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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon caught up with singer and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, whose 2023 recording, How Love Begins, received the Grammy award for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” Zuraitis plays Thursday evening, June 20th, at the Dakota in an appearance billed as a pre-Twin Cities Jazz Festival show. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240619093839-NicoleZuraoitisforWeb.mp3 More Posts for Show: Jazz Inspired
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with pianist, vocalist, songwriter and composer Eliane Elias about her new album, Time and Again, coming out later this month on Candid Records. The recording features background vocals by Mark Kibble of Take 6, and guest appearances by legendary performers like Brazilian singer Djavan and jazz artists Mike Mainieri, Peter Erskine,...
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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 caught up with tenor saxophonist Adam Larson, an artist based in Kansas City who is slated to play shows at Jazz Central Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th with drummer Abinnet Berhanu, and bassists Chris Bates and Ted Olsen.
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with drummer Robert “Sput” Searight, who co-founded the funk/fusion band Ghost-Note with fellow drummer Nate Werth. Sput discusses playing with Werth in Snarky Puppy, the formation of Ghost-Note, the influences that inform the music, and their new recording, Mustard n’ Onions. The new CD is available from Mack Avenue Jazz. Ghost-Note...
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