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Twin Cities Jazz Festival: "Accordion Outpost"

  • Spring Cafe 1360 Lexington Parkway North Saint Paul, MN, 55103 United States (map)


  • 2-3:30p Orkestar Bez Ime
    Describing itself as Balkan Party music, this Twin Cities sextet was created with the aim of playing Eastern European gypsy roots music often associated with Albania and the Ukraine. The ensemble is made up of fiddler Colleen Bertsch, bassist Liz Draper, guitarist Scott Keever, reed player Katrina Mundinger, vocalist Natalie Nowystski, and accordionist Eric Ray. 
  • 4-6p Café Accordion Orchestra
    Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra celebrates National Accordion Awareness Month at Como Pavilion. CAO  play it's unique potpourri of Gypsy jazz, French Musette, classic American swing and Latin music as a part of Jazz Fest's accordion outpost stage. CAO features Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton on accordion, Robert Bell on guitar, Erik Lillestol on bass and Joe Steinger on percussion. For more info and all CAO's live dates, visit

  • 6:15-7:15p ZACC HARRIS Solo 
    Minneapolis Jazz Guitarist
  • 7:30-8:30 Denny Malberg Trio
    After several decades of playing traditional jazz around the Minneapolis/Saint Paul with the likes of Maud Hixson, Charmin Michelle and The Mouldy Figs, Denny Malmberg’s accordion has been featured on many a bandstand. A retired band director at Minneapolis South High, Malmberg was able to release his quartet recording Struttin’ Out upon retirement.

Later Event: June 24
Board Games at Spring Cafe