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The Bill Evans Birthday Concert with the Phil Aaron Trio

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

A TRIBUTE TO BILL EVANS WITH THE PHIL AARON TRIO, FEATURING JAY EPSTEIN AND CHARLIE LINCOLN. Pianist Phil Aaron is a Chicago native who studied music at the Berklee College of Music and the University of Illinois. After ten years in LA, he moved to Minneapolis in 1989, becoming fully immersed in the local jazz […]

$20 – $30

Jon Wood & Geoff Le Crone

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream Jon Wood is an active professional musician in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota with performances on guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and cajon. Venues Jon has performed at include Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis for their Monday Night Artist Feature and Thursday Night Vocal Series, the […]

$10

Red hot Django Peppers

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

The Red Hot Django Peppers is a band that formed from the love of the music of Django Reinhardt. The troupe consists of guitarists Ryan Picone and Jose Betanzos, violinist Danny Lentz, and bassist Sean Roderick. The Red Hot Django Peppers had their premiere performance in early 2019 at Moto-I and were then asked to […]

$15 – $25

Jazz Impact

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream When five musicians spanning in age from their 30’s to the 60’s, all having placed the practice of jazz as an important priority in life, play together for over a decade . . . something wonderful starts to happen. They find the pocket. . . they swing, they flow. Jazz […]

$10

Blue Ox Trio CD Release with and opening set by Steve Kenny “Trio”

KJ’s Hideaway 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul, MN

8:00pm Steve Kenny “Trio” Steve Kenny – Trumpet joined by Lasse Corson – Piano and some assorted number of their cohorts. Always a surprising and fresh ensemble, and almost never just a trio !!! 9:30pm The Blue Ox Trio – CD Release Jack Schabert – Drums Adam Tucker – Bass Zach Studdiford – Piano Featuring […]

The Sounds of New Orleans with the Southside Aces

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

For nearly two decades the Southside Aces have been playing the repertoire of the Jazz Age greats and beyond. From the early New Orleans of Jelly Roll Morton to the joys of Louis Armstrong through to the barrel house sounds of Preservation Hall. And with the June release of their 8th album, Minneapolis Bump, they’ve […]

$15 – $25

CLOUSER, MEDESKI, BATES

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities natives guitarist/vocalist Todd Clouser and drummer JT Bates are joined by keyboard legend John Medeski for a night of Clouser and Medeski compositions that run from cinematic to psychedelic. The trio comes home in support of their most recent release, the Minneapolis recorded “You The Brave : Live at Icehouse”.

$20 – $25

Twin Cities JazzFest Presents: Henry Berberi

KJ’s Hideaway 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul, MN

Alto saxophonist Henry Berberi lives in Morris, Minnesota, where he is a rising senior at Morris Area High School. He started playing the saxophone in fifth grade and has since studied with Jonathan Campbell, Matthew Patnode, Edmar Colón, and George Garzone. Henry was a member of the 2021 and 2022 Berklee Jazz Workshop, was named […]

$15

Dinner Jazz w/Stablemates

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

StableMates (Dale Alexander: piano, Gary Raynor: bass, & Jay Epstein: drums) have been musical comrades for several decades. Their repertoire is Jazz standards of the Great American Songbook and the classic post-bop material of progressive piano trio. The group was initially formed out of their musical connections with Brazilian pianist Manfredo Fest, with whom Raynor […]

$15

StableMates

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Dale Alexander, Gary Raynor, Jay Epstein

Mitch Van Laar

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream Featuring: Mitch Van Laar-trumpet Dave Brattain-tenor saxophone Ted Godbout-piano Adam Harder Nussbaum-drums Ted Olsen-bass

$10

Ben Sidran

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock and roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole and Van Morrison. It’s been a long and varied journey for Ben […]

$40 – $50

IMPROVISED DINNER W/ ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

All Terrain Vehicle is a trio of guitar, bass and drums, featuring (respectively) Zacc Harris, Cody McKinney, and Dave Power. This super group of celebrities plays mostly improvised music that will take you to another plane of existence (Time Is A Flat Circle).

$15

Chris Graham

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream Twin Cities native Chris Graham caught the attention of the local jazz community while only a teenager. His early talent and passion for the music earned him admission to The New School in New York city, where he had the privilege to study with true masters and elders of the […]

$10

Ben Sidran

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock and roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole and Van Morrison. It’s been a long and varied journey for Ben […]

$40 – $50

Weather Report Tribute with an opening set by Will Schmid Quartet

KJ’s Hideaway 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul, MN

8:00pm Opening Set by the Will Schmid Quartet Will Schmid – Guitar Patrick Adkins – Piano Graydon Peterson – Bass Ben Ehrlich – Drums Minneapolis and Houston-based guitarist and composer, Will Schmid, has been performing his original music for almost a decade. Before moving to Texas for graduate school at Rice University in 2020, his […]

$20

Basie’s Birthday with the Rick Carlson Quartet

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

RICK CARLSON taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and capitalizing on a long string of happy accidents. He has also perfected the art of “circular drinking”, whereby he can sip martinis uninterrupted while still playing a cohesive piano solo. He has been the pianist […]

$20 – $30

Zacc Harris Presents: The Music of Pat Martino

Since moving to Minneapolis in 2005, Zacc Harris has gained a reputation as one of the area’s top guitarists, being named 2017 Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist by the City Pages. He performs in a host of creative projects including Atlantis Quartet, winner of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship and named 2011 Best Jazz Artist, as […]

