Friday, April 17, 2015

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 17-23



Danilo Perez, Coming to the Dakota on April 22


© Andrea Canter
It's a whirlwind of jazz starting Friday night and swirling through the week, from some impossible choices over the weekend, highly anticipated visiting artists, old favorites and emerging talents, as well as a preview of a new venue in an old haunt.

Big Gigs This Week
Cory Healey
Friday, April 17. Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band blends young emerging talents with still-young veterans, and the quintet promises to be one of region's leading voices of modern jazz. The University of Northern Iowa alum has only been in town about a year but Cory wasted no time becoming an in-demand drummer and bandleader. At Jazz Central, he's joined by two exquisite horns--Brandon Wozniak's tenor sax and Jake Baldwin's wily trumpet; Zacc Harris' adventurous guitar; and Erik Fratzke's unpredictable bass.

Javi Santiago
About ten minutes down the street at The Nicollet, a favorite son brings a sterling quartet to the bandstand for the Friday Night Jazz series. Pianist Javi Santiago, already a ten+-year veteran of local stages despite his youth, rounds up Zacc Harris, Yohannes Tona, and long-time cohort Miguel Hurtado for some original music (Javi is prolific!) and inventive arrangements. Note the series has moved to a 9 pm start time -- making doubleheaders with the not-far Jazz Central realistic.

Ann Hampton Callaway
At Orchestra Hall, the focus is on the music of Barbra Streisand as filtered through cabaret and stage sensation Ann Hampton Callaway, performing with the Minnesota Orchestra. A perennial award-winner, Callaway is always entertaining, and tonight she tackles one of her most significant sources of inspiration.


Dave Milne
Last spring, Dave Milne's One World Consort presented an Earth Day concert of the music of Fred Sturm. Now the hybrid jazz/classical ensemble celebrates Earth Day at Studio Z with special guest artist, bandoneon expert J.P. Jofre. (The concert will be repeated on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.)

It's the first night of the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, with headliners New York Voices. Often compared to the Manhattan Transfer, NYV is known for its tight harmonies and inventive arrangements. They perform at the State Theater along with ensembles from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's award-winning jazz program.

Terell Stafford
Saturday, April 18. Eau Claire Jazz Festival continues today, with the headliner concert in the evening featuring trumpet king Terell Stafford with Cuban transplant pianist Nachito Herrera. Held at the Eau Claire Memorial High School Auditorium, again jazz ensembles from UW-EC will perform as well.

Returning to the Twin Cities for the first time since the death of founding member Tim Hauser, The Manhattan Transfer will introduce Minnesota audiences to Trist Curless at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Lucia Sarmiento
Saturday Night at the Black Dog presents the up-and-coming talents of McNally Smith students Lucia Sarmiento and cohorts. From Lima, Peru, Lucia led a fiery ensemble at last year's Twin Cities Jazz Festival on the Youth Stage, but she belongs on the main stage. Tonight her band opens for a veteran quartet with Dean Granros, Steve Kenny, Ron Evaniuk and Alden Ikeda, just back from a performance at the Eau Claire festival. This series makes it easy to complete a doubleheader without moving the car!

Gary Schulte (Gypsy Mania)
Performing in the tradition of the French hot clubs, Gypsy Mania returns to Jazz @ St. Barneys (St Barnabas Lutheran Church in Plymouth). Their three previous performances at St. Barney's “have dazzled our audiences. The remarkable technical facility of each of the players is matched only by the sheer energy and exuberance of the ensemble's performance," said St. Barnabas Center for the Arts Director Jeff Whitmill. "We're always excited when they return." Mania includes violinist Gary Schulte, guitarists Glen Helgeson and Reynold Philipsek, and bassist Matt Senjem, all long-time devotees to hot club swing.

Jay Young
At the Dakota, bassist Jay Young returns with his Lyric Factory. After their successful tributes to Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, the band now celebrates Herbie Hancock and Earth, Wind and Fire. Jay always assembles the hottest talents-- pianist Thom West, bassist Ian Young, violinist Ernest Bisong, drummer Kevin Washington, and vocalists Michelle Denise Michaels, Sarah Greer and Libby Turner Opanga.

Chris Thomson
Sunday, April 19. It's too rare that we hear saxophonist Chris Thomson in a leading role. Tonight Chris and his Quartet celebrate the release of his CD, Empathy, at the Icehouse (5 pm). The instrumentation lends itself to some unusual journeys-- tenor sax, accordion (Patrick Harison), bass (James Buckley) and drums (Martin Dosh)--and harmonies, sort of Hot Club Meets Avant Garde, and it is a much more interesting, and melodic, blend than that would suggest.

Monday, April 20. Pianist and educator at North Central College, Peter Shu is the featured artist at Jazz Central, with cohorts Gary Denbow on sax, Tom Lewis on bass and Kevin Mills on drums. Classically trained, Shu honed his jazz chops with the best-- Bobby Peterson, Mary Louise Knutson and Nachito Herrera. He brings his NCC jazz students into Jazz Central at least monthly.

John Raymond
Tuesday, April 21. It's been about a decade since a very young John Raymond introduced the Twin Cities to his trumpet talents and bandleading finesse. A few degrees and bands later, John returns from his home base in New York to adjudicate the Eau Claire Jazz Festival, lead clinics at Eden Prairie High School, and perform with his New York quartet in an evening concert in the high school auditorium. His talented crew includes American Piano Competition winner Sullivan Fortner, bassist Rick Rosato, and drummer Jay Sawyer.

Arne Fogel
If you have not made it out to Crooners's Lounge yet, here is a good excuse to venture to the north burbs -- the Acme Jazz Company with Arne Fogel. With some of the area's most inventive big band charts, Acme is the perfect foil for a real crooner, Arne. The music space at the renovated Shorewood is plenty big for a large ensemble and vocalist, the atmosphere somewhere between 70s lounge and 50s night club, and the menu has something for everyone--much like the music.

