The history of the Twin Cities' best jazz club circa 1977-2013.

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 www.deangranros.com. -- 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.

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.

AQ New Year's Eve Reunion Party with Carole Martin, Dean Magraw and Friends in Minneapolis

The Artists' Quarter was pleased and flipped to host an AQ New Year’s Eve Reunion Party with Carole Martin and Friends on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis.