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Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar, Fall 2019

November 7, 2019  •  

Live jazz in the Twin Cities metro! The Jazz Police calendar is updated at least weekly. And we’re continuing “Andrea’s Picks.” Years ago, popular pianist and bandleader Herb Pilhofer was a fixture on the local scene, often appearing at the Dakota in its original digs at Bandana Square. Off the scene for a number of […]

Twin Cities Jazz Venues

November 4, 2019  •  

[Updated November 1, 2019] I hear these questions a lot: Where does one find live jazz in the Twin Cities? And how do you learn about it? Look no farther! This is your Jazz Police guide to Twin Cities jazz venues and resources! Learning about area jazz offerings is pretty easy online. Check out Jazz […]

Who Is Dean Granros?

October 30, 2019  •  

Dean Granros is an elusive giant of the Twin Cities improvised music scene. The name alone carries weight for younger generations of musicians and fans. His photo hangs on the back wall of Jazz Central Studios, larger than all the others. I was hanging out around it a few weeks back when a non-musician friend […]

Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar, Fall 2019

October 18, 2019  •  

Live jazz in the Twin Cities metro! The Jazz Police calendar is updated at least weekly. And we’re continuing “Andrea’s Picks.” Andrea’s picks:  Kicking off the weekend: Makayla McCraven at the Walker (October 18). The Twin Cities “dean” of jazz guitar, Dean Granros offers a rare solo set opening Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog […]

Review: Davu Seru’s Motherless Dollar at Jazz Central

October 13, 2019  •  

By Sam Worthington I had the good fortune of hearing Davu Seru’s Motherless Dollar Quartet at Jazz Central Studios this past Wednesday, October 9th. I caught the second performance of the band’s October residency at JCS (appearing every Wednesday except the 23rd). The quartet featured leader and composer Davu Seru on the drums and cello, […]

Chris Bates Red 5 at Studio Z: Never Too Much of This Good Thing

October 4, 2019  •  

Review © Sam Worthington I had the pleasure of listening to Chris Bates’ Red 5 tonight (October 3) at Studio Z. The show was part of The “All Originals” Jazz Series, thanks to the musician-impresario Steve Kenny. Chris Bates led the group on double bass and electric bass. The rest of the band featured JT […]