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The Greg Byers Ensemble is lead by the cellist and bassist who bears the groups namesake.  Byers is a transplant to Minneapolis via Rochester, NY trained in the Suzuki method of Cello which he started at a young age. Greg is joined by Aaron Hedenstrom (Saxophone), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Javier Santiago (Piano) and L.A. Buckner...
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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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Our guests this week are pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira. They’re doing a project together in tribute of two famous albums from the 60s, recorded by pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall. Evans and Hall released Undercurrent in 1962 and in 1966 released Intermodulation. Larry and Joel will payed tribute to these...
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Debbie Duncan, William Duncan and Robert Robinson were at Jazz88 this past week to promote their latest show at the Dakota on Tuesday March 26th. Together they shared songs they planned to play and the inspirations behind them. Robert, Debbie and William all took turn on the mic while William provided the back drop on...
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Jazz88 is your wellspring for original American music, news, traffic, and cultural information, and inspiration. You are Jazz88’s wellspring: listener support is our largest share of funding by far. Let’s keep this good thing flowing! Our on-air appeal runs through March 23rd.  Renewal mailings should be in your mailbox now. Make your pledge now in...
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The folk trio Sprig of That joined Kevin Barnes for a performance and interview from Jazz88’s Studio 1. Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on violin, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. Live From Studio 1 is brought to you by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Originally aired during String...
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There’s a new way to connect with Jazz88. It’s the Jazz88 podcast, now available on popular podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public. The podcast is an on-demand, always updating catalog of Jazz88 programming from the air and exclusive web-only content. You can stream artist performances, interviews and special programming directly 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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Today’s the day! Indeed Brewing has selected Jazz88 as a beneficiary of their Indeed We Can charitable initiative. On Wednesday, December 26th from noon to 11 p.m., 100% of Indeed’s net proceeds will be donated to Jazz88. Whether you buy a tap beer, growler or merchandise, it is all going to support Jazz88’s mission of promoting...
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