Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Jazz, September 28 – October 4



Esperanza Spalding brings "Radio Music Society" to the State Theater


© Andrea Canter

It looks like a fine fall weekend, perfect weather for those summer's end chores, raking the first round of leaves, and planting bulbs. But don't overdo it--save some energy for live jazz, in all shapes and sizes. And October gets off to a boppin' start with some hot music throughout the week.

Highlights This Week

Dan Musselman
September 28. Dan Musselman has been earning a spot in the area's Most Wanted Pianists list since finishing studies at McNally Smith about four years ago. Now teaching at his alma mater, Musselman has proven himself as a creative soloist, accompanist, composer and bandleader, working with the likes of Rachel Holder, Cory Wong, and most recently with Brazilian talents in Viva Brasil. Dan brings an exciting young quartet to the Late Night at the Dakota series tonight (11:30 pm), featuring one-time schoolmate Hermon Mehari on trumpet, Andrew Foreman on bass and Zach Schmidt on drums. Mehari should hold special attention. A former protege of Bobby Watson, Mehari won top honors in the 2008 National Trumpet Competition and runner up in the 2010 International Trumpet Guild's improv competition. 

Bryan Nichols
September 28-29.  It's been a few months since Bryan Nichols pulled his heavy-duty quintet together, so expect a far-flung reunion when the gang gathers at the Artists Quarter this weekend. Featuring the double sax fireworks of Michael Lewis and Brandon Wozniak, and with Erik Fratzke on bass and JT Bates on drums, Bryan promises some of the compositions he wrote for his debut CD, Bright Places as well as some more recent works and "a few surprises." Well, anytime these guys get together, there's a surprise around every note.

Arne Fogel
More sublime music can be found at The Lexington this weekend as the jazz series continues under curator Arne Fogel. Fogel himself takes the "stage" Friday night (in the more intimate South Room), most likely in the company of Rick Carlson and Steve Pikal, while on Saturday it's Connie Evingson squeezing a quartet into the music space, with Adi Yeshaya on keys, Gordy Johnson on bass and Dave Karr on sax. Connie's latest CD, Sweet Happy Life, just got a terrific review in Jazz Times (October issue).

September 30. Singers dominate this Sunday. If you missed Maud Hixson and Jason Richards' duo at St. Barney's last spring, here's another opportunity on a larger stage. "We'll Be the Same As We Started" is their tribute to the great team of Steve Lawrence and Edie Gormet. The two voices syn together perfectly. And it's a matinee at the Bloomington Center for the Arts (Schneider Theater), leaving plenty of time to add another event in the evening. 

Gregg Marquardt
If the music of the great crooners of the 20th century (and a couple of the more adventurous of the new century) sounds like a great way to end the weekend, come down to the Artists Quarter for an early evening with "Men With Mics." The first of the Twin Cities Jazz Society's concert season ("Jazz From J to Z"), the men in this case are Gregg Marquardt, Reeves Cary and Dan Ristrom, sharing the mics as they present the music of the great male voices of jazz, from Louis Armstrong to Frank Sinatra to Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling. And with a 5 pm start, it will be an early night for those facing work or school on Monday morning. (Students, this is a great deal, only $5 with a school ID!) 

If Top 40 radio sounds like an odd context for Esperanza Spalding, think again. The inventive bassist/singer/composer follows up her Chamber Music Society  project with Radio Music Society, a funk-, rock- and hip-hop-infused tribute to pop radio. Presented by the Dakota but down the street at the State Theater, this show features core ensemble talents, Leo Genovese on piano and the great Teri Lyne Carrington on drums, and a large cast including horns, percussion, and more.  Noted Washington Post critic Mike Joyce of the 2012 CD, “Radio Music Society reveals her pop instincts, jazz sensibilities and social awareness with ingenuity.”

Chris Lomheim
October 1. It's about time pianist Chris Lomheim led a trio gig at Jazz Central! One of the most lyrically endowed musicians in the Twin Cities, Lomheim has a special affinity for Bill Evans, but his own compositions and his takes on bebop favorites expand his palette well beyond "Waltz for Debby." 

Jana Nyberg and Adam Meckler 

October 2. You can't help but like the Jana Nyberg Group. In addition to putting some of the most talented young artists on the same stage (singer/flautist Jana, trumpeter Adam Meckler, guitarist Evan Montgomery, bassist Matt Peterson, drummer Zach Schmidt), they have so darn much fun! At the Artists Quarter tonight, you are likely to hear some great songbook standards, ballads, and a few pop classics as well as some original tunes.

