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Craig Hill Presents: Anthony Cox and deVon Russell Gray

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person and Live Stream Join us for an evening of freely created sound and movement, along side a discussion on the state of new music and composition. Our first set will feature the instruments, electronics, and moods of these improvisers. Our second set will provide insight into thecomposer/performer/creator, as we engage the audience through […]

$10

Davell Crawford

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Acclaimed as the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” Davell Crawford brings exuberance and flair to whatever he plays: jazz, R&B, funk, blues, gospel, and more. Growing up in New Orleans, Crawford’s influences run the gamut from Fats Domino to Sarah Vaughan, to Patsy Cline, and even Liberace. One of the few musicians committed to keeping […]

$35 – $45

Zacc Harris Group w/ Steve Kenny trio

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

8:00 Steve Kenny Trio Steve Kenny – Trumpet joined by some assorted number of his cohorts. Always a surprising and fresh ensemble, and almost never just a trio !!! 9:30pm Zacc Harris Group Performing selections from the Small Wonders CD Zacc Harris – Guitar Bryan Nichols – Piano Brandon Wozniak – Tenor Sax Aaron Hedenstrom […]

$20

Davell Crawford

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Acclaimed as the “Piano Prince of New Orleans,” Davell Crawford brings exuberance and flair to whatever he plays: jazz, R&B, funk, blues, gospel, and more. Growing up in New Orleans, Crawford’s influences run the gamut from Fats Domino to Sarah Vaughan, to Patsy Cline, and even Liberace. One of the few musicians committed to keeping […]

$35 – $45

Yellowjackets

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

The Yellowjackets have stood the test of time as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. Throughout their storied 40+ year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Over the years the band has […]

$35 – $45

Yellowjackets

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

The Yellowjackets have stood the test of time as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. Throughout their storied 40+ year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Over the years the band has […]

$35 – $45

Yellowjackets

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

The Yellowjackets have stood the test of time as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. Throughout their storied 40+ year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Over the years the band has […]

$35 – $45

Yellowjackets

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

The Yellowjackets have stood the test of time as one of jazz’s most influential and loved groups. Throughout their storied 40+ year history, the Yellowjackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations – won 2 – performed countless sold-out tours, and enjoyed worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success. Over the years the band has […]

$35 – $45

Kate McGarry + Keith Ganz Quartet

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

KATE MCGARRY & KEITH GANZ With 7 critically acclaimed albums and 3 GRAMMY nominations, vocalist Kate McGarry is recognized as a jazz artist who brings authenticity and vitality to every song regardless of genre. The Wall St. Journal calls her music, “austere and elegant, an exceptionally appealing blend of folk and jazz.” The New York […]

$25

Aaron Hedenstrom

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Streaming available.

$10

Laila Biali

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Multiple award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, pianist and CBC Music national radio host Laila Biali has headlined festivals and venues spanning five continents from New York City’s Carnegie Hall to Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts, and supported international icon Sting. In 2020, Laila was honoured by SOCAN Music with the Hagood Hardy Award for Excellence […]

$20

Davina and The Vagabonds

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Davina and The Vagabonds offer “a modern take on old-time blues and jazz” (PennLive). They’ve created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina’s commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom […]

$30 – $40

Shawn Wang

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Stream Shawn is a recent transplant to Minnesota from Reno, Nevada, where he attended the University of Nevada, Reno. The band will be playing a mix of Shawn’s originals and works by great artists like Lawrence G. Williams and Brad Mehldau. Featuring: Ryan Garmoe, Trumpet Will Kjeer, Piano Shawn Wang, Bass […]

$10

Joel Shapira Quartet with Opening Set by the Peter Goggin Quartet

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

Headliner (9:30) Joel Shapira Quartet Pete Whitman – Saxophones Joel Shapira – Guitar Tom Lewis – Bass Dave Schmalenberger – Drums Joel Shapira Quartet” is comprised of four Twin Cities jazz veterans, all in top playing form. Joel Shapira guitar, Pete Whitman saxophone, Tom Lewis bass, Dave Schmalenberger drums. The group released “Open Lines” in […]

$20

Davina and The Vagabonds

The Dakota 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

Davina and The Vagabonds offer “a modern take on old-time blues and jazz” (PennLive). They’ve created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Davina’s commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom […]

$30 – $40

Peter Kogan CD Release Party

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

Peter Kogan – Drums Pete Whitman – Saxophones Nick Syman – Trombone Mitch Van Laar Abebi Stafford – Piano Will Kjeer – Piano Charlie Lincoln – Bass Geoff LeCrone – Guitar Peter Kogan backed up Blues masters Lightnin’ Hopkins, Floyd Jones and Honeyboy Edwards, appeared with the Larry Elgart Big Band and played with jazz, […]

$15

Will Kjeer, Dave King, Charlie Lincoln

Prolific drummer/composer Dave King is well known for his propulsive work in a number of different bands. From The Bad Plus to Happy Apple to Halloween, Alaska, each group has its own sound and approach, but all are approached in a steadfast manner. These groups are all serious units of focused players who are completely […]

$20 – $25

Guitar Summit

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

Opening Set : (8:00pm) Tim Sparks Trio Tim Sparks – Guitar Gary Raynor – Bass Jay Epstein – Drums 2nd Set : Tall Tales Zacc Harris – Guitar Dean Granros – Guitar Chris Bates – Bass Jay Epstein – Drums The band just celebrated the release of its second album, Taller Tales. Final set : […]

$20

Ethan Iverson, Anthony Cox and Kevin Washington

Ethan Iverson is best known as one-third of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-’60s jazz and indie rock.” TBP has performed in venues as diverse as the Village Vanguard, Carnegie Hall, and Bonnaroo; collaborated […]

$25 – $30

Twin Cities Jazz Fest Pre-Festival

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

6:30PM Jon Weber Trio 8:00PM Kenny Horst Quartet 9:30PM Steve Kenny Quintet

$20

Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet – Sound Prints

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

Saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas debuted their extraordinary Sound Prints quintet on Blue Note Records in 2013, the year of Wayne Shorter’s 80th birthday, and from the outset the group had a joyful but somewhat imposing mandate: to lift up Shorter’s legacy through the writing and performance of new music conceived in his […]

$45

Twin Cities Jazz Fest

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

6:30PM Sophia Kickhofel Group 8:00PM Joan Hutton & Sue Orfield – Take That Back 10:00PM Jazz Festival Jam Session hosted by Graydon Peterson

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

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

6:30PM Kenne Thomas Lifeforce 8:00PM Ted Olsen Group 10:00PM Jazz Festival Jam Session hosted by Graydon Peterson