Joshua Redman and Emmet Cohen added to the Twin Cities Jazz Festival lineup

Emmet Cohen // Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Jazz Festival

The 19th annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival is stacked with a stellar music lineup, as saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Emmet Cohen are added to the bill.

Redman and Cohen will join the bill that includes pianist McCoy Tyner, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen with Choro Aventuroso, and Minnesota-native Bobby Lyle, according to a press release.

Josh Redman // Photo by Jay Blakesberg

“I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to pair a superstar like Joshua Redman with a jazz Hall-of-Famer like McCoy Tyner, and having a chance to add a charismatic young talent like Emmet Cohen to the likes of Blanchard, Lyle and Anat Cohen is truly exciting,” said Twin Cities Jazz Festival’s executive director Steve Heckler in a press release. “This is yet another reminder of how fortunate we are to have such a supportive community, which enables us to present so much talent over three days, while still managing to keep our event free and inclusive to all.”

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival was created in 1999 as a way to make the music style available for free to the public, and has been held in St. Paul since 2009. Taking place this year on June 22–24, the free festival will be spread throughout several outdoor stages and in more than 20 clubs, bars, and studios in and around Mears Park in St. Paul’s Lowertown district.