September 17, 2023 - Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio at NorthShore Winery Lutsen MN

Sunday September 17th 2023 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
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Brilliant Colors Jazz Trio
NorthShore Winery
202 Ski Hill Rd, 
Lutsen, MN 55612

June 24, 2023 - Glen Helgeson Jazz Trio at Twin City Jazz Festival

Saturday June 24th 9 PM to 10PM (free) 
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The Glen Helgeson Jazz Trio
Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Big River Pizza Stage
280 5th St E
St Paul, MN 55101

Glen Helgeson guitar
Steve Pikal bass
Danny Coots drums

Glen Helgeson guitar; 
Steve Pikal, acoustic bass; 
Danny Coots, Drums 

This trio delivers a diverse palette of modern jazz guitar melodies, backed by dynamic acoustic bass and finely textured drum rhythms. Together, they explore original compositions by Helgeson, and catchy arrangements by Django Reinhardt, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell and others. Lead, Glen Helgeson, released eight albums throughout his career, won a Minnesota Music Award, and received a Walker Art Center commissioned grant. "Helgeson is a technically masterful player who fuses exotic rhythms with soulful, intelligent leads." Tad Simons, MSP St.Paul Magazine. Steve Pikal, a highly regarded first-call bass player from the Twin Cities jazz scene, tours locally and nationally and has performed with numerous legendary musicians including Delfeayo Marsalis and Margaret Whiting. One of the most requested drummers on the national jazz circuit, Danny Coots has recorded extensively in New York and L.A., and Nashville, where he currently lives. He's played on over 100 recordings, one of which won a Grammy in 2005.

October 22, 2020 - Watch Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet at Jazz Fest Live

February 28, 2015 - Glen Helgeson and Gary Schulte photo

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June 28, 2014 - Gypsy Mania Hot Summer Jazz Festival

Playing the Hot Summer Jazz Festival with Jay Epstein drums, Brian Courage bass and Reynold Philipsek guitar.  
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June 28, 2014 - Gypsy Mania at Heartland for the 2014 Hot Summer Jazz Festival

Jay Epstein drums
Brian Courage bass
Glen Helgeson guitar
Reynold Philipsek guitar
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July 6, 2013 - Gypsy Mania Quartet at Hot Summer Jazz Festival

Gypsy Mania Quartet performing at the Hot Summer Jazz Festival  featuring Jim Plattes violin.   Photo by James Woody Woodruff

July 5, 2013 - Gypsy Mania Quartet at City Square Park Chaska MN

Photos of Gypsy Mania Hot Club Quartet 
City Square Park Gazebo July 5th, 2013  Photos by Christian Nielson


January 1, 2011 - Gypsy Mania featured in Mpls-St.Paul Magazine

Mpls-St.Paul Magazine features Gypsy Mania!


December 27, 2010 - Radio Interview with MPR's Radio Heartland 5/2009

Listen to Gypsy Mania perform "Bar Del Pi", "Butterfly" and "It Don't Mean A Thing"
plus an interview by Dale Connelly on MPR's Radio Heartland:

May 23, 2009 - Radio Interview with Maryann Sullivan

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Check out the interview with Glen Helgeson on the May 23rd KBEM Corner Jazz show with Maryann Sullivan: Glen Helgeson Interview