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2018 Twin Cities Jazz Festival: Headliners Announced

Adapted from April 17, 2018 press release The 20th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be headlined this year by Grammy-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, New Orleans artists Nayo Jones and Aurora...
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Larry Englund: Twin Cities’ “Jazz Hero”

© Janis Lane Ewart Each year, the Jazz Journalists Association seeks nominations from states and local jazz communities for Jazz Heroes. The 2018 Twin Cities “Jazz Hero” is Larry...
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Atlantis Quartet in the Dunsmore Room, March 27

© Andrea Canter ” [Atlantis Quartet] shifts nimbly from a punk-jazz aesthetic to an ECM-ish #8221;–Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times   One of the most praised jazz ensembles in the...
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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 2018

© Andrea Canter [Note: New posts monthly with updates weekly. Post updated 3-30-18] March kicks off with Delfeayo Marsalis at the Dakota, where this month also brings Monk Competition...
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My Next Retirement: Chord Changes at Jazz Police

© Andrea Canter I’m not yet 70 and already I have retired three times. And since Minneapolis Schools became my first real employer, I changed “jobs” there about every...