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April 2018

Lyubomir Denev

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Lyubomir Denev is one of the biggest names in contemporary Bulgarian music. He has written music for film and theater, and has made a successful international career as a solo jazz musician, playing at festivals in Paris, Oslo, Budapest, Berlin, among others. Denev is a recipient of numerous awards for his work as a composer – among those are “Sofia 1989”, “ASKEER 2001”, “Crystal Lyre 2006”, “Zlatna Rakla 2006”. The Bulgarian National Television has produced two documentaries about Denev’s works…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Byerself

April 23 @ 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. After a long hiatus, byerself is returning as an entirely reimagined project. Greg will explore several new originals that range from jazz fusion to singer-songwriter. Joining him are close friends L.A. Buckner on drums and Javier Santiago on keys. This show starts a week long tour of the midwest; come help kick off the tour in grand fashion! Featuring: Greg Byers…

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Jam Session

April 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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As always, an open jam session is hosted by Monday’s Featured Artist following the first set. Bring your ax and your fake books (if you need’em). Starting at 10pm JCS invites all comers to get their game on regardless of experience level.

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Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra

April 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. The Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is back at Jazz Central Studios doing their monthly (4th Tuesday) open rehearsal. Featuring 18 of the Twin Cities’s top musicians, the areas sole Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpeter Geoff West Senn and percussionist Mac Santiago. They will be performing some of the most intensely rhythmic and dynamic music that the jazz genre has to…

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John C.S. Keston and Cody McKinney Present: Sound / Simulacra Featuring Mankwe Ndosi

April 25 @ 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 will bring together some of the Twin Cities most unique voices to “recreate, distort, and create the hyperreal.” Mankwe Ndosi is a Twin Cities-based performer and composer who uses an expanded vocabulary of singing to express emotion, story and…

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Vicky Mountain

April 26 @ 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. Steven Hobert will join me on piano with bassist and guest artists to be announced. We'll be doing some folk songs arrangements and obscure April songs and some Edith Piaf - since there will be accordion! And originals - and standards - and cool Pop - all in two fabulous sets! Vanessa will bring some mouth-watering food - savory and sweet - and…

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: No Room For Squares

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Bill Stieger - Drums Omar AbdulKarim - Trumpet James Wallace - Saxophones Adam Tucker - Bass Dale Alexander - Piano 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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August McKinney

April 27 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Featuring: August McKinney - Piano Sophia Kickhofel - Alto Saxophone Bruce Acosta - Guitar Jorgen Linne - Bass Carter Pearson - Drums About Masters Emerging: Emerging masters is dedicated to up and coming players with a desire to improve their abilities in a performance setting and gain inspiration from the masters of the evening.

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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles. April featuring the return of the Robert Everest Expedition. Robert Everest, a multi-instrumentalist, multi-linguist, and world traveler brings music from around the world sung in 7 languages. rkeverest.net/expedition Featuring: Robert Everest - all World string instruments, Vocals Peter Shu - keyboards Dan Arlig - bass Andrew Turpening - drums Opening…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Chris Graham & Javier Santiago

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

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.   About the Monday Featured Artist: JCS invites a local jazz masters to play and direct new collaborations. This performance is followed by a traditional jam session hosted by the featured artist. Novice and experienced, are invited to play and hone their skills. Artistic Director: Mac Santiago

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Jam Session

April 30 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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As always, an open jam session is hosted by Monday’s Featured Artist following the first set. Bring your ax and your fake books (if you need’em). Starting at 10pm JCS invites all comers to get their game on regardless of experience level.

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May 2018

Bill Simenson Orchestra

May 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. The 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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Commons Collective

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Established in the fall of 2011, while students at the University of Northern Iowa, Commons Collective came together in a school ensemble coached by jazz educator Dr. Bob Washut, and quickly went on to become "one of the most popular young, professional jazz groups in Eastern Iowa" (The Gazette). Their performances feature an eclectic combination of original compositions, contributed by all group members, drawing upon influences from…

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Vocal Night

May 3 @ 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.   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: Dean Sorenson Sextet

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Dean Sorenson - Trombone Chris Lomheim - Piano Tom Lewis - Bass Phil Hey - Drums David Milne - Saxophones Steve Kenny - Trumpet 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…

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U of M Combo

May 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:45 pm

About Masters Emerging: Emerging masters is dedicated to up and coming players with a desire to improve their abilities in a performance setting and gain inspiration from the masters of the evening.

