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17th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival Fills Outdoor Stages, Indoor Clubs throughout Saint Paul

May 13, 2015  •  

Saint Paul, Minn., May 13, 2015 — One of the largest civic events in the Midwest, the 17th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival promises to be the region’s most significant gathering of jazz artists and jazz fans, the largest ever assembled in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area. Taking place June 25-27 in and around Mears […]

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners!

March 4, 2015  •  

Contact: Connie Shaver 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  •  

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


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  •  

Media Contact: Connie Shaver 612-308-5785 ~ 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 […]

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March 24, 2014  •  

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