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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Patty Peterson in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88, this special concert will be held at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members...
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The 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival runs through April 20th. Premiering more than 250 new independent and international films from around the globe at Saint Anthony Main Theatre and venues around town. The 9th Annual River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival is April 12th  through the 14th in River Falls, Wisconsin. The Festival features over 40 hours...
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Violinist Gary Schulte and Guitarist Robert Bell joined Kevin O’Connor live from Studio 1 on March 26th – They are one half of Twin Cities Hot Club. The four-piece (also including Stan Ponkin on guitar and Matt Peterson on bass) will play The Dakota for Easter brunch on April 21st Originally aired March 26th on...
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Veteran cabaret singer Marilyn Maye is doing four shows this weekend at Crooners. She spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the shows and her busy tour schedule. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190322095901-MarilynMayeCrooners2019.mp3 Originally aired on Friday, March 22, 2019 on the Morning Show with Emily Reese.
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Pianist/organist Bobby Lyle is playing two shows at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club this weekend, a solo piano set Friday night and an organ set with trio Saturday night. He called into the Morning Show to talk with Emily Reese about the festivities. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20190308051747-BobbyLyleatCroonersMarch2019.mp3 Originally aired Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019 on the Morning Show with...
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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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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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