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Twin Cities Fall Jazz Festival is returning to Crooners Sunday, October 20

September 16, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

The Twin Cities’ Fall Jazz Festival will return to Crooners Supper Club on Sunday, October 20, 2019. This year’s festival will be headlined by vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway and pianist and composer Kenny Werner. Additional artists will perform on the two stages at Crooners (the MainStage and the Dunsmore Jazz Room), which will be programmed […]

Mads Tolling and Jacob Fischer at Minderkirken, October 15

September 13, 2019  •  

By Paul Juhl The Grammy award winning Danish jazz violinist, Mads Tolling, will perform with one of Europe’s premier jazz guitarists, Jacob Fischer, at Mindekirken Norwegian Church on Tuesday evening, October 15th. The duo is touring in tribute to the famous Danish jazz violinist Svend Asmussen, also known as the “Fiddling Viking”. Asmussen, who died in […]

New Season, New Directions for JazzMN

September 7, 2019  •  

  “I just feel like there’s something really special about big bands. There’s something unique, and even for people who are not jazz aficionados or don’t even like jazz, I think people hear a big band or hear about a big band, or they hear a Frank Sinatra tune or something like that – and […]

Jazz Police Twin Cities Jazz Calendar, Summer 2019

August 29, 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: Fill your ears with Mixed Company […]

JazzMN Celebrates the Sounds of the “Next Gen” on March 5

August 25, 2019  •  

© Andrea Canter The JazzMN Orchestra continues its 2016-17 season at the Auditorium at Hopkins High School on March 5,  3:00 p.m. with a “NexGen” Concert with special guests from the LA Urban Renewal Project. The concert opens with talented Minnesota youth in the Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands and the Dakota Combo. “This NexGen performance […]

From “Schoolhouse Rock” to Fridley: Bob Dorough in the Dunsmore Room, March 6-7

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© Andrea Canter The name Bob Dorough is not familiar to many who nevertheless are very familiar with his songs. Best known for such tunes as “Devil May Care” and the music of Schoolhouse Rock, pianist, singer, songwriter and “original hipster” Dorough, now 93, makes a very rare appearance in Minnesota, launching the Legends series […]