The 19th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival will be headlined this year by several legendary jazz artists including John Coltrane Quartet pianist McCoy Tyner; Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard; Anat Cohen with Choro Aventuroso; and keyboardist, organist, and Minnesota-native Bobby Lyle. The announcement was made this week by the festival’s executive director, Steve Heckler. “I'm excited to have a jazz legend like McCoy Tyner and celebrated veterans like Terence Blanchard and Bobby Lyle perform alongside rising stars like Anat Cohen,” said Heckler. “Thanks to the support we get from the community, we're able to keep our event free and open to all."
The festival, set for June 22-24 in and around Mears Park in Saint Paul's Lowertown arts district, will include headline acts on the Mears Park Main Stage, 6th Street Stage, and Union Depot Stage as well as performances at over 20 clubs, bars and studio venues.