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January 2016
$10

Peter Schimke

January 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Peter Schimke Jazz Central Studios

Peter began playing piano and drums at the age of eight. The music collection of his older brother, which included records by artists like B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Hendrix, and the Beatles, provided his earliest rock influences. By the age of twelve he was playing boogie-woogie and blues piano, while singing with his older brother’s blues band. After sitting in on vocals, keyboards and drums with bands throughout his teens, Peter’s first professional gig was with the New Psychenauts.…

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Gustavus Jazztet

January 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Gustavus College Jazz Central Studios

Cole Nelson is a student Gustavus Adolphus College and will be joined by his peers in this unique "jazztet" combo. Cole is not a newcomer to Jazz Central Studios with past performances with Charlie Lincoln, Kris Bergh, and Josh Johnson. This Friday night Cole Nelson and the Gustavus Jazztet will perform a wide mix of material - standards, some originals, and some arrangements.

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Nick Syman Quartet

January 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Nick Syman Jazz Central Studios

Trombonist and educator, Nick Syman is a featured soloist with some of the most exciting young bands on the Twin-cities jazz scene. He plays regularly with the Adam Meckler Orchestra, a modern big band recently praised by Leigh Kamman as a “stunning, stunning experience,” and The Nexus Ensemble, a new band that fuses jazz with hip-hop and R&B. Nick has performed with Bob Summers, Michael B. Nelson, Corey Christiansen, Steve Strand and Michael Spiro. An extremely versatile player, he has…

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Manzara Quartet

January 22, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Julian Manzara Trio Jazz Central Studios

Manzara Quartet Spanning Fusion, Swing, Brazilian, and Blues, Manzara Quartet will be playing Julian's original compositions with the addition of a few standards and a tribute to the late great B.B King! Featuring: Blake Huebl - Drums Levi Schwartzberg - Keyboard Drew Stinson - Bass Julian Manzara - Guitar

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Joe Mayo & Clay Pufahl

January 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The debut performance of Really Big Shoe, fronted by saxophonists Clay Pufahl and Joe Mayo, backed by drummer Lars-Erik Larson and bassist Ted Olson. Most of the music is original, but expect some tasty covers peppered in there as well. Featuring: Clay Pufahl and Joe Mayo - Saxophones Lars-Erik Larson - Drums Ted Olson - bass

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February 2016
$10

Eric Kamau Gravatt & Sourcecode

February 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Eric Kamau Gravatt Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. An alum of Weather Report and the bands of McCoy Tyner, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Blue Mitchell and others, Eric Kamau Gravatt essentially has had two careers in jazz with a couple decades of separation. Like John Coltrane and long-time associate McCoy Tyner, he is a native of Philadelphia. Originally a conga player, Gravatt taught percussion and music in Philadelphia and Washington, DC in the 1960s. Miles Davis invited him to join his band,…

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North Central University

February 12, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Featuring North Central University Jazz Workshop Ensembles under the direction of Peter Shu. About College Night: College Night at Jazz Central aims to give college students serious in the study of jazz to perform in a safe and encouraging environment, yet providing a rigorous and competitive space for them to learn from one another. This is how great jazz performers of tomorrow are forged. The format will be an opening group to perform a short set, followed by a headliner…

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Basement Society

February 26, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Peter James Johnson Jazz Central Studios

Drummer/Composer/Visual Artist, Pete James Johnson is a Minnesota native newly transplanted from Los Angeles back to Minnesota. Pete’s latest musical endeavors include working with with the GRAMMY winning saxophonist Bob Mintzer, Russ Ferrante, Alan Pasqua, Carl Saunders, Bob Sheppard, Wayne Bergeron, Rufus Reid, Ambrose Akinmusire, multi-Grammy winning producer Al Schmitt, Maple and Beech, City People, Paul Spring and more. You can check out Pete’s music and art at PeteJamesJohnson.com Featuring: Peter James Johnson – Drums Javi Santiago – Piano Dan…

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March 2016
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South High Jazz 2 Big Band

March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The South High Jazz 2 and the Jazz 2 combo under the direction of Sarah Minette present an afternoon of jazz. Special guests (TBA) will join the bands as part of the show.

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April 2016

North Central University

April 1, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Featuring North Central University Jazz Workshop Ensembles under the direction of Peter Shu. About NCU Jazz Workshop: North Central University’s Jazz Workshop is designed as a training ground for virtuosos in multiple genres, serving the Twin Cities community for over 15 years. Jazz Workshop was under the direction of the late Bobby Peterson until his untimely death in 2002. It was then that Peter Shu, a protege of Mr. Peterson, was given the reigns and continued the well-laid legacy of…

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