SAINT PAUL, MN - The Saint Paul Public Library is hosting three live jazz performances in June leading up to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Events are free and all are welcome.
The program schedule is below:
Joan Griffith and Sam Miltich perform this celebration of Brazilian music, including samba and bossa nova, on guitar and mandolin.
Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m.
Saint Paul Central Library, 90 W 4th St, Saint Paul, MN 55102, 651-266-7000
Jazz: New Forms and Original Works
Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 p.m.
Saint Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Ave, Saint Paul MN 55108, 651-642-0411
Pianist/composer and McKnight Fellow Bryan Nichols leads his quartet (JT Bates, Brandon Wozniak, James Buckley) through a program of original works showcasing the depth and possibilities of original jazz composition, from the storied works of the great 20th-century composer/instrumentalists to the new music of modern musical explorers.
The Music of Three Worlds
Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Arlington Hills Community Center, 1200 Payne Ave, Saint Paul MN 55130, 651-632-3861
Authentic and original, the music of Tres Mundos blends salsa, samba and jazz. Tres Mundos features pianist/vocalist Viviana Pintado from Cuba, percussionist Eliezer Freites-Santos from Brazil, and saxophonist/flutist Douglas Little from the United States.
Dancing is encouraged!
This series is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Visit sppl.org for more info.