Barbara Morrison © Andrea Canter

Barbara Morrison, at the Dakota September 1-2 © Andrea Canter

The State Fair is underway in St Paul, but if you prefer music without corndogs, you won’t have any trouble finding great jazz this week, as we have some very special talents on stages around the metro, from a rare appearance by Chicago’s Nicole Mitchell to a two-night stand by Bill Carrothers, from a multi-Peterson salute to their mom’s favorite songs to back-to-back gigs at the Dakota from two generations of top jazz vocals. And like the endless fun at the State Fair, there’s so much more jazz to hear this week. Read more!