Month

June 2018
Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria is performing at the Dakota Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the show and the possibility of a new album. His latest album, Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim, came out in 2015. He’ll perform selections from that release at the...
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Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines the Twin Cities Jazz Festival Saturday, June 23 at 8:30 p.m. at Mears Park in St. Paul. She talked with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about her newest album, “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready” and Saturday’s show. Bridgewater was born in Memphis but moved away when she was 3 years old. She returned to...
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Don’t miss a note of the 20th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in and around Mears Park in Lowertown St. Paul this Thursday through Saturday, June 21-23.  The incredible lineup includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tia Fuller, Houston Person with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Nayo Jones and many, many more. Metro Transit is providing downloadable free ride passes...
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The Twin Cities-based Giving Voice Chorus is made up of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and their caregivers. Over the past 18 months, the Chorus organization has been partnering with the American Composers Forum and MacPhail Center for Music on a first-ever project.  Together, the groups commissioned an entirely new work, Love Never Forgets,...
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Hear Leigh Kamman’s Jazz Image Minnesota Edition on Jazz88, weekdays in June starting Monday, at 6:25 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. The five-minute programs will feature interview excerpts and music from important Minnesota-based jazz musicians of yesterday and today, from the collection of a great jazz broadcaster. Featured artists include Shirley Witherspoon, Irv Williams, Jeanne Arland Peterson, and...
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