Danilo Perez
Wednesday, April 22. Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez is as known for his long-standing work with the Wayne Shorter Quartet as for his own bands and compositions. His Panama 500 celebrates 500 years of the first permanent European settlement in the New World (in Panama). Founder and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival,  Perez is also Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in Boston’s Berklee College of Music. With his trio, Perez last visited Minnesota for the 2011 Twin Cities Jazz Festival. He's again joined by drummer Adam Cruz (just in town last week with Anat Cohen), along with bassist Ben Street.

Axel Zwingenberger and Lila Ammons
At Studio Z, trad pianist Butch Thompson joins German counterpart/boogie woogie expert Axel Zwingenberger with vocalist Lila Ammons for a night of "early jazz, classic boogie woogie and the blues." Lila and Axel formed a partnership some years ago, stemming from Lila's interest in the music of grandfather Albert Ammons, and they have extensively toured Europe.

LA saxophonist Tom Luer, who has significant ties to the Twin Cities (U of M) and Wisconsin (UW-EC), joins Chris Olson, Chris Bates and JT Bates tonight for some "new music" at Jazz Central.

Thursday, April 23. Jazz Central's Vocal Jazz Night presents the mighty fine duo of Rhonda Laurie and Phil Mattson. The Great American Songbook typically is their source.

Tom Ashworth
In Falcon Heights, the Underground Music Cafe presents Tom Ashworth's Fireside Five, typically featuring Brian Grivna, Phil Aaron, Gordy Johnson and Phil Hey, and usually with some topnotch guests. The band will be taking some time off soon, so this is a great time to check it out in a cozy setting.

More Jazz!
Keep up with the live jazz scene in the Twin Cities -- check out calendars at Jazz Police, KBEM, Rhythm and Grooves and Jazz Near You, as well as here on the blog.  More jazz to tickle your ears:

Friday, April 17. Irv Williams and Steve Blons, happy hour at the Dakota; Todd Harper Quartet, happy hour at the Black Dog; Patty Peterson and Friends at the Dakota; Thomas Bruce at Parma 8200; Donald Washington Quartet at the Black Dog; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (St Paul Hotel); Bryan Nichols and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; Sheridan Zuther at Crooners' Lounge; John Paulson with Swing, Inc. at Signatures (Winona, MN); Jazz Crew (jam) at Jazz Central
Sheridan Zuther

Saturday, April 18. Zack Lozier 3 at Harriet Brewing Tap Room (5 pm); Benny Weinbeck Trio at Parma 8200; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (St Paul Hotel); Talking Strings at Loring Pasta Bar; Tim Patrick and Blue-eye Trio at Hell's Kitchen; Tim Sparks and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; Debbie Duncan Quartet at Crooners' Lounge; "Border Music" with David Hidalgo and Mark Ribot at The Cedar; Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network monthly salon at the Town House Bar

Sunday, April 19. Patty and the Buttons, brunch at the Aster; Robert Everest, brunch at Maria's; Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle at the Lakesie Ballroom (Glenwood, MN); Zacc Harris Trio at the Riverview Wine Bar; Emily Bear Trio at the Dakota; Southside Big Band at Edinborough Park; Jazz Brunch at Crooners; Lounge

Monday, April 20. McNally Smith Spring Jazz Recitals at the Amsterdam; JT's Jazz Implosion at the Icehouse; Dorothy Doring at Crooners' Lounge

Tuesday, April 21. Patty and the Buttons at Cafe Maude; Park Evans/Ben Abrahamson/Nicholas Champeau acoustic guitar trio at the Black Dog; Explosion Big Band at Jazz Central; River City Jazz Orchestra at the Minnesota Music Cafe

Wednesday, April 22. Debbie Duncan at Crooners' Lounge; Riverside Swing Band at The Tangiers

Thursday, April 23. Minnesota State University Mankato, Jazz Ensembles Spring Concert at Halling Hall, MSU; Cartwright-Kinney-Lewis at Khyber Pass Cafe

Coming Soon!

. April 24, Tuck and Patti at the Dakota
. April 24, Arne Fogel at Parma 8200
. April 24, Endeavors followed by the Dakota Combo at Jazz Central
. April 24, James Wallace Quartet at The Nicollet
. April 24, JazzFly with Dorothy Doring at Golden's Deli
. April 25, JazzMN Orchestra with Bob Mintzer at Hopkins l High School Auditorium
. April 25, Jon Wood CD Release/Mancrush at the Black Dog
. April 25, Katia Cardenas and Joe Strachan, Public Kitchen (St Paul) 
. April 25, Julius Collins and Ginger Commodore, Tribute to Stevie Wonder at the Dakota
. April 25-26, Irv Williams, Legends concert at The Capri
. April 26, KBEM's Jazz Noir at Vieux Carré
. April 26, Nellie McKay at the Dakota
. April 28, Paul Renz Quartet at Crooners' Lounge
. April 29-30, Madeleine Peyroux at the Dakota
. April 30, Thomas Bruce at Parma 8200
. May 1, Patty Peterson with Steve Cole, Ricky Peterson at the Icehouse
. May 1, Framework at The Nicollet
. May 2, Jason Moran and Robert Glasper at the Walker
. May 2, Adam Kohlker with the Good Vibes Trio at Jazz Central
. May 2, Dave Brattain Quartet/DD7 at the Black Dog
. May 4, Michael O'Brien at the Icehouse
. May 5, Paul Renz Quartet at the Aster 
. May 8, Ron Miles with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. May 10, Soul Cafe' at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church
. May 11, Tim Berne's Snake Oil at the Icehouse
. May 14, JazzMN Orchestra at Chanhassan Dinner Theater
. May 20, Todd Clouser's A Love Electric at the Turf Club
. May 22, Chris Lomheim Trio at The Nicollet
. May 27-28, Rachelle Ferrell at the Dakota
. May 31-June 1, Lisa Fischer at the Dakota
. June 3, Steve Smith and Vital Information, NYC Edition at the Dakota
. June 16, Ticket to Brazil, Jazz in the Library at SunRay Library (St Paul)
. June 17, Good Vibes Trio, Jazz in the Library at Hamline Library (St Paul)
. June 21, Francisco Mela Trio, Jazz in the Library at St Paul Central Library
. June 22, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
. June 23-24, Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Dakota
. June 25-27, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Mears Park and beyond (Dr John, Potter/Holland/Louke/Harland Quartet, Francisco Mela with Nicholas Payton, Araya-Orta Quartet, Marquis Hill Blacktet)
. June 30, Francois Rabbath at Benson Great Hall, Bethel University
. June 30-July 1, Charles Lloyd Quartet at the Dakota
. July 2-4, Iowa City Jazz Festival (Charles Lloyd, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Lage, Brian Charette, Atlantis Quartet, Becca Stevens, COLOSSUS, Dakota Combo)
. August 7, Larry Coryell and Bombay Jazz at the Dakota




