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Taborn and trio continue their musical conversation at the Dakota

April 15, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson Pianist and composer Craig Taborn says that his steadily-evolving music takes shape through an ongoing “conversation between composed sections and improvisation.” Returning to his Minneapolis hometown on […]

Thoughtcast and 69 Dodge close out March Madness Mondays at Icehouse

April 1, 2022  •  

By Ryan Garmoe This past Monday, two jazz groups with an electric tilt showcased their stuff for the final evening of March Madness Mondays at Icehouse. The evening opened with […]

San Francisco collective shows no signs of quarantine ‘rust’

March 30, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson Freed from the bonds of COVID lockdown, the SFJazz Collective brought plenty of creative and performing energy with its annual (in “normal” times) visit to the Dakota […]

Volstead’s Emporium brings late night jazz to Uptown

March 21, 2022  •  

By Ryan Garmoe A newcomer to Volstead’s Emporium would probably be put off. They would see a line extending from a large metal door located in a back alley behind […]

A Gem From 2021: SummerStage – The Dom Salvador Samba Jazz Sextet in Central Park

March 18, 2022  •  

           Dom Salvador Jazz Sextet © Kevin R. Mason On Saturday, September 4, SummerStage and the City Parks Foundation, in association with the 25th Brazilian Film […]

JazzFest Returns, June 24-25 in Mears Park and Beyond!

March 9, 2022  •  

Twin Cities Jazz Fest at Mears Park (2017) Much to the delight of Twin Cities jazz fans, Jazz Fest returns to Mears Park and traditional summer weekend, June 24-25, with […]