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As Jazz88 reflects on 2018, we are so thankful for the myriad opportunities in which you have been engaged with your station beyond on-air content. Your “Experiences Of The Year” with us have resulted in an incredibly memorable year for our staff, students and on-air hosts.  You turned out in great numbers for the various RestauranTours across the Twin Cities....
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Starting on the first weekday in September, Jazz88 is rolling out new programs and moving some favorites to new times. On Monday evenings, Minnesota Jazz Tracks moves earlier, to 7 p.m., while Jazz@MPS airs an hour later at 9.  Then at 10, we are pleased to debut Jazz Inspired.  Host/pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael visits with luminaries...
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The Panama Jazz Festival is this week and Jazz88’s Janis Lane-Ewart is there chatting with performers. Following Wednesday night’s concert, she spoke with pianist Danilo Perez and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. You can hear their thoughts below! http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20180118071749153.mp3 Danilo Perez at the Panama Jazz Festival. Originally aired Jan. 18, 2018 on the Morning Show with Emily...
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Jazz88’s Development Officer, Janis Lane-Ewart, talks about the musicianship of and her friendship with pianist Willie Pickens III, a Chicago-area pianist who recorded and played with the likes of Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Elvin Jones and Buddy DeFranco. Pickens died in New York City on Dec. 13, 2017. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171218073046149.mp3 Originally aired on the Morning Show...
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Minnesota pianist/composer Joe Chouinard has a new CD out of Christmas music called Joey to the World. He’s done arrangements of some of his favorite Christmas songs, with one original called “Yellowstone.” You can celebrate the release of the CD along with Joe at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Joining...
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Minneapolis Public Schools and Jazz88 present the third annual J.A.M. (Jazz Around Minneapolis) Fall Festival. This year’s concert presents the St. Olaf Jazz 1 Band featuring Dave Hagedorn. The concert will be a culmination of a full day of jazz workshops for high school students facilitated by MPS band teachers Dave Hagedorn, Chris Bates and other...
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Brian Pertl is the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet and their upcoming show at the Dakota on Tuesday, October 17. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171013072809114.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
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Now through Saturday, we’re reminding you why 88.5 and Jazz88.fm are your source for jazz, blues, BBC News, traffic reports, soul, funk, gospel, Latin, roots, and bluegrass! Help us succeed by contributing today. Become a new member, or renew your support via the renewal notice that may be waiting on your kitchen table. Or contribute...
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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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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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