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Congratulations to all the great jazz musicians who received Grammy nominations for the upcoming 2023 awards. Here is a complete list of the jazz category nominations: Best Improvised Jazz Solo Ambrose Akinmusire – Rounds (Live) Gerald Albright – Keep Holding On John Beasley – Cherokee/Koko Marcus Baylor – Call of the Drum Melissa Aldana –...
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The guitarist Marc Ribot was nice enough to catch up with The Afternoon Cruise in advance of his upcoming show at the Cedar. Ribot discussed his love of solo performance, his short-lived tenure in Brother Jack McDuff’s band, and his close associations with the no-wave scene in New York City. More Posts for Show: The...
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NOTE: This show has been postponed. When there is a new date we will announce it here.   Award-winning music icon Vijay Iyer was nice enough to join Sean McPherson from The Afternoon Cruise in anticipation of his Thursday (11/3) show at the Dakota. In this interview, Iyer discusses his new record, Uneasy, his love...
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The great music just keeps on coming in and we haven’t even tapped into the pile of holiday releases that have come in in the last couple weeks. As always, if there is some new jazz you are loving that you aren’t hearing, I’d love to know about it! I can be reached at sean@jazz88.fm....
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In anticipation of his Saturday show at Jazz Central (10/22), saxophonist Dennis Mitcheltree hopped on a Zoom with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise to talk about new album, Golden Rule. More Posts for Shows: The Afternoon Cruise, This Just In
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The celebrated vocalist Kendra Morris, who is currently on tour with labelmates, Monophonics, hopped on a ZOOM to chat with Jazz88 host, Christian Fritz, in advance of her upcoming show at the Fine Line. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220929162343-KendraMorrisPodcastInterview.mp3 More Posts for Shows: The Afternoon Cruise, This Just In
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Kelly Finnigan, the leader of psych soul/funk group, Monophonics, connected via ZOOM with Jazz88 host, Christian Fritz, in advance of their show on October 3 at the Fine Line in Minneapolis. Listen below. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20220929154643-MonophonicsPodcastInterview.mp3 More Posts for Shows: The Afternoon Cruise, This Just In
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The musical icon Jellybean Johnson swung through Jazz88 to talk blues, museums, and the greatness of the Twin Cities music scene. More Posts for Shows: The Afternoon Cruise, This Just In
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The Minnesota-based music icon, Nachito Herrera, hopped on the phone with Jazz88’s Sean McPherson to discuss his upcoming performance at The Ordway. He’ll be playing with a 7-piece band featuring the cream of the crop from the Cuban music scene. Enjoy the conversation about what concert-goers can expect from the show. More Posts for Shows:...
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William Eddins, the accomplished pianist, conductor, and proprietor of Jazz88 business sponsor, MetroNOME Brewery, was nice enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to talk about his gig this weekend. Mr. Eddins will be conducting both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for their performances at Orchestra Hall....
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