Irv Williams, "Legends" at the Capri Theater, April 25-26

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 10-16



Anat Cohen brings her quartet and Brazilian ensemble to the Dakota, April 12

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The weather is predicted to take a turn for the better this weekend, days are getting longer, and the birds seem happier. Maybe spring is jumping up after all! Come rain or come shine, there's definitely a lot of warm jazz in the air, from the veteran Eric Kamau Gravatt's quartet at Jazz Central to the rich salsa flavors of Charanga Tropical at Studio Z, another corps of vets headed by Paul Harper at the Black Dog, a welcome return visit from the high-flying clarinetist Anat Cohen, and the premiere of a collaborative work from Jeremy Walker and Anthony Cox in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall. Things are going to warm up-- put on your jazzy face!

Big Gigs This Week
Patty Peterson
Friday, April 10. Patty Peterson sings all over town, from bars to clubs to big event spaces, but perhaps the best way to enjoy her warm R&B tinged vocals is in an intimate space like the lounge at Parma 8200. With Chris Lomheim on piano and Mark Weisburg on bass, this might be the most personal opportunity to enjoy Patty.

Eric Gravatt
The Bridge Series at Jazz Central welcomes back Weather Report alum Eric Kamau Gravatt and his quartet with Brandon Wozniak, Ron Evaniuk and Zacc Harris.  With Gravatt you can be sure of 3 things-- the music will keep you on full alert, there will be some spellbinding drum solos, and the gig will start on time! Note that the Bridge Series will start at 7pm -- and starting next week, Friday Night Jazz at the Nicollet will move back to 9 pm, increasing the opportunity to enjoy a double-header Friday along the Minneapolis "jazz corridor."

Doug Little
Saturday, April 11. Jazz at Studio Z is into its fourth season, curated by Zacc Harris and supported with grants from the state arts board and Legacy Fund. Tonight's installment brings Doug Little's Charanga Tropical to the Studio Z stage, warming up in more ways than one for their unprecented invitation to perform at the Danzon Festival in Havana this summer. CT is a quintet stretched to include additional percussion and a string trio (violin, viola). Before the concert at 7 pm, Doug and company will conduct an open workshop (5:30 pm) on the rhythms and dance forms of traditional Cuban music.

Solomon Parham

Over at the Black Dog, the Saturday night series continues with an opening set from young trumpeter Solomon Parham, featuring ace percussionist Babatunde Lee. Back in prime time, saxophonist Paul Harper returns with his renamed Show and Tell ensemble, with Charlie Riddle on bass, Nathan Norman on drums, and Mike Cramer on guitar. It's bebop for 21st century listeners.  And yes, if you attend Jazz at Studio Z, you can get down the street to the Black Dog in plenty of time to catch the final set with Paul Harper.

Cecile McLorin Salvant
If you really want to avoid a crowded club or bar, but hear one of the most exciting talents in the country, reserve a spot at the Pillsbury House for a live screening of Jazz at Lincoln Center featuring Cecile McLorin Salvant. Pillsbury House in South Minneapolis has been scheduling live webcasts of JALC events this season, and the show tonight is bound to be one of the most memorable.  This is a free event but reserved tickets are needed to ensure a seat.

Anat Cohen
Sunday, April 12. Poll-topping clarinetist Anat Cohen is no stranger to the Twin Cities, previously appearing in 2010 at the Dakota with her Benny Goodman project and a few months later with her touring quartet, and moving over to the Dakota with fellow clarinetist Evan Christopher when the 2012 Orchestra Hall lockout pre-empted a clarinet summit. An Israeli native long intrigued by the folk traditions of Brazil, Anat assembled a group of Brazlian musicians (accordion, 7-string guitar, pandeiro) and after some acclaimed gigs, brought her Choro Aventuroso into the studio, along with her longstanding quartet and key guests. She's now touring in celebration of the new recording, Luminosa. There will be Brazilian fare, traditional and reimagined, as well as original music and perhaps a Flying Lotus tune. On this gig, she's joined by long-time pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Adam Cruz.

Javi Santiago
Monday, April 13. Crooners Lounge continues to bring top local artists to the north burbs. Tonight, the Javi Santiago Trio entertains from happy hour through the evening. The young New York-based pianist has taken an extended leave from the Big Apple, hanging out back home in the Twin Cities and playing a lot of gigs. Tonight he teams up with long-time cohort, drummer Miguel Hurtado, and veteran bassist James Buckley.

Frank Morgan
Tuesday, April 14. The Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival is underway, and tonight jazz fans can attend the screening of the documentary, The Sound of Redemption, about the life and music of the late Frank Morgan at St. Anthony Main Theaters.

Chris Olson, Framework
For live music, you can't miss with Framework at the Black Dog. This is the monthly Chris Olson Project, and the guitarist invited pals Chris Bates and Jay Epstein to come in tonight as the long-running trio. Inventive, accessible and always satisfying. In between their sets, Olson will turn some of his students loose on the music of Herbie Hancock.

Jeremy Walker
Thursday, April 16. Tonight's installment of Jazz in the Target Atrium at Orchestra Hall features the world premiere of "The Rage of Achilles," a multi-faceted work composed by Jeremy Walker and Anthony Cox. As noted on the Orchestra Hall website, "ancient poetry meets classical voice and jazz instrumentation..." with the voices of MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu and opera singers Seth and Angela Keaton melding with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble (Jeremy Walker, Anthony Cox, Brandon Wozniak and Tim Zhorne.

