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May 2018

John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound / Simulacra featuring Lucas Melchior

May 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound / Simulacra: A monthly series which explores musical improvisation as a “faithful and intentionally distorted” representational process. Sound / Simulacra brings together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.” Since 2006 MKR has been writing and performing electronic music in the Twin Cities. Winner of the Minnesota Emerging Composer Award in…

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Niny Salem

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. “Reunited and it feels so good…” Niny Salem is reuniting with Jeff Olson for their first performance together at Jazz Central Studios in Mineapolis on Thursday, May 24th. They met in 2013 at the infamous Twin Cities piano bar Nye’s Polonaise, where Jeff was the Friday and Saturday night accompanist. Since then Niny has managed to crash some of Jeff’s gigs, which then…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: AMP Trio

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton is poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three, was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo. AMP Trio first brought vocalist Tahira Clayton into the fold with their 2015 release m(y)our world, including…

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The Snaps

May 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Snaps are a jazz sextet based in Mankato, MN. The group is made up of MSU-Mankato students with a variety of degrees and musical backgrounds. The ensemble is advised by Dr. Douglas Snapp of MSU-Mankato. Featuring: David Kaiser, Riki Olson, Erik Jacobson, Ben Von Korff, Jake Kaukola, Ryan Devens RSVP on Facebook About Masters Emerging: Emerging masters is dedicated to up and coming players with a desire to improve their abilities in a performance setting and gain inspiration from…

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Sleepy Dah & Dylan Shamat Trio

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - May 27 @ 1:00 am
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. 9pm Featuring: Dahi Divine - saxophones/vocals L.A. Buckner - drums Javier Santiago - piano with an opening set by the Dylan Shamat trio at 8pm Featuring: Dylan Shamat - bass Mac Santiago - drums Javier Santiago - piano Dahi Divine (born July 10, 1992), aka "Sleepy Dah", is better known for his work as a dynamic tenor saxophonist, prolific composer and jazz bandleader that paid…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Will Schmid Quartet

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Will Schmid – Guitar Patrick Adkins – Piano Charlie Lincoln – Bass Jesse Thorson – Drums Despite his youth, Minneapolis-based guitarist and composer, Will Schmid, has been gigging at venues throughout the Twin Cities for over five years. His duos, trios and quartets frequent popular spots including the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul, Jazz Central in Minneapolis, and the…

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Genesis Jazz Orchestra

May 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Genesis Jazz Orchestra is the twin cities’ hottest, new 17-piece big band. Led by saxophonist/educator Conrad Miska and drawing top musicians from the southeast metro, they play a mix of contemporary jazz and freshened standards by Gordon Goodwin, Mike Tomaro, Matt Harris, Tom Kubis, Jeff Jarvis, and others. About Tuesday Big Band: Tuesday Big Band / Orchestra nights consist of top local big bands with up to 18 musicians playing classic arrangements as well as a good share of…

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Nathan Hanson Duo with JT Bates

May 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Presented by Jon Morgan About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.

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Aja Parham

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.   About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. Artistic Director: Sarah M. Greer

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