The Lead Sheet: Twin Cities Live Jazz, July 22-28

Twin Cities
Illicit Sextet © Andrea Canter
Illicit Sextet © Andrea Canter

As we start the weekend, both music and sidewalks will be sizzling! Fortunately, it also sounds like the music, not the weather, will keep on simmering throughout the rest of the week! And a diverse music week it will be, with blues-driven jazz (from old AQ favorites) honoring the Lowertown Blues Festival at the Black Dog, the first annual Rochester City Jazz Festival 80 miles southeast of the Metro, an almost annual performance from French bassist Francois Rabbath to close out the Twin Cities Bass Cam, a return, two-night visit in the Dunsmore Room for the Dave King Trio, and a “CD Re-Release” celebration with the Illicit Sextet at Vieux Carré… and more… and more. (Read more!)