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Bob James and his young drummer are trading info

January 24, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson On their recent tour, 82 year old keyboardist and composer emeritus Bob James and his 20-something drummer, James Adkins, have been swapping vital information. The well-traveled jazz […]

Looking Back at 2021 –The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival

January 22, 2022  •  

               Willie Jones III Charlie Parker Centennial Celebration Band © Kevin R. Mason With the ongoing pandemic, things are still quite uncertain in the […]

Ethan Iverson’s new trio is not Bad

January 10, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson. Pianist and composer Ethan Iverson will return to the Twin Cities January 13 to perform at Crooner’s in Fridley, about a month before Blue Note Records releases […]

10 from 2021: Music Emerging

January 4, 2022  •  

By Don Berryman A year ago in “20_from 2020 – New Music that Helped” I predicted that in 2021 we would witness an explosion of creativity after all the woodshedding […]

Mallinger will linger for a gig in his hometown

December 20, 2021  •  

By Dan Emerson Pat Mallinger Home for a visit at Thanksgiving, Chicago-based tenor saxophonist-composer Pat Mallinger was walking in downtown St. Paul when he came across a new club he […]

Jay Epstein: The Secrets of the Twin Cities Workingest Jazz Drummer

November 23, 2021  •  

By Bill Stieger. The drummer perches behind his red Gretsch with the posture of a finishing school graduate. His sticks are small, and he balances them on his fingertips. An […]