Month

March 2023
In preparation for their show on Saturday, April 1 at the Dakota, Jay Young brought his son and fellow bassist, Ian Young, as well as celebrated vocalist Ginger Commodore, into the Jazz88 studios to discuss the Lyric Factory project. Listen to the interview here: Portions of this interview originally aired March 27, 2023 on The...
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While he was in Minneapolis, Christian McBride was nice enough to connect with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise to discuss his upcoming performances in the Twin Cities, his love and support for all things jazz, and his work on Jazz Night in America. Listen to the interview here: Portions of this interview originally aired March...
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Acclaimed poet and educator Desdamona stopped by Jazz88 to discuss her work with TruArt Speaks and the upcoming relaunch of their acclaimed Re-Verb Open Mic series. Listen to the interview here: Interview audio edited by Autumn Haeg Originally aired March 23, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise.     More Posts for Show: The Afternoon Cruise
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The Mental Health Department at Minneapolis Public Schools is set to host the next Caregiver Institute, coming up on Monday, March 20 at Olson Middle School. Jazz88’s Manny Hill spoke with MPS Mental Health Support Specialist, Annie Loch, and two students from Olson Middle School about how the Caregiver Institute will focus on helping children...
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Make Minnesota Jazz Legends part of your Jazz Appreciation Month observance this year. We’ll honor four of Minnesota’s notable and long-serving jazz legends in a concert and conversation event hosted by Jazz88 host, Patty Peterson. It will be an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz88, this special concert will be...
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I love Bessie Smith, but there are times where, no matter how much you love the sound, you wish you could hear those songs done faithfully, but recorded with technology that wouldn’t become available until after Smith’s passing in 1937. That’s where this set of performances from Dinah Washington fit in. By 1958, the studios...
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Minneapolis Public Schools is hosting its 2nd Check It Out chess tournament at Bancroft Elementary on Saturday, March 25! Jazz88’s Manny Hill caught up with MPS Student Engagement Coordinator, Jenny Delaney, and MPS student Ian, to talk about the upcoming tournament and how these tournaments got started. Listen:   More Posts for Shows: School News,...
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The celebrated saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis visited with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise to discuss the music and legacy of Ornette Coleman on Coleman’s birthdate, March 9. Lewis’ path in the music world is connected to Coleman not only by Coleman’s musical legacy, but also by players like Charlie Haden and Jamaaladeen Tacuma,...
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After a seven year absence from the stages of the Twin Cities, Pippi Ardennia and her partner, Daniel Leahy, are back to grace the Crooners mainstage on Sunday evening (3/12). They were nice enough to hop on a Zoom with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise to chat about their upcoming visit. Listen to the interview...
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