October 4. Big night at the Artists Quarter. The early show at 7 pm (no cover) features the UW-Eau Claire student ensemble, Malonious Thunk, part of the TCJS Young Artists Series. This band is led by drummer Mike Malone, featuring original compositions and likely some Monk! Stick around, prime time features the CD Release party for pianist Larry McDonough and saxophonist Richard Terrill. Their duo recording, Solitude, features both covers and original material, some previously recorded by Larry solo or with his quartet.  The piano/sax collaboration is elegant and ear-catching.

Maud Hixson
If heavenly bodies are more your thing, you can't do better than a night at the Como Planetarium, gazing at the moon and listening to the spell-binding harmonies of Maud Hixson and Dean Magraw. They reprise their summer show, "The Moon Belongs to Everyone," with narration provided by a real astronomy expert who points out features of the moon and stars while Maud and Dean mine a repertoire of songs with lunar themes. Moonlight becomes them.






More Jazz, Every Night
Keep up with live jazz in the Twin Cities -- visit the Jazz Police calendar, KBEM and KFAI radio, and you might even find jazz listed in the Strib or Pioneer Press! More suggestions: 

Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek
Friday, September 28. Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek at The Wine Market; Maud Hixson and Dan Chouinard at Franco Fete at Our Lady of Lourdes Church (Minneapolis); Lila Ammons with Thom West at Three Crows; Patty Peterson and Friends at Bunkers

Saturday, September 29. Joann Funk and Jeff Brueske at the Lobby Bar (St Paul Hotel); Arne Fogel at Ingredients Cafe; Maud Hixson and Vincent Rose at Parma; Parisota Hot Club at Loring Pasta Bar

Sunday, September 30. Zacc Harris Trio at Riverview Wine Bar

Monday, October 1. Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Sophia Shorai at the Dakota; Jazz Implosion at the Icehouse

Tuesday, October 2. Dean Magraw and Davu Seru at the Black Dog; Cory Wong Quartet at the Artists Quarter (7 pm); Beasley's Big Band at O'Gara's; Bill Simenson Big Band at Jazz Central; Todd Clouser and Bryan Nichols at Cafe Maude

Wednesday, October 3. Connie Evingson, Jazz in the Lounge at the Womens Club of Minneapolis; Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Steve Kenny and the Bastids followed by the Brian Grivna  Quartet at the Artists Quarter; Wolverines Trio at Hell's Kitchen; Charanga Tropicale at the Icehouse

Thursday, October 4. Anton/Gravatt/Schimke/Nelson at the Icehouse.

Coming Soon!


October 5-6, Babatunde Lea Quartet at the Artists Quarter 




October 6, Wayne Bergeron with the JazzMN Orchestra at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center


October 10, Red Planet at the Artists Quarter



October 12-13, Ari Hoenig Trio with Bill Carrothers and Chris Bates at the Artists Quarter


October 13, Connie Evingson, Jazz @St. Barney’s (St. Barnabas Arts Center, Plymouth)


 October 13, Atlantis Quartet, Jazz at Studio Z


October 14, Steve Faison, PipJazz Sundays at Landmark Center


October 14-15, Cassandra Wilson at the Dakota


October 17, Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts at the Dakota


October 18, Todd Clouser Quartet at the Artists Quarter


October 19-20, Dave King Trio with Bill Carrothers and Billy Peterson, CD Release at the Artists Quarter


October 23, Kurt Elling at the Dakota


October 26-27, Eric Gravatt and Source Code at the Artists Quarter
 

October 30-31, Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Dakota


November 4, Spiral Visions (Milne, Hagedorn, Aaron, Lewis, Hey) at Landmark Center (TCJS Jazz From J to Z)


November 5, Charlie Hunter at the Dakota

November 9, Anat Cohen and Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)


November 10, Anat Cohen and Klezmatics at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)


November 11, Duke Ellington Orchestra with Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center


November 11, PipJazz Sundays Youth Showcase at Landmark Center


November 12-13, Bettye LaVette at the Dakota


November 26-27, Karrin Allyson at the Dakota


December 7-8, Manhattan Transfer at the Dakota


December 12-13, John Pizzarelli at the Dakota


December 14-15, Reid Anderson, Jeff Ballard, SPCO, Liquid Music at SPCO Music Room


December 27-29, Bad Plus at the Dakota

Dave King, CD Release at the Artists Quarter, October 19-20




 







