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Jazz Central Studios

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Jazz Central Studios is dedicated to preserving the innovative jazz arts in the Twin Cities. We present live music to the community in a non-commercial listening environment and encourage collaboration and education among musicians of wide and varied experience.

Jazz Central Studios is a tax exempt 501c3 tax exempt organization EIN 45-3039080. JCS is committed to strengthening the Twin Cities jazz community by offering a performance/educational environment that nurtures artistic growth.

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If you can't make it to Jazz Central Studios, you can tune into our live stream every Friday and Saturday night (and select Thursdays) at JCS from 8-9:30pm. It’s free and easy. 

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upcoming events

  • Adolfo Mendonça Trio featuring Remy Le Boeuf
    Adolfo Mendonça Trio featuring Remy Le Boeuf
    Sat, Apr 13
    Apr 13, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Apr 13, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Brazilian jazz piano player and composer Adolfo Mendonça and his trio will be performing with jazz saxophonist and composer Remy Le Boeuf. The quartet will be playing a set of original music.
  • Explosion Big Band
    Explosion Big Band
    Tue, Apr 16
    Apr 16, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Apr 16, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Led by chief detonators Doug Haining, sax, and Scott Agster, trombone, the Explosion Big Band draws from the area’s finest musicians. The EXPLOSION is ready to detonate with the classic sounds of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and more modern sounds of Thad Jones, Clare Fischer, Pat Metheny & others.
  • JCS @ JCS: Creative Collaborations
    JCS @ JCS: Creative Collaborations
    Wed, Apr 17
    Apr 17, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Apr 17, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Every third Wednesday of the month, JC Sanford will host various improvisers from the Twin Cities area to engage in sonic explorations and deep communications.
  • Atlantis Quartet
    Atlantis Quartet
    Fri, Apr 19
    Apr 19, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Apr 19, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Atlantis Quartet emerged as a leading voice in the twin cities’ burgeoning modern jazz scene after forming in 2006, featuring four of Minnesota’s most exciting jazz artists, saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Pete Hennig.
  • Take That Back featuring Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield
    Take That Back featuring Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield
    Sat, Apr 20
    Apr 20, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Apr 20, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Take That Back started as the meeting-of-the-minds of two veteran musicians, Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield. Drawn together by a passion for original music, both bandleaders are composers and improvisers, each with her own unique musical voice.
  • Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Tue, Apr 23
    Apr 23, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Apr 23, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Founded in 2014 by Geoffrey West Senn (trumpet) and Mac Santiago (percussionist/drum set), the Twin Cites Latin Jazz Orchestra (TCLJO) brings together the drama of big band jazz, the rhythmic intensity of Latin music, and the virtuosity of eighteen of the Twin Cities’ most accomplished musicians.
  • Josh Henderson's One More Night
    Josh Henderson's One More Night
    Fri, Apr 26
    Apr 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Apr 26, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    One More Night is a musical odyssey that takes the audience from the Blues to experimental Opera to Punk Rock with metaphysical pit stops along the way exploring this grand journey of life that we're all on together.
  • Real Big Band
    Real Big Band
    Tue, Apr 30
    Apr 30, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Apr 30, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    An evening of big band music by the Real Big Band!

Location

Jazz Central Studios is located in the Old St. Anthony neighborhood on the west bank of the Mississippi river. The main entrance is directly across the street from the Aveda Institute at the corner of 4th Street Southeast and Central Avenue Southeast.

 

Parking

Metered street parking is available on our block but be sure to verify times.

 

Address

407 Central Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Lower Level)

Phone

612-695-7573

EMAIL

info@jazzcentralstudios.org

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