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 Tuesday, 30 June 2015
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Saturday - A Grand Finale for Twin Cities Jazz Fest! PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Dr. John
 

One could not ask for a better line-up for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival's final day, June 27.  First we have the inaugural music events in the new CHS Field (Saints stadium) with a salute to New Orleans, courtesy of Dr. John and the Nitetrippers, who will actually be Afternoon Trippers. And the opening set will be provided by Minnnesota's own New Orleans brass ensemble, The Jack Brass Band. Come evening, you can find a spot of shade in Mears Park and enjoy 2014 Monk Trumpet Competition winner Marquis Hill and his Blacktet, followed by the incendiary closing set, Francisco Mela's Crash Trio with special guest, trumpet sensation Nicholas Payton. But that's only the headline acts-- Saturday also features the annual Youth Showcase, ballroom dance lessons, the Atlantis Quartet and Britain's Cloudmaker Trio, jams at The Bedlam and Vieux Carré, and a lot more in clubs throughout Lowertown, Downtown, along the Green Line, and more. Get the full schedule and more information at www.hotsummerjazz.com

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival: Friday Highlights PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

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Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland
 

The 2015 Twin Cities Jazz Festival welcomes its first night of headliners and a full afternoon and evening of music in St. Paul, stretching from Mears Park and Lowertown to Downtown and out along University Avenues' LRT Green Line and West 7th Street. On the AARP Main Stage at Mears Park, music fans can enjoy the Laura Caviani Trio, the Araya Orta Latin Jazz Quartet featuring steel pan artist Othello Molineaux, and the all-star quartet of Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland. The JazzMN Orchestra with guest vocalist Patty Peterson appears on the Rayette Lofts Stage at Union Depot North Plaza, and our "exchange" band from Iowa, Laranja, makes their TCJF debut on the Jefferson Lines 6th Street Stage.  That's the tip of the jazz mountain!  The full festival schedule is available for download on the fest website at www.hotsummerjazz.com. Highlights:

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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Opens June 25 PDF Print
Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
Monday, 22 June 2015

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Six bands of incomparable artists will headline the 17th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, held June 25-27 in and around Mears Park in St. Paul's historic Lowertown Arts District. The new CHS Field (St. Paul Saints) will host six-time Grammy winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers on the festival's closing afternoon, the first concert ever staged at CHS. Appearing on the AARP Main Stage at Mears Park will be the Araya Orta Latin Jazz Quartet Featuring Othello Molineaux, Festival Artistic Director Francisco Mela's new Crash Trio with special guest Nicholas Payton, 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition winner Marquis Hill and his Blacktet, and an all-star quartet featuring Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland.  On the Rayette Lofts Stage at Union Depot North Plaza, the London-based Cloud Trio will make their Minnesota debut. In addition to CHS Field, AARP Main Stage and Union Depot, the festival will present events on the Jefferson Lines Sixth Street (Mears Park) and throughout downtown St Paul and beyond at over 20 clubs, bars and other venues.  (See Jazz Police for the general festival overview.)

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The TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival: Looking Back and Ahead PDF Print
Written by Sheila Horne Mason; Photographs by Kevin R. Mason   
Saturday, 20 June 2015

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Dorthann Kirk
 

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has become a real hub for jazz lovers in the New Jersey/New York/Connecticut area. Recent events included a concert by singer Michael Franks and vocalist/guitarist Raul Midón; The Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens Final Concert; and Swinging on a Star: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen, starring Broadway luminaries Norm Lewis and Rebecca Luker. NJPAC’s annual TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival has become one of their most acclaimed events. Named in honor of Newark's saxophone great James Moody, the third TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival was held at NJPAC and several other venues in Newark November 9-16, 2014. We're now looking ahead to the 2015 festival, to be held November 7-15.

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Two Surprising and Phenomenal Concerts Kick Off The Summer Season: SFJazz and Healdsburg Jazz Fest PDF Print
Written by Ken Vermes   
Thursday, 11 June 2015

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Romero Lubambo and Luiciana Souza (photo - George Wells, Healdsburg Jazz Festival)
 

This summer in Northern California the festival season kicked off with two very special shows. The first was the Carla Bley Tribute at SFJazz (previously previewed on this site), and the second was an evening of back to back concert performances (Jazz in the Americas: Brazil) by Luciana Souza with Romero Lubambo,  and Trio da Paz with Kenny Barron, part of the opening weekend of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival. These performances were not only exceptional in every way, but featured musicians who have not been seen nearly enough. These concerts demonstrated that exceptional programming and artistry still exist, and a listener with determination can catch such first class shows.

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The 2015 Montreal Jazz Festival Coming June 26-July 5 PDF Print
Written by Sheila Horne Mason   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

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The 36th Festival International de Jazz de Montréal will take place from June 26 to July 5, 2015. The Festival will host over 3,000 musicians from five continents in 15 concert halls and several outdoor venues. Just some of the musicians who will be appearing: NeTTwork with Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, and Jeff “Tain” Watts; Robert Glasper; Chris Botti; Avishai Cohen; The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman; Kurt Rosenwinkel; The Stanley Clarke Band; Bill Frisell; Ingrid Jensen; The Wayne Shorter Quartet; Jamie Cullum; Huey Lewis and The News; The Steve Miller Band; The Vijay Iyer Trio; John Pizzarelli; Lorraine Desmarais; Dee Dee Bridgewater; Joss Stone; Oliver Jones; Matt Herskowitz; John Mayall; and Taj Mahal.

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