David Cazares Feature Archive

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)
A 16-piece Cuban band and the Minnesota Youth Symphony Orchestra will join the acclaimed pianist for Sunday's performance. (10/02/2014)
Meckler, a trumpeter and composer, debuts the recording Friday at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. (The Daily Circuit, 09/24/2014)
Inspired by trumpeter and flugelhorn player Art Farmer's quartet from the 1960s, trumpeter John Raymond's Roots Trio brings a similar approach to a show Saturday at St. Paul's Studio Z. (09/12/2014)
In two of the most hotly contested political races in the state, challengers are poised to unseat a longtime Democratic legislator and a veteran Republican one. (08/12/2014)
Three influential Republicans are trying to push aside the GOP pick for the right to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. (08/12/2014)
St. Paul's Artists Quarter may be fading into history and the Dakota Jazz Club is still preparing to open a music venue in its space, but local musicians aren't waiting for a dominant club to come to the rescue. (07/10/2014)
On his band's new self-titled recording, Pedrito Martinez offers a bit of homespun wisdom, urging his audience to live conscious lives and avoid arrogance. (07/01/2014)
Expect Melissa Aldana to turn heads on Saturday, when she takes the main stage at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival with Chilean bassist Pablo Menares and Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, the two impeccable instrumentalists who round out the Crash Trio. (06/26/2014)