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Peter Solomon
Twin Cities singer Maud Hixson won a Bistro Award recently for “Permanent Moonlight,” an album of songs by Richard Rodney Bennett. She spoke with Jazz88’s Peter Solomon about her path to becoming a professional jazz singer and about a Doris Day Tribute at Crooners’ Dunsmore Room on April 20th. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240415113940-MaudHixson_webmixdown.mp3
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Peter Solomon speaks with Duluth-based trombonist Thomas Woytko about JAM Duluth, a program of live performances scheduled at Duluth breweries and other locations through the month of April. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240409110119-ThomasWoytkoMixdown.mp3
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with pianist Aaron Diehl about his recent recording of Mary Lou Williams’ “Zodiac Suite,” the influence of pianist and composer John Lewis, and his upcoming performance of music by Lewis, Gunther Schuller and others with members of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota Sunday, April 7th at Sundin Hall on the...
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Victor Cole, Director of Recruitment, Retention and Induction in the School of Urban Education at Metro State University, about a Graduate Programs Preview Day coming up April 13th. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240403094031-VictorColeInterview.mp3
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Brazilian guitar virtuoso Diego Figueiredo about his musical development and his recent album “My World,” which featured guest appearances by clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski and trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Figueiredo is appearing at Crooners on Friday 3/29. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240328093738-DiegoFigwithmusic3_01080.mp3
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with pianist Miki Yamanaka on Shades of Rainbow, her new collaboration with tenor saxophonist Mark Turner. The recording was recently released on Cellar Music. She discusses the influence of pianist Cedar Walton on her playing, the making of the new album, and the status of women in the contemporary jazz scene....
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon caught up with singer Cyrille Aimee ahead of her performance at the Dakota on Tuesday, March 19th. She talked about her childhood in France, her introduction to jazz, her decision to move to New Orleans, the house she designed and built in Costa Rica during the pandemic, and her new album of...
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Singer-Composer Jennifer Grimm and her husband and musical partner, Joe Cruz, visited with Jazz88’s Peter Solomon on the Morning Show. Jennifer performed two originals – “Half a Man” and “I Miss Minneapolis/St. Paul” and did a short version of “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” She talked about her unusual musical background (she grew up...
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Tenor saxophonist JD Allen speaks with Jazz88’s Peter Solomon about his recent recording THIS, which features Allen playing with Gwilym Jones on drums and electronic soundscapes created by Alex Bonney. Allen will be appearing in the Twin Cities March 15th at Jazz Central with Abinnet Berhanu and Jeff Bailey and March 16th at Icehouse with...
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