More Jazz!
Keep up with the live jazz scene in the Twin Cities -- check out calendars at Jazz Police, KBEM, Rhythm and Grooves and Jazz Near You, as well as here on the blog.  More jazz to tickle your ears:

Friday, April 10.  Irv Williams, happy hour at the Dakota; Todd Harper, happy hour at the Black Dog; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); John Paulson at Signatures (Winona); Bryan Nichols and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; Nachito Herrera Trio at the Dakota; Classic Big Band and the Nostalgics at Bloomington KC Hall; North Central University "College Night" at Jazz Central

Saturday, April 11. Nathan Hanson and Doan Brian Roessler duo, free at the Hosmer Library (Minneapolis, 2 pm); Pavel Jany's Talking Strings at the Loring Pasta Bar; Paula Lammers with the Winwood Trio at the Mason Jar; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); Benny Weinbeck Trio at Parma 8200; Jake Hanson and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; The Skruffians at Jazz Central

Zack Lozier
Sunday, April 12.  Patty and the Buttons, brunch at the Aster; Larry Dunsmore, brunch at Crooners Lounge; Fuzzy Math at the Black Dog (4 pm); Zack Lozier Three at the Underground Music Café; Zacc Harris Trio at Riverview Wine Bar; Jerry O'Hagan Orchestra with Charmin Michelle at Cinema Ballroom 
Monday, April 13. Jason Weismann at Jazz Central; Chris Cunningham's Fall of the House of Usher at the Icehouse

Tuesday, April 14. Cafe Accordion at Loring Pasta Bar; Nova Jazz Orchestra at the Minnesota Music Café; Cedar Avenue Big Band at Jazz Central; Vinnie Rose Trio at Crooners Lounge

Wednesday, April 15. Debbie Duncan at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community; Sophia Shorai at the Dakota; Zacc Harris Trio at Cafe Maude; Century Jazz Ensemble at Minnesota Music Cafe; Lila Ammons at The Tangiers; Jake Hanson and Friends at Barbette; Wolverines Trio at Hell's Kitchen; Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte, Realphonic Radio Hour at James J Hill Center; McNally Smith X-Tet at Jazz Central

Thursday, April 16. Charmin and Shapira at Jazz Central; Beasley's Big Band at Wabasha Street Caves

Coming Soon!
. April 17, Javi Santiago Quartet at The Nicollet
. April 17, Ann Hampton Callaway at Orchestra Hall
. April 17, Patty Peterson and Friends at the Dakota
. April 17, Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band at Jazz Central
. April 17, One World Consort with JP Jofre at Studio Z
. April 17, Donald Washington Quartet at the Black Dog
. April 17-18, Eau Claire Jazz Festival with New York Voices and Terell Stafford
. April 18, Jay Young's Lyric Factory at the Dakota
. April 18, Lucia Sarmiento Group; Granros/Akeda/Evaniuk/Kenny at the Black Dog
. April 18, UW River Falls Jazz Ensemble with JP Jofre at William Abbott Concert Hall, UW-RF
. April 19, Chris Thomson Quartet CD Release at the Icehouse
. April 19, One World Consort with JP Jofre, William Abbott Concert Hall at UW-River Falls
. April 21, Eden Prairie High School Jazz Band with John Raymond at EPHS
. April 22, Danilo Perez at the Dakota
. April 23, Fireside Five at Underground Music Cafe
. April 24, Tuck and Patti at the Dakota
. April 24, Arne Fogel at Parma 8200
. April 24, Endeavors followed by the Dakota Combo at Jazz Central
. April 24, James Wallace Quartet at The Nicollet
. April 24, Yeti Steady and Ramtrak at Public Kitchen (St Paul)
. April 25, JazzMN Orchestra with Bob Mintzer at Hopkins l High School Auditorium
. April 25, Jon Wood CD Release/Mancrush at the Black Dog
. April 25-26, Irv Williams, Legends concert at The Capri
. April 26, KBEM's Jazz Noir at Vieux Carré
. April 26, Nellie McKay at the Dakota
. April 29-30, Madeleine Peyroux at the Dakota
. April 30, Thomas Bruce at Parma 8200
. May 1, Patty Peterson with Steve Cole, Ricky Peterson at the Icehouse
. May 1, Framework at The Nicollet
. May 2, Jason Moran and Robert Glasper at the Walker
. May 2, Adam Kohlker with the Good Vibes Trio at Jazz Central
. May 2, Dave Brattain Quartet/DD7 at the Black Dog
. May 8, Ron Miles with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. May 9, PipJazz "Women in Jazz" -- afternoon workshop and evening concert at The Bedlam
. May 9, Joe Mayo/Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band at the Black Dog
. May 10, Soul Cafe' at Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church
. May 11, Tim Berne's Snake Oil at the Icehouse
. May 22, Chris Lomheim Trio at The Nicollet
. May 27-28, Rachelle Ferrell at the Dakota
. June 3, Steve Smith and Vital Information, NYC Edition at the Dakota
. June 16, Ticket to Brazil, Jazz in the Library at SunRay Library (St Paul)
. June 17, Good Vibes Trio, Jazz in the Library at Hamline Library (St Paul)
. June 21, Francisco Mela, Jazz in the Library at St Paul Central Library
. June 22, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
. June 23-24, Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Dakota
. June 25-27, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Mears Park and beyond (Dr John, Potter/Holland/Louke/Harland Quartet, Francisco Mela with Nicholas Payton, Araya-Orta Quartet, Marquis Hill Blacktet)
. July 2-4, Iowa City Jazz Festival (Charles Lloyd, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Lage, Brian Charette, Atlantis Quartet, Becca Stevens, COLOSSUS, Dakota Combo)


John Raymond comes home to Minnesota and a special night at Eden Prairie High School, April 21


Friday, April 3, 2015

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, April 3-9





The Larry McDonough Quintet returns with a salute to Chet Baker, at the Dakota on April 9

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Seems that the Star Tribune only intermittently recognizes music beyond Pop these days, but rest assured, jazz is alive and well, if mostly in small venues in the Twin Cities. Intimate spaces have considerable merit for this music! Take this weekend for example -- Maud Hixson singing at Parma, Dean Magraw and Steven Hobert dueling at Jazz Central, Mancrush at The Nicollet, Steve Kenny Quartet at the Black Dog, Connie Evingson and Jon Weber at The Jungle, and Easter Brunch/Easter Night shows at the Dakota.

