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Experience Jazz

Starts this Saturday, sign up today!

Experience Jazz is a genre-bridging music ensemble program for instrumentalists (looking for bass and saxophone), vocalists, rappers, DJs and other aspiring musical artists. A partnership with High School for Recording Arts, this innovative program is an incubator for middle and high school musicians to learn, play and compose new music together in the studio. Led by renowned local performers and passionate educators: LA Buckner, DJ Mickey Breeze, Peter Goggin, and Cody LeDuc.

When: October 7 – January 20, Saturday Mornings 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Who: Youth Musicians of all backgrounds, grades 7-12. No prior jazz experience required.
Where: High School of Recording Arts


Rondo Community Music Series

Upcoming Concert: October 21, featuring Kevin Washington and RA Spirit

Save Your Spot

Kevin Washington has been part of this series since its inception, with his group RA Spirit performing in the 2021 series as well. You won’t want to miss their return. Kevin is among the most versatile of jazz musicians-as adept at playing straight ahead tunes as he is incorporating Afro-Latin rhythms on hip-hop into his sets. He has studied under legendary drummer Max Roach and has played with top jazz performers such as saxophonist Antonio Hart and James Carter. Kevin is a Walker|West instructor.

Join us live on our Facebook page, YouTube, attend in person by registering on EventBrite or watch through Crowdcast! If you miss the live event, you can watch the replay and our other past events here. In order to watch with us in our virtual music hall, be sure to click ‘Save My Spot’ when you get to Crowdcast, to get updates about this show, including a reminder just before show begins.
RSVP today to reserve your spot virtually on Crowdcast or Attend In-Person by registering on EventBrite!


Walker West at The Dakota

Join us for an evening of music on October 30

Enjoy music performances from students and faculty of Walker West and a short program to update attendees on the vision and progress of Walker West’s Power of Music Campaign. Performers will include Kevin Washington, Ernest Bisong, Ted Olsen, Kavyesh Kaviraj, Solomon Parham, Jack Breen, Cody Steinmann, and Peter Goggin, in various configurations. T. Mychael Rambo will emcee the event.

When: Monday, October 30, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Dakota | 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tickets are now on sale! Tickets are $20 and are available on The Dakota’s website. Dinner and drink service will be available for purchase.