The Twin Cities Jazz Festival, June 26-28, is expanding this year to local “Green Line Jazz Stages!” Performances are free and open to the public, including free bus and train rides on Friday and Saturday. To get your free ride, go to www.hotsummerjazz.com, click on “location” and choose “free rides from Metro Transit.”
Area stages include:
Fairview Ave. Station: Episcopal Homes/Iris Park,
1850 University Ave. W.
—Thur., June 26, 4pm, TC7
—Fri, June 27, 4pm, Southside Aces
—Sat., June 28, 4pm, Irv Williams
Lexington Parkway Station: Arnellia’s,
1183 University Ave. W.
—Thur., June 26, 6pm, Maurice Jacox
—Fri., June 27, 5pm, SolFlower Collective
—Sat., June 28, 6pm, Kathleen Johnson
Victoria St. Station: Ngon Bistro,
799 University Ave. W.
—Sat., June 28, 12pm, Tom West Quartet
—Sat., June 28, 2:30pm, Lila Ammons
—Sat., June 28, 5pm, Debbie Duncan
Dale St. Station: Big Daddy’s,
625 University Ave. W.
—Thur., June 26, 1:30pm, The Butanes
—Fri., June 27, 4pm, Big George Jackson
—Sat., June 28, 4pm, Moses Oakland
Dale St. Station: Daily Diner,
615 University Ave. W.
—Thur., June 26, 11:30am, Kevin Washington Quartet
—Thur., June 26, 2pm, Ginger Commodore
—Fri., June 27, 11:30am, Jazz Interpreters
—Fri., June 27, 2pm, Jennifer Grimm
—Sat., June 28, 11:30am, Joyce Lyons
—Sat., June 28, 2pm, Dean Sorenson
Dale St. Station: Rondo Library,
461 Dale S,
—Sat., June 28, 2:30pm, Javi Santiago (Clinic to follow)
Off of the Green Line but still in the area, there will be a stage at Black Bear Crossings on Sat., June 28, 7-9pm with the Larry McDonough Quartet