Friday, September 23, 2016

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, September 23-29


Pat Metheny -- at The Guthrie on September 26


© Andrea Canter
 
What a jazzy week we have in the Twin Cities! Some pretty amazing talents coming into town, including Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman and Pat Metheny, and the always-amazing talents of our local artists, including a reprise night with the Jazz Women All Stars at the Dakota.

Big Gigs This Week
Larry McDonough
Friday, September 23. Pianist, vocalist and composer -- and attorney-- Larry McDonough brings his long-standing quartet to the All Originals Jazz series at Studio Z. Curated by Steve Kenny for a third summer season, this series focuses on original compositions, something Larry and his band typically present at every show. Larry is known for using odd meters like 11/4, and for this show, bassist Greg Stinson adds some of his original works. Richard Terrill on sax and Dean White on drums round out the quartet, which is taking a break from two big shows of the past year, honoring the music of Miles Davis/Chet Baker, and Bill Evans/Tony Bennett.

Pete Whitman
If you are looking for some vocal jazz to start the weekend, check out Parma 8200 in Bloomington for songbird Maud Hixson with Rick Carlson and Keith Boyles. At Jazz Central, sax titan Pete Whitman leads an ensemble on the Masters series, while swing is the thing at Vieux Carré with the Southside Aces, following some creative piano from Jeremy Walker.

Bryan Nichols
Friday-Saturday, September 23-24. Providing music over dinner that is decidedly a dozen notches above the usual "background" fare, Bryan Nichols and James Buckley perform at the Icehouse. Even better for those who want to listen to two sublime inventors.

Sarah M. Greer
Saturday, September 24. Start your day with brunch in Lowertown, as Jazz Alley serenades at Golden's Deli. Prompted by the success of the jazz festival Scat Off in June, singers Maryann Sullivan, Katia Cardenas and Sarah M. Greer started the midday gig at Golden's in early August and are booked now through October, weather permitting as they sing in the alley outside the deli.

Dave King
On the Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog series, now into its third year, the warm-up act is anything but. It's still billed as Merciless Ghost, the experimental improvising trio headed by saxophonist George Cartwright with bassist Josh Granowski, but usual drummer Davu Seru is sending in a sub like no other--Dave King! That's the opening set, followed by a band that got its start at the old Artists Quarter--What Would Monk Do, with Steve Kenny, Peter Schimke, Billy Peterson and Kenny Horst, exploring works written by or inspired by Thelonious Monk.

Jazz Women All-Stars
At the Dakota, two sets from the Jazz Women All-Stars promise that this band will be an ongoing ensemble,  which debuted at the 2016 Twin Cities Jazz Festival under the direction of KBEM's own Patty Peterson. Expected to be an annual festival performance, you can hear them tonight in a club setting: Mary Louise Knutso (piano), Linda Peterson (piano and vocals), Joan Griffith (bass), Sheila Early (drums), Arizona-based Mary Petrick (saxes), Debbie Duncan and Patty (vocals). 

One woman who will likely reach all-star status soon, young vocalist Katia Cardenas performs Saturday night in Crooners Lounge.

Sunday, September 25. Get your dancing shoes and come to Cinema Ballroom in St. Paul for a night of ballroom dancing to the sounds of the Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra with songstress Charmin Michelle.

Brad Mehldau
Sunday-Monday, September 25-26. Two of the brightest jazz artists on the planet get together at the Dakota.  Saxophonist Joshua Redman teams up with pianist Brad Mehldau, and if their sets at the Dakota are anything like their new duo recording (Nearness, on Nonesuch), we're in for two nights of totally exquisite music.

