JP Jazz Police
Dakotacooks.com
  Home arrow Twin Cities, MN
Main Menu
Home
New and Notable
Photo Galleries
CD/DVD/Book Reviews
Interviews
SF Bay Area
Chicago
Los Angeles
New York
Twin Cities, MN
Festivals
More Cities
News
 
Paris1
dakota top
 Monday, 31 August 2015
Twin Cities
 FInd the Best Hotel Rates for the Twin Cities here
  • See our comprehensive live jazz calendar in the column on the right,  for Month view see  http://jazzpolice.com/jazzcalendarmsp
  • On a budget? Check out:  Free and Cheap Jazz in the Twin Cities
  • Hilights for the month on The Lead Sheet
  • Find more about Weather in Minneapolis, MN
    Click for weather forecast
      


    Good Vibes, Good Music: Chris Bates' Good Vibes Trio at the Icehouse and Hamline Midway Library PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Sunday, 07 June 2015

    Image
    Good Vibes TrioŠAndrea Canter
     

    "Collectively the trio burns with a group mindset that showcases the maturity, musicality and virtuosity of each member. The overall message here is positive." --Chris Bates

    Longtime favorite sideman, in the past three years, bassist Chris Bates has stepped to the front as leader of two very different but equally intriguing projects, his quintet Red 5 and the Good Vibes Trio. With the former, he released New Hope in fall 2012;  with the latter, he celebrated the release of the eponymous debut CD in spring 2014. With veteran performers/composers Dave Hagedorn on vibes and Phil Hey on drums, Good Vibes Trio (2014, Technecore), as well as their live performances, offers a collection of sublime covers from Mingus to Coltrane to Hubbard, along with a fistful of engaging original compositions from the trio. Good Vibes Trio has expanded its repertoire since the CD release, including more original works, all on display at the Icehouse on Monday, June 8, this week's offering on JT's Jazz Implosion series. The mayhem begins at 9:30 pm. Next week on June 17tn (6:30 pm), Good Vibes performs (free) at the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul as the second of three "Jazz in the Library" concerts cosponsored by the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

    Read more...
     
    Vector Families (aka PBR Street Gang) at Studio Z, June 6 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    Image
    Brandon WozniakŠAndrea Canter
     

    This Saturday, June 6, Jazz at Studio Z presents the high voltage electro-acoustic music of Vector Families (formerly known as Dave King's PBR Street Gang), featuring Brandon Wozniak (tenor sax/alto sax), Dean Granros (guitar), Anthony Cox (bass and cello), and Dave King (drums). The concert begins at 7 pm, following a 6 pm open master class.

    Read more...
     
    Young Lions, Seasoned Veterans at the Black Dog: Ted Olsen Quintet and The Five, June 6 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Wednesday, 03 June 2015

    Image
    Ted OlsenŠAndrea Canter
     

    Often on the Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog schedule, the double-header starts off with a band of young upstarts, followed by a band of well-established veterans. This multi-generational evening has proved to be energizing as well as informative, as the audience observes a wide range of approaches to composition, improvisation and collaboration. Such a night is in store on Saturday, June 6, with the Ted Olsen Group opening at 7 pm, followed by Dave Karr's The Five at 8:30 pm. With musicians from mid-20s to mid-80s, it's six decades of Twin Cities jazz history in one evening.

    Read more...
     
    Paul Harper's Show and Tell at The Nicollet, June 5 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    Image
    Paul Harper ŠAndrea Canter
     

    Earlier this year, saxophonist Paul Harper debuted at the Black Dog with his quartet, now dubbed Show and Tell. Now he brings the band into The Nicollet, part of the Friday Night Jazz at the Nicollet series curated by Steve Kenny. The fun begins at 9 pm.

    Saxophonist and composer Paul Harper has been a busy Twin Cities performer, appearing on numerous recordings and performing for nearly two decades with the Illicit Sextet. These days Paul performs with Spirit Jazz, Roos & Harper, guitarist Joel Shapira, Charmin & Shapira & Friends, and other ensembles through Sunset Park Music. Formerly the Paul Harper Quartet, Show and Tell includes guitarist Mike Cramer, bassist Charlie Riddle, and drummer Nathan Norman.

    Read more...
     
    Out of the Classroom, Onto the Stage: Dean Sorenson at Jazz Central, June 5 PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    Image
    Dean Sorenson
     

    Long-time jazz educator, head of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota, renowned arranger for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and more, Dean Sorenson is also an accomplished trombonist and bandleader who is not heard on the bandstand often enough. Dean comes out of the classroom this weekend, leading a sextet on the Bridge Series at Jazz Central Studios at 8:30 pm on June 5. An earlier set features McNally Smith student guitarist Julian Manzara and trumpeter Robert Reeve, starting at  7 pm.

    Read more...
     
    Jazz at The Nicollet in June PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Tuesday, 02 June 2015

    Image
    Dean Granros' Tall Tales ŠAndrea Canter
     

    The Nicollet, a cafe, wine bar and espresso stand on the corner of Nicollet and Franklin just south of downtown Minneapolis continues to provide a cozy setting for some top-level jazz, at least one night per week. You can count on Friday Night Jazz at the Nicollet, curated by Steve Kenny, to present an accomplished band each week at 9 pm. And some Tuesdays you'll find a swinging ensemble with a vocalist, and often a floor filled with swing dancers. No cover for Friday Night jazz series-- tips of $10 suggested to support the musicians.  The line-up for June:

    Read more...
     
    It's a "DakotaFest" of Music in June! PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Monday, 01 June 2015

    Image
    Steve Smith ŠAndrea Canter
     

    The Twin Cities Jazz Festival officially gets underway June 25, with all music taking place in St. Paul, mostly in and around Mears Park. Earlier, throughout June, the Dakota Jazz Club hosts a festive line-up of jazz and beyond on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis. Visiting jazz and related artists this month include Tim Reis, Steve Smith, Acoustic Alchemy, Freddy Cole, Ottmar Liebert, Bill Frisell, Kurt Elling, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Pizzarelli, Becca Stevens and Charles Lloyd. Add in a smattering of artists from blues, world and pop music, and local favorites -- so call it Dakota Fest!

    Read more...
     
    June Music at Jazz Central Studios PDF Print
    Written by Andrea Canter, Contributing Editor   
    Monday, 01 June 2015

    Image
    Geoff Senn ŠAndrea Canter
     

    Wonder where to find jazz in the Twin Cities any night of the week? Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis is a nonprofit space run "by the cats, for the cats,"  with jazz from nearly all reaches of the genre at least five nights per week. It's cozy like a little basement club in Manhattan, no frills like Sun Country Airlines, and parking can be perplexing unless you read the signs carefully! But it's also a space where you will sit next to other serious jazz listeners (and musicians) to hear top-notch veterans and promising up-and-comers, often on the same gig. You'll find five weekly music series, Monday-Friday, and sometimes special gigs on weekends, for a suggested donation of $5-10. And most nights, you can augment your experience with some tasty entree and dessert treats from Vanessa Lopez.

    Read more...
     
    << Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

    Results 73 - 84 of 3121

    Full Month View

    Follow Jazz Police on Twitter
    Like Jazz Police on Facebook
     
     
    Today's top ten jazz downloads
    JP Archive
    Add Jazz Police button to your google toolbar
    Latest News





    Lost Password?
    Dakota1
     
    Go to top of page  Home | New and Notable | Photo Galleries | CD/DVD/Book Reviews | Interviews | SF Bay Area | Chicago | Los Angeles | New York | Twin Cities, MN | Festivals | More Cities | News |