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Basie time machine lands in Fridley, then takes off

July 26, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson William “Count” Basie’s world-changing sound originated in a raucous Petri dish that will never be replicated – 1930s Kansas City – to become a band that will […]

One Last Look Back – The 2021 TD James Moody Jazz Festival

July 24, 2022  •  

           Musicians celebrate George Wein © Kevin R. Mason The 2022 summer jazz season is upon us! But before it is over, here’s one more (long […]

The Lead Sheet: More Vocals!

June 28, 2022  •  

Tierney Sutton performs at The Dakota on Wednesday, June 29 The Twin Cities Jazz Festival brought us some great voices throughout St Paul—Bruce Henry, Lila Ammons, Maryann Sullivan, Ginger Commodore, […]

Jazzed Impressions of the 2022 Twin Cities Jazz Festival: From Lowertown

June 27, 2022  •  

Mears Park overflowed with jazz fans Saturday night, rocking with the sounds of the Treme Brass Band. Steve Heckler, festival founder and director I’ve been to my share of jazz […]

Elling and Hunter bring the fun(k) to the Dakota

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By Dan Emerson “Where’s the bass player?” It’s one of the musical questions hanging on the collaboration that has created one of improvised music’s newest and most potent duos: Olympic […]

Looking Back – The 2021 JazzFest White Plains

June 5, 2022  •  

                             The Theo Croker Quartet © Kevin R. Mason It is almost time for the summer jazz […]