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The latest edition of Jazz in the Target Atrium from Orchestra Hall features four stalwart members of the Atrium Ensemble plus acclaimed mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski.  Hear it at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on 88.5 and streaming live at jazz88.fm.  An extended cut will be accessible on demand and via podcast at 9 p.m. Saturday as...
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At home or away, with family or in a more intimate arrangement… Jazz88 is here to keep you company and help set the joyous mood this Christmas. Monday, December 24 9 am  The Morning Show with Emily Reese & Bob Jurek’s First Alert Traffic 10 am An Afro Blue Christmas.  Howard University’s vocal jazz ensemble entertains.  NPR’s Michele Norris...
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A group of top Twin Cities players will honor the music, influence, and spirit of the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove Tuesday night at The Dakota.  The show will include contributions from Debbie Duncan, Jeff Bailey, Kevin Washington, Kavyesh Kaviraj, Solomon Parham, Adam Meckler, Omar AbdulKarim, and special guest Justin Robinson from the Roy Hargrove Quintet. A versatile player who made his...
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Join Patty Peterson in honoring our jazz pioneers. The broadcast of the Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders concert, recorded live at the Minnesota History Center in April is now available on demand. Patty reminisces with several Twin Cities jazz legends who have achieved local and national acclaim: Bob Gilbertson on drums, Ahmed AbdulKarim on trumpet...
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Our first in a planned series of recordings from the Williamsburg Room at The Lexington in St. Paul features gifted trumpeter Omar AbdulKarim.  After training at the New School and working in New York for over a decade, he’s back in the Twin Cities.  AbdulKarim has shared the stage and studio with the likes of Roy...
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Pianist Harvey Diamond will lead a quartet at the recently-completed concert hall at Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake Thursday, September 27.  After a Saturday workshop for players at that same venue, Diamond will convene another quartet for the headline show at Crooners in Fridley Saturday night. Capable of flowing, lyrical improvisation as well...
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Starting on the first weekday in September, Jazz88 is rolling out new programs and moving some favorites to new times. On Monday evenings, Minnesota Jazz Tracks moves earlier, to 7 p.m., while Jazz@MPS airs an hour later at 9.  Then at 10, we are pleased to debut Jazz Inspired.  Host/pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael visits with luminaries...
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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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In the first four months of 2018, Jazz88 has achieved the highest audience share of any major-market full-time Jazz radio station in the United States.  The Nielsen Audio ratings for the January through April period of 2018 show Jazz88 topped Jazz stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Denver and Portland on the critical measure of Average AQH Share: put...
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