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Nicholas Payton wraps up Winter Jazz Fest in percussion-heavy style by

January 30, 2017  •  

Original Article by Dan Emerson | Special to the Pioneer Press Trumpeter and keyboardist Nicholas Payton, who headlined the Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival on Sunday at the St. Paul Hotel, likes to perform in a variety of contexts. He’s led big bands, recorded two-trumpeter duets, collaborated with much older musicians playing jazz standards, and […]

A Festive Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog: Tommy Bentz, Rodney Ruckus on January 28

January 28, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog comes every week, as it has for the past 2 1/2 years under the curatorship of Steve Kenny. Twin Cities Winter Jazz Festival comes every winter, as it has for the past two consecutive winters under the directorship of Steve Heckler, who also has directed […]

Tuck and Patti Return to the Dakota, January 29

January 27, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Together performing (as well as life partners) for nearly four decades, the vocal/guitar jazz duo Tuck (Andress) and Patti (Cathcart) met at an audition in Las Vegas, began performing as a duo in California in 1981, and now have sixteen albums and a world of fans to their credit. With Tuck on […]

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


© 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 […]

Intelligent Music at Reverie – The Wise Quartet, January 26

January 26, 2017  •  

© 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 […]