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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, ...

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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 ...

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The JazzMn Big Band: When You're Smiling

Read "When You're Smiling" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The band’s name is no misprint; “JazzMn” is shorthand for Jazz Minnesota, which in turn is another name for swinging, contemporary big–band Jazz with a midwestern accent. JazzMn is actually a non–profit alliance formed in 1998 to “promote, preserve and perpetuate America’s indigenous art music, Jazz” — something the JazzMn Big Band sets about doing with ...