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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 […]

Interview: Art Hounds: Clara Osowski sings with the Winona Symphony Orchestra via MPR News

March 28, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Singer Liz Pearse is thrilled that she’s getting the chance to see acclaimed mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski perform with the Winona Symphony Orchestra this Saturday. Osowski, who is based in the Twin Cities, will be singing works by two Minnesota composers — Dominick Argento and Libby Larsen. Pearse recommends taking advantage of this opportunity to see […]

KBEM Phil Nusbaum interview with Twin Cities Jazz Festival Director Steve Heckler

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KBEM Phil Nusbaum interview with Steve Heckler: Airing on KBEM 88.5FM, Minneapolis.   This interview will also air on KBEM 88.5 at various dates/times.