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Dayna Stephens can handle challenges

June 5, 2023  •  

Back in 2020, when the Covid pandemic brought a halt to live music and many other activities multi-instrumentalist Dayna Stephens may have been better prepared than most to deal with […]

JazzMn Orchestra Launches New Season, Concert Series With Byron Stripling, May 23

April 27, 2023  •  

The JazzMN Orchestra at Chanhassen Dinner Theater For a quarter century, the JazzMN Orchestra has provided the Twin Cities area (and beyond) with the best of classic and modern big […]

A Look Back at 2022 – The Newport Jazz Festival – Back in Full Force!

April 9, 2023  •  

                     Fans enjoying the Newport Jazz Festival © Kevin R. Mason This article is the first in a series that looks […]

Previously Unreleased Recordings from Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Art Blakey, Shirely Scott, and Sonny Stitt Available on Vinyl for Record Store Day April 22nd, 2023

April 7, 2023  •  

By Don Berryman, Chet Baker photo © Tom Copi You can find limited edition and newly discovered jazz treasures on vinyl at your local record store on Record Store Day, […]

McBride leads a high-flying quartet at the Dakota

March 23, 2023  •  

By Dan Emerson. . Describing all the “jobs” Christian McBride holds would completely fill up a business card: bassist, composer, bandleader, radio host, educator, historian, festival artistic director….and, considering the […]

Holland, Eubanks and Harland mash it up at the Dakota jazz club

February 20, 2023  •  

By Dan Emerson Photos by Andrea Canter. The trio opened the late show at the Dakota with “The Winding Way,” a tune Holland wrote and played with the supergroup ScoLoFoHo […]