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RIP Phil Mattson

“Phil Mattson is the greatest vocal jazz arranger on the #8221; –Richie Cole “Phil Mattson has been passionate about quality vocal jazz since his earliest experiences with the genre....
National Scene

Emmet Cohen Interview: Jazz Across Generations

By Larry Englund Pianist/composer Emmet Cohen is only 28, yet he’s become an important figure in music and related arts as both a performer, and as someone committed to the...

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...

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,...

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.

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...

Album Review: Fire Bell, INCENDIOS

Sometimes swinging, and sometimes twisting in a multi-meter tangle, Fire Bell’s new album INCENDIOS is all personality.

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...