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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners!

March 4, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Contact: Connie Shaver connieshaver@charter.net Saint Paul, Minn., March 2, 2015 — Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, the Araya Orta Latin Jazz Quartet Featuring Othello Molineaux, Festival Artistic Director Francisco Mela’s new Jazz Machine with special guest Nicholas Payton, 2014 Monk Trumpet Competition winner Marquis Hill and an all-star quartet featuring Chris […]

Francisco Mela Appointed as Twin Cities Jazz Festival’s First Artistic Director

October 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Saint Paul, Minn., October 15, 2014 — Twin Cities Jazz Festival Executive Director Steve Heckler announced the appointment of the event’s first Artistic Director, Francisco Mela. Heckler made the announcement at a fund-raising event at the Dakota Jazz Club on September 29 that featured drummer Mela leading a jazz quartet. Heckler also announced the jazz […]

With Knight Arts Challenge; Twin Cities Jazz Festival Will Grow Over the Next Two Years

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Saint Paul, MN, October 17, 2014 — The Twin Cities Jazz Festival announced that it will use its $125,000 two-year Knight Arts Challenge grant to build attendance and expand the Festival with more stages and additional headliners. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Saint […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Presents Jefferson Lines “Jazz Central All-Stars Tour”

May 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Media Contact: Connie Shaver 612-308-5785 ~ connieshaver@charter.net Saint Paul, Minn., April 28, 2014. The Twin Cities Jazz Festival in collaboration with Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, is taking jazz on the road, visiting six Minnesota cities this spring and summer. Sponsored by Jefferson Lines and with generous support from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the […]

March 16, 2014

March 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Full schedule for 2014 TCJF announced! See the Schedule page for more info.