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Jazz Police Twin Cities Jazz Calendar, Spring-Summer 2019

April 22, 2019  •  

Note: The Lead Sheet has “retired,” but in its place we present an ongoing Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar with (at least) weekly update. And at the suggestion of one of our biggest fans, Andrea will present her totally biased “picks” for the week, on a trial basis. Andrea’s Picks!  A strong doubleheader on the Black Dog […]

Twin Cities Live Jazz Calendar, Spring 2019

April 20, 2019  •  

Note: The Lead Sheet has “retired,” but in its place we present an ongoing Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar with (at least) weekly update. And at the suggestion of one of our biggest fans, Andrea will present her totally biased “picks” for the week, on a trial basis. Andrea’s Picks!  A strong doubleheader on the Black […]

JC Sanford to Lead the JazzMN Orchestra

April 10, 2019  •  

A few months ago, long-time founding Artistic and Music Director of the JazzMN Orchestra, Doug Snapp, announced he would step down at the end of this season, launching a search for his successor. On April 8, at JazzMN Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary Celebration concert at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, JazzMN announced that JC Sanford will be […]

José James to headline TC Jazz Festival (via MinnPost)

April 9, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

This article originally appeared in MinnPost. This summer’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival – the 21st; let’s pause to consider that feat – will take place in St. Paul’s Lowertown June 20-22. A parade of jazz stars will cross the main stage in scenic Mears Park. Local bands will heat up a second stage nearby. The […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2019 , June 20-22: Headliners Announced

April 6, 2019  •  

[Modified press release from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, contact Connie Shaver] The 21st annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival (June 20-22) will be headlined this year by vocalist José James, vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the James Carter Organ Trio, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand with Tom McDermott.  In announcing the festival, Executive Director Steve Heckler said,“I’m excited to have […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2019 Headliners Announced, 21st Annual Festival set for June 20 – 22

April 4, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The 21st annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be headlined this year by vocalist José James, vocalist Nnenna Freelon, the James Carter Organ Trio, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Aurora Nealand with Tom McDermott, and more. The announcement was made today by the festival’s executive director, Steve Heckler. “I’m excited to have these […]