Month

December 2017
Rio Nido is one of the Twin Cities’ most beloved and enduring vocal jazz ensembles. The group began in the late 1970s, when chanteuse Prudence Johnson joined forces with ace guitarists and singers Tim Sparks and Tom Lieberman.  Their Minneapolis-based group’s debut LP, “I Like to Riff,” is considered by many to be a classic of...
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Performer Lisa Brimmer stopped by the Morning Show today to talk about tonight’s show at Icehouse. The Feels provides artists with a positive environment to debut new music and poetry. The show starts at 10 PM. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171227081900150.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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Today’s broadcast is pre-recorded. Performances took place at KBEM on 12/13/17 as well as some from last year. Photo Credits, (except Vicky Emerson): Aidan O’Connor “Jazz 88 Holiday Cruise” performers:  Harpist/singer/entertainer Katie McMahon, Irish born, helped take the world by storm in the phenomenal “Riverdance.” As a lead singer, she stunned audiences worldwide with her...
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Jazz88’s Development Officer, Janis Lane-Ewart, talks about the musicianship of and her friendship with pianist Willie Pickens III, a Chicago-area pianist who recorded and played with the likes of Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Elvin Jones and Buddy DeFranco. Pickens died in New York City on Dec. 13, 2017. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171218073046149.mp3 Originally aired on the Morning Show...
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Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum’s 6th Annual A Gospel According To Jazz Christmas concert tour, featuring South African singer/guitarist Jonathan Butler along with special guests John Stoddart, Sheléa, and Kevin Whalum is coming up this  Sunday, December 17th , 6 p.m. at Bethel University’s Benson Great Hall.  Info Tune in Kirk’s visit with Patty Peterson during The Playroom  this Sunday at 4 p.m.
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Minnesota pianist/composer Joe Chouinard has a new CD out of Christmas music called Joey to the World. He’s done arrangements of some of his favorite Christmas songs, with one original called “Yellowstone.” You can celebrate the release of the CD along with Joe at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Joining...
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String Theory host Kevin Barnes welcomes world-music composer Dan Rein to the show. Dan will be celebrating the release of his fascinating new CD “Just One Breath: The poetry of Omar Khayyam” Sunday, December 10th at the Hook & Ladder Theater. Joining Dan on stage for this performance will be; Mikkel Beckmen on washboard (Brass Kings,...
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The Jazz88 RestauranTour  is back with a delightful holiday evening of food, music and community at Crooners Lounge and Supperclub  on Tuesday, December 19th with seating at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a 3 course menu with wine pairings showcasing the artistry of Chef Chris Lamkin and live jazz by Sam Miltich & Friends (including Charmin Michelle and Dave Karr)...
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