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Jacob Collier touches down at the Fillmore in Minneapolis

May 23, 2022  •  

By Ryan Garmoe We all know Jacob Collier is singularly gifted. His videos took the internet by storm in 2012, and Collier himself has been on a meteoric rise, musically […]

Kassa Overall defies genre at The Cedar

May 9, 2022  •  

By Ryan Garmoe This past Saturday, Grammy-nominated musician, emcee, singer, producer, and drummer, Kassa Overall, gave a genre-bending performance at The Cedar. This music refuses definition; It’s equal parts jazz, […]

Speed and King improvise a winning duo performance

May 4, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson Saxophonist-composer Chris Speed, drummer Dave King and upright bassist Chris Tordini have played off and on as a trio since 2013, along with performing in various other […]

The Lead Sheet: International Jazz Day April 30, Around the World and Here at Home

April 28, 2022  •  

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day “in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people […]

CD Review: Lynne Arriale Trio, “The Lights Are Always On” (Challenge Records, 2022)

April 16, 2022  •  

Lynne Arriale I remember when I first “found” pianist Lynne Arriale in a used CD bin, a few years after her first release (The Eyes Have It, 1994). I was […]

Taborn and trio continue their musical conversation at the Dakota

April 15, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson Pianist and composer Craig Taborn says that his steadily-evolving music takes shape through an ongoing “conversation between composed sections and improvisation.” Returning to his Minneapolis hometown on […]