Winter 2015 Update

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Hope you’all are doing well this holiday season. As 2015 begins to wind down, I want to take this time to thank all of the musicians, volunteers and patrons of Jazz Central Studios who made this last year great. I am overwhelmed and humbled by the efforts you all have made simply for the […]


Summer 2015 Update

Snow is gone, temps are up and it seems as the local Jazz Music scene is growing along with the leaves, grass and flowers!   First, a special shout out to Steve Kenny and his hard work in developing weekly programs at both the Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar in Lowertown in St. Paul […]


Panel Discussion: Self Promotion & Social Media

I’m pleased and genuinely excited to talk about something happening this month at JCS. If you are an independent artist (as most of are), not affiliated with an agent or record company with professional PR people working hard at promoting your career you are well aware of the power of the web to promote you […]


JCS Non-Profit Status

Jazz Central Studios would like to extend a special thank you to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Steve Heckler, Alden Drew and their Board of Directors for providing JCS non-profit status by way of a Single Member LLC since October of 2013. This had allowed us to receive tax deductible donations from donors as we […]


JCS Recording Archive Reaches 5000 Tracks!

We would like to send a special thank you to Sr. Diego Ramallo for his consistent dedication to the Jazz Central Studios Recording Archive. Around this time in 2012 we purchased a Zoom Interface and a pair of small condenser microphones for the sole purpose of providing musicians with a ‘snapshot’ of their playing. Whether […]


McNally Smith Jazz Orchestra Tour Fundraiser Concert

On Wednesday March 4th, The McNally Smith College of Music Jazz Orchestra will be hosting a special event at the Bedlam Theatre in St. Paul. This special performance titled “East Coast Trip Fundraiser Concert” has been organized to help students raise travel money for their upcoming tour of New York City and surrounding areas. The band […]

Thursday Vocal Jazz, Maryann Sullivan

One Year Anniversary of Thursday Vocal Jazz

This special week at Jazz Central Studios marks the one year anniversary of the Thursday Vocal Jazz. These regular Thursday performances were established to spotlight established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. For this week’s edition we welcome our very own Maryann Sullivan! As the artistic director of Thursday Vocal Jazz, Maryann works […]

Leigh-Kamman Tribute

Leigh Kamman Fundraiser – St. Paul Hotel

We would like to bid the voice of jazz Leigh Kamman a fond farewell from the “Land of the midnight sun.” Thank you from Jazz Central Studios for a lifetime of keeping jazz alive. In a special tribute to Mr. Kamman there will be live music performed by many resident jazz notables throughout the evening […]


Jon Wood, Minnesota Jazz Guitar Summit

We would like to send a special shout out to Jon “Woody” Wood. Jon has been serving as Event Host Coordinator for Jazz Central Studios on top of lending his talents as a guitarist who participates regularly in the Monday Jam Sessions and monthly as guitarist for the Cedar Avenue Big Band. What’s even more, […]


JCS Jazz Awards & Jam Session – New Year’s Eve

As part of the Jazz Central Studios mission statement, our organization recognizes its fundamental role as a catalyst for the non-commercial and immensely innovative jazz arts in the Twin Cities. With the participation of over 370 local musicians, expanding our regular weekly performances to five nights a week, and launching a redesigned website, 2014 has been […]