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This weekend, the Guthrie Theater presents the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project’s Birds Sing Differently Here. Ten Iraqi-Minnesotan immigrants and refugees will tell their stories in a play in both English and Arabic. The play’s director, Taous Claire Khazem, stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about the project. Birds Sing Differently Here is at the Guthrie’s...
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Brian Pertl is the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet and their upcoming show at the Dakota on Tuesday, October 17. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171013072809114.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 ← All Posts for Show...
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The septet The Poor Nobodys plays live music to silent films. The weekend of Sept. 22, they played to Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant, as part of the grand reopening of the newly expanded Trylon Cinema in South Minneapolis. Four of the seven members came to Jazz88 to perform some of the music they wrote for...
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New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher is playing the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Jazz88’s Emily Reese spoke with Evan by phone about his upcoming trip to the Twin Cities, the show, and falling in love with the music of New Orleans. AUDIO: http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017092007120774.mp3 Originally aired Sept. 20,...
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Singer Charmin Michelle visits about her Monday night (September 11, 2017) show at Crooners, “The Music of Billie Holiday,” which finds her again collaborating with hot-club guitarist Sam Miltich.  She also furnishes vocals on a new album of Benny Carter songs with reed player Jean-Francois Bonnel. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108365771.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday,...
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Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Makana talks about the tradition of that music and his upcoming show (Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017) at the Dakota. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108330569.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. ← All Posts for Show The Morning Show
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Join Patty Peterson in honoring our jazz pioneers. The broadcast of Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders concert, recorded live at the Minnesota History Center in May is now available on demand. Patty reminisces with several Twin Cities jazz legends, who have achieved local and national acclaim, including Carei Thomas (piano), Steve Blons (guitar), Dean Brewington (sax),...
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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 ← All Posts for Show The Afternoon Cruise
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Pianist, composer and arranger Adi Yeshaya has an impressive discography on his own, and impressive it stays with his new release Shammer Jam. He’s celebrating it’s release this Thursday at Crooners Lounge with the Adi Yeshaya Big Band and many other guests. Adi’s list of collaborators is far, wide and profound. Including locals Cory Wong, LA Buckner...
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