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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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Americana music icon David Bromberg visited with Kevin Barnes Friday night, August 25, to discuss the David Bromberg Band’s August 27th appearance at The Cedar. Also featured were tracks from David’s latest Red House Records release “The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues.” David Bromberg’s musical journey spans five-and-a-half decades and includes...
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It was a busy weekend with the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest Saturday, September 9 and the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour  Sunday, September 10. We were out at both events. Kevin Barnes visited with fans at the Jazz88 tent. The 16th Annual Selby Avenue Jazz Fest was Saturday, September 9th, 11a to 8p at the intersection of...
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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. More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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Join us for our Jazz88 Last Days of Summer River Cruise on the Magnolia Blossom Riverboat. We push off from Crosby Park on Friday, September 1st , at 7:30 p.m. Come aboard starting at 7 p.m. The Cruise features live music, a dinner buffet, cash bar, prize drawings and more. This is one of our most...
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The 3-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre, is normally a septet. The group’s founder, Jorge Gomez, decided to create a quartet from the group for more intimate shows and so they could play smaller venues. Ahead of their upcoming show at the Dakota tonight, pianist Jorge, flutist Fabien Alvarez and percussionist Leo Gonzalez...
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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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Celebrate Summer at our annual  Jazz in the Vineyard Social, Sunday afternoon, August 6th ,  at Alexis Bailly Vineyard in Hastings! The gathering features a delightful lunch spread from Emily’s Bakery & Deli in Hastings, Sangria from Alexis Bailly and live Brazilian jazz performed by Pavel Jany and Ticket to Brasil. The social runs 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and...
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Don’t miss a note of the 19th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in Lowertown St. Paul, in and around Mears Park Thursday through Saturday June 22-24. The incredible lineup includes McCoy Tyner with Joshua Redman, Terence Blanchard, Anat Cohen, Bobby Lyle, Emmet Cohen, Oskar Stenmark and many, many more. Tune in for live broadcasts from...
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