$20 – $30

Zacc Harris Presents: The Music of Pat Martino

Since moving to Minneapolis in 2005, Zacc Harris has gained a reputation as one of the area’s top guitarists, being named 2017 Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist by the City Pages. He performs in a host of creative projects including Atlantis Quartet, winner of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship and named 2011 Best Jazz Artist, as […]

$20 – $30

The American Songbook: The Last 50 Years with Maud Hixson

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), Maud Hixson is a devoted exponent of great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery. Based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Maud is the co-founder of the continental jazz sextet French 75 with clarinetist Tony Balluff. She made her […]

Andrew Schwandt

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream Featuring: Andrew on tenor sax, Fred Flowerday on keyboards, Haralds Bondaris on drums I’ve performed with Fred and Haralds in different groups around the Twin Cities for many years, but I’m especially excited to bring the two of them together to debut some brand new music we’ve been writing on August 27th at […]

$10

Le Percheron with an opening set CD Release by Imminent Standards Trio

8:00pm opening set by the Imminent Standards Trio – CD Release JC Sanford – Trombone Abinnet Berhanu – Drums Charlie Lincoln – Bass   9:30pm Le Percheron Adam Linz – bass Cory Healey – drums and cymbals Noah Ophoven-Baldwin – cornets Levi Schwartzberg – vibraphone Paul Metzger – guitars “After Fat Kid Wednesdays had a […]

$20

Ahmed & The Jazz Creators

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

This ensemble is led by master trumpeter Ahmed AbdulKarim and features Joe Mayo – Saxophone Dale Alexander – Piano Ted Olson – Bass Miguel Hurtado – Drums All jazz masters in their own right, these five musicians come togther for an unforgettable evening at Crooners this September. With a dynamic blend of individual styles, Ahmed […]

$20 – $30

Ted Olsen Quartet

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Ted Olsen is a musician from Minneapolis, MN who plays double bass and bass guitar. As a composer, he focuses on creating bright moments within the framework of spontaneous group interplay. As an instrumentalist, he plays with a bouncy rhythmic vitality and a fiery optimistic spirit. “The sprawling yet cohesive songcraft on Ted Olsen’s new […]

Red Planet First Tuesdays

MetroNOME Brewery 289 5th Street East, St. Paul, MN

The celestial event of the season: Red Planet orbits back to MetroNOME every 1st Tuesday of the month Featuring: Dean Magraw: guitar Chris Bates: bass Jay Epstein: drums We’d love to share some sonics with you – Stop in to dig it & boost your dopamine! Visit Red Planet: https://www.redplanetjazz.com/

Dinner Jazz w/Stablemakes

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

StableMates (Dale Alexander: piano, Gary Raynor: bass, & Jay Epstein: drums) have been musical comrades for several decades. Their repertoire is Jazz standards of the Great American Songbook and the classic post-bop material of progressive piano trio. The group was initially formed out of their musical connections with Brazilian pianist Manfredo Fest, with whom Raynor […]

$15

Marilyn Maye

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Marilyn Maye, the 94-year-old cabaret legend, who many claim is firmly at the apex of her amazing career, lives by her credo “It’s Today!” like nobody else. A practitioner without peer of a classic American nightclub style prevalent several generations ago, Marilyn flies in from New York for an exciting 4-show engagement. Now the toast […]

$55 – $65

Marilyn Maye

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Marilyn Maye, the 94-year-old cabaret legend, who many claim is firmly at the apex of her amazing career, lives by her credo “It’s Today!” like nobody else. A practitioner without peer of a classic American nightclub style prevalent several generations ago, Marilyn flies in from New York for an exciting 4-show engagement. Now the toast […]

$55 – $65

Marilyn Maye

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Marilyn Maye, the 94-year-old cabaret legend, who many claim is firmly at the apex of her amazing career, lives by her credo “It’s Today!” like nobody else. A practitioner without peer of a classic American nightclub style prevalent several generations ago, Marilyn flies in from New York for an exciting 4-show engagement. Now the toast […]

$55 – $65

Marilyn Maye

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Marilyn Maye, the 94-year-old cabaret legend, who many claim is firmly at the apex of her amazing career, lives by her credo “It’s Today!” like nobody else. A practitioner without peer of a classic American nightclub style prevalent several generations ago, Marilyn flies in from New York for an exciting 4-show engagement. Now the toast […]

$55 – $65

Red Planet First Tuesdays

MetroNOME Brewery 289 5th Street East, St. Paul, MN

The celestial event of the season: Red Planet orbits back to MetroNOME every 1st Tuesday of the month Featuring: Dean Magraw: guitar Chris Bates: bass Jay Epstein: drums We’d love to share some sonics with you – Stop in to dig it & boost your dopamine! Visit Red Planet: https://www.redplanetjazz.com/

Red Planet First Tuesdays

MetroNOME Brewery 289 5th Street East, St. Paul, MN

The celestial event of the season: Red Planet orbits back to MetroNOME every 1st Tuesday of the month Featuring: Dean Magraw: guitar Chris Bates: bass Jay Epstein: drums We’d love to share some sonics with you – Stop in to dig it & boost your dopamine! Visit Red Planet: https://www.redplanetjazz.com/