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McBride leads a high-flying quartet at the Dakota

March 23, 2023  •  

By Dan Emerson. . Describing all the “jobs” Christian McBride holds would completely fill up a business card: bassist, composer, bandleader, radio host, educator, historian, festival artistic director….and, considering the […]

Holland, Eubanks and Harland mash it up at the Dakota jazz club

February 20, 2023  •  

By Dan Emerson Photos by Andrea Canter. The trio opened the late show at the Dakota with “The Winding Way,” a tune Holland wrote and played with the supergroup ScoLoFoHo […]

Joan Griffith and Laura Caviani Celebrate “Sambanova II”

February 7, 2023  •  

Joan Griffith A Midwest native and long-time resident, Joan Griffith has devoted much of her career as musician (bass, guitar and mandolin), composer, and teacher to the sounds and spirit […]

From Peru to the World: Claudia Medina and her Minnesota “Farewell”

January 24, 2023  •  

Claudia Medina, Belvedere at Crooners (October 2022) “I always say that music has saved, saves and will save my life.” –Claudia Medina She grew up in Lima where her father […]

Zenon sketches a continent’s story in music

January 23, 2023  •  

By Dan Emerson To create his magnum opus album “Musica de Las Americas,” Puerto Rican saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenon took a neck-deep dive into an epic, endlessly intriguing topic […]

Headliners for the 25th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival June 23 & 24, 2023

January 16, 2023  •  

Saint Paul, Minn. (January 17, 2023) – The Twin Cities Jazz Festival presented by AARP Minnesota will celebrate its 25th anniversary when it returns to Saint Paul’s Lowertown Arts District […]