Steven Hobert
At the Black Dog early evening Sunday, and at the Icehouse late on Monday for JT's Jazz Implosion, its another intriguing duo, this time oud and piano ("Oudyano"), with Syrian native oud master Issam Rafea and pianist Steven Hobert. The pair have been performing together over the past year and the collaboration is stunning.
Pat Metheny and Antonio Sanchez
Monday, September 26. A touch choice on Monday, as about a mile from the Dakota and Redman/Mehldaul, the Dakota sponsors guitar god Pat Metheny at The Guthrie. Pat's quartet includes British pianist Gwilym Simcock, rising star bassist Linda Oh, and Metheny's long-time drummer Antonio Sanchez, performing a wide range of works covering Pat's career.

Greg Byers
At Jazz Central, the relatively new ensemble Ashen Fir takes the spotlight. This is a modern jazz quartet featuring Jack Barrett on keys, Greg Byers on cello, Charlie Bruber on bass and Peter Quirsfeld on drums. The band debuted earlier in the summer at the Day Block Brewing Company.

JT Bates
Tuesday, September 27.  At Vieux Carré, ever-sublime pianist Chris Lomheim opens solo, followed by drummer JT Bates' Grain -- his organ trio with Kevin Gastonguay on B-3 and Zacc Harris on guitar. On Big Band Night at Jazz Central, enjoy the sizzling rhythms of the Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra.

Pete Hennig
Wednesday, September 28.  At Jazz Central, the spotlight shines on one of the unsung heroes of local jazz, drummer Pete Hennig. Pete's efforts are never in the background with such bands as the Atlantis Quartet, Fantastic Merlins and Zacc Harris ensembles.

Linda Peterson
At Vieux Carré, singing pianist Linda Peterson provides the early evening entertainment with covers and original songs, while at Crooners Lounge, Arne Fogel gives legitimacy to the club's name.

Thursday, September 29.  Swing is always in fashion with the Twin Cities Seven, a long-running ensemble led by Doug Haining and on stage tonight at Vieux Carré. Across town  at the Dakota, with a hot club swing and accordion-centric vibe, the Cafe Accordion Orchestra led by Dan Newton celebrates a new CD release. 

Phil Hey
Switching gears dramatically, enjoy the percussion antics of Phil Hey in a rare solo set, followed by a trio with Adam Linz and Paul Metzger at Khyber Pass.

Rodney Ruckus
Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie features the Rodney Ruckus Group, led by one of the busiest young artists in the metro. Since arriving on the jazz scene about two years ago, Ruckus has led several bands and backed a long list of area musicians, including a headline set on the main stage at the 2016 Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

Sue Orfield, The Tiptons
The Icehouse hosts a rare Twin Cities appearance of The Tiptons, an internationally renowned all-female sax quartet plus drums. Performing for nearly 30 years, the band features Seattle, New York and Eau Claire-based saxophonists playing "world soul" with strong jazz, blues and pop influences. Band members include founder Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Tina Richerson, and Eau Claire's Sue Orfield on saxes and other reeds, along with drummer Tarik Abouz, the lone male in the band.

More Jazz!
See the Live Jazz calendar posted on the KBEM website, and see more about jazz events at jazzpolice.com --online and on facebook. Hear the live edition of The Lead Sheet on KBEM radio every Thursday afternoon at 4:40 pm, rebroadcast on Fridays at 8:20 am. Tune in next week, Thursday when Andrea's guest will be Peter Leggett, Director of Walker West Music Academy, talking about the new Eight O'Clock Jump concert season.

