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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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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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