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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

Courtyard Dinner Jazz w/ STRAY GRAY DUCK

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Stray Gray Duck has a foot in every corner of American music. Influenced by the band Stray Gators that backed up Neil Young on the album Harvest, we present instrumental music focused on American music traditions including folk, blues, indie, jazz, and country. Shane Akers (The Dollys, Doug Otto and the Getaways) on dobro, Chris […]

$15 – $20

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 […]

COURTYARD DINNER JAZZ W/ KAVYESH KAVIRAJ TRIO

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Live dinner music with: Kavyesh Kaviraj (piano), Ted Olsen (bass), and Peter Goggin (saxophone)

$15 – $20

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

Ted Godbout

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In person and live streamed

$10

Leighton Tuenge

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person and Live Streamed

$10

MPLS String Project with an opening set by Luke Peterson Quartet

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

8:00pm – Luke Peterson Quartet Peter Goggin – alto saxophone Patrick Adkins – piano Alma Engebretson – double bass Luke Peterson – drums & compositions Minneapolis and Colorado-based composer and drummer, Luke Peterson, has been performing his original music for almost a decade. Upon moving to Colorado for graduate school, Luke studied with his favorite […]

$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/

Kenne Thomas’ Lifeforce

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Featuring: Rich Manik – Saxophone Dave Graf – Trombone Ted Godbout – Piano Kenne Thomas – Drums With Lithuanian bassist Kestutis Stanciaukis

$15 – $20

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

Kenne Thomas

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live streamed

$10

Secret Sun

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN

In Person & Live Streamed Featuring: Peter Whitman-saxophones Ernest Bisong-violin Kavyesh Kaviraj-piano Charlie Lincoln-bass Ben Ehrlich-drums Eclectic, original music that grooves, explores and reflects! Don’t miss this great evening of music!  

$10

Zacc Harris Group with an opening set by Hannah Harder Quintet

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

8:00pm Opening Set – Hannah Harder Quintet Hannah Harder – Saxophones Jackson peters – guitar Kavy Kaviraj – piano Chet Carlson – bass Dave Schmalenberger-drums Hannah Harder is a Jazz student at UW-Eau Claire. A former Minnesota All State Jazz Band member, and has been on the scene for a couple years leading bands playing […]

$20

Twin Cities Jazz Fest Presents: Fuzzy Math

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

Fuzzy Math is a staple of the Twin Cities music scene, led by composer/keyboardist Mark Vandermyde and featuring some of the finest local players (for this show, Brian Handeland on saxes, Charlie Lincoln on bass and Haralds Bondaris on drums). They recently produced their fifth CD offering the eclectic blend of original jazz and creative […]

$15

kj’s hideaway one year anniversary celebration! Saturday Night Jazz Steve Kenny Quintet

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

9:00pm Steve Kenny Quintet Steve Kenny – Trumpet Dave Brattain – Saxophones Lineup – TBA Steve Kenny is active in the Minnesota Jazz community as a Performer, Composer, and Curator. Steve is a founding member of ‘the illicit sextet’, “Group 47”, “What Would Monk Do?” and his own “Quartets”, and he curates and produces a […]

$15

Zacc Harris

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

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

The Twin Cities Seven with an opening set by Peter Goggin Quartet

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

8:00pm Peter Goggin Quartet Peter Goggin – Atlo Saxophone Charlie Lincoln – Bass Alden Ikeda – Drums Desmond Teague – Tenor Saxophone 9:30pm The Twin Cities Seven Steve Wright – Trumpet Dave Graf – Trombone Kent Saunders – Guitar Phil Aaron – Piano Steve Pikal – Bass Trevor Haining – Drums Maryann Sullivan – Vocals […]

$20

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

Jessie Street Jazz Band

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

Take a trip down memory lane with this nostalgia filled show, “The Beat Goes On” featuring songs from the 60’s and 70’s. This performance is not just covers of classic jazz but also includes new interpretations of well-loved pop songs cooked-up by this group of jazz musicians. Included are songs by Dylan, Beatles, Cher, Jim […]

$10

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/