April 2018 Update

Spring is about to spring and we have an exciting line-up of great live music to go along with the greening of MSP. We are presenting 35 events this month. This may seem like a lot so I will attempt to narrow it down for you a bit with my “Picks of the Month”. This […]

Performances at JCS

MONDAY FEATURED ARTIST & JAM SESSION Ted Godbout Trio 8:30-10pm ($10 Admission. $5 with valid student ID) Ted Godbout is a pianist, composer, and educator based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds a B.A. in Music-Piano Performance from St. John’s University and an M.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. A versatile and active musician, […]

2016 End of Year Update

Happy (almost) New Year! Looking back on 2016, JCS continues to grow. The number of musician participants has grown from just under 300 in 2015 to well to over 400. The majority of those newcomers are students working hard on their craft. Last year Jazz Central Studios presented 360+ musical events. Up about 100 more […]

The BRIDGE Series Jazz Central Studios

Comings, Goings and Congratulations

Thank you Diego! After about five years volunteering as Jazz central studios archivist our good friend Diego Ramallo is now moving on. Since late 2011, Diego has dedicated time and talents to truncating, storing and mailing via Dropbox. These recordings are created for the benefit of the musicians’ who perform at Jazz Central Studios. Having […]

Give To The Max Day 2016

As of now we are presenting over 300 live performances a year, as well as provide space for workshops, rehearsals, and recordings. We struggle to do so on a budget of under $25K a year. We need your help to keep this vital resource going. Give to the Max day is Nov. 17th, 2016. Donations […]

Succesful GoFundMe Campaign

A special shout out to guitarist Julian Manzara, who successfully ran a gofundme campaign to raise money for a house guitar amp at JCS! As it turned out, David Ziffer heeded the call and donated a very nice Carvin 100 watt amp with graphic e.q. The funds raised for the amp will be donated to […]