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Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar, Fall 2019

October 18, 2019  •  

Live jazz in the Twin Cities metro! The Jazz Police calendar is updated at least weekly. And we’re continuing “Andrea’s Picks.” Andrea’s picks:  Kicking off the weekend: Makayla McCraven at the Walker (October 18). The Twin Cities “dean” of jazz guitar, Dean Granros offers a rare solo set opening Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog […]

Review: Davu Seru’s Motherless Dollar at Jazz Central

October 13, 2019  •  

By Sam Worthington I had the good fortune of hearing Davu Seru’s Motherless Dollar Quartet at Jazz Central Studios this past Wednesday, October 9th. I caught the second performance of the band’s October residency at JCS (appearing every Wednesday except the 23rd). The quartet featured leader and composer Davu Seru on the drums and cello, […]

Chris Bates Red 5 at Studio Z: Never Too Much of This Good Thing

October 4, 2019  •  

Review © Sam Worthington I had the pleasure of listening to Chris Bates’ Red 5 tonight (October 3) at Studio Z. The show was part of The “All Originals” Jazz Series, thanks to the musician-impresario Steve Kenny. Chris Bates led the group on double bass and electric bass. The rest of the band featured JT […]

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

September 16, 2019  •  

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 […]