Pianist Bobby Peterson
Quarter Notes: Jazz from the Artists' Quarter. Produced by non-profit cable station Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), this series of ten hour-long television programs was recorded in 1998 at the Artists' Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul, MN. Eight episodes are available online for viewing. Click here for more info.
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 www.deangranros.com. -- Al Iverson (Photo: Don Berryman)
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.