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Vocalist Maud Hixson has two shows coming up in the Twin Cities. Saturday night, Nov. 10, she’s singing with pianist Rick Carlson and his trio at the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. It’s a Cole Porter tribute show. Monday night, she’ll sing in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club...
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Pianist Harvey Diamond will lead a quartet at the recently-completed concert hall at Hanifl Performing Arts Center in White Bear Lake Thursday, September 27.  After a Saturday workshop for players at that same venue, Diamond will convene another quartet for the headline show at Crooners in Fridley Saturday night. Capable of flowing, lyrical improvisation as well...
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Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and his trio are playing with vocalist Gillian Margot at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club Sunday, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. He talked with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the show, and about his new recording On My Way To You. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20180831055425190.mp3 Originally aired Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily...
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Still charming audiences in his eighth decade, singer/pianist Freddy Cole talked about his new cd, growing up Cole and his shows at Crooners May 19th and 20th. Here’s a bit of his conversation with Kevin O’Connor:    
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New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher is playing the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Jazz88’s Emily Reese spoke with Evan by phone about his upcoming trip to the Twin Cities, the show, and falling in love with the music of New Orleans. AUDIO: http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017092007120774.mp3 Originally aired Sept. 20,...
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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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Pianist, composer and arranger Adi Yeshaya has an impressive discography on his own, and impressive it stays with his new release Shammer Jam. He’s celebrating it’s release this Thursday at Crooners Lounge with the Adi Yeshaya Big Band and many other guests. Adi’s list of collaborators is far, wide and profound. Including locals Cory Wong, LA Buckner...
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