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Emily Reese
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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Pianist Cameron Graves is bringing his trio to the Dakota Sunday, Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m. He’ll play with bassist Max Gerl and drummer Mike Mitchell, both of whom hail from Dallas, Tex. Cameron comes from LA, where he met saxophonist Kamasi Washington, trombonist Ryan Porter and other West Coast Get Down members in high...
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A new exhibit showcasing artifacts from two cities submerged in the Mediterranean Sea opens Sunday, Nov. 4th at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. French archaeologist Franck Goddio discovered the two cities, Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion, in 2000. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about what we’ve learned from these two cities buried beneath the waters of...
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Fourteen-year-old pianist Joey Alexander is playing two shows at the Dakota tonight (Thursday, Oct. 11th) at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with Reuben Rogers on bass and Johnathan Blake on drums. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the shows and his newest albums, Eclipse and Legion of Peace. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20181011083909196.mp3 Originally aired Thursday, Oct. 11...
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Composers JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani are working hard to grow the Twin Cities jazz scene, which is already rich with talent. They started a Twin Cities Jazz Composers Workshop in 2017 to encourage the creation of new music for big bands, and they started a new big band called Inatnas (a blend of their...
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A trio of legendary musicians is heading to the Twin Cities next week to play Vieux Carre. Pianist Cyrus Chestnut, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White are scheduled for four shows, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Chestnut called into the Morning Show to talk about the upcoming performances and...
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Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa is playing the Dakota with his trio Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. His brother, Ruy Adrian Nussa, is the drummer and the bassist is Gastón Joya. López-Nussa’s new album, Un Día Cualquiera, translates to “Just Another Day.” It means there’s nothing special about this album; they play together as they would...
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Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and his trio are playing with vocalist Gillian Margot at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. He talked with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the show, and about his new recording On My Way To You. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20180831055425190.mp3 Originally aired Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily...
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