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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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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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