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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 […]

Back by popular demand, JazzMN Orchestra presents a tribute to New Orleans on Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The JazzMN Orchestra continues its 2016-17 concert season with New Orleans Night, a tribute to New Orleans on Saturday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium at Hopkins High School. Traditional jazz, second line brass bands, New Orleans jazz standards, and a little Cajun funk and blues make this a night of musical fun. […]

Joey Alexander Trio Joins 2016 Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Thursday, June 23

March 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Saint Paul, Minn., March 22, 2016 — Twin Cities Jazz Festival Executive Director Steve Heckler has announced the addition of jazz piano wonder-kid Joey Alexander to the 2016 Jazz Fest lineup. Alexander, a Steinway artist, will perform on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., thanks to the support of Oppidan Investment Company. New York […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces 2016 Headliners!

February 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

February 18, 2016, Saint Paul, Minn. — Jazz Masters Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis, along with modern guitar wizards Russell Malone and John Pizzarelli, and multi-platinum artist Michael Franti and jazz piano wonder-kid Joey Alexander will headline the 18th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, executive director Steve Heckler announced today. . “I’m excited to have jazz […]

Winners of the 2016 and 2017 Jazz Fest Poster Competition Announced

January 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Saint Paul, Minn., Jan. 13, 2016 — Twin Cities Jazz Festival Executive Director Steve Heckler announced the two winners for the 2016 and 2017 Jazz Fest poster competition today. James Powell was the first of two winners with his digital work “Window to Jazz.” From St. Anthony, Powell’s work will be featured as the 2016 […]