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Jazz Police Twin Cities Live Jazz Calendar

March 19, 2019  •  

Note: The Lead Sheet has “retired,” but in its place we present an ongoing Jazz Police Live Jazz Calendar with (at least) weekly update. And at the suggestion of one of our biggest fans, Andrea will present her totally biased “picks” for the week, on a trial basis. Andrea’s Picks!   If you are a fan of […]

Larry Englund: Farewell to Our Jazz Hero

February 24, 2019  •  

[Note: Portions of this article are drawn from Janis Ewart’s nomination letter for Larry’s designation as Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, and from Larry’s own self-penned obit, released on February 4.] The Twin Cities lost one of its true “jazz heroes” with the passing of Larry Englund, who died of cancer on February […]

Winter Jazz Fest 2019 will be held at Crooners on Sunday, March 31

January 30, 2019  •  2 Comments

St. Paul, Minn., January 30, 2019 – This year’s Winter Jazz Fest – the cold-weather version of the popular Twin Cities Jazz Festival – will return to Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on Sunday, March 31. The day will feature national and local favorites Gary Bartz, Francisco Mela, Debbie Duncan, Patty Peterson, Tanner Taylor and […]

Lynne Arriale Returns to the Dunsmore Room, February 1

January 28, 2019  •  

© Andrea Canter, Senior Editor Emeritus “The melody is what creates a particular energy and feeling in the listener and it sets the tone…  I take an idea, develop it, turn it inside out and come back to it at the end.  That resonates with people.  Ultimately people remember melodies, not harmonic progressions.” –Lynne Arriale […]

Jazz Police Calendar: Winter 2019

January 25, 2019  •  

The Lead Sheet has retired.  For now, we are providing a Jazz Police Calendar. This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing, but will provide a heads-up regarding upcoming shows and jazz events throughout the Twin Cities. Updates approximately weekly.     . January 25, Sophia Kickhofel/Joan Hutton Quintet, Illicit Jazz Workshop at Jazz […]

JazzMN Celebrates 20 Years: April Concert, Artistic Director Search

January 14, 2019  •  

On April 8th, 2019, the JazzMN Orchestra holds its final concert of the season. But this event not only marks the season finale, it will be a celebration of JazzMN’s 20th anniversary. JazzMN’s first concert was held on the eve of Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday in April 1999 at the Fitzgerald Theater, with guest artist […]