Big Gigs This Week
Maud Hixson
Friday, April 3. Back from her London cabaret debut, songbird Maud Hixson joins Rick Carlson and Gordy Johnson for a night of relaxing in the burbs at Parma 8200. Pasta, wine, and Maud Hixson-- a perfect way to end the week.

Dean Magraw
A new duo takes the stage at Jazz Central as guitar hero Dean Magraw mixed it up with pianist/accordionist Steven Hobert. They're a generation apart but of similar eclectic, inventive bents which should ensure an evening of unpredictable delights. Stick around for the late show with the U of M Jazz Combo featuring amazing young vibraphonist Levi Schwartzberg, who has become a common sight at Jazz Central in the past year. Over at The Nicollet, Mancrush takes the Friday Night Jazz at The Nicollet slot, featuring a quartet of hip improvisers led by drummer Lars-Erik Larson, with Brandon Wozniak, Bryan Nichols and Zacc Harris.

Debbie Duncan
Saturday, April 4.  If you have not yet checked out the new Crooners Lounge, tonight offers a great opportunity to enjoy a great dining experience while being entertained by the one and only Debbie Duncan. Crooners took over the old Shorewood in Fridley and is offering music every night, Sunday Brunch, and every happy hour. Debbie of course offers her trademark swing, scat, sass and anything else musical and soulful. (She's back there on Wednesday!)

Steve Kenny
Saturday Night Jazz at the Black Dog continues full blast: The opening set features saxophonist Pete Snell backed by Phil Aaron and Jim Chenoweth; the prime time set brings back the Steve Kenny Quartet, featuring renowned percussionist Babatunde Lea, along with Brandon Wozniak and Chris Bates. Good thing the Black Dog has high ceilings! Come early, tables go fast.

Connie Evingson
Sunday, April 5. It's a holiday but that only means festive music all day! At the Dakota, you can enjoy brunch with the swinging Twin Cities Hot Club, or dinner or dessert with the magnificent voice of Robert Robinson. And you have two chances to enjoy the interaction between vocalist Connie Evingson and pianist Jon Weber at the Jungle (late afternoon and evening shows). Minneapolis-based Connie and New York-based Jon first collaborated about three years ago and ever since, keep finding new reasons to get together and explore the Great American Songbook and beyond.

Davu Seru
Monday, April 6. JT's Jazz Implosion brings amazing improvised music to the Icehouse every Monday. Tonight features the collaborative inventions of Davu Seru, Brandon Wozniak and Chris Bates. Think of this as our slice of the New York improv scene. Just as late with a better chance at a parking space.

Over at Jazz Central, saxophonist Andrew Schwandt makes his debut on the Featured Artist series. The Minnesota native started his career in show bands on cruise ships. His current activities include Story City, Steeling Dan, Kolaberate, Big Walter Smith, and Fuzzy Math.

Maryann Sullivan and Corner Jazz
Tuesday, April 7. It's the first Tuesday which means Dean Magraw and Davu Seru are entertaining at the Black Dog, and anything can happen! The swing is more predictable but the entertainment just as fun at The Nicollet when Maryann Sullivan and Corner Jazz take the stage. Expect at least a few swing dancers to whirl around while Maryann and company take you back with some golden jazz oldies.

Chris Bates and Doan Brian Roessler
Wednesday, April 8. Last winter, Chris Bates organized a Bass Summit at Jazz Central, just a handful of bassists and a handful of drummers, usually at least two or three of each simultaneously. It was so much fun that Bates is bringing it back tonight as a Spring Cleaning Bass Bash with Cody McKinney, Charles Fletcher, Casey O'Brien, and Doan Brian Roessler joining Chris on the bass line, and drummers Cory Healey, Greg Schutte and Martin Dosh behind the drumset(s).

Dave Singley
If you missed Maud Hixson at Parma, try tonight at the Dakota when she reunites with guitarist Dave Singley and bassist Keith Boyles. These cats can swing, and you never know what new gem Maud has unearthed from the back pages of the Great American Songbook.

Larry McDonough
Thursday, April 9. Ace pianist and vocalist Larry McDonough put on a tribute to Chet Baker last fall at Jazz Central, packing the space beyond code. So tonight he brings it all back to the larger Dakota, still boasting his quartet (Richard Terrill, Greg Stinson, Dean White) augmented by trumpeter Steve Kenny. The show title says it all, “Chet - The Beautiful Music and Tragic Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker."

Charmin and Shapira
Another vocal jazz night with a different vibe, singer/songwriter Barbara Meyer and pianist/vocal coach/arranger Phil Mattson pair up at Jazz Central for a reprise of their recent CD release honoring the music of Harold Arlen. And yet another duo, Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira bring Charmin and Shapira to the Black Dog for a swinging night of intimate song.

