David Cazares

David Cazares

Editor
Minnesota Public Radio
dcazares@mpr.org

David Cazares is a web editor for MPR News who also covers jazz and Latin music. Cazares oversees distribution of MPR News content to a network of media partners.

David Cazares Feature Archive

Leigh Kamman
Twin Cities musicians gather Sunday to celebrate the late broadcaster Leigh Kamman. They'll honor a consummate professional who interviewed jazz greats -- and inspired local artists to keep jazz alive. (01/25/2015)
Leigh Kamman, shortly before he retired
Twin Cities musicians gather Sunday to celebrate the late broadcaster Leigh Kamman. They'll honor a consummate professional who interviewed jazz greats -- and inspired local artists to keep jazz alive. (01/23/2015)
Jose James
MPR News editor David Cazares and bassist Chris Bates say the upcoming jazz shows to watch include sets by sax player Donald Washington and singer Jose James. (01/15/2015)
From an internationally acclaimed pianist to local favorites whose playing is attracting widespread attention, Twin Cities jazz fans are in for an intriguing blend of classic approaches and new compositions. (01/08/2015)
From straight-ahead jazz to funk and fusion, Minnesota artists and those with strong connections to the state delivered intriguing and inspiring recordings. (12/31/2014)
Jazz singer Bruce Henry delivered one of the strongest recordings from artists with Minnesota connections in 2014. "Live and Natural" is a stirring mix of classic and inspiring songs. (The Daily Circuit, 12/29/2014)
Musicians are trying invigorating combinations these days, fusing styles in ways that bridge the gaps between people who like different sounds. (12/24/2014)
Nothing beats the experience and extraordinary skills of great players. In the Twin Cities, they include guitarist Dean Granros and bassist Anthony Cox. (12/18/2014)
The Twin Cities will be grooving this weekend with gigs featuring some interesting combinations of musicians -- from players of different generations to those with vastly different playing styles. (12/11/2014)
A great drummer, an impeccable pianist and a Minnesota holiday concert top the list of jazz gigs this week. (12/04/2014)
This week's episode of Feeling the Vibe highlights a unique trio of trumpet, bass and drums, a bright quartet and an inspiring gospel singer. (11/26/2014)
MPR News editor David Cazares takes a look at three of the best jazz shows taking place in the Twin Cities this weekend. (11/21/2014)
Minnesota again has a divided state government. Although Gov. Mark Dayton won re-election, Republicans regained control of the Minnesota House. (11/05/2014)
Washington is devoted to improvisation, but he isn't wedded to the past. Tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, his quintet will play new compositions inspired by African rhythms. (The Daily Circuit, 10/24/2014)
Twenty years after a remarkable CD, pianist Chris Lomheim returns to the studio with bassist Gordy Johnson and drummer Jay Epstein. (The Daily Circuit, 10/16/2014)