John Pizzarelli Quartet, at the Dakota on April 9

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As the weather turns very spring-like, it seems we are also adding steam to our sound waves. Maria Schneider returns to conduct the JazzMN Orchestra; pianist Larry Fuller makes his debut in a leading role with his trio in the Dunsmore Room; there’s a new installment of the Reich Fest at the Icehouse; and Davu Seru, recently featured in the Strib, returns to Reverie with his No Territory Band. That’s the tip of the iceberg.

Big Gigs This Week

Friday, April 7. Jazz Central hosts the Bob Parsons Quartet. We usually hear Bob in his role as Artistic Director for the Acme Jazz Company, so this is a good opportunity to enjoy his saxophone and original compositions in a small group setting. The late set is presented by Peter Shu and his student ensembles from North Central University. READ MORE