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Save the Date! Indeed Brewing has once again selected Jazz88 as a beneficiary of their Indeed We Can charitable initiative. On Wednesday, July 10th  from 3 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...
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Don’t miss a note of the 21st Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival in and around Mears Park in Lowertown St. Paul Thursday through Saturday, June 20-22.  The incredible lineup includes Jose James, Nneena Freelon, James Carter Organ Trio, Grace Kelly, Mayato Rivera w/Charanga Tropical  and many, many more. Jazz88 will be on site to visit with you and...
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Henry Saint Clair Fredericks, popularly known as Taj Mahal, is an American music treasure. Over the last 50 years, Taj has helped to reshape the definition and scope of the blues by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, and the South Pacific. Friday night, June 7th,  Bluesville host Kevin Barnes interviewed...
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Jiselle McCollam’s Jazz Cult joined Justus Sanchez live From Studio 1 ahead of their show Friday June 6th at the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul – check out the details of that show here. Live from Studio 1 is made possible by support from the Minnesota Art’s and Cultural Heritage Fund.  
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Emily Reese and Justus Sanchez went to see the new First Avenue exhibit at the Minnesota History Center – The venue is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the exhibit is a must a see if you’re interested in the history of music in Minnesota. We met up with the exhibit developer Erin Cole for a...
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Karen Lyu stopped by Jazz88’s Studio 1 for a session with with Michael O’Brien on bass and James Allen on guitar. Karen returned to Minnesota for a reunion performance with the band Global Jazz. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea after living and going to school in the Midwest for 17 years. Live From...
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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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