 

 

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Jazz, September 21-27




Chick Corea and Gary Burton, coming to the Dakota September 26-27
 © Andrea Canter

Old lions. Young tigers. A legendary duo. It’s all here in the Twin Cities this weekend and into the new week. Out in Washington, DC, the Monk Institute’s annual international competition turns to drums for the first time in 20 years, meaning a big handful of the top under-30 drummers will duke it out for a serious cash prize and recording contract. But not all of the hot young drum talent is on the East Coast this weekend—we have Miguel Hurtado right here. 
But the real supernova this week passes over the Dakota when Chick Corea and Gary Burton celebrate 40 years of collaboration.

Jazz Highlights, This Week
Bob Sheppard
Weekend, September 21-22. One of the great sax voices of the West Coast, Bob Sheppard comes to town for two nights at the Artists Quarter. Based in Los Angeles, the Eastman School of Music graduate has appeared on countless movie and television soundtracks and has enjoyed associations with Chick Corea’s Origin, the Peter Erskine Trio, Joni Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Randy Brecker, Horace Silver, Elvis Costello, Kurt Elling and Dianne Reeves. He’s appeared with Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, and most recently has toured with Herbie Hancock. His arsenal includes tenor, alto and soprano sax, flute, piccolo, clarinet and bass clarinet.  Bob will also be leading clinics for the MacPhail/McNally Smith Saxophone Day on Saturday at McNally, which is open to the public.

Gary Schulte
Put some swing in your weekend with Sidewalk Café, performing Friday night at the intimate and classy Aster Café down by the river on Main Street. With Reynold Philipsek on guitar, Gary Schulte on violin and Jeff Brueske on bass, they start where Django and Grappelli left off. Plus the Aster is a rather cool place for a Friday night, and a perfect fit for this music.  And if your tastes run totally outside, come inside to the Black Dog Friday night for Merciless Ghost, the avant garde trio headed by monster saxophonist George Cartwright, with Davu Seru on percussion and Josh Granowski on bass. They’re still celebrating the double album release of music recorded live at the Black Dog, Dog Times Two and Cat Times Three.

Jeff Brueske has a busy weekend. After the gig with Sidewalk Café, he crosses the river to rejoin Joann Funk for the return of their Saturday nights in the Lobby Bar of the St. Paul Hotel. Joann adds vocals to her piano, bringing bits of Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee and more to turn “lounge music” into sophisticated jazz. (And the Artists Quarter is an easy walk from the hotel –and you can still catch the late set after the Lobby Bar closes!)

Fat Kids at the Icehouse
Monday, September 24. The Icehouse in south Minneapolis is fast becoming the go-to hang for the young, the hip, and the multi-generational fans of creative music. JT Bates’ “Jazz Implosion” series on Monday nights features top ensembles, and tonight is one of the best, Fat Kid Wednesdays with Bates, Adam Linz and Michael Lewis. They tackle Ornette, Mingus, Coltrane and more, as well as their own compositions, but even the most familiar fare becomes new deconstructions with these wizards on stage. Come early, try something from the inventive menu, grab a table across from the stage and enjoy artistic freedom. 

Phil Aaron
Tuesday, September 25. Tuesdays at the Artists Quarter used to be reserved for B-3 Organ Night, but now it seems the AQ has gotten its Tuesday groove back with a series of ensembles typically including the names Peterson and Horst. This week Billy and Kenny are joined by the veteran of eloquence, pianist Phil Aaron. And you can warm up with the free opening set from young masterful guitarist Cory Wong and his quartet. It’s a great double header, home runs guaranteed. 

At Jazz Central tonight, the Big Band series continues with the newly formed, explosive ensemble headed by Doug Haining and Scott Agster, and filled with top big band musicians. Imagine sitting only a few feet from the trombones! There may be no other venue that will give you such an intimate big band experience (without blowing your ears off).

Miguel Hurtado
Wednesday, September 26. The Artists Quarter welcomes the birth of a new ensemble of young upstarts. Originally billed as the Miguel Hurtado Quartet, it's actually a new collaboration with Miguel on drums, Nelson Devereaux on saxes, Joe Strachan on keys and Brian Courage on bass. And what else? They are calling it Courageous Endeavors. Since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music, South High alum Miguel has been tearing up trapsets all over town and proving himself to be a savvy bandleader as well. Joe is finishing studies at the U of M but keeps his hands in a variety of bands between classes. Nelson finished at the U of M a year ago, and is becoming more and more known as he leads his own trio, plays in the Adam Meckler Orchestra and more. Brian just finished his degree at Lawrence and wasted no time joining the list of first-call bassists around town.Come see a fiery young ensemble that ensures the vitality of modern jazz in the Twin Cities for years to come.

