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

Made in Chicago
MPR News editor David Cazares and bassist Chris Bates discuss Thursday night's show at the Walker Art Center by drummer Jack DeJohnette. It celebrates half a century of stirring improvisation. (03/12/2015)
Drummer Lars Larson
Jazz isn't just for summer festivals. MPR News editor David Cazares, bassist Chris Bates and guitarist Zacc Harris discuss Saturday's Winter Jazz Fest in St. Paul. (02/20/2015)
Dave Hagedorn
Among the shows discussed by MPR News editor David Cazares and bassist Chris Bates is one tonight by saxophonist Jason Squinobal, a University of Minnesota-Morris instructor inspired by Africa. (02/13/2015)
From a quartet of authoritative voices to an exploration of musical roots and a show by a rising star, jazz fans have a lot to look forward to. (02/06/2015)
MPR News editor David Cazares and bassist Chris Bates discuss shows by a variety of local and touring jazz groups, including Steve Cole, Matt Otto and Chris Potter. (01/30/2015)
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)
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)
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)