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Peter Shu Presents: The Chino Latino Jazz Project

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) $12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Following a successful premiere in February, the Chino Latino Jazz Project has added new dates at Jazz Central Studios. The Chino Latino Jazz Project: a 7 piece latin jazz ensemble. This evening will see Jazz Central Studios turned into a Latin Dance Studio!! All dance studios and latin dancers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. Also featured will…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Monday Featured Artist

May 7 @ 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 June 25, 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

May 7 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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

May 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. 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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Pete Hennig Group

May 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$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

May 10 @ 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.   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: Nathan Hanson Trio

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Nathan Hanson - Saxophones Doan Roessler - Bass Kismat Shrestha - 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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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$12 admission. $7 with Student ID Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles.   Curated by Peter Shu Available via live stream at www.facebook.com/petershumusic www.petershumusic.com

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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World Jazz Collegium

May 14 @ 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. Twin Cities' based group World Jazz Collegium has been blending traditions and innovations of American jazz with elements of Mediterranean, African, Latin, Gypsy, and world classical music. The group's repertoire consists primarily of Pavel Jany's original material, enriched by renditions of pieces by Jaco Pastorius, Hermeto Pascoal, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, and other giants of modern jazz. Pavel Jany-guitars John Croarkin-sax/flute…

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Jam Session

May 14 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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As always, an open jam session is hosted by Monday’s Featured Artist following the first set. Bring your ax and your fake books (if you need’em). Starting at 10pm JCS invites all comers to get their game on regardless of experience level.

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Explosion Big Band

May 15 @ 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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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman

May 16 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Presented by Pete Whitman About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.

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Vocal Night

May 17 @ 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 August 30, 2018

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.   About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. Artistic Director: Sarah M. Greer

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: Triocracy

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. Featuring: JC Sanford - Trombone Brandon Wozniak and Bruce Thornton - Saxophones 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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YFC3

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID YFC3 is a newly formed power trio in the Twin Cities. By no means is this group strangers to the Twin Cities music scene, as it is comprised of members who have notable credits in their respective genres. Bassist, Ethan Yeshaya, has played alongside several Twin Cities artists in a plethora of musical genres. Ethan is the bassist for neo soul-rock band AYVAH and has also made his mark playing bass in the Twin…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Monday Featured Artist

May 21 @ 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 June 25, 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

May 21 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. The Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra is back at Jazz Central Studios doing their monthly (4th Tuesday) open rehearsal. Featuring 18 of the Twin Cities’s top musicians, the areas sole Latin Jazz Orchestra is led by trumpeter Geoff West Senn and percussionist Mac Santiago. They will be performing some of the most intensely rhythmic and dynamic music that the jazz genre has to…

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John Keston and Cody McKinney Present Sound/Simulacra

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, 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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Vocal Night

May 24 @ 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 August 30, 2018

$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.   About Thursday Vocal Night: Thursday night features established singers as well as up-and-coming Twin Cities vocalists. Artistic Director: Sarah M. Greer

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The illicit Jazz Workshop Presents: AMP Trio

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts. AMP Trio featuring Tahira Clayton is poised to reach new heights after being named the winner of the 2017 DCJazzPrix and earning an invitation to the 2018 DC Jazz Festival. Their most recent record, Three, was highlighted by a Japanese tour that included a cultural exchange workshop sponsored by the US Consulate of Sapporo. AMP Trio first brought vocalist Tahira Clayton into the fold with their 2015 release m(y)our world, including…

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Weekly Jazz Jam with Cole Mahlum

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$5 admission. Come and enjoy some spontaneous collaboration, hosted by guitarist Cole Mahlum. This weekly jam session is open to musicians of all ages and levels of experience.

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Will Schmid Quartet

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Featuring: Will Schmid – Guitar Patrick Adkins – Piano Charlie Lincoln – Bass Jesse Thorson – Drums Despite his youth, Minneapolis-based guitarist and composer, Will Schmid, has been gigging at venues throughout the Twin Cities for over five years. His duos, trios and quartets frequent popular spots including the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul, Jazz Central in Minneapolis, and the…

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Genesis Jazz Orchestra

May 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Genesis Jazz Orchestra is the twin cities’ hottest, new 17-piece big band. Led by saxophonist/educator Conrad Miska and drawing top musicians from the southeast metro, they play a mix of contemporary jazz and freshened standards by Gordon Goodwin, Mike Tomaro, Matt Harris, Tom Kubis, Jeff Jarvis, and others. About Tuesday Big Band: Tuesday Big Band / Orchestra nights consist of top local big bands with up to 18 musicians playing classic arrangements as well as a good share of…

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Nathan Hanson Duo with JT Bates

