Special tribute live stream
Please join us as we pay tribute to our good friend Steve Devich. For almost 30 years, Steve has led this fine organization and has leant his composition and arranging talents to their longevity. We’re going to miss Steve a lot. Please join us as we celebrate his life and his music with our first […]
Curated by bassist Liz Draper
Peter Kogan was Principal Timpani of the Minnesota Orchestra for 29 years and a veteran of the symphonies of Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Honolulu. His years working as a drummer in New York City included backing up Blues greats Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Witherspoon, the big band of Larry Elgart and many others. He has released […]
Free performance in Mears Park, St. Paul
The Resilience Concert Series at Overlook Park 418 Summit Av., St. Paul, MN Lucia Newell, vocals, Cléa Galhano, recorders, Joan Griffith, guitar and mandolin. FREE with DONATIONS collected for the musicians.
Jay Young is one of the Twin Cities’ ‘first call’ bassists. He is a freelance performer and educator involved in a vast array of projects, working with national and international artists. He has performed at the Guthrie Theater, Ordway Center, Illusion, and Penumbra Theatre. Jay has also been a featured performer at the Lincoln Center, […]
Nicholas Christenson’s new quartet will be performing a set of original compositions drawing on American and European song and avant-garde traditions, followed by a set of international revolutionary songs from the last 250 years. Featuring: Noah Ophoven-Baldwin – cornet Ivan Cunningham – alto saxophone Nicholas Christenson – bass Cory Healey – drums
Curated by bassist Liz Draper
Smooth Jazz Trailblazers
Jazz On Tuesdays
“They swing like there’s no tomorrow.” – Jazz Police With energy and chops to burn, The Travis Anderson Trio bring fresh interpretations to standards and more – from Chopin to Mario Bros – they swing like there’s no tomorrow while saluting the great trios of yesterday. With classic standards and Oscar Peterson originals, this high-energy […]
This evening’s performance brings musicians together from varied jazzbackgrounds. Our first set will focus on the American Standard in itssong format. Our second set will use free improvisation and electronics to explore these standard forms. Featuring: Jake Baldwin – trumpets Cody Steinmann – guitars Matt Peterson – basses Craig Hill – drums
Arthur “L.A.” Buckner’s deep infatuation with music began at an early age. At age 3 he would practically go an entire church service without looking away from the drums. His father took notice and shortly thereafter purchased his first drum kit. L.A. Buckner is a performing musician, teaching artist, and producer from the Northside of […]
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.
The Red Hot Django Peppers is a band that formed from the love of the music of Django Reinhardt. The troupe consists of local guitarists Ryan Picone and Jose Betanzos, violinist Danny Lentz, and bassist Sean Rodrick. The Red Hot Django Peppers had their premiere performance in early 2019 at Moto-I and were then asked […]
Benny Weinbeck is a successful performer, producer, composer, arranger and bandleader. His playing styles include jazz, latin, and world music. Weinbeck has produced several albums of original compositions and one of solo piano jazz standards. He has also appeared on Gordon Johnson’s album, “Trios V1. and V3”. (with Steve Gadd on drums) and many others. […]
Curated by bassist Liz Draper
A darling of the Twin Cities theatre scene, she has turned her attention to jazz in the past few years under the direction of George Maurer. Categorized as a cross between Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, and Ingrid Michaelson, Leslie Vincent is an up-and-coming jazz singer to keep your eye on.
FEATURING DEAN GRANROS, ZACC HARRIS, CHRIS BATES, JAY EPSTEIN Guitarist Dean Granros has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities jazz scene since the early 1970s West Bank music boom. Granros draws from a number of influences, from Charles Ives to Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk to Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker to Anthony Braxton, combining […]
Dorothy Doring is a Twin Cities jazz vocalist who is a cross-over artist with a versatile musical experience in everything from folk to pop, country to rock, to blues and jazz. Dorothy brings her eclectic background into her jazz performance singing with strength, technique, improvisation and passion. Doring’s dynamic and seasoned stage presence entertains and […]
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Charlie Lincoln is an in-demand bassist in the Twin Cities and has performed with local and international artists including Dave King, Dosh, Kris Davis, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Ned Rothenberg. Charlie has toured in China, Thailand, and Taiwan and has appeared at festivals and clubs across North America. Charlie Lincoln […]
Jordan Anderson presents a hard swinging evening of soul-driven B3 trio featuring: Jordan Anderson- organ Peter Goggin- saxophones Phil Hey- drums
Jazz singer Katia Cardenas returns to stage after voice injury and 3 year hiatus with her upcoming concert at the historic, recently-restored Granada Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. This is Cardenas’ first in-person concert in 3 years, following a hiatus brought on by a vocal injury she sustained in 2018. The band will feature leading performers […]
Named after a child’s toy from the 1960s, jazz trio Happy Apple was formed in Minneapolis, MN, in 1996 by saxophonist Michael Lewis and drummer David King, with bassist Erik Fratzke joining soon after. Their clever and melodic small-combo improvisations have been termed “jazz punk,” but Happy Apple has a grasp of the entire history […]
Join Andrew Walesch and his orchestra for an exciting new show celebrating the music of one of America’s most iconic songwriters, Cole Porter.
Ticketed in person and donation based live stream options available
HOAXER 9:30pm Featuring: Will Kjeer – Piano Peter Goggin – Alto Sax Charlie Lincoln – Bass Edmund Catlin – Drums Jordan Anderson Quartet 8pm
Featuring the soundtrack of the expatriate American artists in Europe between the World Wars and beyond. Celebrating jazz artists such as Sidney Bechet and Blossom Dearie, beloved French stars Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet, and the English contributions to the standard repertoire, exemplified by the works of Noel Coward.
“Taste and understatement. Swing and savoir-faire. Grace and grooves. Intimacy and panache. Singer Charmin Michelle delivers all of the above and more. This is what the Minneapolis Star/Tribune had to say about this charismatic chanteuse whose conversational style recalls the late Billie Holiday and other legendary ladies of jazz. And, yet, her music is free of tiresome […]
A night of explosive and visceral music dedicated to the late great artist Peter Schimke. Jordan Anderson presents a creative fusion of Black American Music traditions in the fashion of his late mentor. Personnel: Jordan Anderson- piano/keyboards Steve Kenny- flumpet Charlie Lincoln- bass Abinnet Berhanu- drums
Outside near Nye’s