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Upcoming Performances
Gravatt, Magraw, Graf, Parham, Evaniuk
The BRIDGE Series: Eric Gravatt & Sourcecode
Hey, Hagedorn, Aaron, Lewis
The BRIDGE Series: Phil Hey Quartet
JCS all stars are a sextet featuring Tanner Taylor, Dave Graf, Graydon Peterson, Doug Haining, Zac Lozier, and Mac Santiago. Over the summer they have been performing tour dates in out-state Minnesota to promote Jazz Central Studios and the Twi
Jazz Central Studios All Stars
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 i
Anthony Cox: The Continuum Series
Saturday August 16th, 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
Jazz Crew: College Bound Send-off
David Martin/Mike Doolin 'Tough Commute' CD Release at Jazz Central Studios Mike Doolin is in Minneapolis for a week to play some band and duo shows for our CD release of 'Tough Commute'. This one will be with our full band featuring Chris Bate
David Martin/Mike Doolin 'Tough Commute' CD Release
Mike Doolin Guitar Making and Repair Workshop Plus Duo Concert With David Martin Same day and place as our evening 'Tough Commute' CD release group performance, this workshop will focus on the various instruments Mike Doolin has made over the y
Mike Doolin: Guitar Making/Repair Workshop & Concert w/David Martin
Expatriate Minneapolitan Stefan Kac stops by for a set of new music with a new quartet of old friends. Stefan Kac is a tuba player and composer originally from Minneapolis and currently based in Los Angeles. His work has been recognized with ho
Stefan Kac: Band of Return
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: No Coast Quintet
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