Coming Soon!
. September 30, Nachito Herrera at the Dakota
. September 30, No Territory Band and Quo Vadis, All Originals Jazz, Studio Z
. October 1, Terence Blanchard, Connie Evingson with JazzMN Orchestra at Ordway
. October 1, TCCAN Cabaret Fest at the Phoenix Theater
. October 1, Joan Griffith with Laura Caviani, Jazz @ St. Barneys (Plymouth)
. October 1, Peter Kogan's Monsterful Wonderband at the Dakota (late night)
. October 2, Prudence Johnson, Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 3, Acme Jazz Company at Crooners Lounge
. October 4, Laura Caviani and Claudia Schmitt in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 5, Kenny Barron Trio at the Dakota
. October 5, Music of Oscar Brown, Debbie Duncan in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 6, Brian Courage, Brandon Wozniak, Luke Polopnik, Pete James Johnson, Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie
. October 6, Travis Anderson Trio with Connie Evingson at the Dakota
. October 7, Chris Misch-Bloxdorf Dectet at Vieux Carré
. October 7, Maurice Jacox at the Black Dog
. October 8, Phil Aaron, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 10, Brian Courage Quartet/Westerlies at the Icehouse
. October 12, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pantages Theater
. October 15, Amir El Saffar Ensemble, McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center
. October 15, Chris Lomheim, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 15, Yolande Bruce at Crooners Lounge
. October 17, Mississippi with Andres Prado, CD Release at the Dakota
. October 19, Charles Lazarus in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 20-21, McCoy Tyner Quartet with Gary Bartz at the Dakota
. October 21-22, Matt Slocum Trio at Studio Z
. October 22, PipJazz at The Bedlam Lowertown
. October 22, Patty Peterson and Friends at Crooners Lounge
. October 22, Nachito Herrera at the Dakota
. October 23, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bird Calls at Vieux Carre'
. October 24, Bobby Lyle with Billy Peterson in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 25, Brian Claxton Trio in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 27, Hot Sardines at the Dakota
. October 30, Soul Cafe at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
. November 4, Acoustic Alchemy at the Dakota
. November 11, Chucho Valdes/Joe Lovano at Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City
. November 14, Catherine Russell at the Dakota
. November 18, Bruce Henry at Crooners Lounge
. November 22-23, Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All Stars at the Dakota
. December 5, John Raymond CD Release at the Icehouse 
. December 22-26, The Bad Plus at the Dakota 
. December 30, Pat Mallinger Quartet at Vieux Carré
. January 29, Tuck and Patti at the Dakota

    
Terence Blanchard: With friends and family til October 1, playing with JazzMN

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, September 16-22


Joey Defrancesco, in the Dunsmore Room September 19-20
© Andrea Canter

Jazz this week? Something for everyone--CD releases from diverse bands; a visit from the reigning Prince of B-3; a special guest in the Lobby Bar; a favorite venue owner heading his own gig.

Big Gigs This Week
Atlantis Quartet
Friday, September 16. CD releases and celebrations fill tonight! At Vieux Carré, it's night #2 celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Atlantis Quartet (Zacc Harris, Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates and Pete Hennig) and the release of their digital anthology, Atlantis Quartet: X, which offers in full their four releases as well as a half dozen bonus tracks of previously unreleased music. At the Dakota, enjoy back to back parties celebrating new releases from Charanga Tropical and Dan Kusz.

Simon Petrick
At Jazz Central, the high school jam and masters' series flip their sets. Up first will be a trio featuring Simon Petrick, Ivan Cunningham and Nicholas Christenson that will lead into the high school jam, followed (at 10 pm) by the Master's Series set from Rodney Ruckus and his quartet.

Rhonda Laurie
At Parma 8200, Rhonda Laurie brings her savvy vocals to the Lounge, backed by Adi Yeshaya and Keith Boyles; Charmin Michelle finishes her week of Happy Hours in Crooners Lounge; and Bryan Nichols and Dave Karr provide a sax/piano duo of the best kind at the Icehouse. And at the Weyerhauser Auditorium at Landmark Center, Red House Records presents their season opener with three artists who are as eclectic and jazzy as they are original-- Butch Thompson, Dean Magraw and Prudence Johnson.

Dave Brattain, Central Standard Time
Saturday, September 17. Jazz Alley, an ensemble that came together during the Twin Cities Jazz Festival's "scat off," continues their weekly gig for brunch at Golden's Deli. In the evening, enjoy Central Standard Time (Steve Kenny, Dave Brattain, Levi Schwartzberg, Kameron Markworth and Cory Healey) as the headline set following the season's first JazzINK Youth Showcase, featuring Simon Petrick's Icky Quartet. This is essentially the same trio that performed at Jazz Central last night (Simon, Ivan Cunningham and Nicholas Christenson), adding in guitar wizard Adam Astrup. Petrick, Cunningham and Astrup will be teammates in the new edition of the Dakota Combo. 