Wednesday-Thursday, September 26-27. One of the most eagerly anticipated gigs of the year, the Chick Corea-Gary Burton duo is on tour celebrating their 40-year collaboration and the release of Hot House. The pair has lost none of its sublime energy and graceful harmonizing over the decades, whether playing original compositions or eloquent arrangements of standards. I caught their set at the recent Detroit Jazz Festival and am eager for another dose, at the Dakota.

Thursday, September 27 (through 29). Sorry for those who read this earlier, but The New Trio, with drummer Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, bassist Anthony Cox, and guitarist Brandon Ross, scheduled for the Icehouse, has been cancelled, or at least postponed due to illness. Stay tuned for hopefully a new date. 

More Jazz Every Night
Keep up with jazz in the Twin Cities with the live calendars on Jazz Police and KBEM, broadcasts on KBEM and KFAI, and sometimes, even in the daily newspaper! More suggestions:

Dennis Spears
Friday, September 21. Nichola Miller at Hell’s Kitchen; Rhonda Laurie and Joel Shapira at the Wine Market; Debbie Duncan at The Lexington; Lee Engele and James Allen at Pardon My French; Dennis Spears at the Dakota

Saturday, September 22. Mary Louise Knutson (solo) at The Marsh; Lee Engele and James Allen at the Red Stag; Charmin Michelle at The Lexington; Nachito Herrera at the Dakota

Sunday, September 23.  Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle; Zacc Harris Trio at the Riverview Wine Bar

Monday, September 24. Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Headspace at the Artists Quarter; Evan Montgomery/Brian Courage Duo at Jazz Central

Tuesday, September 25. Benefit for Marriage Equity at the Dakota; Bud’s Brass Band at Café Maude

Wednesday, September 26. Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Steve Kenny and the Bastids at the Artists Quarter (early show)

Thursday, September 27. Gypsy Mania at Hell’s Kitchen; Pete Whitman X-Tet at the Artists Quarter; Vicky Mountain and the Swing Beat Band at Wabasha Street Caves

Coming Soon!
·         September 28-29, Bryan Nichols Quintet at the Artists Quarter
·         September 30, Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Society at the State Theater
·         September 30, Men With Mics (Gregg Marquardt, Reeves Carey, Dan Ristrom) at the Artists Quarter (TCJS, Jazz From J to Z)
·         October 4, Larry McDonough/Richard Terrill CD release, Artists Quarter
·         October 6, Wayne Bergeron with the JazzMN Orchestra at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center
·         October 12-13, Ari Hoenig Trio with Bill Carrothers at the Artists Quarter
·         October 13, Connie Evingson, Jazz @St. Barney’s (St. Barnabas Arts Center, Plymouth)
·         October 13, Atlantis Quarter, Jazz at Studio Z
·         October 14, Steve Faison, PipJazz Sundays at Landmark Center
·         October 14-15, Cassandra Wilson at the Dakota
·         October 17, Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts at the Dakota
·         October 23, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
·         October 30-31, Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Dakota
·         November 4, Spiral Visions (Milne, Hagedorn, Aaron, Lewis, Hey) at Landmark Center (TCJS Jazz From J to Z)
·         November 5, Charlie Hunter at the Dakota
·         November 9, Anat Cohen and Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)
·         November 10, Anat Cohen and Klezmatics at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)
·         November 11, Duke Ellington Orchestra with Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center
·         November 11, PipJazz Sundays Youth Showcase at Landmark Center
·         November 12-13, Bettye LaVette at the Dakota
·         November 26-27, Karrin Allyson at the Dakota
·         December 7-8, Manhattan Transfer at the Dakota
·         December 12-13, John Pizzarelli at the Dakota
·         December 14-15, Reid Anderson, Jeff Ballard, SPCO, Liquid Music at SPCO Music Room
·         December 27-29, Bad Plus at the Dakota

Kurt Elling returns to the Dakota, October 23rd


All photos by Andrea Canter except Bob Sheppard (courtesy of the artist)



