Month

November 2018
Clarinetist Evan Christopher plays at Vieux Carre tonight in celebration of the tricentennial of New Orleans. He stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about tonight’s show and the city he calls home. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20181128113236-EvanChristopheratVieuxCarre2018.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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A great lineup will keep you company during the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursday, 6 – 9 a.m.: Prep the big meal or just relax with Genaro Vasquez as your host for The Morning Show. Thursday, 10 a.m. – noon: Vocalist Connie Evingson and guitarist Sam Miltich lead an all-star Minnesota jazz combo as the musical feature for the Great Northern Radio Show.  Recorded Saturday at the historic Hibbing High School...
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The Jazz88 RestauranTour is back with a delightful evening of food, music and community at the Loring Bar and Restaurant in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 27th with seating at 7:00 p.m. Join Executive chef Pablo Jesus Palchizaca as he presents a 3 course menu with wine pairings. Dan Newton’s Cafe Accordion Trio will perform as part of the evening. Proceeds from the event benefit...
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The president and treasurer of the Twin Cities chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA-TC) stopped by Jazz88 to talk about this weekend’s HLAA-TC conference. Christine Morgan and Lionel Locke talked about the importance of helping those who lose hearing later in life. The conference features speakers and exhibitors, with free hearing screenings....
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Author Kristal Leebrick stopped by Jazz88 to talk about her new book, Thank You For Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores. The book tells the history of stores like Dayton’s, Donaldson’s, Powers and more, with photos, anecdotes and well-known recipes from the stores’ eating establishments. Leebrick talks about how these stores helped Minneapolis...
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Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira are playing the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall at the Black Dog in St. Paul on Thursday, Nov. 15th from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bill Evans and Jim Hall recorded two duo albums together; Undercurrent came out in 1962 and Intermodulation came out in 1966. Larry...
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We have a new special on Jazz88 called Live From Studio 1, featuring long-form interviews and performances by Minnesota musicians. Our first broadcast guest was Nelson Devereaux, a Milwaukee transplant who’s made the Twin Cities his home since graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2012. Nelson released his new album, Bad Water, Nov. 10th....
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The group, byerSelf (pronounced “by yourself”), is a collaboration between cellist Greg Byers, percussionist LA Buckner and pianist Javier Santiago. The three stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about their upcoming tour, how they met and what makes their music unique. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20181106095911203.mp3 Originally aired Tuesday, Nov. 06, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily...
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Vocalist Maud Hixson has two shows coming up in the Twin Cities. Saturday night, Nov. 10, she’s singing with pianist Rick Carlson and his trio at the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. It’s a Cole Porter tribute show. Monday night, she’ll sing in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club...
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Jazz88 is the broadcast partner for the new Live at The Lex jazz series in The Williamsburg Room at the The Lexington restaurant in Saint Paul. The next recording date Wednesday evening, November 14th features Martinis and Mancini with the Benny Weinbeck Quartet. Learn more about tickets and the event here. Excerpts of the show will be broadcast Saturday, November 24th...
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