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Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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October 2018

Wall Smashers

October 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Steven Hobert – Keyboards Jax Ravel – Bass L A Buckner – 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

October 22 @ 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 November 26, 2018
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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

October 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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Rosanna Vitro Workshop

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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VOCAL JAZZ WORKSHOPS & MASTER CLASSES Roseanna has worked with singers age 13 to 100, in the realms of jazz, opera, pop and the theater. Her methods emphasize the holistic, finding who you are in the creative world of singers. That is, the disciplines surrounding confidence, good musicianship, singing and performance: breath management, story-telling, rhythm, improvisation (scatting with both syllables and lyrics), repertoire, group leadership, performance, making your recording and overall utilization of the whole self. She enables vocalists to…

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

October 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Dosh is principally a percussionist who usually adds a Rhodes piano to his kit and uses other electronic devices such as samplers and looping pedals. He has been characterized as experimental/electronica due to his use of signal-altering devices in performance to allow him to create live solo performances using keyboards, tuned percussion, and drums. Dosh often collaborates with other musicians in both live performances in recordings, both…

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Ben Rosenblum

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). Ben is based primarily in New York City, and is a graduate of the Columbia-Juilliard program (in 2016). His original music…

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David Mitchell Quintet

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring: Jon Butler - Bass David Mitchell - Saxophone Carter Pearson - Drums Jackson Wheeler - Guitar

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents: Open Story

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Dean Magraw - Guitar Bryan Nichols - Piano Jay Epstein - Drums 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/

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The Sextet

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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  Hailing from Kansas City, The Sextet plays music to move to and be moved by. The bulk of their repertoire are original compositions and arrangements by bassist Robert Castillo. In the broader attempt to modernize jazz, Castillo fuses traditional jazz harmonies and structures with rhythms and grooves of today. The result is a sound that can be compared to contemporary groups such as Snarky Puppy, The Contemporary Noise Sextet, GoGo Penguin, and others. The Sextet has recorded two albums, the former listed…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

October 28 @ 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 30, 2018
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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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Northern Iowa University Jazztet

October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts Andrew Strzyzewski - Alto Sax Frank McKearn IV - Trumpet Joshua Mason - Trombone Tetsuya Nishiama - Guitar Franchesca Romero - Piano Sam Dando - Bass Nathan Sanders - Drums They will be performing a wide variety of arrangements covering an array of musical styles ranging from standards, to funk, to soul. The NIU Jazztet has performed by invitation at the…

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Jam Session

October 29 @ 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 November 26, 2018
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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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Genesis Jazz Orchestra

October 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Genesis Jazz Orchestra is the twin cities’ hottest new 17-piece big band, led by saxophonist/educator Conrad Miska. Drawing 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…

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CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT

October 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Jazz Central Studios will be closed October 31st for a private event. RSVP now to get a reserved seat for a special Halloween event hosted by Chris Cunningham and Fall of the House of Usher. There will be treats and plenty of musical tricks to be had! RSVP to: misspeace@comcast.net

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November 2018

Vocal Night

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2018

$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:

November 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Scat Singing Fundamentals II: Beyond the Basics

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Scat Singing Fundamentals II: Beyond the Basics Saturday, November 3rd - 1:30 to 4:00 pm $120 Registration $65 Student Visit http://sarahmgreer.com/workshops or call 608-338-6840 to register. (Workshop registration is required. Last day to register is Fri, Nov 2nd.) … Scat Singing Fundamentals II offers more scat singing tips and techniques. In this session, vocalist and instructor Jen Parker join us as we work with song forms, practice counting (including trading bars) and lyric improvisation. This workshop allows you to practice…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
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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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Monday Featured Artist

November 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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

November 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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

November 6 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 4, 2018

$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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Vicky Mountain and Friends

November 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Vicky Mountain will be joined by fabulous friends David Martin on guitar, Jim Chenoweth on bass and Dave Schmalenberger on drums in two sets of cool standards and hip Pop. Featured will be original songs from their upcoming EP just recorded at Creation Audio. You won’t want to miss this one! https://www.facebook.com/vicky.mountain http://facebook.com/vickymountainmusic https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3B5GI_HUo About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

November 9 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Working with the Rhythm Section Workshop

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Working with the Rhythm Section Workshop Saturday, November 10th @ 1:30 - 4:30 pm Regular registration is $150. Student pricing is $90. Visit http://www.sarahmgreer.com/workshops or call 608-338-6840 to register. (Workshop registration is required. Last day to register is Friday, November 9th.) … This workshop is about understanding the roles of the players in the rhythm section and how you, as a singer, interact with each of them. Working with the Rhythm Section, we can discuss and practice: Listening to “non-melodic”…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
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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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Monday Featured Artist

November 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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

November 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 November 26, 2018
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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

November 13 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 15, 2019
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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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Vocal Night

November 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2018

$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:

November 16 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

November 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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

November 19 @ 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 November 26, 2018
jam_session

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

November 20 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 18, 2018
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

November 21 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 19, 2018
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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

November 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2018

$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:

November 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

November 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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

November 26 @ 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 November 26, 2018
jam_session

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

November 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 November 27, 2018
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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

November 28 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 26, 2018

$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.” About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the…

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Vocal Night

November 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until November 29, 2018

$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:

November 30 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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December 2018

Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

December 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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Bill Simenson Orchestra

December 4 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 4, 2018

$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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

December 7 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

December 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

December 11 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 15, 2019
Cedar_Ave_Big_Band

$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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

December 14 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

December 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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Explosion Big Band

December 18 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 18, 2018
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

December 19 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 19, 2018
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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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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

December 21 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
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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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Monday Featured Artist

December 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

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

December 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 December 26, 2018

$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.” About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop presents:

December 28 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 28, 2018

$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 8:00pm 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/

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

December 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 30, 2018
jam_with_cole

$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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Monday Featured Artist

December 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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January 2019

Fuzzy Math

January 7, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 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 15, 2019
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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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Monday Featured Artist

January 14, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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Monday Featured Artist

January 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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Monday Featured Artist

January 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 28, 2019

$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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