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Jazz Central Studios

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407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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February 2019

Kenny Watson Jr. and The Collective

February 18 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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.   Kenny Watson Jr and The Collective. Jazz and fusion with a Neo-Soul flair Featuring Stephanie Weisel - Sax Matt Trice - Sax Patrick Atkins - Piano Drew Stinson - Bass Kenny Watson Jr. - 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…

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Jam Session

February 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Explosion Big Band

February 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the EXPLOSION big band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny and others. The EXPLOSION ignites big band chestnuts, blasts into rock, erupts into swing, and will…

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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman: Steve Hobert Quartet

February 20 @ 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.   Steve Hobert - piano Yohannes Tona - bass Greg Schutte - drums Pete Whitman - saxophones   Presented by Pete Whitman 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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Manzara Marich Peterson

February 21 @ 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.   Featuring: Julian Manzara - Gui, Vox George Marich - Kit Graydon Peterson - Bass   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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Levi Taple

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The quartet consisting of guitar, bass, drums and trumpet will play some of our favorite hard bop compositions of the 1950s and 60s. Levi Taple – guitar Solomon Parham – trumpet Drew Stinson – bass Carter Pearson – drums Levi was born in Minneapolis and grew up heavily influenced by my uncle and other musicians he would bring me around in Chicago. He is now a senior in high school and planning to go to college next year for jazz…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents: Phil Hey Quartet

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 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.   Phil Hey - Drums,  Phil Aaron - Piano,  Dave Hagedorn - Vibes,  Tom Lewis - Bass   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Brian Handeland

February 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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. 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 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

February 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 23, 2019

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 Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is back at Jazz Central Studios doing their monthly (4th Tuesday) open rehearsal. Featuring 18 of the Twin Cities’s top musicians, the areas sole Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpeter Geoff West Senn and percussionist Mac Santiago. They will be performing some of the most intensely rhythmic and dynamic music that the jazz genre has to…

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

February 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2019

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 will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.”   About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts…

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Whitney Bembenek

February 28 @ 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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March 2019

Macalester College Jazz Band under the direction of Joan Griffith

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Under the direction of Joan Griffith, the Macalester College Big Band will be playing some funk, some standards, some student originals, and of course, some Brazilian tunes.  

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

March 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Eric Graham

March 4 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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. 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

March 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Bill Simenson Orchestra

March 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

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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Jon Morgan Presents:

March 6 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 3, 2019

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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Vocal Night

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The Louie Schurrer Quartet

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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The Louie Schurrer Quartet  Featuring: Louie Schurrer-Guitar Robert Watson-Keys Taylor Peterson-Bass Brady Sargent-Drums Louie Schurrer was heavily influenced by Bebop in high school, and studied through the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. While there his group won a Downbeat magazine award, and had the honor of learning from trumpeter Brian Lynch, and saxophonist Benny Golson. Now in college, Louie and his group have begun to explore fusion, and the modern jazz sound. Influenced by artists like The Bad Plus, Ben Wendel,…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

March 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Monday Featured Artist

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

March 11 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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

March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 14, 2019

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:

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 10, 2019

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 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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Vocal Night

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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Arete

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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One $10 admission to attend both Masters Emerging and illicit Jazz Workshop Featuring Matt Mundinger-Guitar Evan McLean- Drums Blake Radtke- Bass Christopher Kaufman- Saxophones Kyle Punt- Saxophones   We are a group of friends from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. We started in 2018 in order to learn more and help us improve our craft. We play a mix of standards and original works. In ancient Greece, Arete was a concept of continual self-improvement, and quest for excellence, in music and…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Monday Featured Artist

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

March 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Explosion Big Band

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 18, 2019

Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the EXPLOSION big band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny and others. The EXPLOSION ignites big band chestnuts, blasts into rock, erupts into swing, and will…

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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 17, 2019

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 Pete Whitman 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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Vocal Night

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Monday Featured Artist

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

March 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 23, 2019

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 Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is back at Jazz Central Studios doing their monthly (4th Tuesday) open rehearsal. Featuring 18 of the Twin Cities’s top musicians, the areas sole Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpeter Geoff West Senn and percussionist Mac Santiago. They will be performing some of the most intensely rhythmic and dynamic music that the jazz genre has to…

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

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2019

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 will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.”   About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts…

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Vocal Night

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Weekly Jazz Jam

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 31, 2019

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 some of the best jazz musicians int he Twin Cities. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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April 2019

Monday Featured Artist

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

April 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Bill Simenson Orchestra

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

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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Jon Morgan Presents:

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 3, 2019

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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Vocal Night

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Monday Featured Artist

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

April 8 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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

April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 14, 2019

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:

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until April 10, 2019

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 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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Vocal Night

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Dave Rempis, Ryan Packard, and Brandon Lopez Trio

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Monday Featured Artist

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

April 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Explosion Big Band

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 18, 2019

Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the EXPLOSION big band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny and others. The EXPLOSION ignites big band chestnuts, blasts into rock, erupts into swing, and will…

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Shaun Munday

April 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Shaun Munday is a one-of-a kind talent. He blends soul-drenched vocals with show-stopping bass guitar technique. Shaun captures audiences with a full band sound and plays the bass better than most people play a guitar. He’s been on Steve Harvey and featured in Bass Guitar Magazine, Bass Player Magazine and Bass Musician Magazine. Shaun is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA where he studied and performed with some of the greatest artists and educators in…

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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 17, 2019

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 Pete Whitman 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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Vocal Night

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Monday Featured Artist

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

April 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 23, 2019

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 Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is back at Jazz Central Studios doing their monthly (4th Tuesday) open rehearsal. Featuring 18 of the Twin Cities’s top musicians, the areas sole Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpeter Geoff West Senn and percussionist Mac Santiago. They will be performing some of the most intensely rhythmic and dynamic music that the jazz genre has to…

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

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until April 24, 2019

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 will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.”   About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts…

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Vocal Night

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

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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April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

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.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:30pm 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/  

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Monday Featured Artist

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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. 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

April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 29, 2019

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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May 2019

Bill Simenson Orchestra

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 14, 2019

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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Explosion Big Band

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 18, 2019

Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the EXPLOSION big band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny and others. The EXPLOSION ignites big band chestnuts, blasts into rock, erupts into swing, and will…

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June 2019

Bill Simenson Orchestra

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2019

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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Explosion Big Band

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 18, 2019

Jazz Central Studios, 407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the EXPLOSION big band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny and others. The EXPLOSION ignites big band chestnuts, blasts into rock, erupts into swing, and will…

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