‘Twin Cities Jazz Festival’ Expects 30,000+ People to Come Enjoy Jazz Music


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Featured every summer for the past 15 years is the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Join in this year marking the 16th summer! Twin Cities Jazz Festival is one of the Upper Midwest’s biggest (and FREE) events with over 30,000 attendees with a mission to preserve the love of jazz music.

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is held in Saint Paul’s downtown area: Lowertown, in Mears Park.

The show starts Thursday night, June 26th, at 6:00 pm.

On Friday it starts at 4:00 pm and on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

Although many musicians will play, expect shows from the headliners: Grammy and Tony award winner Branford Marsalis, four time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves, Melissa Aldana, and Joe Krown.

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Didn’t recogonize any of those names? No worries. Executive Director Steve Heckler insists you’ll enjoy your time at the festival and encourages big-time-jazz lovers to bring along friends who “don’t know yet they are jazz fans.”

If worried about congested driving and parking, download a free metro pass to make an easier time arriving. Free rides on the metro are only available on Friday and Saturday.

So come late June, get yourself into Lowertown to check out this festive, lively, musical event. Here is the site for more details.


Photos by: Andrea Canter





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Angie Newgren

Angie is a student at St Thomas University graduating May 2014 with a Bachelor's in English, minoring in Music. She was born, raised, and still lives in St Paul. She plays the violin and recently picked up the trumpet. Angie enjoys traveling the world. Being in her early 20s she has a lot to cross off on her endless bucket list of cities to visit, but still makes time to continuously revisit Paris. She has two pets, a dog and a bunny, who roam the house as if it were their kingdom. Angie has always cared about the environment and has a goal to continue to educate herself and others about worldly issues we can help change as individuals. Angie enjoys analytical discussions on music, movies, food, and books.

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