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Twin Cities

Lila Ammons and her Quad at Jazz Central, April 7

Not all legacies live up to their heritage, but  Twin Cities vocalist Lila Ammons stands tall with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, John Pizzarelli and Marcus Gilmore. The granddaughter...
National Scene

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Events honoring jazz are planned throughout the in April, designated Jazz Appreciation Month by the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in 2002.  Intended to celebrate...
Twin Cities

Dave King Trio at Vieux Carré, April 1-2

After a dozen-plus years as the acoustic engine for iconic bands The Bad Plus and Happy Apple, as well as launching his own Trucking Company, Dave King is accustomed...
Festivals

2016 Iowa City Jazz Festival July 1-3

Now in its 26th edition, the Iowa City Jazz Festival (July 1-3) boasts a line up of who’s who in modern jazz, featuring internationally renowned artists Vijay Iyer, Poncho...
Recordings

Cory Healey’s “Beautiful Sunshine”

It was a chilly night in late April 2014 when drummer Cory Healey brought a new band to Studio Z. This was following the most recent “polar vortex winter”...