Month

August 2017
Americana music icon David Bromberg visited with Kevin Barnes Friday night, August 25, to discuss the David Bromberg Band’s August 27th appearance at The Cedar. Also featured were tracks from David’s latest Red House Records release “The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues.” David Bromberg’s musical journey spans five-and-a-half decades and includes...
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John Pizzarelli:  “Sinatra and Jobim @ 50”  (With Daniel  Jobim) (Concord) Full disclosure: Until this year, the 50th anniversary of the historic mind-melding of Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, I was mildly in the dark about how impactful those sessions were. Before you castigate me, I should mention that I am the victim of...
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The Minnesota State Fair is underway August 24 through Labor Day, and Jazz88 broadcast live from The Great Minnesota Get-Together Friday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the Education Building on the east side of the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. This appearance is possible thanks to the efforts of the independent public radio cooperative Ampers, which also has a...
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It was a busy weekend with the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest Saturday, September 9 and the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour  Sunday, September 10. We were out at both events. Kevin Barnes visited with fans at the Jazz88 tent. The 16th Annual Selby Avenue Jazz Fest was Saturday, September 9th, 11a to 8p at the intersection of...
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Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Makana talks about the tradition of that music and his upcoming show (Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017) at the Dakota. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108330569.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
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Join us for our Jazz88 Last Days of Summer River Cruise on the Magnolia Blossom Riverboat. We push off from Crosby Park on Friday, September 1st , at 7:30 p.m. Come aboard starting at 7 p.m. The Cruise features live music, a dinner buffet, cash bar, prize drawings and more. This is one of our most...
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Staged as a live radio show, The Holler Sessions centers on one man’s passion for jazz. Frank Boyd wrote and stars in the one-man show, playing in the Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Room through Aug. 20. He stopped by the Jazz88 studios to chat with Emily Reese about jazz, when he fell in love with it, and how...
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Herbie Hancock always seems to be on some kind of voyage, whether sitting in a eleven-keyboard cockpit or forming new bands that push his possibilities. This week (August 19 & 22), Christian McBride sits down with Herbie to discuss his journey in technology through the years. We’ll also hear his current band live at Brooklyn’s...
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Join us for a height of the season celebration of our  local food, farm and music scene with a live broadcast from the Mill City Farmers Market, on the riverfront in downtown Minneapolis.  We’ll be live Saturday morning, September 1st , from 8 to 11 a.m. Phil Nusbaum will broadcast live.  Stop down and visit!
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Douglas Stewart, the producing artistic director from The Matchbox Theater, came by the Jazz88 studio to talk about the theater’s new space. The theater also offers classes for budding actors of all ages. And he filled us in on the theater’s upcoming shows, including Einstein: A Stage Portrait, starring Thomas Schuch. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017080408551365.mp3
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