Chris Lomheim
In the Lobby Bar, it's usually JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske, but tonight, JoAnn has a night off, and arranged to have veteran Bill Evans acolyte Chris Lomheim at the hotel in her place. Not a bad trade!

Rick Carlson and Maud Hixson
A Crooners Lounge favorite, Judi Vinar, returns with the Wolverines Trio, after a special Saturday happy hour with Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson marking the finale of KBEM's Jazz 88 Days of Summer; Bryan Nichols is back at the Icehouse with guitarist Zacc Harris; singing bassist Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows entertains at the Aster Cafe;  and pianist Benny Weinbeck continues his long-running trio gig in the lounge at Parma 8200.

Sunday, September 18. Special night at the Black Dog, as visiting --Seattle-based composer/keyboardist Wayne Horvitz takes the stage with Merciless Ghost -- local heroes Davu Seru, George Cartwright and Josh Granowski. Horvitz is touring all over Minnesota with his 21 Pianos project, described as "a site-specific interaction with an extremely out of tune piano" in 21 towns in MN.

Tom Krochock
Monday, September 19. Jazz Central shines the spotlight on veteran trumpeter Tom Krochock, heard recently with the Adam Meckler Orchestra. And as always, there will be some sort of improvisational mayhem at the Icehouse for JT's Jazz Implosion.

Joey D
Monday-Tuesday, September 19-20. He's played the Dakota and the Artists Quarter, and now Iconic B-3 organist Joey DeFrancesco brings his trio (with Troy Roberts on sax and Jason Brown on drums) to the Dunsmore Room for two nights. Joey has been known to also bring his trumpet to the stage, and perhaps he will add some vocals as well. These shows are the part of a transition schedule as the Dunsmore Room prepares to welcome its own piano, a Fred Hersch--approved, 9-foot Steinway D, replacing the very fine Bosendorfer loaned by local pianist Steven C. Anderson. A sure sign that the Dunsmore Room remains committed to great jazz in a great listening space.

Explosion Big Band
Tuesday, September 20. A monthly pairing of the best kind at Vieux Carre, as Mary Louise Knutson provides solo piano sets, followed by Connie Evingson's "Hot Jazz," her swinging hot club ensemble. Over at Jazz Central, another monthly pleasure, the Explosion Big Band led by Doug Haining and Scott Agster.

Wednesday, September 21. Monthly at Jazz Central, Pete Whitman presents an ensemble focused on new original music. Tonight, the Chris Lomheim Quintet fills the bill, with pianist/composer Chris joined by Whitman on saxophones, Adam Rossmiller on trumpet, Jay Young on bass and Dave Schmalenberger on drums.

Kenny Horst
Thursday, September 22. Three artists who were mainstays of the schedule at the Artists Quarter have seldom played together since the club closed three years ago. Now AQ owner and drummer Kenny Horst pulls together a titanic trio with pals Dean Magraw on guitar and Billy Peterson on bass for this week's installment of Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie.   At Vieux Carre, Joel Shapira rewards the early birds with some elegant solo guitar.

More Jazz!
See the Live Jazz calendar posted on the KBEM website, and see more about jazz events at jazzpolice.com --online and on facebook. Hear the live edition of The Lead Sheet on KBEM radio every Thursday afternoon at 4:40 pm, rebroadcast on Fridays at 8:20 am. Tune in next week, Thursday when Andrea's guest will be vocalist Maryann Sullivan to talk about some new projects.

