Ben Wendel has earned international success and awards as a performer, composer, producer and even conductor. He is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated jazz-rock group Kneebody in which he plays saxophone, and he is one of the very few well-known bassoonists outside of the classical realm -- a ... More >>
The Coup With Villa Rosa & Greg GreaseThe Cabooze, MinneapolisTuesday, November 27, 2012 Marxist hip-hop must be a tough flag to march under. Embracing strong political ideals while simultaneously attempting to carve out a large enough fanbase to support their art couldn't have led to a lot ... More >>
John Scofield TrioThe Dakota, MinneapolisTuesday, September 18, 2012John Scofield opened his late-night Tuesday set at the Dakota with an original tune called "Final Blues," vowing to the crowd afterward that it was the last time they'd hear him make the guitar cry as if his woman just left him and ... More >>
The music of Stravinsky has been appropriated and reconfigured for ages now. From Charlie Parker to Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa, pieces have been pulled, re-arranged and served as the catalyst for new ideas in both classical and jazz worlds.
Local cable access icon adds a live element to the show
So hush now, little babies
Was Charlie Parker even really improvising?
A recently discovered concert recording finds Bird and Diz at their peaks
Guerilla Black: "Compton"
The winning sound of Roy Haynes, father of modern jazz drumming
Fruit fights, gangsta strife, and a whole lotta women's undies: a final artistic statement from Jay-Z
With sparrows squawking in the distance, Fog subverts new-age music for the old-soul set
After a few low-profile decades, pianist Andrew Hill is resurgent--and restless
A melancholic Beck waxes fatalistic on 'Sea Change'
An experimental hip-hop duo that's not just for horn-rimmed white boys
Pausing a beat for bassist Ray Brown
Savoring the variably spicy JVC jazz festival
Getting More Bop for Your Buck with Parliament-Funkadelic and Charles McPherson Quartet at the JVC Jazz Fest
Jazz Tributes to Coltrane, Parker, and Hendrix
Blissing Out on Cuban-Born Jazz Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Tom Schroeder's animated "Bike Ride" pedals toward heartbreak--and back again
A new book and five-disc reissue offer incomplete portraits of sax great Sonny Rollins
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
Troubled jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell finds calm between the chords
Talking computers and the chronos with sexagenarian artist Aribert Munzner
Thirty-four years ago, LeRoi Jones's Dutchman sent American race relations careening on a New York subway. Where's the end of the line?
Minneapolis label's proprietor, Paul Stark, is making a play for the future