More Jazz Everywhere!
Keep up with the live jazz scene in the Twin Cities -- check out calendars at Jazz Police, KBEM, Rhythm and Grooves and Jazz Near You, as well as here on the blog.  More jazz to tickle your ears:

Friday, April 3. Irv Williams and Steve Blons, Happy Hour at the Dakota; Jason Weisman, Happy Hour at Crooners Lounge; Todd Harper, Happy Hour at the Black Dog; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); Tim Sparks and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; Wayne Krantz at the Dakota; Larry Dunsmore Trio at Crooners' Lounge; Tim Patrick and his Blue Eyed Band at the Eagles Aerie Club

Saturday, April 4. Jason Weisman, Happy Hour at Crooners Lounge; Talking Strings at Loring Pasta Bar; Pig's Eye Jass Band at Eagles Aerie Club; Sophia Shorai at Hell's Kitchen; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); Benny Weinbeck Trio at Parma 8200; Robert Everest at Cine Global Party at St. Anthony Main

Sunday, April 5. Patty and the Buttons, Swing Brunch at the Aster Cafe; Jazz Jam and Brunch at Crooners Lounge; Mill City Hot Club, brunch at Hell's Kitchen; Zacc Harris Trio at Riverview Wine Bar

Tuesday, April 7. Cafe Accordion at Loring Pasta Bar; Bill Simonsen Orchestra at Jazz Central

Arne Fogel
Wednesday, April 8. Debbie Duncan at Crooners Lounge; Bossa Jazz Quartet at The Tangiers; Acme Jazz Company with Arne Fogel at Crooners Lounge; MATRA at the Black Dog

Thursday, April 9.  Minnesota Jazz Orchestra at Wabasha Street Caves; Jason and the Q at Hell's Kitchen; Southside Aces at Eagles Aerie Club; Ambient Hardware Trumpet Trio at Khyber Pass

Coming Soon!
. April 10, Patty Peterson at Parma 8200
. April 10, Gravatt/Wozniak/Harris/Evaniuk at Jazz Central
. April 11, Solomon Parham Group/Paul Harper Show and Tell at the Black Dog
. April 11, Charanga Tropicale at Studio Z
. April 11, Skruffians at Jazz Central
. April 11, Live Webcast, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Jazz at Lincoln Center, at Pillsbury House
. April 12, Fuzzy Math at the Black Dog
. April 12, Anat Cohen Quartet at the Dakota
. April 13, Javi Santiago Trio at Crooners Lounge
. April 13, Chris Cunningham's Fall of the House of Usher at the Icehouse
. April 14, Cedar Avenue Big Band at Jazz Central
. April 14, Framework at the Black Dog
. April 15, McNally Smith X-Tet at Jazz Central
. April 16, Anthony Cox and Jeremy Walker, "Rage of Achilles" at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. April 16, Bettye LaVette at the Dakota
. April 16, Charmin & Shapira at Jazz Central
. April 17, Javi Santiago Quartet at The Nicollet
. April 17, Ann Hampton Callaway at Orchestra Hall
. April 17, Thomas Bruce at Parma 8200
. April 17, Patty Peterson and Friends at the Dakota
. April 17, Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band at Jazz Central
. April 18, Jay Young's Lyric Factory at the Dakota
. April 18, Lucia Sarmiento Group; Granros/Akeda/Evaniuk/Kenny at the Black Dog
. April 19, Chris Thomson Quartet CD Release at the Icehouse
. April 19, Soul Cafe at Hennepin Ave Methodist Church
. April 21, Eden Prairie High School Jazz Band with John Raymond at EPHS
. April 22, Danilo Perez at the Dakota
. April 22, Butch Thompson, Axel Zwingenberger and Lila Ammons at Studio Z
. April 24, Tuck and Patti at the Dakota
. April 24, Arne Fogel at Parma 8200
. April 24, Endeavors followed by the Dakota Combo at Jazz Central
. April 25, JazzMN Orchestra with Bob Mintzer at Hopkins l High School Auditorium
. April 25, Jon Wood CD Release/Mancrush at the Black Dog
. April 25-26, Irv Williams, Legends concert at The Capri
. April 26, KBEM's Jazz Noir at Vieux Carré
. April 26, Nellie McKay at the Dakota
. April 29-30, Madeleine Peyroux at the Dakota
. May 2, Jason Moran and Robert Glasper at the Walker
. May 2, Adam Kohlker with the Good Vibes Trio at Jazz Central
. May 8, Ron Miles with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. May 9, PipJazz "Women in Jazz" -- afternoon workshop and evening concert at The Bedlam
. May 9, Ancia Saxophone Quartet at Studio Z
. May 11, Tim Berne's Snake Oil at the Icehouse
. May 16, Eric Gravatt and Dean Magraw, Jazz at Studio Z
. May 27-28, Rachelle Ferrell at the Dakota
. June 3, Steve Smith and Vital Information, NYC Edition at the Dakota
. June 22, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
. June 23-24, Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Dakota
. June 25-27, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Mears Park and beyond (Dr John, Potter/Holland/Louke/Harland Quartet, Francisco Mela with Nicholas Payton, Araya-Orta Quartet, Marquis Hill Blacktet)
. July 2-4, Iowa City Jazz Festival (Charles Lloyd, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Lage, Brian Charette, Atlantis Quartet, Becca Stevens, COLOSSUS, Dakota Combo)

Anat Cohen and her Quartet bring choro and more to the Dakota, April 12





Friday, March 27, 2015

The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, March 27 - April 2



Young guns -- The Dakota Combo at the Black Dog, March 28

© Andrea Canter
It's always good to return to the Twin Cities and one of the nation's most vibrant (and accessible) jazz scenes. And there's lots for all local jazz fans to enjoy in the coming week -- some of our favorite veterans (and youngest stars) on stages from The Nicollet and Jazz Central across the river to the Black Dog as well as around the metro from Bloomington to Fridley; an impressive list of visitors from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Orchestra Hall to Tierney Sutton, Eliane Elias and Chris Potter all coming into the Dakota. And if you happen to be in London this weekend, don't miss a chance to hear our own Maud Hixson! That should be something for everyone, everywhere.

Big Gigs This Week
Phil Aaron
Friday, March 27. Longtime bandleader and favorite sideman Phil Aaron brings a quartet into Jazz Central for the weekly Bridge Series. The Chicago-born pianist spends his days scoring for film and television, and his nights tinkling the keys for a wide range of local projects, from vocalists like Lucia Newell to exciting ensembles like the Phil Hey Quartet and Tom Ashworth's new Fireside Five. He's joined tonight by Zacc Harris, Matt Peterson and Jay Epstein. Students from the acclaimed UW-Eau Claire Jazz program put on a jam for the late night show.

