When jazz pianist Jesse Stacken decided to step away from his trio and pursue solo piano, he did so in a big way. From May 2012 to May of this year, the pianist based in Brooklyn, N.Y. composed and recorded a new solo composition every week, and posted them on his website. “One can imagine Read more →
Music fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to see how a favorite musicial son continues to evolve when guitarist Todd Clouser performs Saturday at the Icehouse restaurant in Minneapolis. Joining him on state will be percussionist Cyro Baptista, a Brazilian native known for his collaborations with Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Read more →
Nancy Harms is by birth a small-town Minnesota girl. Not exactly the type of person you expect to find crooning in a New York City jazz club. But after growing up in Clara City, Harms discovered jazz while attending Concordia College in Moorhead. Jazz vocalist Arne Fogel writes that within a year of Harms moving Read more →
Season features international, national and local performers
Jazz vocalist Charmin Michelle and the Twin Cities Seven will perform a tribute to legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday on Sunday in Minneapolis.
This week’s hounds uncover a photographer who captures the images that linger in a motorist’s mind, a ensemble of six supreme Minnesota saxophonists, and a local rapper who straddles hip hop and pop.
We’ve asked our Art Hounds to tell us about their Minnesota arts and culture highlights of 2011. Here are the music and visual art highlights that we didn’t have to get to on air.
This week’s hounds guide us to an interactive poetry reading, vibrant 3-D art in Fergus Falls and a horn saturated Afro-Latin band from Ottawa, Canada.
The Mother of Masks ensemble fuses poetry and jazz in a spiritual musical conversation.
When jazz bassist Chris Bates brings his group to the Icehouse restaurant in Minneapolis tonight, the ensemble will make a strong statement for improvised music.