Friday, September 14, 2012

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Jazz, September 14-20



John Scofield, at the Dakota September 18th

© Andrea Canter

I think these are really the first days of fall. That 90-degree day was a blip. We’re having great sleeping weather with cooler evenings. Of course sleeping is for much later in the evening when there’s so much great music around town to keep us awake well beyond midnight! This weekend, plan to sleep well into the morning so you can spend the evening hearing new music from Chris Bates’ hot new quintet, Red 5, or from Patty Peterson and Friends (and family) at the Dakota, or swing dance with Maryann Sullivan and Rhonda Laurie. And next week, the Dakota brings us John Scofield’s red hot trio with Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart, followed the next night by Delfeayo Marsalis’s ensemble featuring Sean Jones and Winard Harper. This week, Jazz Central boasts a quartet headed by Steve Kenny and the Adam Meckler Orchestra, while the Icehouse welcomes the return of the Dave King Trucking Company. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Highlights This Weekend
Rhonda and Maryann
Friday, September 14. Swing dancers and vocalist disappointed in the demise of  Nicollet Coffee can rejoice in the a special night at the Eagles’ Club with vocalists (and former Nicollet curators) Maryann Sullivan and Rhonda Laurie (Sister Swing) accompanied by Rick Carlson on keys and Steve Pikal on bass. Bring dancing shoes and plan to swing away the evening with a much bigger dance floor than you found at The Nicollet. Just don’t expect a Chai or Thai wrap.

If you want more ambience and kicking your feet back rather than kicking up your heels, Connie Olson will be making her debut at The Lexington with the sublime support of Mary Louise Knutson and Gordy Johnson. Connie is finally getting out and gigging more these days, bringing a wide repertoire from Doris Day to some old pop favorites.

Chris Bates rehearsing with Red 5
Friday/Saturday, September 14-15. Early in the spring, Chris Bates brought his new quintet, Red 5, to Jazz Central to try out some new compositions in preparation for a recording session. Maybe one of the most anticipated CD releases in a long time, New Hope is shrink-wrapped and ready for celebration at the Artists Quarter this weekend. Mostly featuring Chris’s works (plus one from Brandon Wozniak), New Hope as well as the CD Party brings us Chris, Brandon, brother JT Bates, Chris Thomson and Zack Lozier, all highly inventive musicians who make chamber jazz both exciting and accessible. In other words, there’s plenty of reason for “new hope.”

Arne Fogel
Saturday, September 15. Two of the area’s most popular vocalists take stages about 20 miles apart tonight. Patty Peterson makes it a party wherever she goes, and tonight it’s at the Dakota with friends Donnie DeMarca, Billy Franze, and Rocky Robbins, along with brothers Billy, Paul and Rick Peterson. Patty has a new recording coming out next month so we can expect a preview.  Out west in Plymouth, the Jazz @St. Barney’s jazz series gets underway with Arne Fogel and Tanner Taylor doing a concert edition of Fogel’s Minnesota Voices: Certain Standards, which played on KBEM twice per week during the past year. Tonight, Fogel offers a sampling of the great songbook standards that were featured on the radio series, while Taylor provides the keyboard accompaniment as he did on many of the radio spots. Jazz @ St Barneys is one of the community jazz treasures of the metro area, a monthly series featuring primarily vocalists and pianists now in its sixth year at the St Barnabus Lutheran Church’s art center.

Dave King
Highlights, Jazz Through the Week
Monday, September 17.  Monday always presents some conflicts, with the weekly gig and jam at Jazz Central overlapping JT’s Jazz Implosion at the Icehouse.  Thing start a bit earlier at Jazz Central, this week featuring a new quartet with Steve Kenny, Phil Aaron, Graydon Peterson and Phil Hey; while the Dave King Trucking Company is featured in the two-set implosion at Icehouse. No matter which way you turn, you will be surrounded by sophisticated, high energy music. Start here, finish there.

Tuesday, September 18. John Scofield came to the Dakota last January and it was one of the most enjoyable of Scofield visits I can remember. Yet here he comes again, and this time the trio brings two more headliners in their own rights—bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart.  There should be plenty of mischief-making.

Delfeayo Marsalis
Wednesday, September 19. Yes, there really is a lot of jazz at the Dakota this month! Tonight, less than three months since he headlined at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Delfeayo Marsalis returns with his touring ensemble. Tonight, the band features trumpet master Sean Jones, one of the hottest horns of his generation and a favorite among local audiences. And personally, I am eager to again see the antics of drummer Winard Harper, a performer who literally creates visual as well as aural art at the trapset. Marsalis, one of the premiere trombonists in jazz, has proven to be at least as skilled at assembling a band as fronting one.

