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The latest edition of Jazz in the Target Atrium from Orchestra Hall features four stalwart members of the Atrium Ensemble plus acclaimed mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski.  Hear it at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 on 88.5 and streaming live at jazz88.fm.  An extended cut will be accessible on demand and via podcast at 9 p.m. Saturday as...
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The Love Show has become a Valentine’s Day tradition at St. Kate’s. Performer Dane Stauffer has been a part of The Love Show for seven years. Music alternates with storytelling from the esteemed Kevin Kling, and other performers include Marc Anderson, Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Simone Perrin and Claudia Schmidt. Dane chatted with Jazz88’s Emily...
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Pianist Richard Johnson and his trio will play Dave Brubeck’s Time Out album in its entirety this week at Vieux-Carre. He talked with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the importance and uniqueness of the album, and hinted that he has new music of his own on the way. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190206111156-RichardJohnsonTimeOutVieuxCarre2018.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Feb. 6th on the...
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The Minnesota Orchestra presents the Julian Bliss Septet, performing a musical tribute to Tin Pan Alley legend George Gershwin and his contemporaries. February 17th at Orchestra Hall. The Walker presents a two-night celebration of the jazz of Henry Threadgill. 24 musicians perform the Pulitzer Prize winner’s compositions including power-jazz trio, Harriet Tubman. Threadgill and his quintet, Zooid, closes...
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Minnesota Orchestra is spending the week in North Minneapolis through Jan. 27, 2019. The week is part of their Common Chords program, which in the past, meant the Orchestra would spend a week in a town outside the Twin Cities metro. This year, they decided to stay close to home, bringing two full-orchestra concerts to...
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Minneapolis-based Atlantis Quartet came to Jazz88’s Studio 1 to play a few tracks and have a chat about their origins, their influences and their new album, Hello Human. Zacc Harris plays guitar, Brandon Wozniak is the tenor sax player, Chris Bates is on bass and Pete Hennig plays drums in the quartet. Toward the end of...
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The Jazz88 RestauranTour is bringing in the New Year with a Sold Out delightful evening of food, music and community at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis on Tuesday, January 22nd  with seating at 7:00 p.m. Chef Marshall Paulson will present a 3 course winter seasonal inspired menu with local beer pairings. Local guitar wizard Dean Magraw will perform as part of the...
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Japanese pop idol-turned-jazz-pianist Senri Oe returned to the Jazz88 studios to talk about his upcoming performance at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Dec. 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Oe talks about his new recording, Boys and Girls, which rearranges songs he wrote from his pop days into solo jazz versions. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20181220125153-SenriOeonJazz88Dec2018.mp3 Originally aired Dec....
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As we at Jazz88 approach the End Of Year and reflect on 2018, we are so thankful for your engagement with your station beyond on-air content. Your Experiences Of the Year with us have resulted in an incredibly memorable year for our staff, students and on-air hosts.  You turned out in great numbers for the various RestauranTours across the...
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Clarinetist Evan Christopher plays at Vieux Carre tonight in celebration of the tricentennial of New Orleans. He stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about tonight’s show and the city he calls home. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20181128113236-EvanChristopheratVieuxCarre2018.mp3 Originally aired Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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