Month

October 2017
Jazz88’s REEL Jazz Film Series is pleased to partner with Larry McDonough and the Leigh Kamman Legacy Project to present the Minnesota premier of Bruce Spiegel’s documentary “Bill Evans Time Remembered – The Life and Music of Bill Evans”, Thursday evening November 9th , 7-9:30 p.m. at the Heights Theater. The documentary was 8 years in...
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Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, Jazz88 will broadcast a series of 2-minute features highlighting the stories of Minnesota’s Vietnam Veterans. Producer Kevyn Burger interviewed dozens of vets about their service during the Vietnam War. She joined Jazz88’s Emily Reese to talk about the project. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171030084325140.mp3 Originally aired Monday, Oct. 30 during the Morning Show with Emily...
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Much has been written and said about the healing power of music. Kevin O’Connor took a break this week from his usual cd reviews to share something a little more personal and important. The following article is from the “Dissonance” blog. If you know somebody with addictive or mental health issues, please share. http://www.dissonance.website/blog/2017/10/25/embracing-the-ugly-beauty-of-our-dissonant-lives  ...
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Jazz in the Target Atrium: Drum & Trumpet, on air Saturday, October 28, and available on demand now. The ever-evolving Atrium Jazz Ensemble explores the sounds and compositions anchored by these ancient instruments, from Louis Armstrong to Booker Little. Jeremy Walker, piano and artistic director John Raymond, trumpet Kevin Washington, drums Chris Thomson, saxophone Jeff Bailey,...
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This weekend, the Guthrie Theater presents the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Birds Sing Differently Here. Ten Iraqi-Minnesotan immigrants and refugees will tell their stories in a play in both English and Arabic. The play’s director, Taous Claire Khazem, stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about the project. Birds Sing Differently Here is at the Guthrie’s...
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Isaiah Bischoff was 12 years old when he started filming “All in the Circle”. Now, at 15 years of age, the South High student is the youngest filmmaker featured in the Twin Cities Film Festival. “All in the Circle” explores how a camp for kids uses music, art, nature and teachings from Native American elders...
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Jazz88’s The Bing Shift has been added to the schedule of Crosby Internet Radio, which streams at the official Bing Crosby web site, www.bingcrosby.com. Arne Fogel has been hosting The Bing Shift on Jazz88 for 11 years, and has long had a good relationship with the Crosby family. Arne was thrilled with the news, saying, “It’s really something...
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Hiromi/Edmar Castaneda “Live In Montreal” (Telarc) Released October 6, 2017 If you think about it, the harp is just a piano with its guts strewn about. Or, to be more historically accurate, the piano is a harp with little hammers. However you choose to break it down, the two go together like apples and cinnamon....
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Brian Pertl is the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet and their upcoming show at the Dakota on Tuesday, October 17. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171013072809114.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
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Savannah, Georgia-based Velvet Caravan stopped by the studio to play and chat with Kevin O’Connor before they heated things up at Vieux Carre Wednesday. AUDIO: Originally aired Wednesday, October 11 on The Afternoon Cruise with Kevin O’Connor.
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