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February 2018

Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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Mike Eckroth

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Mike Eckroth, pianist and keyboardist, is a native of Phoenix Arizona and currently resides in Jackson Heights, NY. He earned a PhD in jazz performance at NYU and currently leads and co-leads a number of projects in varied genres of music. From 2010 - 2012 he toured extensively with the John Scofield New Quartet. Mike will be presenting a set of solo piano and keyboards as well as a trio set of original instrumental music. The trio features Graydon Peterson on…

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Ashen Fir

February 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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$5 admission at the door. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Ashen Fir is: Greg Byers - Cello Jack Barrett - Keys Charlie Bruber - Bass Pete Quirsfeld - Drums About the Monday Featured Artist: JCS invites a local jazz masters to play and direct new collaborations. This performance is followed by a traditional jam session hosted by the featured artist. Novice and experienced, are invited to play and hone their skills. Artistic Director: Mac Santiago

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Jam Session

February 12 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 25, 2018
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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As always, an open jam session is hosted by Monday’s Featured Artist following the first set. Bring your ax and your fake books (if you need’em). Starting at 10pm JCS invites all comers to get their game on regardless of experience level.

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Cedar Avenue Big Band

February 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 12, 2018
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. One of the Twin Cities' longest running Big Bands, the Cedar Avenue Big Band has compiled a book of over 400 musical arrangements by renowned composers such as Bill Holman, Thad Jones and Sammy Nestico. The band also features the music of resident composers including Dean Sorensen, John Ahern and founder of the group, composer/arranger/trombonist Steve Devich. Hearing this music performed live is an essential experience for any music enthusiast. Cedar Avenue Big…

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Chris Bates Presents: Astrologers

February 14 @ 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. Featuring: Chris Bates - Bass John Keston - Keyboards Randy Kramer - Drums Last year a quartet convened at JC dubbed Astrologers Blood and played a very ambient and intense night of completely improvised music. Tonight, sans guitarist Shon Troth, Bates, Keston and Kramer will reconvene for another round of sonic experiments. Expect grooves and soundscapes and lush, loving vibrations from this trio. As an added Valentines…

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Greer & McGraw

February 15 @ 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. JCS vocal night Sarah M. Greer curator began singing and performing in the Twin Cities with an a cappella ensemble. At the end of 2006, she quit her job in publishing to pursue music full time. Since then, Sarah has sung with numerous local musicians, including many jazz players and the women’s a cappella ensemble, Give Get Sistet. Sarah will release her solo…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: Babatunde Lea and the Ensemble CHOMBO

February 16 @ 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. Babatunde Lea’s vast experience of over 50 years as a master percussionist, as well as the spiritual depth and resonance he brings to everything he does, has made him one of the most esteemed musicians of the past half century.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:00pm at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. The series is…

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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios,
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) $10 Admission. $5 with Student ID JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles. February features the Chino Latino Jazz Project: a 7 piece latin jazz ensemble. This evening will see Jazz Central Studios turned into a Latin Dance Studio!! All dance studios and latin dancers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. Also featured will…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 25, 2018
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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