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December 2017

Bill Simenson Orchestra

December 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 2, 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. The Bill Simenson Orchestra is a 17 piece big band (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, and drums).  The orchestra is available for concert and club performance as well as artistic and educational collaborations. Bill Simenson (trumpet) has been performing professionally in the Twin Cities for nearly thirty years. He has his degree in Music and Political Science from Augsburg…

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George Cartwright’s Smashing Carp

December 6 @ 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: Michelle Kinney- Cello Noah Ophoven-Baldwin - Trumpet Heather Barringer - Vibes George Cartwright - Saxophones 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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Jennifer Lund and Lori Bloomberg

December 7 @ 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. Up and coming jazz singers Jennifer Lund and Lori Bloomberg take the stage for a night of standards and fun (with Vicky Mountain sitting in on a few tunes.) Sweet and sassy with swinging arrangements, they'll be accompanied by Jack Barrett on piano and Erik Lillestol on bass . Vanessa will be bringing in some yummy food! Jennifer Lund on Facebook About Thursday…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents: Eric Kamau Grávátt & Source Code

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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. 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 produced by www.illicit-productions.com and curated by Steve Kenny. more information can be found at www.theillicitjazzworkshop.info Follow The illicit Jazz Workshop on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/TheillicitJazzWorkshop/ Featuring: Eric Kamau Grávátt - Drums Aaron Kippola & Dean Brewington - Altos Solomon…

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Sunday Weekly Jazz Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

December 10 @ 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 December 17, 2017
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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Patrick Adkins

December 11 @ 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. As a native of the Twin Cities, pianist Patrick Adkins has had a rich musical upbringing that influences and informs his ever-evolving musical palette, which has been helped along by his studies with teachers such as Bill Carrothers and Bryan Nichols. Patrick has a diverse array of performance experience, with his primary performance and composition outlet around town being the vibes-piano jazz quartet Sound Skirmish. He has also…

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Jam Session

December 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 25, 2017
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

December 12 @ 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. After more than 22 years at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul,and 2 years at Shorewood Bar & Grill,the band has moved to Jazz Central Studios. Their new cd, “Land of 10,000 Licks” has received rave reviews. Cedar Avenue Big Band Features: Trumpets: Mark Bobnick (Lead), Geoff Senn, Gus Lindquist, Greg Lewis Saxes: David Mitchell (Lead Alto), Scott Johnson (Alto), Clay Pufahl…

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Chris Bates’ Acoustic Concussion

December 13 @ 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. Playing the music of Ornette Coleman, Sam Rivers and others. Featuring: Chris Bates - Bass Brad Holden - Alto Sax Javier Santiago - Piano Jt Bates - Drums Presented by Chris Bates 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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SongSister

December 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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. SongSister includes Twin Cities vocalists Vicky Mountain, Connie Dussl and Dorothy Doring. Accompanied by Phil Aaron on piano, SongSister will present their "Holiday in Harmony" Show with fun arrangements of songs like I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Santa Baby, Blue Christmas, Winter Wonderland plus many other harmonious seasonal favorites. About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities…

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