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The Greg Byers Ensemble is lead by the cellist and bassist who bears the groups namesake.  Byers is a transplant to Minneapolis via Rochester, NY trained in the Suzuki method of Cello which he started at a young age. Greg is joined by Aaron Hedenstrom (Saxophone), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Javier Santiago (Piano) and L.A. Buckner...
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MN Jazz Elders
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88, this special concert will be held at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members...
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MSP Film Festival
The 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival runs through April 20th. Premiering more than 250 new independent and international films from around the globe at Saint Anthony Main Theatre and venues around town. The 9th Annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival is April 12th  through the 14th in River Falls, Wisconsin. The Festival features over 40 hours...
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MCAD's PitchFest
On Friday, April 5th, twelve groups of students at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design competed for money prizes to start a creative venture in the first annual PitchFest! Representatives from the First and Third place teams came to Jazz88 to talk about their winning projects. Kelsey Maher and her team, Studio Lumo, won...
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Sommelier Jill Mott, credit Isabel Subtil
Sommelier Jill Mott explains the wines of Alsace and their ability to pair well with spicy and salty fare, especially Asian flavors. Approximately 90% of wines produced in Alsace are white. Most wines are actually fermented dry instead of popular belief that they are sweet. Being bottled in a characteristic flûte doesn’t help this stigma. Styles...
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