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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, January 27 – February 2

January 27, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter  It might not last but it is nice to see some sunshine as I write this! And we have a lot of sunny music coming our way this weekend with the return of the Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival in St Paul, along with a variety of our great local artists and […]

Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival Features Nicholas Payton, Jon Weber on January 28-29

January 26, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Now an annual event held in conjunction with the St Paul Winter Carnival, the Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival will be held this weekend, January 28-29, featuring headliners Nicholas Payton and Jon Weber, with primary sponsorship from the HiWay Federal Credit Union and general festival sponsorship from AARP.  Opening activities on Saturday […]

Intelligent Music at Reverie – The Wise Quartet, January 26

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© Andrea Canter The band name might refer to the veteran wisdom of the musicians or simply the intelligence of their music. Whatever, the Wise Quartet takes the stage this week on the Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie series (January 26, 9 pm), curated by Steve Kenny. And Kenny has assembled a group of jazz […]

SCHEDULE UPDATED FOR THE WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL SATURDAY, JAN. 28 AND SUNDAY, JAN. 29. INCLUDES JAZZ HISTORY FILMS

January 6, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This year’s 2017 Winter Jazz Festival – the cold-weather version of the highly-attended Twin Cities Jazz Festival held this year from June 22-24 – will run for two days in January in conjunction with this year’s Saint Paul Winter Carnival. The Festival begins on Saturday, January 28 at 5:00 pm at the Street Space at […]

The Soul of Gershwin: The Musical Journey of an American Klezmer at Park Square Theatre

December 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

by Anna Buchholz Opening Park Square Theatre’s Gershwin production with the iconic and always recognizable clarinet glissando was a cheeky move. It’s recognizable to many of us, avid jazz listeners or not; so recognizable that you might try and hum along, but always move to the next tone just a little too quickly and struggle […]

YOU WON’T BE WAKING UP WITH ED JONES ANYMORE!

November 29, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Who: Ed Jones Final 88.5 FM Morning Show Broadcast What: An Open House to experience and celebrate Ed’s Last KBEM Morning Show Broadcast. When: Friday December 9, 7-10 am Where: KBEM Studio at North High School, 1555 James Ave. N, Mpls., MN 55411 Info: www.jazz88fm.com Minneapolis, Nov 28, 2016 – The Twin Cities’ roster of […]