Weekend Begins with Carleton Jazz Piano Studio…in Downtown Northfield, MN

TheloniousMonk_JazzPianoMy pick of the week is the annual Carleton Jazz Piano Studio.  Acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Laura Caviani is the instructor for these emerging artists who step out and strut their stff at the Contented Cow for the cocktail hour set.  However, I couldn’t find a photo, so I went with one of Thelonious Monk.  Dig that crazy lid, man.

Friday, May 23rd: Carleton Jazz Piano Studio, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Carleton College Spring Dance Performance, 7:30 p.m., Weitz Center on the Carleton College campus; St. Olaf Bands, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Contented Cow; RJ Blu, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Carleton Choir Concert, 8:00 p.m., Concert Hall on the Carleton College campus; and Trent Shaw, 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., Froggy Bottoms.

Saturday, May 24th: Dylanfest (featuring performances by Terry VanDeWalker, J. W. Shuler, Luke Smith, Dave Craft, and Marty Anderson & the Goods), 5:30 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, May 25th: Opening Reception: All Senior Show, 10:30 to a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Flaten Museum on the St. Olaf College campus; Carleton College Spring Dance Performance; 2:00 p.m., Weitz Center for Creativity on the Carleton College campus; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.