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Prepared Piano Albums from Benoît Delbecq and Satoko Fujii

March 21, 2021  •  

The Weight Of Light by Benoît Delbecq was released on February 13th and Beyond, the debut recording of Futari, a duo of pianist-composer Satoko Fujii and vibraphonist Taiko Saito was […]

Coping With COVID: Views From the Perspective of Twin Cities Jazz

March 12, 2021  •  

The pandemic of 2020 has forced a tsunami of change for everyone in the performing arts. With nightclubs, theaters, and museums closed, or operating at limited capacity, Twin City jazz musicians […]

Experience Jazz, Grades 7-12: Applications Due March 5!

February 26, 2021  •  

Experience Jazz is a genre-bridging music ensemble program for aspiring musical artists with a common desire to make new music rooted in jazz, blues, pop and hip-hop, to create and […]

“Return to Forever”: Chick Corea, 1941-2021

February 11, 2021  •  

Chick Corea “What making music for people does, I’ve observed, is it stimulates what’s natural in all of us. It’s native sense, in every person. You don’t have to be […]

RIP: We Were Always “Pleased and Flipped” to be With Davis Wilson

January 30, 2021  •  

Davis Wilson, at home at the Artists Quarter (2013) Author’s Note. Much of this article is drawn from my interview with Davis in 2006, with thanks to Al Iverson for […]

20 from 2020 – New Music that Helped

January 3, 2021  •  

2020 was the Year of the Rat which seems fitting for this year of plague. Concerts have been canceled, jazz clubs closed and it was a time when we needed […]