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.
explains where to find the good music without spending a ton of money.