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Upcoming Performances
Arne Fogel is as familiar to Twin Cities audiences as an on-air personality as he is a singer. He is host of "THE BING SHIFT" on KBEM radio and “BING’S BASEMENT”, which continues in 2014 on SIRIUS XM. Arne appears frequently as a singer at t
Arne Fogel
Pete James Johnson is a Minnesota native now living in Los Angeles - but still calls Minnesota his home. He plays in groups in both California and Minnesota. Currently he plays with the Grammy award winning Bob Mintzer Big Band, in addition he wor
Pete James Johnson
Valve trombonist and band leader, Brad Bellows was trained at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and has been a professional musician for over 30 years. He is probably best best known as the founder and leader of Locally Damaging Winds, the Mid
The BRIDGE Series: Valve Meets Slide
me, Scott Fultz, Tom Reichard and Josh Granowski
Davu Seru Quartet
This past summer at the Artists Quarter in St. Paul, a new ensemble was born, featuring not one, not two, but three acoustic bassists – nothing more! In what was believed to be the first local performance of a three-bass trio, “Mountain King
Mountain King
Gravatt, Magraw, Graf, Parham, Evaniuk
The BRIDGE Series: Eric Kamau Gravatt & Sourcecode
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: 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
The Reverse of Sam & Dave w/Michael Lewis & Anthony Cox
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
Evan Montgomery was raised by wolves in the wilds of Edina, learning to love music by the howls of his beastly brethren, and in the dispatching of loons. Later, after returning to human society and developing an interest in jazz guitar, Evan would
Evan Montgomery
REUNION SHOW! Trumpeter Geoffrey West Senn features out-of-towners Ryan Frane and Brian Perez along with the rest of the Jazz Central house rhythm section. United by their time at the University of Minnesota Duluth they are gathering for a nigh
Geoffrey Senn w/Ryan Frane & Brian Perez
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