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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Jonathan Taylor Rush, guest conductor with the Minnesota Orchestra, about their second annual Juneteenth program, scheduled for Friday, June 14th at 8 PM. He discusses the wide ranging program, which includes compositions by William Grant Still, Margaret Bonds, and more recent works by Omar Thomas, Carlos Simon, and hip hop...
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with documentary photographer Walter Griffin and painter and designer Patrice Goodall Abbe about “Jazz ‘n’ More,” an exhibit of photographs and paintings on display at Dow Art Gallery June 6th – June 29th. Dow Art Gallery will host an event celebrating the exhibit, featuring the Walker West Jazz Ensemble, on Thursday,...
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with singer Karrin Allyson about her new Origin Records release, A Kiss for Brazil, which features a guest appearance by legendary Brazilian singer Rosa Passos. She also discusses her upcoming performance on the Jazz88 Mainstage at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Friday, June 21. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240531111552-KarrynAllisonsessionwithMusicFriMay31_mixdown.mp3
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with drummer and guitarist Jellybean Johnson (The Time) and his partner, Martha Bragg, about a fundraising event called Minneapolis Sound Museum presents “Tales from the Northside: Stories of Flyt Tyme,” taking place at the Capri Theatre on Wednesday, June 5th.
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Davina Sowers of Davina and the Vagabonds about the group’s new recording, Shoot For The Moon. They’ll be celebrating the release at the Ordway on Friday, May 31st as part of the Flint Hills Family Festival. (Photo by Christi Williams/Grinkie Girl Photography) https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240524110327-DavinaINterviewwithmusic5-24_mixdown.mp3
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with filmmaker Brigitte Berman, whose 1985 documentary film, Artie Shaw: Time Is All You’ve Got is being screened at the Heights Theatre on June 10th. After the film won an Oscar, Shaw sued Berman for a portion of the profits. Berman discusses Shaw’s amazing musical accomplishments, his struggle to balance commercial...
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Tracy Byrd, a language arts teacher at Washburn High School, who received the award for Minnesota Teacher of the Year for 2024.
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Jazz88 celebrates the birthday of pianist and composer Keith Jarrett, born on May 8, 1945, in Allentown, PA. Jarrett is in a class with Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea as one of the most influential keyboard artists of his generation. The scope of his work includes jazz, fusion, and classical music. He is also influential for his solo performances,...
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MPS Voices Associate Educator Jedediah Jones spoke with Laura Louis-Jacques, District Program Facilitator- Secondary Special Education, and Jesse Morgan, Department Head at MPS Assistive Technology Center, about the Special Education Community Resource Fair taking place Thursday, May 9th from 5-7:30 PM at the MPS Center for Adult Learning. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240506125022-SpecialEducationCommunityResourceFair.mp3
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Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli is from an illustrious jazz family. His father was the legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and John grew up around jazz legends like Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Les Paul and Slam Stewart. Pizzarrelli discusses his recent album, Stage and Screen, his current trio, and his upcoming performances with the JazzMN Orchestra and...
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