Jazz is marked by its iconic sounds: the cry of the saxophone, the tinkle of the piano, and the hum of the air compressor keeping the trumpeter’s cheeks inflated. Listen closely with this GrouponLive deal to Twins Jazz. Shows typically take place at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday–Thursday, and at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a jazz-concert package for one (up to a $28 total value).
- For $19, you get a jazz-concert package for two (up to a $56 total value).
- For $36, you get a jazz-concert package for four (up to a $112 total value).<p>
Each audience member receives:
- One general-admission ticket to any regular concert (up to a $22 value each)
- One glass of house wine, beer, or a well drink (up to a $6 value each)<p>
Regular shows are those with a ticket price of $20 or less before fees. Each table must make a $10 minimum food or drink purchase; the drinks included in this Groupon do not count toward that minimum.
In 1986, the Twins Lounge opened as an Ethiopian restaurant in a 50-seat space that once played host to jazz and blues shows. But the musicians clamored for music to fill the crimson and mosaic-tiled walls once more—and eventually, the owners gave in.
The lounge has since moved, but it remains true to its roots with a mix of classic American jazz and global flavor. Upcoming shows include such talents as Victor Haskins (August 29), a trumpeter with a fresh face and an old soul. Haskins possesses a knack for both original compositions and jazz standards such as “Some Other Blues,” “On Green Dolphin Street,” and “Virgo.” South America natives Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Sextet (September 14–15) filter familiar songs such as “Summertime” through the African-influenced coastal rhythms of their homeland. During shows, the wait staff dispatches glasses to tables for sipping or impromptu glass harmonica solos.
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