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Red Hot Django Peppers

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

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 […]

Rio Nido

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Prudence Johnson, Tim Sparks and Tom Lieberman, original members of Rio Nido, the legendary Twin Cities vocal jazz trio, will take the stage at the Icehouse for an evening of jive, jazz and heady harmonizing

$20

Doug Haining

Mears Park, St. Paul 221 5th St E, St. Paul

Free Performance

Gypsy Mania

Bloomington Civic Plaza 1800 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington

Featuring spontaneous, vivid performances by some of Minnesota’s most stellar gypsy-jazz artists, Gypsy Mania plays in the Django Reinhardt French swing tradition of the 1930’s, with an exceptional stylistic dimension and prodigious improvisation. It’s a group not to be missed. Featuring: GLEN HELGESON – Guitar GARY SCHULTE – Violin JAY EPSTEIN – Drums STEVE PIKAL – Bass

ACME Jazz Company Returns! A Salute to Sammy Nestico Feat Arne Fogel

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

The Acme Jazz Company was formed in 2008 to play original big band music. All the music is composed and/or arranged by members of the band. The primary composers/arrangers are Bob Parsons, Lance Strickland and Doug Rasmussen. ACME also features Arne Fogel on vocals, a master of the American Standard well know in the Midwest. […]

$20

Bryan Nichols

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his […]

$15

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

Target Atrium 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Mary Louise Knutson – piano Charlie Lincoln – bass Phil Hey – drums If you like jazz that is accessible yet interesting, distinctive, playful, groovy, and expressive, we’ve got you covered!

Adam Meckler Orchestra

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

The acclaimed Adam Meckler Orchestra returns to Crooners outdoor Belvedere stage

$25

Graham, Smith & Nussbaum

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

Ticketed in person and donation based live stream options available. Chris Graham – Guitar Chris Smith – Bass Adam Harder Nussbaum – Drums

$10

100 YEARS OF SINATRA

Chanhassen Dinner Theater 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen

Join Andrew Walesch and his Big Band, filled with many Twin Cities’ big band and jazz legends, as they take you through this journey in time. Join us as we celebrate Frank Sinatra’s legendary career! Dinner – 6p, Performance 8p

$40 – $62

Charanga Tropical

Lake Front Park, Hudson 1st St, Hudson

Phipps Fest, Hudson WI

Billy Stritch

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis
$30

Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All-Stars

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

The Jazz Women All-Stars was created by Patty Peterson, (Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Vocalist and Jazz 88 Radio Personality) to show that a group of jazz musicians can feature gifted women musicians and singers who fill the stage with their amazing talent. Hailing from international claim, the Jazz Women All Stars features artists who […]

$30 – $35

Peter Kogan’s Monsterful Wonderland

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

Ticketed in person and donation based live stream options available. Featuring: Brad Shermock, trumpet Pete Whitman, sax Cody Le Duc, trombone Geoff Lecrone, guitar Will Kjeer, piano Ted Olsen, bass Peter Kogan, drums Introducing my latest tunes, some for the very first time.

$10

100 YEARS OF SINATRA

Chanhassen Dinner Theater 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen

Join Andrew Walesch and his Big Band, filled with many Twin Cities’ big band and jazz legends, as they take you through this journey in time. Join us as we celebrate Frank Sinatra’s legendary career! Dinner – 6p, Performance 8p

$40 – $62

Sophia Kickhofel Quartet w/ Opening JazzINK Youth Jazz Showcase

Black Dog 308 Prince St, St. Paul

9:30pm – Sophia Kickhofel Group with Sophia Kickhofel – saxophone Cyrus Mackey – trumpet Miguel Hurtado – Drums Graydon Peterson – Bass Lasse Corson – Piano 8:00 Opening Set – JazzINK Youth Jazz Showcase

Mary Louise Knutson Trio

Target Atrium 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Mary Louise Knutson – piano Charlie Lincoln – bass Phil Hey – drums If you like jazz that is accessible yet interesting, distinctive, playful, groovy, and expressive, we’ve got you covered!

