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Joel Shapira: “In Essence” The guitar, and its distant kin, the piano, are self-contained orchestras. Few other instruments possess their range in dynamics and melodic potential. If you’re going to master either, it helps to be keenly aware of that. It also doesn’t hurt to have a universal sphere of interests. I can’t think of...
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Jazz88 and the North High Radio Class presented the annual Student Awards Ceremony Wednesday night, May 31st at Elsie’s in Northeast Minneapolis. The event honored achievement and excellence in radio broadcasting among high-school students participating in this long-running curriculum. The keynote speaker was singer, actress and Cashew Brittle entrepreneur Thomasina Petrus. Her inspiring keynote included her...
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Jazz in the Target Atrium: When Duke Met Coltrane, available on demand now. The Atrium Jazz Ensemble, anchored by pianist/musical director Jeremy Walker, presents the foundations of jazz: swing, blues, communal good feeling and deep commitment to shared musical inspiration, using the music of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane as source material for self-discovery. Led...
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Louis Hayes: Serenade For Horace (Blue Note) Street date May 26, 2017 Blue Note Records has given a home to arguably the greatest recording artists in jazz for many decades. Like all major record labels, particularly those devoted to so-called “boutique music,” they suffered more than one corporate takeover and several facelifts in the wake of...
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Jazz88 and Soul Tools Entertainment are pleased to team to present The Feels (Feel Good Revolution): A Night of Healing Through the Arts. It’s our final night of The Feels at Icehouse. Join us to celebrate a night of intentionality, manifestation, and good vibes. Wednesday, May 31, doors at 9 p.m. at Icehouse in Minneapolis. 21+...
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THIS WEEK (May 20 & 23, 2017) ON JAZZ NIGHT IN AMERICA: Host Christian McBride visits with fellow bassist Buster Williams.  We’ll also hear music from a recent iteration of his Something More Quartet. Listen Saturday at 10 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 p.m.
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