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Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.



Heading into this weekend and the next, an assortment of upcoming jazz related shows are set to take place at the Dakota. Get ready for a carnival of musical delights. Actually, it was trumpeter Russell Gunn who was to help kick things off at the Dakota last night, along with his quartet and vocalist Dionne Farris, but the gig was postponed. Farris and Gunn have a new live album, Dionne Get Your Gunn, which Farris released on her independent label, Free and Clear Records.  

One of my all-time Gunn favorites featuring him on electric trumpet and flugelhorn is his Live in Atlanta: Ethnomusicology, Vol. Continue Reading →

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This year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival offers plenty of affordable, quality entertainment

This weekend June 27-29 the 15th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival returns to St. Paul’s Mears Park. And the best thing is it’s free! Festival goers can expect to experience a wide spectrum of music presented on four outdoor stages and in many local Downtown St. Paul venues. Continue Reading →

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New music from Lionel Loueke, Grégoire Maret, Branford Marsalis



Among all the emails, press releases and newsletters received, believe it or not, there is real news. Below is just a sampling of the mix. With so much competing for our attention these days, it helps to plan your free time and make time for some musical enjoyment. Thanks to all for continuing to keep MSR readers informed, engaged, and entertained.  

Deluxe digital reissue of Lionel Loueke’s debut album 

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, independent record label Obliqsound will reissue the internationally acclaimed West African guitarist/vocalist Lionel Loueke’s debut album Virgin Forest. Continue Reading →

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