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Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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March 2017

Mark Asche and Key Clique

March 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Key Clique -- The Hammond organ tradition of jazz, funk, prog rock, lounge, and Latin. Organix in its natural habitat. Featuring: Alex Kosak - Guitar Bill Paul - Drums Mark Asche - Organ, Keyboards

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Jam Session

March 27 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jazz Central Studios

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 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 Admission. $5 with Student ID. 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 offer. This music has been a part of the American scene…

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Steven Hobert Solo Piano: Music of Free Spirit, Resistance & Compassion

March 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Many powers in the world try to discourage open, liberated expression, creative innovation and cultural beauty in favor of the continuation of unequal, oppressive,corporate-driven habits filled with stagnancy, homogenization with cultural numbness and blandness. I wish to encourage and partake in bold expression filled with fresh spirit, spontaneity, compassion for all peoples, deep respect for the Earth, and courage to resist greedy and domineering forces. My musical expression is channeled through improvisatory traditions formed…

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Vocal Jazz Education Jam

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  $10 admission. $5 with student ID. Join us for a night of Jazz Education! Students from Concordia University and McNally Smith College of Music will perform their selections during the first set followed by a second set with Jennifer Parker and Chris Olson. Featuring: Chris Olson, guitar Jennifer Parker, vocals   Jennifer.Parker@mcnallysmith.edu

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Graydon Peterson Quartet

March 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Graydon Peterson Quartet Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. The Graydon Peterson Quartet + 1 is back at Jazz Central Friday, March 31, from 8-10pm. Andrew Gillespie will be joining us for the first set featured on a number of cuba-inspired tunes. It's going to be a fun night! Come join us! Graydon Peterson is one of the backbones of the jazz scene in the Twin Cities. Known as a guy who excels at many styles, Graydon has played with the Twin Cities’…

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April 2017

Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Daniel Williams

April 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with Student ID.

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Jam Session

April 3 @ 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 April 24, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 6, 2017

$10 admisson. $5 with student ID. 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 College (Minneapolis, MN 1980). From 1981-83 he attended the University of…

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Sarah M. Greer, Steven Hobert, Matt Peterson and Rodney Ruckus

April 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. This Wednesday, Sarah M. Greer, Steven Hobert, Matt Peterson and Rodney Ruckus take the stage at Jazz Central to present a series of standards, new songs and improvisations. Featuring: Sarah M. Greer - Vocals Steven Hobert - Keys Matt Peterson - Bass Rodney Ruckus - Drums An adventurous improviser and musician, Sarah M. Greer draws from a diverse range of standard and contemporary tunes, using improvisation to expand harmonies and tell stories. With funds…

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Vicky Mountain

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Bob Parsons Quartet

April 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with Student ID.

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NCU Under Direction of Peter Shu

April 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Really Big Shoe

April 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with Student ID.

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Jam Session

April 10 @ 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 April 24, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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 11 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cedar_Ave_Big_Band

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. After more than 22 years at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul,and 2 years at Shorewood Bar & Grill,the band has moved to Jazz Central Studios. Their new cd, “Land of 10,000 Licks” has received rave reviews. Cedar Avenue Big Band Features: Trumpets: Mark Bobnick (Lead), Geoff Senn, Gus Lindquist, Greg Lewis Saxes: David Mitchell (Lead Alto), Scott Johnson (Alto), Clay Pufahl (Tenor), Dave Brattain (Tenor), Bill Burton (Baritone) Trombones: Dave Graf /…

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Chris Bates Presents

April 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID.  

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Looking Bacharach

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. With a career spanning five decades and producing more than 70 top 40 hits, no artist in the 20th century has had a broader array of hits by a more diverse set of artists than Burt Bacharach. Looking Bacharach celebrates this true American treasure; his quirky rhythms, complex harmonies and uber-catchy melodies. Everyone has a favorite Bacharach song, (even if they might not always realize it's a Bacharach song!). Looking Bacharach offers audiences a…

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Fall of the House of Usher

April 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Chris Cunningham’s FOTHOU (Fall of the House of Usher) returns to Jazz Central with a full cargo of special guests and collaborators. Featuring: Chris Cunningham - Guitars Ivan Cunningham - Saxes Michelle Kinney - Cello Greg Schutte - Drums Chris Bates - Bass Adam Svec - Vocals Noah Ophoven Baldwin - Trumpet Jared Jarvis - Saxes Riley Swain - Baritone Saxophone Special Guest: John Keston - keyboards Plus: A very special opening set with…

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Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Dave Strong

April 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

April 17 @ 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 April 24, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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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$10

Explosion Big Band

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

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 provide the BIG BANG at any concert or event. A big band of explosive magnitude, the EXPLOSION…

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Pete Whitman Presents

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Featuring: Steve Hobert - Piano Pete Whitman - Saxes Yohannes Tona - Bass LA Buckner - Drums

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Dorothy Doring accompanied by Marc Zeigenhagen

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Dorothy Doring will return to Jazz Central Studios to perform her "Roaring 20's Cabaret Show" for her first set followed by a mixture of her jazz and blues repertoire during her 2nd and final set of the evening. Featuring: Dorothy Doring - Vocals Marc Zeigenhagen - Piano

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Ashen Fir

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Below Zero

April 21 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Bob Bowman

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Ernest Bisong

April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

April 24 @ 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 April 24, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 Admission. $5 with Student ID. 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 offer. This music has been a part of the American scene…

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John Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound/Simulacra

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Niny Salem

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Dean Magraw and Marcus Wise

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Anoka Ramsey Community College

April 28 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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May 2017

Featured Artist

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 29, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

May 1 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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.

