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Omar AbdulKarim
Our first in a planned series of recordings from the Williamsburg Room at The Lexington in St. Paul features gifted trumpeter Omar AbdulKarim.  After training at the New School and working in New York for over a decade, he’s back in the Twin Cities.  AbdulKarim has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Roy...
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Harvey Diamond
Pianist Harvey Diamond will lead a quartet at the recently-completed concert hall at Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake Thursday, September 27.  After a Saturday workshop for players at that same venue, Diamond will convene another quartet for the headline show at Crooners in Fridley Saturday night. Capable of flowing, lyrical improvisation as well...
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Jazz88 Cuba Trip 2019
Join Jazz88 friends for seven days & six nights exploring the music and art of Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos.  The package includes an all-access Havana Jazz Fest pass! View the Brochure and Itinerary       View the Reservation Forms Highlights & Experiences : Havana Jazz Festival, Melia Cohiba (or like property) close to Jazz Festival, Old Havana Walking...
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JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani
Composers JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani are working hard to grow the Twin Cities jazz scene, which is already rich with talent. They started a Twin Cities Jazz Composers Workshop in 2017 to encourage the creation of new music for big bands, and they started a new big band called Inatnas (a blend of their...
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Lenny White, Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams_photo by Alan Nahigian
A trio of legendary musicians is heading to the Twin Cities next week to play Vieux Carre. Pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White are scheduled for four shows, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Chestnut called into the Morning Show to talk about the upcoming performances and...
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