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Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota

Musicians bringing New Orleans flavor to the Dakota

Jul. 21 |   Are you ready to party New Orleans style? Then there’s nothing like the real thing, baby. And since we’re in the midst of some steamy New Orleans like weather here in the Twin Cities, why not mix it up with some equally hot New...

Highlights of the Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 season

Highlights of the Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 season

Jul. 18 |         The Minnesota Orchestra has announced plans for the 2014-15 season of three series: Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Family Concerts.   Here are some season highlights: Live at Orchestra Hall, offers a varied series...

Rain couldn’t stop the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Rain couldn’t stop the 2014 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Jul. 11 | “I’m glad we didn’t go to the park. We’re stuck in here together,” Dianne Reeves said at the end of her scorching hot set inside the Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Saturday night, June 28, to close the 16th annual Twin Cities...

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Maya Angelou memorial service will be streamed online

Jun. 6 | According to Wake Forest University, the memorial service for Maya Angelou will take place at the Wait Chapel of Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, N.C., this coming Saturday morning.  Angelou died on May 28. She was the Reynolds Professor...

Remembering an influential legend

Remembering an influential legend

May. 29 | Yesterday, May 28th,my day started out like many others before it. I tuned into WBGO and heard the voice of the host of Mid-Day Jazz, Rhonda Hamilton. Instantly I could sense sadness in her tone, and then she said it: “Dr. Maya Angelou has passed...

Bill Cosby May 31 performances at Orchestra Hall to be rescheduled

Bill Cosby May 31 performances at Orchestra Hall to be rescheduled

May. 23 |     Not unlike, some of the jazz artists that Bill Cosby admires, who have mastered their own personal sound and genius approach to improvisation, he, too has mastered those same skills associated with the art of making people laugh with...

Shades of Blue, Madlib Invades Blue Note available on vinyl May 27th

Shades of Blue, Madlib Invades Blue Note available on vinyl May 27th

May. 22 | Shades of Blue – Madlib Invades Blue Note (originally released June, 2003) will be re-released on newly remastered vinyl on May 27th as part of Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative. “Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the...

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Apr. 24 |   Minneapolis native, New York-based pianist and composer Craig Taborn among 13 jazz artists to receive 2014 Doris Duke Foundation awards     Earlier this week, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced the first-ever...

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

Apr. 23 | Brooklyn-based ensemble Red Baraat makes its debut at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. Critics have described their performance as “a shot of pure adrenalin.” Established in 2008, Red Baraat is an eight-piece band from Brooklyn,...

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Apr. 16 | José James and Kris Bowers return to the Cedar Cultural Center on Monday, April 21. Consider this an invitation to enjoy more new music from two young and gifted musicians with new albums.   But this is not just a fantastic reintroduction...