Find out more »

Bill Simenson Orchestra

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 6, 2017

$10 admisson. $5 with student ID. 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 College (Minneapolis, MN 1980). From 1981-83 he attended the University of…

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Jon Morgan Presents

May 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 7, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 25, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Featured Artist

May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 29, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

May 8 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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.

Find out more »

Cedar Avenue Big Band

May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 13, 2017
Cedar_Ave_Big_Band

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. After more than 22 years at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul,and 2 years at Shorewood Bar & Grill,the band has moved to Jazz Central Studios. Their new cd, “Land of 10,000 Licks” has received rave reviews. Cedar Avenue Big Band Features: Trumpets: Mark Bobnick (Lead), Geoff Senn, Gus Lindquist, Greg Lewis Saxes: David Mitchell (Lead Alto), Scott Johnson (Alto), Clay Pufahl (Tenor), Dave Brattain (Tenor), Bill Burton (Baritone) Trombones: Dave Graf /…

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Chris Bates Presents

May 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 10, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.  

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Vocal Night

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 25, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

May 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Featured Artist

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 29, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

May 15 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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.

Find out more »
$10

Explosion Big Band

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 20, 2017
Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

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 provide the BIG BANG at any concert or event. A big band of explosive magnitude, the EXPLOSION…

Find out more »

Pete Whitman Presents

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 June 21, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 25, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

Find out more »

Featured Artist

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 29, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

May 22 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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.

Find out more »

Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

May 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 27, 2017
twin-cities-latin-jazz-orchestra-updated

$10 Admission. $5 with Student ID. 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 offer. This music has been a part of the American scene…

Find out more »

John Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound/Simulacra

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 June 21, 2017

Vocal Night

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 25, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Sunday Weekly B3 Jam Session with Cole Mahlum

May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 28, 2017
sunday_jam_session

$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum, these jam sessions are focused around the Hammond B3 organ sound. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience. Featuring: Cole Mahlum - Guitar Abebi Stafford - B3 Organ Rodney Ruckus - Drums

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Featured Artist

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 29, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

May 29 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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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June 2017

Vocal Night

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

June 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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.

Find out more »

Bill Simenson Orchestra

June 6 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 6, 2017

$10 admisson. $5 with student ID. 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 College (Minneapolis, MN 1980). From 1981-83 he attended the University of…

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Jon Morgan Presents

June 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 7, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

June 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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

June 13 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. After more than 22 years at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul,and 2 years at Shorewood Bar & Grill,the band has moved to Jazz Central Studios. Their new cd, “Land of 10,000 Licks” has received rave reviews. Cedar Avenue Big Band Features: Trumpets: Mark Bobnick (Lead), Geoff Senn, Gus Lindquist, Greg Lewis Saxes: David Mitchell (Lead Alto), Scott Johnson (Alto), Clay Pufahl (Tenor), Dave Brattain (Tenor), Bill Burton (Baritone) Trombones: Dave Graf /…

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Vocal Night

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

June 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 20, 2017
Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

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 provide the BIG BANG at any concert or event. A big band of explosive magnitude, the EXPLOSION…

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Pete Whitman Presents

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 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 June 21, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jam Session

June 26 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on June 26, 2017
Jazz Central Studios

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

June 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 Admission. $5 with Student ID. 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 offer. This music has been a part of the American scene…

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Vocal Night

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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July 2017

Vocal Night

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Vocal Night

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on July 27, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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Jazz Masters & Masters Emerging

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Weekly on the same day until July 28, 2017

$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

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March 2018

Explosion Big Band

March 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

The Explosion Big Band is a Twin Cities band led by Scott Agster and Doug Haining. The band performs every third Tuesday of the month at Jazz Central Studios.  Playing selections from Ellington to Thad Jones,  this band is not to be missed! Featuring: Scott Agster – Trombone Doug Haining – Alto Sax and Clarinet Saxophones: Chris Harris, Clay Pufahl, Russ Peterson, Greg Keel, Gus Sandberg, Dave Karr Trumpets: Brad Shermock, Adam Rossmiller, Mark Bobnick, Geoff Senn Trombones: Pete Enblom, Dave Graf,…

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April 2018

Explosion Big Band

April 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Explosion Big Band
Explosion Big Band Jazz Central Studios

The Explosion Big Band is a Twin Cities band led by Scott Agster and Doug Haining. The band performs every third Tuesday of the month at Jazz Central Studios.  Playing selections from Ellington to Thad Jones,  this band is not to be missed! Featuring: Scott Agster – Trombone Doug Haining – Alto Sax and Clarinet Saxophones: Chris Harris, Clay Pufahl, Russ Peterson, Greg Keel, Gus Sandberg, Dave Karr Trumpets: Brad Shermock, Adam Rossmiller, Mark Bobnick, Geoff Senn Trombones: Pete Enblom, Dave Graf,…

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