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Jazz Central Studios

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Through our performances, workshops, and educational programs, we strive to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive jazz community that values creativity, authenticity, and a shared passion for the art form. At Jazz Central Studios, we believe that music has the power to connect people, transcend boundaries, and inspire positive change.

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

  • Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra
    Tue, May 28
    May 28, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    May 28, 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.
  • Thu, May 30
    May 30, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    May 30, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Chris Bates reunites with Jeff Antoniuk for an evening of music that will surely catch fire and ignite new paths forward for everyone. From originals to standards, this quartet is not to be missed.
  • Trios Trio
    Trios Trio
    Fri, May 31
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Larry McDonough - piano Jim Bierma- bass Jimmy Olson - drums
  • Nick Syman & Northing
    Nick Syman & Northing
    Sat, Jun 01
    Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
    Jun 01, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT
  • Bill Simenson Orchestra
    Bill Simenson Orchestra
    Tue, Jun 04
    Jun 04, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Jun 04, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    All original big band music! The Bill Simenson Orchestra is a 17 piece big band (5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, and drums). Since June of 2012 the band has performed the first Tuesday of every month at Jazz Central Studios.
  • Solo Piano: Joe Strachan
    Solo Piano: Joe Strachan
    Wed, Jun 05
    Jun 05, 2024, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 05, 2024, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Local pianist, Joe Strachan, will present a solo piano concert. To shine a light on our recently acquired Steinway B, as well as Minneapolis' masterful pianists, Jazz Central Studios will present a solo piano concert the first Wednesday of each month.
  • "Nardis Jazz Combo" Shane Cox Student Combo *FREE*
    "Nardis Jazz Combo" Shane Cox Student Combo *FREE*
    Thu, Jun 06
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    The adult jazz combo at Macphail, lead by Shane Cox, will perform their end of semester concert. This is a free event.
  • Pete Whitman
    Pete Whitman
    Fri, Jun 07
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 07, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    An evening of music featuring saxophonist Pete Whitman.
  • Colonel Mustard's Mechanical Orchestra
    Colonel Mustard's Mechanical Orchestra
    Sat, Jun 08
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Colonel Mustard's Mechanical Orchestra is a brass band playing the music of Paul Fonfara. Think Duke Ellington in an episode of Twin Peaks, the Johnny Quest theme played by Tom Waits, with some Ennio Morricone and Goran Bregovic thrown in.
  • Cedar Avenue Big Band
    Cedar Avenue Big Band
    Tue, Jun 11
    Jun 11, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Jun 11, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    This 16 piece band boosts having been on-going for the last 35 years . Originally under the musical direction of arranger/ composer Steve Devich, they have built a library of big band music containing over 450 charts!
  • Shane Cox Trio
    Shane Cox Trio
    Fri, Jun 14
    Jun 14, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 14, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    An evening of music featuring multi-instrumentalist Shane Cox.
  • Ahmed and the Creators
    Ahmed and the Creators
    Sat, Jun 15
    Jun 15, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 15, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    An evening of music lead by trumpeter Ahmed AbdulKarim.
  • Explosion Big Band
    Explosion Big Band
    Tue, Jun 18
    Jun 18, 2024, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Jun 18, 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.
  • Leigh Kamman Emerging Masters Night: Matt Trice
    Leigh Kamman Emerging Masters Night: Matt Trice
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Jun 20, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    An evening of music lead by saxophonist Matt Trice.

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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