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Justus Sanchez
  Full disclosure: As I age, and even beforehand, I’m not always the fastest on the take. When the first volume of  the “Jazz Is Dead” series was released last year, I struggled with the billing and nomenclature. In my defense, it arrived at the peak of stay at home, and precious little was offered...
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Supporting your student during times of stress and change Health Services > School Based Clinics > Supporting your student during times of stress and change From Minneapolis Public Schools Health resources Reflections from Superintendent Ed Graff On the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd, and as our community struggles with the trauma of children taken by gun violence,...
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Jiselle McCollam’s Jazz Cult joined Justus Sanchez live From Studio 1 ahead of their show Friday June 6th at the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul – check out the details of that show here. Live from Studio 1 is made possible by support from the Minnesota Art’s and Cultural Heritage Fund.  
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Emily Reese and Justus Sanchez went to see the new First Avenue exhibit at the Minnesota History Center – The venue is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the exhibit is a must a see if you’re interested in the history of music in Minnesota. We met up with the exhibit developer Erin Cole for a...
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Karen Lyu stopped by Jazz88’s Studio 1 for a session with with Michael O’Brien on bass and James Allen on guitar. Karen returned to Minnesota for a reunion performance with the band Global Jazz. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea after living and going to school in the Midwest for 17 years. Live From...
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The Greg Byers Ensemble is lead by the cellist and bassist who bears the groups namesake.  Byers is a transplant to Minneapolis via Rochester, NY trained in the Suzuki method of Cello which he started at a young age. Greg is joined by Aaron Hedenstrom (Saxophone), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Javier Santiago (Piano) and L.A. Buckner...
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Our guests this week are pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira. They’re doing a project together in tribute of two famous albums from the 60s, recorded by pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall. Evans and Hall released Undercurrent in 1962 and in 1966 released Intermodulation. Larry and Joel will payed tribute to these...
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Debbie Duncan, William Duncan and Robert Robinson were at Jazz88 this past week to promote their latest show at the Dakota on Tuesday March 26th. Together they shared songs they planned to play and the inspirations behind them. Robert, Debbie and William all took turn on the mic while William provided the back drop on...
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Violinist Gary Schulte and Guitarist Robert Bell joined Kevin O’Connor live from Studio 1 on March 26th – They are one half of Twin Cities Hot Club. The four-piece (also including Stan Ponkin on guitar and Matt Peterson on bass) will play The Dakota for Easter brunch on April 21st Originally aired March 26th on...
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The folk trio Sprig of That joined Kevin Barnes for a performance and interview from Jazz88’s Studio 1. Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on violin, Ilan Blanck on guitar, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. Live From Studio 1 is brought to you by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Originally aired during String...
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