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A Conversation With Laura Caviani

Laura Caviani talks about her roots, touring with Karrin Allyson, her new trio record Confluence, and composing for new mediums.
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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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Album Review: Fire Bell, INCENDIOS

Sometimes swinging, and sometimes twisting in a multi-meter tangle, Fire Bell’s new album INCENDIOS is all personality.
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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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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...
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Greg Ward Quintet at the Icehouse, Monday April 3

© Jon Morgan Since his last appearance in the Twin Cities as part of drummer Mike Reed’s People Places and Things quintet, saxophonist Greg Ward has been restlessly engrossed...
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A “Colossus” Quartet at Reverie, March 30

© Andrea Canter A week after the Peter Schimke Trio prompted standing ovations, Steve Kenny’s Thursday Night Jazz at Reverie brings together another ensemble with firepower to spare. Dubbed...