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Upcoming Performances
Featuring North Central University Jazz Workshop Ensembles under the direction of Peter Shu. Headliner: Chris Gitzel Quartet Chris Gitzel - Guitar Anthony Kirckof - Guitar Andrew Briggs - Bass Alex Klingenberg - Drums Headliner: JD Tr
College Night
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 events accommodate youn
Jazz Crew
The BRIDGE Series provides a forum for audiences to connect and interact with top-notch Twin Cities artist-presenters who perform live at Jazz Central Studios each Friday. You can hear and engage with these cutting-edge jazz artists as they bring
 Dutz/Wabich Duo
The BRIDGE Series provides a forum for audiences to connect and interact with top-notch Twin Cities artist-presenters who perform live at Jazz Central Studios each Friday. You can hear and engage with these cutting-edge jazz artists as they bring
Peter Vircks Quartet
The McNally Smith College of Music X-tet is a jazz orchestra that performs an eclectic program of compositions that range from Hard Bop to Afro Peruvian Festejo. Recently the ensemble has toured in Peru, taken 1st place at the Eau Claire Jazz Fest
The McNally Smith College of Music X-tet
Closed for Thanksgiving Day, enjoy! Vocal night continues next week.
Thanksgiving
The Charlie Christenson Standards Trio is the latest project from the nationally renowned jazz vocalist, composer and arranger. The Standards Trio represents a return to form for Christenson and his trio mates (Matt Edlund, drums and Graydon Peter
Charlie Christenson Standards Trio
Joyce Lyons is part singer, actress and comedian. Reared in Gaithersburg, Maryland, she found her way to Colorado Women's College where she studied with one Durango's favorite musicians, Tom MacCluseky. After college, Joyce headed to New York City
Joyce Lyons
Encore performance - Sarah M. Greer and BLU-7 return to Jazz Central Studios to reprise their tribute to Nina Simone. Working with a collection of Sarah’s favorites by the legendary vocalist, this quintet will present two sets full of Nina-insp
A Tribute to Nina Simone: Sarah M. Greer with BLU-7
Photo by Anthony Cox Continuum Series by Anthony Cox presents November 5th @ Jazz Central, "PBR Street Gang" Dean Granros guitar, Dave King drums, Brandon Wozniak tenor Sax and Anthony Cox bass and cello. High voltage electro-acoustic music
PBR Street Gang
Graydon Peterson is one of the backbones of the jazz scene in the Twin Cities. Known as a guy who excels at many styles, Graydon has played with the Twin Cities’ top jazz singers and modern jazz groups, and has toured around the United States. H
Graydon Peterson Quartet
Featuring: Cory Healey - Drums Zacc Harris - Guitar Eric Fratzke - Bass Brandon Wozniak - Saxophone Jake Baldwin - Trumpet
Cory Healey’s Beautiful Happy Sunshine Deathsquad Experience
Dans Les Arbres (the quartet of ECM recording artists Xavier Charles (FR), Ivar Grydeland (Norway), Christian Wallumrød (Norway), and Ingar Zach (Norway) The group’s ECM debut from 2008 generated many rave reviews, with England’s The Wire
crow with no mouth presents ECM recording artists Dans Les Arbres
Bring your ax and your fake books (if you need'em). Starting at 10pm  JCS invites all comers to get their game on regardless of experience level.  
Jam Session