How Birds Work-- Horst and Bates
A favorite ensemble at the Artists Quarter for a decade, How Birds Work seldom flies these days but they land on the Friday Night Jazz at The Nicollet series tonight. Join Peter Schimke, Dean Granros, Chris Bates and Kenny Horst as they take flight, soaring with post bop wonders and original works.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
At Orchestra Hall, the almost annual visit from the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band will appeal to fans of more traditional jazz as well as anyone who likes some foot-stomping, brass-heavy swinging fun. There's an open rehearsal at 6 pm requiring prior but free registration (contact Orchestra Hall).

Dakota Combo
Saturday, March 28. It's another double-header with young hotshots followed by veteran statesmen as Saturday Night at the Black Dog continues. Start out with the high school ensemble, the Dakota Combo, an octet of amazingly talented teens playing surprising covers and sophisticated original works. Directed by Adam Linz, the Combo boasts some of the busiest young artists in town-- you'll find Charlie Lincoln, Aidan Sponheim and Peter Goggin on the bandstand at Jazz Central and beyond. 

Dave Brattain
After a short break, the vets take over as the Daley-Brattain Report makes its Black Dog debut. In addition to guitarist Kevin Daley and saxophonist Dave Brattain, the Report includes bassist Bruce Heine and drummer Dave Stanoch. This is a new band but the musicians have earned their stripes many times over.

What will Charmin Michelle and Denny Malmberg do for the next few months while Fireside Pizza undergoes a face lift? Play elsewhere, of course! Tonight they bring in bassist Jim Chenoweth for a gig at the Mason Jar in Eagan. And stay tuned for more!

Maud Hixson and Rick Carlson
And attention any readers within driving distance of London, UK. Minnesota songbird Maud Hixson and pianist/husband Rick Carlson bring wits to the Brits! Making her debut at Crazy Coqs, Maude reprises her "Skyscraper Wits" show-- celebrating the songwriting "wits" of Mercer, Coward, Hart, Porter and more, along with a special appearance by UK star singer Claire Martin in a tribute to mutual friend, the late pianist Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Housed within the Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is dubbed "London's most exquisite cabaret venue." Don't get too comfortable, Maude, we miss you back home.

Jana Nyberg and Adam Meckler
Sunday, March 29. There might not be a lot more opportunities to hear Jana Nyberg before she takes a little "maternity leave" so consider brunch at Hell's Kitchen today and enjoy the Jana Nyberg Group-- Adam Meckler, Thomas Nordlund, Matt Peterson and Andres Crovetti. Pop with a jazz sensibility, jazz with a pop sheen, and it's all musically and personally entertaining.

Tierney Sutton
The Dakota welcomes the return of another songbird, Tierney Sutton, in the fine company of Turtle Island Quartet cellist Mark Summer and French guitarist Serge Merlaud. After wowing the Dakota audience last summer, Sutton and Summer are back with the music of Joni Mitchell, Sutton even out-Joni-ing some of the original tunes which she covered on her 2014 release, After Blue.

Bob Bowman
Monday, March 30. It's a special bass night at Jazz Central, as local hero Doan Brian Roessler and Kansas City titan Bob Bowman share the Featured Artist spotlight. They will be supported by Peter Schimke on piano, Marc Anderson on percussion and Kansas-based saxophonist Matt Otto. Roessler is often heard in the company of Nathan Hanson, Davu Seru and other top improvising musicians; Bowman has long associations with pianist Laura Caviani and vocalist Karrin Allyson, and was in town a few months ago to perform with Laura and a short time later, with Allyson.

Jake Baldwin (Drones Band)
Another special night-- JT's Jazz Implosion at the Icehouse features two sets presented by Six Families via a state arts grant, which means there is no cover tonight. First set --International Novelty Gamelan; second set--Drone Band's "Meditations on Hypnosis" with Jake Baldwin and Noah Ophoven-Baldwin on trumpets, Evan Clark on tuba, Cole Pulice on saxophone, Jim Pfeffer on bass and Cory Healey on drums.

Tuesday, March 31. Popular Brazilian pianist/vocalist Eliane Elias brings her trio to the Dakota in support of her latest recording, Made in Brazil-- set for official release today on Concord. Serving as producer, composer, lyricist, arranger, keyboardist and vocalist, Elias uncovers her Brazilian roots in exquisite fashion.

Pete Hennig (Atlantis Quartet)
Brazilian music also figures into a double header at the Icehouse tonight, with the instrumental band DIBIGODE offering rock/jazz/folk sounds blended with Brazilian rhythms. They're followed by all-American modern jazz artists, the Atlantis Quartet-- Zacc Harris, Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates and Pete Hennig.

Adam Meckler Orchestra
Like the recent "good old days," the Adam Meckler Orchestra returns to Jazz Central for the open fifth Tuesday of the month. The AMO most recently performed at the 2015 Winter Jazz Festival at Studio Z. The space will be tighter at Jazz Central but the music will soar just as high.

Anthony Cox
Wednesday, April 1. Every first Wednesday, Anthony Cox brings his Continuum Series to Jazz Central. Tonight, he features Peter Schimke and Jay Epstein, as well as his own bass and cello, exploring the concept and possibilities of the trio format. Special guest Sarah Greer joins in on vocals.

Downtown at the Dakota, the Rebirth Brass Band returns with it unique brand of New Orleans funk. The first brass band to win a Grammy (2012 "Best Regional Roots Album"), RRB released Move Your Body last year and promises to inspire you to move yours!

Connie Evingson
Connie Evingson continues her monthly Jazz in the Lounge at the Minneapolis Woman's Club, but tonight she has a handful of guests-- Patty and the Buttons. A frequent collaborator with area and international hot club ensembles, Connie will be right at home with Patrick Harison's accordion and his swinging cohorts (Dean Harrington and Mark Kreitzer on guitars, Keith Boyles on bass, Tony Balluff on clarinet).

