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

February 9, 2017  •  

  © 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 […]

Claudia Schmidt. Dean Magraw and Bryan Nichols in the Dunsmore Room, February 8

February 6, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter Folky-jazzy vocalist and songwriter Claudia Schmidt has performed at least a few times in the past decade at the Dakota with local guitar hero Dean Magraw. Both […]

Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie Presents the Phil Hey Quartet, February 9

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“The PHQ is a true, seasoned ensemble laying down a musical vision with common purpose.”—Pat Courtemanche © Andrea Canter Twin Cities jazz fans may not always appreciate our great fortune—to […]

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, February 3-9

February 3, 2017  •  

© Andrea Canter It feels cold again but really it just normal February in Minnesota! Our options in jazz are perhaps even warmer than normal this week, which might cause […]