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Emmett Cohen Interview: Jazz Across Generations

By Larry Englund Pianist/composer Emmett Cohenis only 28, yet he’s become an important figure in music and related arts as both a performer, and as someone committed to the...
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Stars of BeBop Heading to the Dunsmore Room!

Some of the best “bebop burners” in the world are coming to Crooners in the next two weeks to present their inimitable music in the intimate Dunsmore Room. On...
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Jazz Police Calendar – Summer 2018

The Lead Sheet has retired. As an interim service,  we’re continuing to post a “Jazz Police Calendar” during the summer. This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing,...
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Bright Moments! Celebrating Dorthaan Kirk at 80

On Saturday April 28, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presented a tribute and early 80th birthday present to Dorthaan Kirk, Newark’s “First Lady of Jazz.” Her actual birthday...
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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...
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