Concert for Nepal

On Friday, May 22nd Jazz Central Studios will be hosting a special fundraising event, Concert for Nepal organized by Nepali American Saxophonist/Composer/Educator Pawan Benjamin. Raised in Nepal, Pawan has been compelled to start a Crowdrise Fundraiser to support rebuilding and relief of Suspa, a rural village in Nepal with family connections. Suspa among many other remote […]


McNally Smith Jazz Orchestra Tour Fundraiser Concert

On Wednesday March 4th, The McNally Smith College of Music Jazz Orchestra will be hosting a special event at the Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul. This special performance titled “East Coast Trip Fundraiser Concert” has been organized to help students raise travel money for their upcoming tour of New York City and surrounding areas. The band […]

Thursday Vocal Jazz, Maryann Sullivan

One Year Anniversary of Thursday Vocal Jazz

This special week at Jazz Central Studios marks the one year anniversary of the Thursday Vocal Jazz. These regular Thursday performances were established to spotlight established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. For this week’s edition we welcome our very own Maryann Sullivan! As the artistic director of Thursday Vocal Jazz, Maryann works […]


JCS Jazz Awards & Jam Session – New Year’s Eve

As part of the Jazz Central Studios mission statement, our organization recognizes its fundamental role as a catalyst for the non-commercial and immensely innovative jazz arts in the Twin Cities. With the participation of over 370 local musicians, expanding our regular weekly performances to five nights a week, and launching a redesigned website, 2014 has been […]


Updated Jazz Central Studios Website

**Originally published Sunday, November 9th 2014** As you may have noticed, over the past week we have been making some improvements to our website. We are excited to annouce that the newly redesigned website is now live! The new site will allow us to expand on our program development and enable us to share more jazz […]


Thursday Vocal Jazz Revamp

We are pleased to announce that Maryann Sullivan (with assistance from vocalist Rhonda Laurie) will be booking our weekly Thursday Vocal Jazz Series from 7-9pm at Jazz Central Studios. Some of you already know Maryann from her years in jazz radio. She was host of The Jazz Connection on Minnesota Public Radio following the retirement of Leigh Kamman. Following […]


Jazz Central Studios Awarded Tour Grant

As we endure the mid-winter frigid temps and begin a new year of working towards growing the jazz community, Jazz Central Studios has already begun measuring some success. This month we were notified by our partners, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival that we have been awarded an ‘Arts Tour Grant’ by the Minnesota State Arts […]


Jazz Central Studios: New Website Launch

After months of effort, we have officially launched the new Jazz Central Studios website! Our new site features a comprehensive upcoming performance calendar, description of our educational/artist development opportunities as well as a break down of ways you can help us reach our goals.   An Artist Directory, (while under continual development) will serve as a […]