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Farewell to Pamela

October 2, 2021  •  

Pamela Espeland, 1951-2021 (photo: John Whiting) “She had huge listening ears and an even bigger heart.”–Wendy Lewis, Twin Cities vocalist  About 17 years ago, I formally met Pamela Espeland and […]

Jazz Students! Improvisation Workshop Deadline October 2!

September 30, 2021  •  

Students! Improve and inspire your improvisation skills by exploring a diverse range of techniques and approaches. On October 9, 12-2 pm, Minnesota Jazz Education (MN JazzEd) presents a FREE in-person […]

The 2021 Newport Jazz Festival – A Fabulous Return!

September 26, 2021  •  

                              Newport Jazz Festival Fans enjoying the show © Kevin R. Mason Although there were downpours […]

The Lead Sheet — Jazzy Start to October

September 25, 2021  •  

Karrin Allyson in the Belvedere, 2020 Seems we are getting back to “jazz normal”, at least a lot closer to it.  Some high powered gigs with local and national heroes/heroines […]

Welcome to the 2021 Twin Cities Jazz Festival – A Message from Steve Heckler

September 17, 2021  •  

Here’s a quick chat with Executive Director of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Steve Heckler. Please join us today and tomorrow in downtown Saint Paul at Mears Park or watch […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Returns! Live and Virtually From Mears Park, September 16-18

September 12, 2021  •  

Mears Park (2018 Twin Cities Jazz Festival) The first Twin Cities Jazz Festival back in 1999 wasn’t even supposed to be a jazz festival, just an “event” to promote the […]