Month

May 2017
Jazz88 and the North High Radio Class presented the annual Student Awards Ceremony Wednesday night, May 31st at Elsie’s in Northeast Minneapolis. The event honored achievement and excellence in radio broadcasting among high-school students participating in this long-running curriculum. The keynote speaker was singer, actress and Cashew Brittle entrepreneur Thomasina Petrus. Her inspiring keynote included her...
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Check out the latest in Acoustic Music Performances Click the link to download a PDF file with a comprehensive regional acoustic music calendar, compiled by Phil Nusbaum.    
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Jazz in the Target Atrium: When Duke Met Coltrane, available on demand now. The Atrium Jazz Ensemble, anchored by pianist/musical director Jeremy Walker, presents the foundations of jazz: swing, blues, communal good feeling and deep commitment to shared musical inspiration, using the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane as source material for self-discovery. Led...
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Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall kicks off her World Tour and performs selections from her latest release Turn Up The Quiet this Friday, June 2nd  at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Krall’s new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunites Diana with Grammy-winning producer Tommy LiPuma....
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Louis Hayes: Serenade For Horace (Blue Note) Street date May 26, 2017 Blue Note Records has given a home to arguably the greatest recording artists in jazz for many decades. Like all major record labels, particularly those devoted to so-called “boutique music,” they suffered more than one corporate takeover and several facelifts in the wake of...
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Jazz88 and Soul Tools Entertainment are pleased to team to present The Feels (Feel Good Revolution): A Night of Healing Through the Arts. It’s our final night of The Feels at Icehouse. Join us to celebrate a night of intentionality, manifestation, and good vibes. Wednesday, May 31, doors at 9 p.m. at Icehouse in Minneapolis. 21+...
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THIS WEEK (May 20 & 23, 2017) ON JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: Host Christian McBride visits with fellow bassist Buster Williams.  We’ll also hear music from a recent iteration of his Something More Quartet. Listen Saturday at 10 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m.
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Celebrate  some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends with Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories with several Twin Cities’ jazz legends who have achieved local and national acclaim. These artists will entertain with their favorite music and discuss how their journeys became a part of Minnesota music history. Set in a live...
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We’re listening! Jazz88 is hosting focus groups for listeners between 35 and 55 years old. Need More Bebop than Blues? Who are your favorite artists? What gets your toe tapping? Enjoy some complimentary pizza and refreshments while listening to musical samples and participating in a lively discussion.  All ideas and opinions welcome! The first session...
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Critical Conversation at U of M UROC on Plymouth Avenue, May 22– The University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center in North Minneapolis presents Sanctuary Through The Eyes of Women and Girls, a community conversation about immigration and the impact of deportation and racialized surveillance on families of color. Join University of Minnesota...
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