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Billie Holiday
Singer Charmin Michelle visits about her Monday night (September 11, 2017) show at Crooners, “The Music of Billie Holiday,” which finds her again collaborating with hot-club guitarist Sam Miltich.  She also furnishes vocals on a new album of Benny Carter songs with reed player Jean-Francois Bonnel. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108365771.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday,...
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David Bromberg
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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John Pizzarelli:  “Sinatra and Jobim @ 50”  (With Daniel  Jobim) (Concord) Full disclosure: Until this year, the 50th anniversary of the historic mind-melding of Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, I was mildly in the dark about how impactful those sessions were. Before you castigate me, I should mention that I am the victim of...
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Minnesota State Fair
The Minnesota State Fair is underway August 24 through Labor Day, and Jazz88 broadcast live from The Great Minnesota Get-Together Friday, August 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., from the Education Building on the east side of the fairgrounds in Falcon Heights. This appearance is possible thanks to the efforts of the independent public radio cooperative Ampers, which also has a...
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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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