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Mississippi Hot Club at Icehouse
Below is the complete interview and performance from Monday. The band talks about a brand new recording, traditional vs. contemporary Gypsy music and plays two songs. https://www.icehousempls.com/events/ https://mississippihotclub.bandcamp.com/
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Chasing Trane Poster
    It isn’t every day that our most cherished heroes in jazz are featured in media. Except, of course what we do on a daily basis at KBEM. So when news broke of the John Scheinfeld documentary, “Chasing the Trane,” jazz and music fans were absolutely agog!   http://www.coltranefilm.com/trailer/ The live airing was this...
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In October 1997, Kevin Barnes launched String Theory, a unique radio show which explores a world of compelling music, on 88.5 FM. Join as at The Dakota, Sunday, November 12th from 4 to 6 p.m. for a special celebration featuring performances by a wonderfully diverse group of String Theory friends including: Dean Magraw, Steven Hobert,...
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Saxophonist Jesse Davis
Two alto saxophonists born: Jesse Davis, 1965 in New Orleans, LA. and Pete Brown, 1906 in Baltimore, MD. Count Basie records How Long Blues with his All American Rhythm Section, (guitarist Freddie Green, bassist Walter Page and drummer Jo Jones) Pianist Oscar Peterson records If You Could See Me Now with guitarist Joe Pass, 1983....
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Pianist Bill Evans
Pianist and composer Larry McDonough worked with the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights to bring a Bill Evans documentary to the screen. Bill Evans, Time Remembered: The Life and Music of Bill Evans will show Thursday, Nov. 9 from 7:00-7:30 p.m. with live music before the show. After the film, you can hear interviews Leigh Kamman...
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