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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners!

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Announces 2015 Headliners!

St. Paul, MN — Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, the Araya Orta Latin Jazz Quartet Featuring Othello Molineaux, Festival Artistic Director Francisco Mela's new Jazz Machine with special guest Nicholas Payton, 2014 Monk Trumpet Competition winner Marquis Hill and an all-star quartet featuring Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland ...

NEWS: EVENT

JazzMN Orchestra At The Dakota

JazzMN Orchestra At The Dakota

A rare club performance comes to the Dakota to benefit JazzMN’s educational outreach program. JazzMN patrons have long desired to hear the band outside the concert hall. The Dakota’s intimate setting, the searing band let loose, and Connie Evingson’s fabulous vocal stylings will sate that desire. This atmosphere offers more room for soloists such as Dave Karr, ...

NEWS: EVENT

U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Coming To Farmington (MN) High School Oct 29

KBEM Jazz 88 radio’s Big Band Scene will present the internationally acclaimed U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors at Farmington High School next month. The Ambassadors from Washington, DC are the premier touring big band of the U. S. Army, and one of the finest big bands in the world today. They will perform a FREE concert ...

NEWS: EVENT

JazzMN Orchestra Presents A Tribute To New Orleans

JazzMN Orchestra Presents A Tribute To New Orleans

It’s time to party – Mardi Gras style! The JazzMN Orchestra will take a trip down the mighty Mississippi to “The Big Easy,” bringing the distinctive sound of New Orleans jazz to Minnesota as they pay tribute to this unique American art form on Saturday, November 17. Long recognized as the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans is ...

NEWS: EVENT

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors in Twin Cities

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors in Twin Cities

The Big Band Scene on KBEM Jazz 88 welcomes the Army Jazz Ambassadors to the Twin Cities this fall. The Ambassadors from Washington, DC are the premier touring big band of the U. S. Army, and one of the finest big bands in the world today. Since its formation in 1969, the 19-member ensemble has appeared ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Cory Wong Releases "Quartet/Quintet" On April 23, Showcasing His Jazz Diversity

Cory Wong Releases "Quartet/Quintet" On April 23, Showcasing His Jazz Diversity

It’s been said, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” That just changed with the double disc set by Twin Cities jazz guitarist Cory Wong, scheduled for release on April 23, 2012. The name of the disc itself encourages a curiosity: Quartet/Quintet. Can’t decide on listening to a quartet or a quintet? This two-disc compilation ...