Chris Potter

Thursday, April 2. Barring blizzards or tsunamis, tonight is the long-awaited-rescheduled visit from the Chris Potter Underground Quartet, scheduled and rescheduled for early February at the Dakota only to be wiped out by one of the season's worst East Coast storms. They're blowing in from the West this time. Saxophonist Potter is one of the most lauded performers and composers of his generation; his quartet tonight will include guitarist Adam Rogers, bassist Fima Ephron and drummer Nate Smith.

More Jazz!
Keep up with the live jazz scene in the Twin Cities -- check out calendars at Jazz Police, KBEM, Rhythm and Grooves and Jazz Near You, as well as here on the blog.  More jazz to tickle your ears:

Friday, March 27. Todd Harper, happy hour at the Black Dog; Irv Williams and Steve Blons, happy hour at the Dakota; Connie Olson at Parma 8200; John Paulson with Swing, Inc. at Signatures (Winona); Jake Hanson and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; JoAnn Funk and Jeff Brueske in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); Barbara Meyer at the Black Dog

Saturday, March 28. Benny Weinbeck Trio at Parma 8200; JoAnn Funk in the Lobby Bar (Saint Paul Hotel); Tim Sparks and James Buckley, dinner sets at the Icehouse; Pavel Jany's Talking Strings at Loring Pasta Bar; Sidewalk Cafe at 318 Cafe

Sunday, March 29. Patty and the Buttons, brunch at the Aster Cafe; Robert Everest, brunch at Maria's; Jazz Jam and Brunch at Crooners' Lounge; Dean Magraw and Joe Schwen at Oak Center General Store (Lake City, MN at 3 pm); Joel Shapira solo guitar at the Black Dog (4 pm);  Zacc Harris Trio at Riverview Wine Bar; Century Jazz Ensemble at Jethro's Charhouse  (St Paul); St Cloud State University Jazz Buffet at Ruth Grant Recital Hall (St Cloud State U)
Joel Shapira

Tuesday, March 31. Jason Weismann, happy hour at Crooners Lounge; Cafe Accordion at Loring Pasta Bar; Joel Shapira at Underground Music Cafe'; Jacob Hanson and James Buckley at Cafe Maude

Wednesday, April 1. Connie Evingson with Patty and the Buttons at the Minneapolis Woman's Club; Andrew Walesch Quartet at Crooners Lounge; Zack Lozier Three at the 331 Club; Parisota Hot Club at The Tangiers

Thursday, April 2. Acme Jazz Company at Crooners Lounge; Vocal Jazz Night at Jazz Central; Moonlight Serenaders at Wabasha Street Caves; Marc Anderson/Michelle Kinney/Carla Vagle at Khyber Pass; BDP at Day Block Brewing Co

Coming Soon!
. April 3, Mancrush at The Nicollet
. April 3, Maud Hixson at Parma 8200
. April 3, Dean Magraw and Steven Hobert at Jazz Central
. April 4, Pete Snell Trio/Steve Kenny Quartet at the Black Dog
. April 6, Davu Seru/Brandon Wozniak/Chris Bates at the Icehouse
. April 10, Patty Peterson at Parma 8200
. April 11, Solomon Parham Group/Paul Harper Show and Tell at the Black Dog
. April 11, Charanga Tropicale at Studio Z
. April 12, Anat Cohen Quartet at the Dakota
. April 13, Javi Santiago Trio at Crooners Lounge
. April 13, Chris Cunningham's Fall of the House of Usher at the Icehouse
. April 14, Robben Ford at The Cedar Cultural Center
. April 16, Anthony Cox and Jeremy Walker, "Rage of Achilles" at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. April 16, Bettye LaVette at the Dakota
. April 16, Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte at James J Hill Library (Real Phonic Radio Hour)
. April 17, Javi Santiago Quartet at The Nicollet
. April 17, Ann Hampton Callaway at Orchestra Hall
. April 17, Thomas Bruce at Parma 8200
. April 17, Patty Peterson and Friends at the Dakota
. April 18, Jay Young's Lyric Factory at the Dakota
. April 18, Lucia Sarmiento Group/Reid Kennedy Trio at the Black Dog
. April 19, Chris Thomson Quartet CD Release at the Icehouse
. April 19, Soul Cafe at Hennepin Ave Methodist Church
. April 21, Eden Prairie High School Jazz Band with John Raymond at EPHS
. April 22, Danilo Perez at the Dakota
. April 24, Tuck and Patti at the Dakota
. April 24, Arne Fogel at Parma 8200
. April 24, Endeavors followed by the Dakota Combo at Jazz Central
. April 25, JazzMN Orchestra with Bob Mintzer at Hopkins l High School Auditorium
. April 25, Jon Wood CD Release/Mancrush at the Black Dog
. April 25-26, Irv Williams, Legends concert at The Capri
. April 26, KBEM's Jazz Noir at Vieux Carré
. April 26, Nellie McKay at the Dakota
. April 29-30, Madeleine Peyroux at the Dakota
. May 2, Jason Moran and Robert Glasper at the Walker
. May 8, Ron Miles with the Atrium Jazz Ensemble at Orchestra Hall (Target Atrium)
. May 9, PipJazz "Women in Jazz" -- afternoon workshop and evening concert at The Bedlam
. May 11, Tim Berne's Snake Oil at the Icehouse
. May 27-28, Rachelle Ferrell at the Dakota
. June 3, Steve Smith and Vital Information, NYC Edition at the Dakota
. June 22, Kurt Elling at the Dakota
. June 23, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at the Cabooze
. June 23-24, Cecile McLorin Salvant at the Dakota
. June 25-27, Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Mears Park and beyond (Dr John, Potter/Holland/Louke/Harland Quartet, Francisco Mela with Nicholas Payton, Araya-Orta Quartet, Marquis Hill Blacktet)
. July 2-4, Iowa City Jazz Festival (Charles Lloyd, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Julian Lage, Brian Charette, Atlantis Quartet, Becca Stevens, COLOSSUS, Dakota Combo)


Anat Cohen returns to the Dakota on April 12