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    Steve Kenny Quartet at the Black Dog, October 25 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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    Steve KennyİAndrea Canter
     

    The Steve Kenny Quartet featuring Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates and JT Bates performs at the Black Dog on Saturday, October 25th, part of the Saturday Night Jazz series.   

     

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    Jeremy Walker Quartet at Jazz Central, October 24 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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    Jeremy WalkerİAndrea Canter
     

    One of the Twin Cities' most prolific jazz composers and bandleaders, Jeremy Walker brings a quartet of top area musicians to Jazz Central Studios this Friday, October 24th, part of the Bridge Series. Joining pianist Walker will be saxophonist Scott Fultz, bassist Jeff Brueske, and drummer Miguel Hurtado. The Bridge Series at Jazz Central was initiated a year ago to "bridge the gap" left when the Artists Quarter closed. The fun begins at 7:30 pm.

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    Canadian Chanteuse Elizabeth Shepherd at Jazz Central, October 23 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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    Elizabeth Shepherd
     

    Montreal-based soul jazz singer/songwriter/pianist Elizabeth Shepherd has been described as "versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass band and classical sonatas." A three-time JUNO nominee (Canadian Grammy), her talent has taken her on tours through North America, Europe, Japan and Mexico, from the Montreal to North Sea Jazz Festivals. Now, armed with a brand new recording, Shepherd's travels bring her to the Twin Cities, where she will be the featured artist on the Jazz Central Studio's Vocal Jazz night, October 23rd.

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    Piano and Bass in Spotlight at Jazz Central, October 22 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Monday, 20 October 2014

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    Graydon PetersonİAndrea Canter
     

    One of the younger veterans on the local jazz scene joins forces with one of the youngest of the young lions for a night of bass/piano duo magic at Jazz Central on Wednesday, October 22. Bassist Graydon Peterson and pianist Joe Strachan will play a couple sets of pure imagination.

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    Leigh Kamman, The Voice of Jazz, 1922-2014 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Saturday, 18 October 2014

    "His instrument is a microphone. There's only one voice like that in this world." – Percy Hughes

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    Leigh Kamman İ Andrea Canter
     

    A long and celebrated era in jazz journalism ended in fall 2008 with Leigh Kamman’s final broadcast of The Jazz Image on MPR. After a six-decade career including a 34-year run on MPR, Kamman’s retirement was truly the end of an era spanning his interview of Duke Ellington as a teen reporter to his shows for Armed Forces radio during World War Two, through broadcasts from Harlem to his long stint at MPR and induction into the Pavek Museum Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Leigh's presence in the jazz community continued despite declining health, with a 90th birthday celebration in 2012 at the Artists Quarter and occasional appearances at various jazz events. Kamman passed away on October 17 at age 92, taking a lot of jazz history with him, but leaving behind a rich legacy of interviews, broadcasts and scores of jazz fans who owe him much of our love--and knowledge of--the music.

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    Lease, Moriarty, Bates and Attias at the Black Dog, October 19 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Friday, 17 October 2014

     

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    Ellen Lease and Pat MoriartyİAndrea Canter

    Three leaders of the Twin Cities improvisational music scene will join forces with one of New York's prime innovators for an evening of mayhem and original music at the Black Dog on Sunday, October 19th (6 pm). Ellen Lease and Pat Moriarty have led many ensembles teetering on the edge of modern jazz, and bassist Chris Bates has been a frequent partner. With visiting saxophonist and former Moriarty student Michael Attias, they will present compositions from each musician as well as some free explorations.

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    "Timeline": Chris Lomheim Celebrates New Compositions and a New Recording, October 18th PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Friday, 17 October 2014

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    Chris Lomheim Trio at Studio ZİAndrea Canter
     

    "If this were produce, you'd find it in the organic section. Live music, tracked live with minimal fixing, editing and tweaking. No audio MSG or digital trickery. Real people hearing, listening and playing together. Real music performed and produced by friends who love and understand each other. Old school."  -- Matthew Zimmerman, Wild Sound Studio

    Long a mainstay in the Twin Cities jazz community, pianist Chris Lomheim is known for his affinity for Bill Evans, his sublime skills as a singer's accompanist, and for his creative, lush compositions. Yet Lomheim's recorded output has been limited - his last trio recording was released in 2002 (The Bridge, Artegra); his first (1994, Igmod) was aptly titled And You've Been Waiting. Figuring he had waited long enough, Lomheim applied for state arts board funding to write and record new trio music. He was selected for a fiscal year 2014 Artist Initiative grant, and the floodgates opened, yielding the ten new compositions that make up Timeline, featuring his cohorts from the first recording, bassist Gordy Johnson and drummer Jay Epstein. The CD Release Party will be held Saturday, October 18 at Studio Z in Saint Paul's Lowertown Arts District.

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    PipJazz Live Returns to the Capri, October 18th PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Thursday, 16 October 2014

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    PipJazz Experience --Pippi with Glenn Swanson, Jay YoungİAndrea Canter
     

    After three seasons as "PipJazz Sundays," the concert series hosted by Pippi Ardennia launched a new season last April as "PipJazz Live,"splitting its venues between The Capri Theater in Minneapolis and the Maplewood Theater of the Maplewood Community Center.  Following two exciting spring concerts, PipJazz Live returns for its fall series this Saturday, October 18th, 7 pm to celebrate Pippi's birthday at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. Special youth guest will be alto saxophonist Peter Goggin, a senior at Mounds View High School.

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