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From Windom, MN to “The Thompson Fields”: Maria Schneider at O’Shaughnessy, February 16

February 13, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter   “The Maria Schneider Orchestra: Led by Ms. Schneider, a composer and orchestrator of penetrating insight, this group has an ambitiously realized new album – The Thompson […]

Jeremy Walker’s Songtet at Vieux Carre’, February 15

February 11, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Renowned composer, pianist and bandleader Jeremy Walker brings his Songtet to Vieux Carre’ in downtown St Paul on February 15 (8 pm). An ensemble devoted to great […]

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, February 10-16

February 9, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Warmer weather, hotter music, maybe spring is not that far off after all!. And we’ll have some smoldering jazz in the metro this week, a slow burn […]

Joel Shapira, Steven Hobert 4 at Vieux Carre’ on February 9


  © Andrea Canter Five nights per week (Tuesday-Saturday), you can hear not just one great band, but two at Vieux Carre in downtown St. Paul. The opening set is […]

Festivals: The Museum Model of the Performing Arts

February 8, 2017  •  

Anna Buchholz A few days into the start of 2017 I had the opportunity to attend my first-ever Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference (newly renamed Association of Performing Arts […]

UW-Eau Claire Night at the Black Dog, February 11: Michael Shults/Aaron Hedenstrom + Surreal McCoy

February 7, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter One of the Midwest’s top jazz programs is in our backyard at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Alums include trumpeter John Raymond, bassist Graydon Peterson, and saxophonist […]