The history of the Twin Cities' best jazz club circa 1977-2013. Launches Anew in 2016

Jazz Police has just relaunched, now under the care of Steve Kenny and Andrea Canter. Andrea explains the history of Don Berryman's creation of the site, her role over time, and her new role in this new version. Thanks to Don Berryman for all of his time and effort throughout the years to keep patrons informed about the jazz scene all around us! And also, thank you to Andrea Canter and Steve Kenny for keeping Jazz Police alive and kicking! -- Al Iverson

Free and Cheap Jazz in the Twin Cities: Plentiful and Easy to Find

Since the Artists' Quarter isn't open, where does one go in the Twin Cities to find live jazz? Jazz Police's Andrea Canter explains where to find the good music without spending a ton of money.

Guitarist Dean Granros in the New York Times

I just stumbled across this New York Times review of the recent NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon. It is indeed wonderful to see a positive review of multiple friends from the AQ scene (including Dave King, Brandon Wozniak and Anthony Cox) but I think that the highlight of this review of Vector Families is Nate Chinen's colorful take on guitarist Dean Granros: "A visionary oddball, [... who] felt beamed in from another dimension." You can find Dean's website at -- Al Iverson (Photo: Don Berryman)

Jazz musicians temporarily fill Artists' Quarter void

In this November 21, 2014 article from Minnesota Public Radio News, MPR covers local efforts to keep the music alive at venues like the wonderful Jazz Central Studios. Click here to read.