St. Olaf To Jazz Up Cuba In Spring 2016A Minnesota college jazz ensemble plans to tour Cuba next spring. St. Olaf College in Northfield received an invitation from the Cuban Ministry of Culture to have its jazz ensemble perform a series of concerts in Havana.
Minneapolis High School Jazz Bands Hold First Annual JAM FestJazz ensembles from Washburn, Roosevelt, South and Southwest performed in Saturday night's first annual JAM Jazz Festival at South High. Each school separately took the stage to perform their own music.
MNfusion: Irie Sol To Debut Latest Album At 'Puttin’ On The Fitz'Many musicians often speak about how the inspiration for their lyrics is derived from actual experiences. These experiences can range from relationships, turmoil, travel and even other forms of art. Such is the case with Twin Cities/Eau Claire band Irie Sol. The soulful group’s latest album, “Dred Scott Fitzgerald,” was inspired by none other than St. Paul author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
MNfusion: Mekaal Hasan Band Stops In MN During First N. American TourIndo-Pak band, the Mekaal Hasan Band, gives audiences a taste of traditional Pakistan music with contemporary influences. The band blends Eastern classical sounds, subcontinental concepts and jazz harmonies taking inspiration from Pakistani poetry and Indian heritage.
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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Set June 25-27 In St. PaulNew Orleans piano great Dr. John and Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton are among performers scheduled for this summer's Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul. The 17th annual festival runs June 25-27 in and around Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood.
Curiocity: Suburban Bowling Alley Gets Funky With Calley Bliss, FladcastI'm a jazz neophyte. I know very little about who performs the genre or how it’s performed. I know even less about where it is performed.
10 Things You Didn't Know About ChicagoMany know Chicago is known as "the Windy City" and Wrigley Field is one of America's oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.
Local Music Tap: Twin Cities Jazz Fest BeginsThe Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year in downtown St. Paul and is bringing in great talent from all around the world -- and it's totally free for concert-goers.
Minnesota Music Students To Play With Midwest Jazz BandMinnesota is home to some of the most unique sounds in the music industry. The sounds of Bob Dylan, Prince, The Jayhawks and Doomtree have inspired countless of inspiring artists to pick up instruments. Many of whom come to St. Paul, Minn. to the McNally Smith College of Music where classes focus on performance, recording and engineering.
Dakota Plans To Take Over Shuttered Artists' QuarterA famed jazz club in St. Paul that has been closed for months is set to reopen, and it may be under the auspices of another esteemed Twin Cities jazz establishment. If the deal goes through, the Dakota Jazz Club will take over the space which formerly housed by the Artists' Quarter in downtown St. Paul.