May 30 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 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

May 31 @ 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.   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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June 2018

The illicit Jazz Workshop

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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$10 admission. Doors open 30 minutes before music starts.   About The illicit Jazz Workshop: The illicit Jazz Workshop is a weekly Jazz concert series with performances every Friday at 8:00pm 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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Peter Shu Presents: The Chino Latino Jazz Project

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) $12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Following a successful premiere in February, the Chino Latino Jazz Project has added new dates at Jazz Central Studios. The Chino Latino Jazz Project: a 7 piece latin jazz ensemble. This evening will see Jazz Central Studios turned into a Latin Dance Studio!! All dance studios and latin dancers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. Also featured will…

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Monday Featured Artist

June 4 @ 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 June 25, 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

June 4 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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

June 5 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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$10 admission at the door. $5 with valid student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. The 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

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. Presented by Jon Morgan About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments presented by stalwarts of the local jazz community.

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Vocal Night

June 7 @ 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 August 30, 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

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 June 29, 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

June 11 @ 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 June 25, 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

June 11 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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 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 July 10, 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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Chris Bates with Karl Koopmann and Pete Hennig

June 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$10 admission. $5 with student ID. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts. A volatile instrumental jazz rock trio featuring the incendiary gymnastics of Karl Koopmann and Pete Hennig. This trio has been a long time in discussion and we are finally connecting to make it happen. Expect funky grooves and shredding tones! Featuring: Chris Bates Karl Koopmann Pete Hennig Presented by Chris Bates About Wednesday New Boundaries: Jazz Central Studios becomes a veritable laboratory for new compositions and jazz experiments…

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Vocal Night

June 14 @ 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 August 30, 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

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 June 29, 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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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

$12 admission. $7 with Student ID Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles.   Curated by Peter Shu Available via live stream at www.facebook.com/petershumusic www.petershumusic.com

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Monday Featured Artist

June 18 @ 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 June 25, 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

June 18 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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 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 June 19, 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

June 20 @ 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 July 18, 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

June 21 @ 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 August 30, 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

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 June 29, 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

June 25 @ 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 June 25, 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

June 25 @ 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 June 25, 2018

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 26 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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twin-cities-latin-jazz-orchestra-updated

$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

June 27 @ 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, 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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Vocal Night

June 28 @ 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 August 30, 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

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 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 June 29, 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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July 2018

Vocal Night

July 5 @ 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 August 30, 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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Peter Shu Presents: The Chino Latino Jazz Project

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 4, 2018
JAMBE-CLJP_02-17-18

Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) $12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Following a successful premiere in February, the Chino Latino Jazz Project has added new dates at Jazz Central Studios. The Chino Latino Jazz Project: a 7 piece latin jazz ensemble. This evening will see Jazz Central Studios turned into a Latin Dance Studio!! All dance studios and latin dancers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. Also featured will…

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Cedar Avenue Big Band

July 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 July 10, 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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Vocal Night

July 12 @ 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 August 30, 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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New Boundaries Presented By Pete Whitman

July 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 July 18, 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

July 19 @ 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 August 30, 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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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

$12 admission. $7 with Student ID Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles.   Curated by Peter Shu Available via live stream at www.facebook.com/petershumusic www.petershumusic.com

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Vocal Night

July 26 @ 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 August 30, 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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August 2018

Vocal Night

August 2 @ 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 August 30, 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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Peter Shu Presents: The Chino Latino Jazz Project

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on August 4, 2018
JAMBE-CLJP_02-17-18

Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) $12 Admission. $7 with Student ID Following a successful premiere in February, the Chino Latino Jazz Project has added new dates at Jazz Central Studios. The Chino Latino Jazz Project: a 7 piece latin jazz ensemble. This evening will see Jazz Central Studios turned into a Latin Dance Studio!! All dance studios and latin dancers welcome. There will be a free salsa dance lesson at the beginning of the evening. Also featured will…

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Vocal Night

August 9 @ 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 August 30, 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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Vocal Night

August 16 @ 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 August 30, 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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Peter Shu Presents: Jazz from the Americas and Beyond

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s,
and Once on %1$s

$12 admission. $7 with Student ID Jazz from the Americas and Beyond (JAMBE) JAMBE is a monthly jazz series exploring jazz from the world by local Minneapolis world jazz ensembles.   Curated by Peter Shu Available via live stream at www.facebook.com/petershumusic www.petershumusic.com

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Vocal Night

August 23 @ 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 August 30, 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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Vocal Night

August 30 @ 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 August 30, 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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