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Upcoming Performances
Friday July 18th, Jazz Central Studios presents Jazz Crew, a collection local High School Jazz Combos. In recent months Jazz Crew has become a fixutre of the JCS performance calendar and have been building buzz after every show. These unique event
Jazz Crew: HS Jazz Combos
Ted Olsen studied bass with Travis Schilling and Adam Linz.. He graduated from St. Paul’s Como Park High School in 2010 and went on to study composition at Luther College in Decorah, IA. This year he took a break, gigging around the Twin Cities
Ted Olson
Kinghorn/Baldwin Inc. consists of some of the busiest young musicians in the Twin Cities music scene. Combining jazz and soul influences, the group offers a fresh take on jazz standards, songbook tunes and soul standards, along with some original
Kinghorn/Baldwin Inc.
The ACME Jazz Company is a modern big band jazz group with one of the largest set of original charts in the U.S. While paying tribute to the the big bands of the past, AJC plays music with a modern twist. This 19-piece big band directed by saxopho
Acme Jazz Company
Cory Wong may be young, but he has already proven himself to be a standout guitarist/musician in the Twin Cities. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in Minnesota, Cory has established himself as the go-to guitarist, composer, and arranger for doz
Cory Wong
This week The BRIDGE welcomes the Laura Caviani Trio! They will be playing selections from Laura's 2006 release "Going There", which featured Bowman. They will also be playing new originals by Caviani and Bowman that were written recently, in prep
The BRIDGE Series: Laura Caviani Trio
Formed in 1996 & uniting three of the best musical minds in the Metro, Framework (Chris Olson, guitar; Chris Bates, bass; Jay Epstein, drums) comes to Jazz Central. Among the trio is a wealth of experience in varied contexts, but with a common
Framework
This Monday features Jazz flautists Mark Yannie and Stan Scott with the Jazz Central Studios house trio in a 'Flute Summit' celebrating this marvelous instrument. Mark Yannie has been playing Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute professionally in the
Mark Yannie & Stan Scott: A Flute Summit
Jay Young and The Lyric Factory pays tribute to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder with a great lineup of musicians. Featuring: Jay Young - Piccolo & Bass Ian Young - Bass John Penny - Guitars Kevin Washington - Drums Scott Fultz - Saxo
Jay Young & The Lyric Factory's Jazz Tribute to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson
The BRIDGE Series is aimed to bridge the gap that the AQ’s closing has left for musicians and listeners by featuring many of the artists who performed there. In the absence of a jazz club, we are hoping to get audiences out on Friday evenings, w
The BRIDGE Series: Zacc Harris' Tribute to Wes Montgomery
Saxophonist Pete Whitman began his professional music career during the late 1970s in Kansas City, Missouri playing in jazz clubs and gigging with the likes of trumpet great Carmel Jones, guitarist Steve Cardenas and pianist Steve Million. In earl
Pete Whitman Presents:
*Photo by John Rogers Labeled "a prepossessing young trumpet player" (New York Times), John Raymond has begun to make a name for himself as a jazz trumpet player & composer on the rise. In just 5 years since moving from Minneapolis to New
Guest Forum & Performance: John Raymond
The BRIDGE Series is aimed to bridge the gap that the AQ’s closing has left for musicians and listeners by featuring many of the artists who performed there. In the absence of a jazz club, we are hoping to get audiences out on Friday evenings, w
The BRIDGE Series: Pete Whitman's X-tet
Latvian Cat Circus is as spontaneous and unpredictable as its namesake suggests. Led by bassist Kameron Markworth, the trio features keyboardist Kevin Gastonguay and drummer Lars-Erik Larson. Join them as they lead you through the three-ringed cir
Latvian Cat Circus
Katia Cardenas is a vocalist, known for her radiant energy, impeccable range, and dynamic yet powerful voice. Born in Washington State, and raised in Sacramento, California, she came to the Twin Cities in 2006 to attend Macalester College. She
Jon Wood & Katia Cardenas
Every First Wednesday of the month Anthony Cox presents and performs with various artists in small ensembles. The concept is to present multiple talents from multiple disciplines to foster collaboration amongst each other. Concerts are presented
Anthony Cox: The Continuum Series
The BRIDGE Series is aimed to bridge the gap that the AQ’s closing has left for musicians and listeners by featuring many of the artists who performed there. In the absence of a jazz club, we are hoping to get audiences out on Friday evenings, w
The BRIDGE Series: Tyler Anderson Trio