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Take Your Best Shot: Upper Midwest B & W Music Photo Contest Underway

August 21, 2021  •  

Dave Hagedorn, image by Andrea Canter Under the leadership of area photographer Steven Peterson, the Upper Midwest Black and White Music Photography Contest is underway!  Launched to support Midwest musicians […]

The Lead Sheet: Jazz Central This Weekend (And All Year)

August 20, 2021  •  

Mac Santiago, founder and director of Jazz Central, and veteran percussionist There’s a lot of great music, including hot jazz, around the metro this week but I need to specifically […]

The Lead Sheet Returns! August 2021, Part 1

August 12, 2021  •  

Adam Meckler Orchestra I sort of retired “The Lead Sheet” when COVID shut down live music. And while I am no longer willing to commit to a weekly “heads up” […]

Will Kjeer Trio to Play Compositions From Soon to be Released “Undreampt,” on Saturday Night Jazz at The Black Dog

August 4, 2021  •  

By Bill Stieger Any local jazz aficionado who hasn’t had the pleasure of hearing pianist Will Kjeer is hereby forewarned: get out to see this up-and-coming  performer while he’s still […]

The Christian Sands Trio at The Jazz Forum

July 27, 2021  •  

Ellen Prior, Ryan Sands, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura, and Mark Morganelli © Kevin R. Mason On the weekend of June 11-12, 2021, the Jazz Forum nightclub in Tarrytown, New York […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Returns to Mears Park Sept. 17–18

July 22, 2021  •  

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival will see its return to Mears Park this September with two days of music in this beautiful urban park. This year’s festival will be headlined […]