Rhythm in Rice Concert Series Opening Concert with Pipjazz Alumni Charlie Lincoln and Headliner Babatunde

Friday, June 9th 6:00 - 9:30pm

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni Charlie Lincoln and his band, “Hoaxer” who will feature some of their original jazz music.

The headliner will be Babatunde Lea and his quartet “New Rituals of Unity” who will feature some great jazz music.

Rhythm in Rice Concerts will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).

Pipjazz Alumni Levi Schwartsberg opens for the 2nd in the Rhythm in Rice Concert Series - Kevin Washington Quartet Headlines


Friday, June 16th 6:00 - 9:30pm.

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni Levi Schwartzberg and his band, “Sound Skirmish” as they will feature some of their original jazz music.

The headliner will be Kevin Washington and the “Kevin Washington Quintet” who will feature some great jazz music.

Rhythm in Rice Concerts will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).

Pippi will perform at the Twin Cities Jazz Fest & the 3rd in the Rhythm in Rice Concert Series - Friday June 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm in Rice Park

Jazz Fest & Rhythm in Rice Friday June 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm in Rice Park

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni, Jordan Anderson and his band, "Jordan Anderson Band" who will feature some of their original jazzy Motown style music.

The Headliner will be Pippi Ardennia, founder of PipJazz Foundation/Live , singer/songwriter, educator and speaker, will close the circle and return Motown to its jazz roots. Pippi Ardennia along with her Women In Jazz Band, and featuring two former PipJazz Allstars and their bands, Lowertown's First Lady of Jazz will re-imagine Motown classics in the jazz idiom that shaped them in the first place.

Come hear some of the Twin Cities best players blow new energy through classics like "What's Going On," "Jimmy Mack", "I Heard it Through The Grapevine,” “Shotgun," and "Ain't Too Proud To Beg" just to name a few. The combination will expand your mind and move your feet, and leave everyone “Dancing in the Street!”

Rhythm in Rice Concerts will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).

Pipjazz Alumni Will Kjeer Opens for the 4th in the Rhythm in Rice Concert Series - Daniel Leahy Headlines

Friday,June 30th 6:00 - 9:30pm.

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni, Will Kjeer, and his band “Will Kjeer Trio” who will feature some of their original jazz music. The headliner will be Daniel Leahy and the Daniel Leahy Trio featuring some great jazz music.

Rhythm in Rice Concert Series will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).

Pipjazz Alumni Cymphony Jaxon Opens for the 5th in the Rhythm in Rice Concert Series - Marilyn Parker Headlines

Friday, July 7th 6:00 - 9:30pm.

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni, Cymphony Jaxon, and her band, “Ceramyx” who will feature some of their original jazzy blues music.


The headliner will be Marilyn Parker and the “Selby Avenue Brass Band” who will feature some great jazzy blues music.

Rhythm in Rice Concert Series will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).

Pipjazz Alumni Edmund Catlin Opens for the 6th in the Rhythm in Rice Concert Series - Mari Harris Headlines

Friday, July 14th 6:00 - 9:30pm.

Opening the show will be PipJazz All Stars Alumni, Edmund Catlin, and his band, “Rite-Price Liquor Band” who will feature some of their original jazzy blues music.


The headliner will be Mari Harris with “Baby, Don’t You Want To Go?” featuring some great blues music.

Rhythm in Rice Concert Series will be in Rice Park (located between the Landmark Center, Ordway, St. Paul Hotel and St. Paul Public Library).