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2014 Selby Ave JazzFest entertainment lineup

Multi-Grammy nominee Harvey Mason to headline 13th annual event

Mychael Wright, founder of the Selby Ave JazzFest and owner of Golden Thyme Coffee Café, recently announced the entertainment lineup for the 2014 Selby Ave JazzFest. “This will be a good one,” stated Wright in regards to this year’s entertainers. “We’re going to have a few folks who have been with us for a number of years, a rising star within the genre and one very special surprise.”

The 2014 Selby Ave JazzFest lineup on the Allina Health Entertainment Stage will include:

• Dick and Jane’s Big Brass Band

• Walker West Music Academy’s Urban Legends of Jazz

• Brio Brass

• Jazz Heritage Showcase

• Danny Kusz

• Harvey Mason (headliner)

“This year’s showcase is a two-parter,” stated Wright. “First off will be Jason and the Q who will be taking a nostalgic look at the 1920s and ’30s. We’ll take a break for our annual awards ceremony, then follow things up with Dick and Jane Revisited, featuring Twin Cities legendary vocalist Maurice Jacox. Continue Reading →

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This week’s Entertainment spotlights!

Mother’s Day Celebrations
Pre-Mothers Day Extravaganza: I’ll Always Love My Mama /She’s My Everything
Sat., May 11, 7 pm —1 am • Double Tree Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., Mpls., 612-702-9018 • Celebrating Mother’s, sisters, aunts, girl friends, and grand mothers • Live jazz by Wenso Ashby and hosted by KMOJ, Q Bear, and Ms. Pink.  
Annual Mothers Day Concert
Sun., May 12, 1 pm • Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, 651-528-6871 • Bring mom to the Landmark Center for some music this Mother’s Day • Hosted by the Saint Paul Civic Symphony, the Annual Mother’s Day Concert is free and all ages are welcome to attend.  
New Orleans Mother’s Day Brunch 
Sun., May 12, 10:30 am — 3 pm • Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-332-1010 or www.dakotacooks.com • Celebrate Mother’s Day with a family-style brunch and New Orleans jazz by the Southside Aces.  
Capri Big Band
Sun., May 12, 7 pm • Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1361 N. Lexington Pkwy., St. Continue Reading →

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