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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, June 17-23

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival officially opens on June 23, with three outstanding Pre Fest nights with David Hazeltine in the Dunsmore Room June 20-22; more outstanding visitors arrive...
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David Binney Quartet at Walker West, June 17th

One of the most acclaimed and prolific jazz artists of his generation, saxophonist/composer David Binney and his quartet close out the first 8 O’Clock Jump season at Walker West...
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Pete Whitman X-Tet at the Dakota, June 13

A long-time monthly fixture at the Artists Quarter, the Pete Whitman X-Tet kept a lower profile after the AQ closed at the end of 2013. In 2016, however, fans...
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Illicit Sextet at the Dakota, June 14

One of the most area popular ensembles of the late 1980s and early 90s, the Illicit Sextet was dubbed “the Cadillac of local jazz” by critic Jim Meyer. In...
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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, June 10-16

Unofficially, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is underway following the first ‘jazz at the library” gig a few days ago. Another library show takes place this weekend in downtown...
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Creating a “Ruckus” at Reverie, June 2

Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie will be the scene of significantly jazzy commotion this week (June 2) when the Rodney Ruckus Trio takes the stage at 9 pm. To...
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Jazz Month in Jazz Town: June Means Jazz Fest

Ed. note: Not intended to be exhaustive, just some subjective highlights of the coming month June 1. dVRG Redefined at Jazz Central, 8:30 pm. One of the Renaissance men...