Coming Soon!
. September 23, Larry McDonough Quartet, All Originals Jazz at Studio Z
. September 23, New Sound Underground Vinyl Release at Triple Rock
. September 23-24, Milo Fine Trio, Studio Toile d'Angels
. September 24, Jazz Women All-Stars with Patty Peterson at the Dakota
. September 24, Merciless Ghost/What Would Monk Do, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog
. September 25-26, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman Duo at the Dakota
. September 26, Pat Metheny at The Guthrie
. September 26, Milo Fine and Paul Metzger, Studio Toile d'Angels
. September 27, Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra at Jazz Central
. September 29, Rodney Ruckus Group, Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie
. September 29, Sue Orfield and the Tiptons Quartet at the Icehouse
. September 29, Phil Hey Solo, Khyber Pass
. September 30, Nachito Herrera at the Dakota
. September 30, No Territory Band and Quo Vadis, All Originals Jazz, Studio Z
. October 1, Terence Blanchard with JazzMN Orchestra at Ordway
. October 1, TCCAN Cabaret Fest at the Phoenix Theater
. October 4, Laura Caviani and Claudia Schmitt in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 5, Kenny Barron Trio at the Dakota
. October 8, Phil Aaron, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 12, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pantages Theater
. October 15, Amir El Saffar Ensemble, McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center
. October 15, Chris Lomheim, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 17, Mississippi with Andres Prado, CD Release at the Dakota
. October 20-21, McCoy Tyner Quartet with Gary Bartz at the Dakota
. October 21-22, Matt Slocum Trio at Studio Z
. October 22, PipJazz at The Bedlam Lowertown
. October 23, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bird Calls at Vieux Carre'
. October 27, Hot Sardines at the Dakota
. November 4, Acoustic Alchemy at the Dakota
. November 11, Chucho Valdes/Joe Lovano at Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City
. November 14, Catherine Russell at the Dakota
. December 5, John Raymond CD Release at the Icehouse 
. December 22-26, The Bad Plus at the Dakota 
. December 30, Pat Mallinger Quartet at Vieux Carré

Jazz Women All-Stars, at the Dakota, September 24

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, September 9-15



Atlantis Quartet, 10th anniversary and CD Anthology Release at Vieux Carre', September 15-16
© Andrea Canter

Nights are getting cooler, and perhaps the jazz is getting warmer, if this week is any indication! Most of the heat comes from such local stars as Ginger Commodore, Dave King, Anthony Cox,Mary Louise Knutson, Chris Bates, Dean Magraw.... and more.

Big Gigs This Week
Lars-Erik Larson, Ramtrack
Friday, September 9. Debuting about a year ago at the Black Dog, the trio Ramtrack is back, this time on the Masters Series at Jazz Central. These are "young masters" headed by drummer Lars-Erik Larson, with Jake Baldwin on trumpet and Thomas Nordlund on guitar. Following them  barely within their curfews will be the talented teens of Below Zero, a group of 9th and 10th graders (most from Southwest High School) studying at MacPhail with Greg Keel while gaining a lot of gigging experience around the metro.

Charmin & Shapira
Over at Vieux Carré, guitar genie Zacc Harris opens the evening, followed by the always swinging Charmin and Shapira and Friends (Paul Harper, Tom Lewis and Nathan Norman), while Jake Hanson and James Buckley entertain diners at the Icehouse and "back on stage" vocalist Suzanne Paris takes over the lounge at Parma 8200.

Anthony Cox
Selby Avenue Jazz Fest officially happens tomorrow but tonight, Walker West sponsors a blazing festival kickoff with Anthony Cox leading a quartet with Brandon Wozniak, Peter Schimke and Rodney Ruckus --and it's free but better show up early to get a seat!

Kirk Whalum
Saturday, September 10. 
The 15th annual Selby Avenue Jazz Festival brings family fun and great music to the intersection of Selby and Milton in St. Paul, from the opening sounds of the Selby Ave Brass Band to the closing headliner set from soulful saxman Kirk Whalum. It's free, from 11 am to dark.

