The Joan Hutton Group performs at the Black Dog, September 21

Live jazz in the Twin Cities metro! The Jazz Police calendar is updated at least weekly. And we’re continuing “Andrea’s Picks.”

Ted Olsen and his quartet perform on the All Originals series at Studio Z (September 19)

Andrea’s picks:  Red Planet  is back at the Black Dog for their monthly orbit (September 16); Charmin Michelle and Sam Miltich bring their dazzling duo back to the Dunsmore Jazz Room (September 17); Connie Evingson sings from the Cole Porter songbook in the Dunsmore Jazz Room (September 18); Ted Olsen brings his quintet to the All Originals series at Studio Z (September 19); enjoy two nights of Michael Feinstein at The Dakota (September 19-20); and head to Jazz Central for the Charlie Lincoln Quartet (September 20). The weekend promises a lot of great jazz as well, with young August McKinney and his quartet leading off Saturday Night at the Black Dog, followed by veterans in the Joan Hutton Jazz Group (September 21); Jazz Central hosts a fundraiser at the newish Creators’ Space in Lowertown St Paul, featuring Ralph Alessi and his quartet, featuring the likes of Andy Milne on piano, Jon Irabagon on sax, Drew Gress on bass and Mark Ferber on drums (September 22).

 

. September 18, Connie Evingson (sings Cole Porter) in the Dunsmore Jazz Room

. September 19, Bernadette Brownrigg Spray and Owen Finch (Vocal Jazz Night) at Jazz Central

. September 19, Benny Weinbeck at The Lexington

. September 19, Ted Olsen Quintet, All Originals at Studio Z

. September 19, Nick’s Cousins at Khyber Pass

. September 19-20, Michael Feinstein at The Dakota

. September 19, Maryann and the Moneymakers in the Rebel Room (Excelsior)

. September 20, Joel Shapira at The Lexington

. September 20, Tim Sparks, dinner sets at the Icehouse

. September 20, Charlie Lincoln Quartet at Jazz Central

. September 20, Scat Singing Fundementals I (Workshop) at Jazz Central (2-4 pm)

. September 21, August McKinney Quartet/Joan Hutton Jazz Group, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

. September 21, Andrew Walesch Trio with Dave Karr at Normandy Kitchen

. September 21, Omar AbdulKarim at The Lexington

. September 21, Bruce Henry (Music of Curtis Mayfield) at The Dakota

. September 22, Jazz Central Fundraiser featuring Ralph Alessi at Creators’ Space (5-10 pm)

. September 22, Lucia Newell (honoring Joao Gilberto) in the Dunsmore Jazz Room

. September 22, Larry McDonough Quartet (music of Brubeck and Desmond) at the Black Dog

. September 23, Chris Hepola Monday night residency: 1) Dameum Strange; 2) George Marich /DeVon Russell Gray/Erik Fratzke at the Icehouse

. September 24, Dorothy Doring (Songs of the Roaring 20s) in the Dunsmore Jazz Room

. September 24, Bill Brovold and Jay Kreimer at Khyber Pass

. September 24, Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra at Jazz Central

. September 24, Pizza Coupon/Yip Deceiver at the Icehouse

. September 25, Brian Blade’s Life Cycles at The Dakota

. September 26, JC Sanford Quartet, CD Release at Hook and Ladder

. September 26, Benny Weinbeck at The Lexington

. September 26, Milo Fine, Charles Gillett, Joseph Damman at Khyber Pass

. September 26-27, Candy Dulfer at The Dakota

. September 27, Joel Shapira at The Lexington

. September 27, Tim Sparks, dinner sets at the Icehouse

. September 28, Scat Singing Fundementals II (Workshop) at Jazz Central (3-5 pm)

. September 28, 58 Belvedere, dinner sets at the Icehouse

. September 28, Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All Stars at The Dakota

. September 28, Zacc Harris at The Lexington

. September 28, Now What (Hannah Hawley)/Chris Graham Quartet, Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog

. September 29, Marbin at the Icehouse

. September 30, Lee Ritenour at The Dakota

. September 30, Chris Hepola Monday night residency finale–House on Fire at the Icehouse (7 pm)

. September 30, Broken Shadows (Tim Berne, Reid Anderson, Dave King, Chris Speed) at the Icehouse (9:30 pm)

. October 1, Billy Cobham’s Crosswinds Project at The Dakota

. October 3, Chris Bates’ Red 5, All Originals at Studio Z

. October 4, JC Sanford, dinner sets at the Icehouse

. October 5, Park Evans and Cody McKinney, dinner sets at the Icehouse

. October 5, Benny Weinbeck and Gordy Johnson, Jazz at St Barneys at St Barnabas Church (Plymouth)

. October 7, JazzMN Orchestra with Debbie Duncan, “Gershwin, Basie and More” at Chanhassan Dinner Theater

. October 11, Jay Young and the Lyric Factory at The Dakota

. October 11, Dean Magraw and Steven Hobert at Studio Z

. October 12, Dianne Reeves at Hopkins Center for the Arts

. October 12, Chris Lomheim Trio at Studio Z

. October 13, Karrin Allyson at The Dakota

. October 14, John Pizzarelli at The Dakota

. October 14, Red Planet with Bill Carrothers in the Dunsmore Jazz Room

. October 15, Mads Tolling and Jacob Fischer at Mindekirken

. October 16, Fred Hersch and Julian Lage at The Dakota

. October 16, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at Crooners Lounge

. October 17, Mark Guiliana’s Beat Music at the Icehouse

. October 18, Makayla McCraven at Walker Art Center

. November 9, Steve Cole CD Release at The Dakota

. November 15, Reynold Philipsek and Michael Bissonnette at the 318

. November 16, Zacc Harris Group, Jazz at Studio Z

. November 24, Spyro Gyra at The Dakota

. December 14, Davu Seru’s Motherless Dollar, Jazz at Studio Z

. December 16,  JazzMN Orchestra with Yolande Bruce (Holiday concert) at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

. December 25-28, The Bad Plus at The Dakota

. February 8, Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl and Thumbscrew at Walker Art Center

. April 20 (2020), JazzMN Orchestra with Louciana Souza at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

. April 21 (2020), Maria Schneider Orchestra at Hopkins Center for the Arts