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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, November 2017

© Andrea Canter [The Lead Sheet is published monthly and updated weekly; updated 11-17-17] Visitors this week include Jon Weber (joining Connie Evingson this weekend at the Jungle Theater),...

The 2017 Montclair Jazz Festival!

  The Montclair Jazz Festival, in its eighth year, took place on August 12, with a line-up that included established jazz artists and aspiring student musicians. Montclair Jazz Festival...

Music Beyond the 2017 Montreal Jazz Festival!

Every year, Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presents hundreds of concerts. However, Montréal’s vibrant music scene isn’t limited to the Festival itself. Before, during, and after the...

Louis Hayes: Serenade For Horace (Blue Note)

  Blue Note Records has given a home to arguably the greatest recording artists in jazz for many decades. Like all major record labels, particularly those devoted to so-called...

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...

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...