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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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Atlantis Quartet in the Dunsmore Room, March 27

© Andrea Canter ” [Atlantis Quartet] shifts nimbly from a punk-jazz aesthetic to an ECM-ish #8221;–Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times   One of the most praised jazz ensembles in the...
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The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 2018

© Andrea Canter [Note: New posts monthly with updates weekly. Post updated 3-30-18] March kicks off with Delfeayo Marsalis at the Dakota, where this month also brings Monk Competition...
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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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Jake Baldwin Quintet at Jazz Central, February 2

© Andrea Canter He’s one of the area’s youngest bandleaders, but trumpeter Jake Baldwin approaches the music like a veteran, as do his cohorts in the Jake Baldwin Quinttet–saxophonist...
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New Recordings

  The holidays have long since come and gone. Eagerly anticipated tropical getaways have been actualized.  After a brief dearth typical of a year’s end, the music resumes. Here...