Mary Louise Knutson Trio
One of the longest-running jazz series in the metro, Jazz @ St. Barney's at St Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth kicks off a new season of 13 concerts with the Mary Louise Knutson Trio. The inventive pianist, in-between her tours with Doc Severinsen and keyboard duties for JazzMN Orchestra, brings out the best in Gordy Johnson and Phil Hey--themselves one of the region's stellar rhythm teams--and vice versa.

Dave King, Vector Families
On the docket for Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog: Early show with The Growlers, aka Joel Shapira (guitar), Dave Martin (bass) and Eron Woods (drums) provides a good opportunity to hear more-often guitarist Martin on the bigger box. They're followed by an all-star quartet led by drummer Dave King, dubbed Vector Families, with Brandon Wozniak (sax), Dean Granros (guitar) and Anthony Cox (bass). Maybe you can match that level of talent in New York.

JoAnn Funk
At Crooners Lounge, the very entertaining Debbie Duncan fronts her quartet, usually featuring Adi Yeshaya on keys and Jay Young on bass, while jazz is back at Ngon Bistro, with a trio featuring Davu Seru, Chris Bates, and Joseph Damman to keep the must at the edge. And in the Lobby Bar at the Saint Paul Hotel, it's a new season of weekly fun with pianist/vocalist JoAnn Funk and bassist Jeff Brueske.

And for teen jazzers (or if you know one) in the metro region, remember that auditions for the Dakota Combo will be held this afternoon at MacPhail Center for Music! (Information at www.dfje.org)

Ginger Commodore
Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11. Ginger Commodore brings her acting as well as singing chops to the Capri Theater stage in the production of "Sophisticated Lady: A Tribute to Natalie Cole."  She'll get ample support from Javi Santiago on piano, Tony Axtell on bass, Deevo Dee on guitar, Daryl Boudreaux on percussion, Brandon Commodore on drums, and vocal back-up from Ashley Commodore and Chreese Jones. Yes, 2 younger generation Commodore!

Charanga Tropical
Sunday, September 11. There's an All Music Service with Charmin Michelle & Joel Shapira at Andrew Riverside Church in south Minneapolis, while the monthly matinee with Charanga Tropicale rocks out at  the Icehouse, while vocalist Jennifer Grimm joins Dan Chouinard on "The Birthday Club" in the Dunsmore Room of Crooners Lounge.

Framework
Monday, September 12. Pianist Abebi Stafford returns to Jazz Central with bassist Ted Olsen and drummer Adam Nussbaum. At the Icehouse, tonight's Implosion features two trios, starting with Chris Thomson, Jeff Bailey and JT Bates, and finishing the evening with Framework--the long-running ensemble with Chris Olson, Chris Bates and Jay Epstein.  And at Crooners, it's time for the monthly get-together with the Acme Jazz Company.

Joan Griffith
Tuesday, September 13. In the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge, a new guitar trio launches with Dean Magraw, Bryan Nichols and Jay Epstein, dubbed Open Story. Sounds like there will be plenty of stories from this outfit! At the Black Dog, Chris Olson's monthly "project" will feature a duo with fellow guitarist/mandolinist Joan Griffith.

Ted Godbout
Over at Vieux Carré, it's a piano extravaganza as Chris Lomheim opens solo, followed by the Ted Godbout Trio, featuring savvy pianist Ted with pals Matt Peterson on bass and Zach Schmidt on drums. At Jazz Central, the Cedar Avenue Big Band takes their usual second Tuesday slot.

Phil Aaron
Wednesday, September 14. Vieux Carré continues highlighting the piano, with the Phil Aaron Trio, featuring Phil's original cast from his first days at the Hotel Sofitel back in the 90s--Gary Raynor on bass and Jay Epstein on drums.

