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407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
http://jazzcentralstudios.org/

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August 2018

Jam Session

August 13 @ 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 October 29, 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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

August 14 @ 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 November 13, 2018
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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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman

August 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Pete Whitman - Saxophones Chris Olson - Guitars Ted Olsen - Bass Dave Schmalenberger - Drums 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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Zosia Solonschmitt

August 16 @ 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. Hey, my name is Zosia! I will be singing some jazz and maybe a little R&B on the side. Just little old me and a backing track but I plan to have some good fun and sing some good songs for some good people! About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. Artistic Director: Sarah…

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Eli Zukor Quartet

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Featuring: Eli Zukor - Saxophone Jackson Wheeler - Guitar Carter Pearson - Drums Jorgen Linne - Bass

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: Javier Santiago Quartet

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Javier Santiago Jazz Central Studios

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Javier Santiago is a powerful young artist with a strong vision. Born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, he grew up surrounded by strong artistic support. He was given a strong musical background by his jazz musician parents, as well as stalwarts of the local jazz community. Javier is touring following the recent album release of his Ropeadope Records debut 'Pheonix'. Featuring: Javier Santiago – Piano Omar AbdulKarim – Trumpet James Johnson…

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Peter Shu Presents: The Chino Latino Jazz Project

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Kids under 12 yrs. free admission Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles. LIVE Latin jazz in NE Mpls on Sat August 18th! All dance studios, Latin dancers, and Latin jazz music lovers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. 7:00pm: Free Dance Lesson 7:30pm: Live Music Start! Featuring…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

August 19 @ 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 September 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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Jesse Simon Presents the Music of Elmo Hope

August 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Jesse Simon Javier Santiago Ted Olsen Jeff Rinear Jake Baldwin 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

August 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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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John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney present: Sound / Simulacra

August 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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 brings together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.” August’s guest: Kaleena Miller Kaleena Miller is co-director of the Twin Cities Tap Festival and director of Kaleena Miller Dance. She is…

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Connie Olson

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$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: The Ensemble “SPACE”

August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Jack Courtright - Trombone Will Schmid - Guitar Patrick Adkins - Piano Alma Engebretson - Bass  Luke Peterson - 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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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

August 26 @ 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 September 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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Trio KTB

August 27 @ 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. TRIO KTB consists of the rhythmic core of Group 47 -Will Kjeer on piano, Adam Tucker on bass and Alex Burgess on percussion. The trio enjoys a musical space somewhere between the traditional piano trio format and the modern avant garde, free improvisations of today’s trios. The trio takes a delight in its approach to the jazz standard : a sort…

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Jam Session

August 27 @ 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 October 29, 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

August 28 @ 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 November 27, 2018

$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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Big Peach

August 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. As a native of the Twin Cities, pianist Patrick Adkins has had a rich musical upbringing that influences and informs his ever-evolving musical palette, which has been helped along by his studies with teachers such as Bill Carrothers and Bryan Nichols. Patrick has a diverse array of performance experience, with his primary performance and composition outlet around town being the vibes-piano jazz quartet Sound Skirmish. He has…

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Julian Manzara & Graydon Peterson

August 30 @ 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. Jazz standards and a few originals performed by guitarist/vocalist Julian Manzara and bassist Graydon Peterson. http://www.julianmanzara.com Julian Manzara on Facebook Julian Manzara on YouTube 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: Aja Parham’s Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

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

$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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September 2018

Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

September 2 @ 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 September 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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Luke Peterson Quintet

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

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Brandon Wozniak - Tenor Saxophone Taylor Wisgerhof - Saxophones Patrick Adkins - Piano Chris Bates - Bass Luke Peterson - Drums, Compositions 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…

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Jam Session

September 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 October 29, 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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Bill Simenson Orchestra

September 4 @ 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 October 2, 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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Noah Ophoven-Baldwin/Levi Schwartzberg Duo

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$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

September 6 @ 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 October 25, 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

September 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Saturday Night Lights

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

A Saturday night jam session/cypher for all ages. Musicians, rappers, and listeners welcome; bring your instrument/beats and be ready to throwdown. Expect a unique jam and vibe for those looking for something off the beaten path.

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

September 9 @ 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 September 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

September 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

September 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 October 29, 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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

September 11 @ 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 November 13, 2018
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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New Boundaries Presented by Chris Bates

September 12 @ 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 November 14, 2018

$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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Kind Folk

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Featuring:  John Raymond Alex LoRe Noam Wiesenberg Colin Stranahan When the musicians in Kind Folk first played together in a small Brooklyn apartment back in 2014, there was an immediate synergy between them. Months went by before they played together again, but when they reconvened the same connection was still there. Four years later, after a handful of other sessions and even a failed first gig, the group is releasing their first debut album, "Why Not", on Fresh Sound New…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop

September 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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

September 16 @ 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 September 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

September 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

September 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 October 29, 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.

Find out more »

Explosion Big Band

September 18 @ 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 October 16, 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

September 19 @ 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 November 21, 2018
Pete_Whitman_05-25-16

$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

September 20 @ 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 October 25, 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

September 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Saturday Night Lights

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

A Saturday night jam session/cypher for all ages. Musicians, rappers, and listeners welcome; bring your instrument/beats and be ready to throwdown. Expect a unique jam and vibe for those looking for something off the beaten path.

Find out more »

Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 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.

Find out more »

Monday Featured Artist

September 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 November 26, 2018

$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

September 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 October 29, 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.

Find out more »

Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

September 25 @ 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 November 27, 2018

$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

September 26 @ 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 November 28, 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

September 27 @ 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 October 25, 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

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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

September 30 @ 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 September 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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October 2018

Monday Featured Artist

October 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

October 1 @ 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 October 29, 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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Bill Simenson Orchestra

October 2 @ 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 October 2, 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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New Boundaries Presented by Jon Morgan

October 3 @ 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 October 3, 2018

$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

October 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 October 25, 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

October 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Monday Featured Artist

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

October 8 @ 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 October 29, 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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Cedar Avenue Big Band

October 9 @ 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 November 13, 2018
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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New Boundaries Presented by Chris Bates

October 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 November 14, 2018

$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

October 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 October 25, 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

October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Monday Featured Artist

October 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

October 15 @ 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 October 29, 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

October 16 @ 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 October 16, 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

October 17 @ 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 November 21, 2018
Pete_Whitman_05-25-16

$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

October 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 October 25, 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

October 19 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Monday Featured Artist

October 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

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 October 29, 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

October 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 November 27, 2018

$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 Keston and Cody McKinney Present Sound/Simulacra

October 24 @ 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 October 24, 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 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 of…

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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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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on November 28, 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

October 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 October 25, 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

October 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on October 26, 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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Monday Featured Artist

October 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

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 October 29, 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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November 2018

Monday Featured Artist

November 5 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

November 12 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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

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 November 13, 2018
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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New Boundaries Presented by Chris Bates

November 14 @ 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 14, 2018

$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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Monday Featured Artist

November 19 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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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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 November 21, 2018
Pete_Whitman_05-25-16

$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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Monday Featured Artist

November 26 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 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 November 26, 2018

$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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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

$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 November 28, 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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