Billy Stritch

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis
$30

JC Sandford’s Imminent Standards Trio CD Release

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

JC Sanford, most known for his edgy original compositions on previous projects like Pyramid Scheme and Keratoconus, will release his first jazz standards recording as a leader with Imminent Standards Trio, Vol. I on July 23, 2021 on Shifting Paradigm Records. Funded by a MN State Arts Board Creative Support Grant, the album is intended […]

$12

CRAIG HILL PRESENTS:   ANTHONY COX AND RON COULTER

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

Limited in person seating tickets and live stream access available. Experience the first live and streamed performance of this trio.  Cox, Coulter, and Hill will perform two sets of new music with acoustic/electric/electroacoustic instruments in an improvised and freely created environment.

$10

Gypsy Mania

Brix Music Cafe 423 Main St S., Stillwater

MIKE WOLTER TRIO FEATURING SARAH GREER

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Sarah M. Greer: Vocals Mike Wolter: Guitar Kameron Markworth: Bass $15 PER TABLE RESERVATION FEE. THIS AMOUNT GOES TO THE ARTISTS!

$15

Ben Sidran

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

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.

$40 – $45

Fake Fashion

Jazz Central Studios Live Stream 407 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis

Fake Fashion is a trio of friends playing original and unoriginal music by Luke Peterson and heroes. They will play only songs they like and think you will, too. Fake Fashion is: Alma Engebretson – violoncello and double bass Patrick Adkins – piano and synthesizers Luke Peterson – drums and cymbals Live Stream Option Available […]

$10

Basie’s Birthday with Rick Carlson Feat Doug Haining Keep Music Live

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

This show will be live-streamed for free in partnership with the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Crooners through the Keep Music Live fund. Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. RICK CARLSON taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and capitalizing on a long […]

$20

KLEZMERSON AND BAYKE

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Mexico City’s Klezmerson, with recent performances at the Village Vanguard in New York and as part of John Zorn Masada Marathons, makes their Minneapolis debut at Icehouse. Twin cities based BAYKE opens a night running klezmer, rock, jazz and contemporary music.

$15 – $20

World Jazz Collegium

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

World Jazz Collegium was founded in the spirit of collective creativity and experimentation. The group plays primarily Pavel Jany’s original material combined with compositions by Hermeto Pascoal, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius and other giants of modern jazz. Pavel Jany – guitars John Croarkin -sax/flute Brian Ziemniak – keyboards Dan Weston – bass Greg Schutte – […]

$10

Happy Apple

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

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 […]

The Melon Farmers

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

Featuring: Dave Brattain – saxophone Joe Mayo – saxophone Live Stream Option Available with Donation

$10

Happy Apple

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

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 […]

Bryan Nichols

The Icehouse 2528 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis

Bryan Nichols is a Minneapolis-based pianist and composer, working primarily in jazz and improvised music. He returned to the Twin Cities in 2005 after four busy years in Chicago where he played with jazz heavyweights like Nicole Mitchell, Ernest Dawkins, Von Freeman and Hamid Drake. Since returning to Minneapolis, he leads and composes for his […]

$15

Kenne Thomas’s K-Tet

Jazz Central Studios 407 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis

K-TET brings the sound of New York/Chicago club jazz to the stage. Led by Chicago drummer, Kenne Thomas and featuring seasoned jazz musicians from around the country, cool swing, hard bop and sensuous ballads will captivate audiences. The brass and sax sound of modern jazz is the focus with tribute to the styles of classic […]

$10

Atlantis Quartet w/ Opening Steve Kenny Trio

Black Dog 308 Prince St, St. Paul

Atlantis Quartet 9:30pm Featuring: Zacc Harris – Guitar Chris Bates – Bass Brandon Wozniak – Saxophones Pete Hennig – Drums 8:00 Opening Set – Steve Kenny Trio

Rosemount Jazz Festival

Rosemount Central Park 2893 145th St W, Rosemount

4pm   South Side Kool Jazz Combo 5pm   Salsa del Soul 6pm   651 Jazz 7pm   Genesis Jazz Orchestra directed by Conrad Miska                 Music of Count Basie, Bob Mintzer, Clifford Brown, Louie Bellson, and others

JazzMN Orchestra

Crooners 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

The JazzMN Orchestra will return to Crooners on Sunday, August 29 at 7pm to present an entire set of women composers entitled “What Women Write.” The program will feature legends such as Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, and Toshiko Akiyoshi as well as newer works by composers such as Asuka Kakitani, Ayn Inserto, and Minnesota’s […]

$30