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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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Memorial Day 2018 will find Jazz88 offering some special programming, commencing after The Morning Show with Patty Peterson. 9 a.m.  The USAF Airmen of Note, the Air Force’s premier jazz ensemble, will entertain with a program including the multitalented. Nnenna Freelon. 10 a.m.  Jazz in the Target Atrium will feature the ever-evolving Atrium Ensemble backing...
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With their project The Lost Forty, Bemidji native Brian Miller and Wisconsinite Randy Gosa explore the Irish roots of much of the music that echoed through our region’s big pine forests more than a century ago.  Many of the lumberjacks were of Irish ancestry, thus so were the songs that made the work more pleasant...
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Clockwise from top: Nichols, Santiago, Walker, and Lomheim.  Jazz in the Target Atrium: At The Piano, available on demand now. Four top pianists from the Twin Cities scene take their turn on the bench.  According to the Minnesota Orchestra website: “Chris Lomheim is a pianist whose rich harmony is always accompanied by swinging, bluesy improvisation....
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If you have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device, you now have an easy way to access Jazz88 live streams, on-demand programs, and more. The Jazz88 Alexa Skill is free to enable.  The voice-assistant devices themselves are available on Amazon and also in brick-and-mortar retailers like Target and Best Buy. You can tune into what’s currently...
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Jazz in the Target Atrium: Drum & Trumpet, on air Saturday, October 28, and available on demand now. The ever-evolving Atrium Jazz Ensemble explores the sounds and compositions anchored by these ancient instruments, from Louis Armstrong to Booker Little. Jeremy Walker, piano and artistic director John Raymond, trumpet Kevin Washington, drums Chris Thomson, saxophone Jeff Bailey,...
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The Minnesota State Fair is underway August 24 through Labor Day, and Jazz88 broadcast live from The Great Minnesota Get-Together Friday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the Education Building on the east side of the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. This appearance is possible thanks to the efforts of the independent public radio cooperative Ampers, which also has a...
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Herbie Hancock always seems to be on some kind of voyage, whether sitting in a eleven-keyboard cockpit or forming new bands that push his possibilities. This week (August 19 & 22), Christian McBride sits down with Herbie to discuss his journey in technology through the years. We’ll also hear his current band live at Brooklyn’s...
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  While in town to support her recent release “Code Noir” with a show at the Dakota, triple-threat vocalist-composer-arranger Carmen Lundy spent some time visiting with Jazz88’s Michele Jansen on The Afternoon Cruise.  Listen below. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017072014542541.mp3
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