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The Adam Linz Interview – Part Two

Adam Linz is a double bassist and an eminent force on Twin Cities jazz and creative music scenes. Linz has been a part of some of the area’s most...
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The Adam Linz Interview – Part One

Adam Linz is a double bassist and an eminent force on Twin Cities jazz and creative music scenes. Linz has been a part of some of the area’s most...
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Celebrating Harlem Stage! – Virtual Gala

It is fortunate that during this time when live concerts and festivals are being cancelled, there are many online events to keep the music going. On Monday, May 18,...
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Twin Cities Summer 2020 Jazz Calendar

Live events are beginning to pop up around the Twin Cities, including the innovative “Lakeside Drive In” and upcoming live music on the patio at Crooners Lounge. Venues are...
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The Baylor Project

Writer’s Note: With all that is going on with the growing concerns over the virus pandemic, it is nice to look back at one of the many excellent free...
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Will the Arts Face a Corona Virus Challenge?

As the announcement of art events cancellations appear from Europe, the question is how could this event affect the arts. Locally here in San Francisco, there is the question...
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David Amram’s 89th Birthday at Jazz Forum

On November 16, 2019, multi-instrumentalist/composer David Amram celebrated his 89th birthday at the beautiful, intimate, art-filled Jazz Forum nightclub in Tarrytown, New York. Since opening in 2017, Jazz Forum...
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Jesse Simon: Ambassador of Hard Bop

Good things have a way of sticking around. And few things are better than the music called hard bop which flourished roughly from 1955 to 1965. Luckily for those...
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Review: JC Sanford Quartet, Keratoconus

Review: JC Sanford Quartet Keratoconus (Shifting Paradigm Records) I had to learn a couple of things about JC Sanford before I could fully appreciate his 2019 release Keratoconus. For...
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RIP Mr. Smooth: Irv Williams, 1919-2019

Either “the coolest old guy or the oldest cool guy…” — Pioneer Press Like a bobo doll, saxophonist Irv Williams seemed as if he would bounce back for an...
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Twin Cities Jazz Venues

[Updated November 1, 2019] I hear these questions a lot: Where does one find live jazz in the Twin Cities? And how do you learn about it? Look no...
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