Tim Berne, at the Icehouse with NOH on Monday, October 31 (photo © Andrea Canter)

Tim Berne, at the Icehouse with NOH on Monday, October 31 (photo © Andrea Canter)

The end of October– colors are past peak in central Minnesota, nights are getting cooler, and Halloween will soon bring little goblins to my neighborhood (because the Strib so smartly identified this part of town as candy heaven!). But the real treats (and musical tricks) await jazz fans at every turn — from one of the longest-running team of bandleaders on the local avant garde scene gigging at the Black Dog to another long-standing ensemble melding jazz and poetry, from favorite local vocals to internationally renowned improvisers at the Icehouse. From trad to rad, it’s right here in the Mini-Apple. (Read More!)