Also on Wednesday,  Chris Bates returns to his monthly "Magica Improvisada" series on the New Music night at Jazz Central, celebrating with percussion monster Davu Seru. And at Crooners Lounge, Charmin Michele launches three nights of Happy Hour delights, through Friday.

Omar AbdulKarim
Thursday, September 15. Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie presents one of the hottest young artists in town, trumpeter and Washburn High alum Omar AbdulKarim, bringing his smoldering quartet to the stage. He's joined by a pair of similar young hotshots, Jabari Powell on sax and Rodney Ruckus on drums, and the "old" wise man of jazz, bassist Anthony Cox.

Zacc Harris, Atlantis Quartet
Thursday-Friday, September 15-16. At Vieux Carré, the Atlantis Quartet celebrates their tenth anniversary, featuring music from their new and complete anthology of the music of their first four albums. On the scene since 2006, Zacc Harris, Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates and Pete Hennig are one of the most lauded ensembles in the Twin Cities, drawing praise from the national press as well as locally.

More Jazz!
See the Live Jazz calendar posted on the KBEM website, and see more about jazz events at jazzpolice.com --online and on facebook. Hear the live edition of The Lead Sheet on KBEM radio every Thursday afternoon at 4:40 pm, rebroadcast on Fridays at 8:20 am. Tune in next week, Thursday when Andrea's guest will be young drummer Simon Petrick, playing back to back gigs at Jazz Central and Reverie next weekend.

Coming Soon!
. September 16, Charanga Tropical/Dan Kusz album releases at the Dakota
. September 16, Rodney Ruckus Group at Jazz Central
. September 17, Chris Lomheim, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. September 17, Simon Petrick Quartet/Central Standard Time, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog
. September 17, Judi Vinar at Crooners Lounge
. September 20, Explosion Big Band at Jazz Central
. September 22, Kenny Horst Trio, Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie
. September 23, Larry McDonough Quartet, All Originals Jazz at Studio Z
. September 23, New Sound Underground Vinyl Release at Triple Rock
. September 23-24, Milo Fine Trio, Studio Toile d'Angels
. September 24, Jazz Women All-Stars with Patty Peterson at the Dakota
. September 24, Merciless Ghost/What Would Monk Do, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog
. September 25-26, Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman Duo at the Dakota
. September 26, Pat Metheny at The Guthrie
. September 26, Milo Fine and Paul Metzger, Studio Toile d'Angels
. September 27, Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra at Jazz Central
. September 29, Rodney Ruckus Group, Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie
. September 29, Sue Orfield and the Tiptons Quartet at the Icehouse
. September 30, Nachito Herrera at the Dakota
. September 30, No Territory Band and Quo Vadis, All Originals Jazz, Studio Z
. October 1, Terence Blanchard with JazzMN Orchestra at Ordway
. October 1, TCCAN Cabaret Fest at the Phoenix Theater
. October 4, Laura Caviani and Claudia Schmitt in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge
. October 5, Kenny Barron Trio at the Dakota
. October 8, Phil Aaron, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 12, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall at Pantages Theater
. October 15, Amir El Saffar Ensemble, McGuire Theater at Walker Art Center
. October 15, Chris Lomheim, guest pianist in the Lobby Bar, Saint Paul Hotel
. October 17, Mississippi with Andres Prado, CD Release at the Dakota
. October 20-21, McCoy Tyner Quartet with Gary Bartz at the Dakota
. October 21-22, Matt Slocum Trio at Studio Z
. October 22, PipJazz at The Bedlam Lowertown
. October 23, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Bird Calls at Vieux Carre'
. October 27, Hot Sardines at the Dakota
. November 4, Acoustic Alchemy at the Dakota
. November 11, Chucho Valdes/Joe Lovano at Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City
. November 14, Catherine Russell at the Dakota
. December 5, John Raymond CD Release at the Icehouse 
. December 22-26, The Bad Plus at the Dakota 
. December 30, Pat Mallinger Quartet at Vieux Carré


Kenny Horst, Quartet at Reverie September 22