Month

September 2022
I’m convinced that 289 Fifth Street East in St. Paul was the coolest place to be in the Twin Cities on Sunday night (9/25/22). Earlier in the day, around 3PM or so, MetroNOME Brewery let slip on social media that trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis (who was in town with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra...
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The musical icon Jellybean Johnson swung through Jazz88 to talk blues, museums, and the greatness of the Twin Cities music scene. More Posts for Shows: The Afternoon Cruise, This Just In
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The Minnesota-based music icon, Nachito Herrera, hopped on the phone with Jazz88’s Sean McPherson to discuss his upcoming performance at The Ordway. He’ll be playing with a 7-piece band featuring the cream of the crop from the Cuban music scene. Enjoy the conversation about what concert-goers can expect from the show. More Posts for Shows:...
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William Eddins, the accomplished pianist, conductor, and proprietor of Jazz88 business sponsor, MetroNOME Brewery, was nice enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his gig this weekend. Mr. Eddins will be conducting both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for their performances at Orchestra Hall....
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Manny Hill talks with Franklin Middle School teacher, and founder of the Future Boys and Girls program, Michael Bratsch (AKA “Mr. B”), about the origins of the program and their latest project, “We Can Do Better.” More Posts for Show: School News
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If you’re looking to see a show from dour musicians who seem to take themselves much too seriously, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio is not for you. Saturday’s show (9/17/22) at the Hopkins Center for the Arts demonstrated that this is a brotherhood of musical jokesters, with the three members–Delvon Lamarr (Hammond B3), Jimmy James...
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Acclaimed Cabo Verdean singer, Lucibela, is out on the road and coming through town to play a show at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday, September 16. She was nice enough to swing through Jazz88 with her guitar player and her tour manager/translator before the show. She performed the songs “Amdjer Ka Bidje” and “Adeus...
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We are in a golden age for new jazz releases, and figuring out the right tunes to get into our playlists has been a true joy. Check out a couple of these highlights and be sure to let us know what you think of the new music. I can be reached at sean@jazz88.fm. Samara Joy...
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Julian Lage is out on the road in support of his new Blue Note release, View With A Room. He’s swinging through the Dakota in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 17, and he was nice enough to connect with Sean on The Afternoon Cruise to discuss Bill Frisell’s contributions to the album, the history of jazz...
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Rochelle Cox took over as Interim Superintendent at Minneapolis Public Schools back in July, and spent most of this summer preparing for the 2022-23 school year. With the new year underway this week, there have been noticeable changes, along with some big plans ahead. Manny Hill discusses the busy first week, as well as the...
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