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The placard near the stool of his favorite Minneapolis haunt, Palmer’s Bar, remains and reads, “This place reserved for Spider John Koerner. Ten A.M. Till Noon.” Though the man may be gone, the indelible mark he left on the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis, helping to put the blues and folk scene happening there on the...
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  Kamasi Washington – Prologue Julian Lage – Nothing Happens Here Lynne Arriale – Courage Jeremy Pelt – No A.I. Aaron Diehl – Aries Lizz Wright – Sweet Feeling Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Big Band – You’d Be So Easy To Love Diego Rivera – Tinte Latino Nicole Glover – The Fox Kandace...
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Celebrated drummer JT Bates is getting back into the fold as a curator and booker. In addition to taking on more booking responsibilities at Icehouse in general, Bates is curating Mondays at Icehouse for the month of March. Listen to find out what Bates has planned for the long running curated Monday series at Icehouse....
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Greetings! Every Friday I’ll be bringing you some highlights of new music we are featuring here on Jazz88. This is all connected to This Just In, our weekly show that celebrates new jazz releases. You can catch This Just In, hosted by moi, on Fridays at Noon on 88.5 or catch it on your own...
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In the summer of 2020 deVon Russell Gray, Nathan Hanson and Davu Seru recorded the album We Sick in a church in Saint Paul that was available due to the COVID pandemic. The tumult of the summer of 2020 showed up in all sorts of ways on the spontaneously composed recordings. Since the 2022 release...
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Tina Schlieske has been a fixture in the Twin Cities music scene since the 1990s but this is the first time she’s had a project so centered in jazz. On her new album, The Good Life,  Schlieske performed classic numbers with some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities jazz scene. Tina stopped in...
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According to LA Buckner, he is putting “all his eggs into his own basket.” After years of splitting his time as a sideman and as a leader he is focusing on taking LA Buckner and BiG HOMiE up to the next level. To that end, Buckner is making his debut as a leader at Crooners...
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Adi Yeshaya is an in-demand arranger and composer whose has done work for Whitney Houston, Prince, Lena Horne and more. In the Twin Cities Yeshaya might be best known for his longtime collaboration with Debbie Duncan. After Duncan’s passing in 2020 Adi started to revisit the charts he had worked up during their decades of...
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Greetings! Every Friday I’ll be bringing you some highlights of new music we are featuring here on Jazz88. This is all connected to This Just In, our weekly show that celebrates new jazz releases. You can catch This Just In, hosted by moi, on Fridays at Noon on 88.5 or catch it on your own...
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Starting his professional career in the late 70s and staying vital and relevant up to today, Kenny Garrett truly bridges generations as a jazz icon. Frequently recognized as the greatest alto player of his generation, Garrett is also a generational talent as a composer. Check out the conversation between Kenny Garrett and Sean McPherson as...
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