More Jazz This Week
What’s going on? Check the live jazz calendar on Jazz Police.com; visit KBEM and KFAI online and on air. More recommendations:

Friday, September 14. Joel Shapira, solo guitar at Ingredients Café;  Nathan Hanson/Brian Roessler/Pete Hennig at the Black Dog; Zacc Harris Trio at Hell’s Kitchen; Charmin Michelle at the House of Pizza (Sartell)

Saturday, September 15. Paula Lammers at River Bluff Center (Lilydale); Mary Louise Knutson at Eat Street Social (1-3 pm); Jazz at the Garden, fundraiser at Gesthsemane Lutheran Church (Laura Caviani, Pete Whitman, Charmin Michelle, and more); Aimee Lee, Kathy Mueller and Lisa Pallen at The Lexington; Maud Hixson and Jason Richards at the Greater Lakes Performing Arts Center (Pequoet Lakes); Joann Funk and Jeff Brueske, Lobby Bar (St Paul Hotel); Connie Olson with Mary Louise Knutson and Steve Pikal at Parma; Dan Musselman at the Red Stag; Night Owls and Septonics at the Riverview Wine Bar

Sunday, September 16. Charmin Michelle with the Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra at Cinema Ballroom; Zacc Harris Trio at the Riverview Wine Bar; Sounds of Blackness at the Dakota

Monday, September 17. Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Headspace at the Artists Quarter

Tuesday, September 18. Cory Wong Quartet followed by Dean Magraw/Billy Peterson/Kenny Horst at the Artists Quarter; Nick Haas at Hell’s Kitchen

Wednesday, September 19. Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg at Fireside Pizza; Steve Kenny and the Bastids followed by the Lucia Newell Quartet at the Artists Quarter; Wolverines at Hell’s Kitchen

Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek
Thursday, September 20. Lee Engele and Reynold Philipsek at Nonna Rosa’s; Joel Shapira at Hell’s Kitchen; Dave Karr Quartet at the Artists Quarter

Coming Soon!

·         September 21, Saxophone Day at McNally Smith College with Bob Sheppard
·         September 21-22, Bob Sheppard at the Artists Quarter
·         September 24, Fat Kid Wednesdays at the Icehouse
·         September 26-27, Chick Corea and Gary Burton at the Dakota
·         September 27-29, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Anthony Cox, Brandon Ross at the Icehouse
·         September 28-29, Bryan Nichols Quintet at the Artists Quarter
·         September 30, Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Society at the State Theater
·         September 30, Men With Mics (Gregg Marquardt, Reeves Carey, Dan Ristrom) at the Artists Quarter (TCJS, Jazz From J to Z)
·         October 4, Larry McDonough/Richard Terrill CD release, Artists Quarter
·         October 6, Wayne Bergeron with the JazzMN Orchestra at the Hopkins High School Performing Arts Center
·         October 12-13, Ari Honig Trio with Bill Carrothers at the Artists Quarter
·         October 13, Connie Evingson, Jazz @St. Barney’s (St. Barnabas Arts Center, Plymouth)
·         October 14, Steve Faison, PipJazz Sundays at Landmark Center
·         October 14-15, Cassandra Wilson at the Dakota
·         October 17, Bela Fleck and Marcus Roberts at the Dakota
·         October 23, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
·         October 30-31, Maria Schneider Orchestra at the Dakota
·         November 4, Spiral Visions (Milne, Hagedorn, Aaron, Lewis, Hey) at Landmark Center (TCJS Jazz From J to Z)
·         November 9, Anat Cohen and Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)
·         November 10, Anat Cohen and Klezmatics at Minneapolis Convention Center (MN Orchestra)
·         November 11, Duke Ellington Orchestra with Evan Christopher at Minneapolis Convention Center
·         November 11, PipJazz Sundays Youth Showcase at Landmark Center
·         November 12-13, Bettye LaVette at the Dakota
·         November 26-27, Karrin Allyson at the Dakota
·         December 7-8, Manhattan Transfer at the Dakota
·         December 12-13, John Pizzarelli at the Dakota
·         December 14-15, Reid Anderson, Jeff Ballard, SPCO, Liquid Music at SPCO Music Room
·         December 27-29, Bad Plus at the Dakota

Fat Kid Wednesdays returns to the Icehouse, September 24th







All photos by Andrea Canter