Website: Bebopified

Author Pamela Espeland chronicles the local jazz scene and beyond over on her website bebopified. Of particular interest is her 2014 "state of the scene" article on how the local jazz scene has changed and how local musicians are now taking control of their own destiny more directly. (Steve Kenny being a prime example.)

Monthly Series: Jazz at Studio Z

Studio Z describes itself as "a vibrant performance space in St. Paul's Lowertown Arts District." Their monthly "Jazz at Studio Z" concert series (occasionally more than just monthly) is curated by guitarist Zacc Harris and showcases great local jazz artists and musicianship. For more information, visit the Jazz at Studio Z website or Facebook page.

Monday Nights: JT's Jazz Implosion @ Icehouse

Icehouse, located at 2521 Nicollet Avenue South in South Minneapolis, hosts live jazz every Monday night. Excellent local groups for "JT's Jazz Implosion" are booked by drummer JT Bates.

Secrets of the City calls it "one of the hottest jazz scenes in the cities."

Icehouse has great food and drinks, too.