Jazz Central All Stars
5:30: Judi Vinar & the Wolverines with special guest Dave Karr
7:00: ACME Jazz Company & Butch Miles
8:30: Jazz Jam Led by Mac Santiago
THE DUNSMORE ROOM
3:00: Connie Evingson & Andrew Walesch with Dave Karr
4:30: Regina Carter & Xavier Davis
6:00: Regina Carter & Xavier Davis
7:30: Jake Baldwin Quartet
2018 Winter Jazz Festival
Presented by AARP and sponsored by North Memorial Health, Winter Jazz Festival features some of the best local and nationally-known jazz musicians:
In 1987, Detroit native Regina Carter joined the all-female pop-jazz quintet Straight Ahead, and appeared on their first three albums. Before leaving the band in 1991 and moving to New York City, she picked up session work with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists, including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. In 2006 Carter won the MacArthur Fellows Program Grant with the following comment: Regina Carter is a master of improvisational jazz violin. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences – including Motown, Afro-Cuban, Swing, Bebop, Folk, and World – she has crafted a signature voice and style….Carter’s performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic, and percussive potential.
Xavier Davis is an American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and music educator who leads the Xavier Davis Trio. In addition, he performs as a side man with other groups, including the Christian McBride Big Band with whom he performed on the Grammy-winning album The Good Feeling.
American jazz drummer Butch Miles has played with the Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Frank Sinatra, among others. Butch displays the maturity of his experience with youthful imagination and unending energy. He conducts jazz clinics at universities and high schools, continues to record CDs, and plays frequently in small group capacities at jazz parties and festivals around the globe where he brings together technique, creative finesse and a love of the music that delights audiences. Butch will perform with the ACME Jazz Company
Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson is known for her range of divergent, musical paths. Her recorded catalog of acclaimed CD’s ranging from jazz and Broadway standards to the music of Peggy Lee, the Beatles, Django Reinhardt, Dave Frishberg, Norman Gimbel and more reflects an adventurous spirit that knows no boundaries. A Twin Cities resident, Connie tours worldwide, with appearances at concert halls, theaters and festivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan. She has been a guest artist at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Michael Feinstein and Vince Giordano, Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota Orchestra and Toronto Symphony conducted by Doc Severinsen, the JazzMN Orchestra and VocalEssence, among others.
And more, including…
Travis Anderson Trio
Jazz Central All Stars
Jake Baldwin Quartet
Judi Vinar & the Wolverines featuring Dave Karr
ACME Jazz Company
Jazz Jam led by Mac Santiago
The 2018 Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival is presented by:
For more information, visit TwinCitiesJazzFestival.com, or follow @tcjazzfestival on Twitter, like our page on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel. We’ll also be streaming live on Facebook (as permitted) during the Festival. To join Jazz Fest’s email list, click here. #tcjazzfest
Musicians and schedule subject to change.