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After studying at UW-Eau Claire and a stint in Chicago, guitarist Mike Wolter has firmly planted his flag in the Twin Cities jazz scene. On Friday, June 14, he’ll be celebrating the release of his band’s debut album at MetroNOME Brewery. The Early Planets’ release is called The Waits/inBetween Music, and alongside bassist Cody McKinney...
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Joe Lovano connected with Jazz88’s Sean McPherson in anticipation of his performance at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 22. Lovano and McPherson discussed Lovano’s long-running quartet, his legendary role in the Paul Motian Trio alongside Bill Frisell, and Lovano’s many great experiences in the Twin Cities, including a show with the Woody...
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Since moving to the Twin Cities from the East Coast a handful of years ago, Abinnet Berhanu has become an essential part of the Twin Cities music scene. He’s spent time supporting touring artists, playing countless jam sessions around the city and celebrating the music of Ethiopia with his group Andanet. This Saturday he brings...
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Celebrated vibraphonist and visionary Stefon Harris is making his way back to the Twin Cities for a headlining performance on the Jazz88 Mainstage at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. In anticipation of his set on Friday, June 21, Harris was kind enough to connect with Sean McPherson from Jazz88 and discuss his career, his purpose,...
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Erin Schwab learned how to personalize a song from Bette Midler, and this weekend, at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis, she and an all-star band are exploring Bette Midler’s songbook. Schwab also brought along James Scott from the Capri to talk about the Capri’s Capital Campaign and the upcoming Legends season. Full interview: This interview...
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Drummer and composer Kevin Washington is bringing his group, Ra Spirit, to the stage of Icehouse for a performance on Friday night. Washington stopped by Jazz88 to discuss the gig and discussed his policy for curating a show and keeping his musicians and the audience engaged with the material. Full interview: This interview aired on...
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Jazz88 and MPS Voices host Olive Norvell recently connected with the team from Keane Sense of Rhythm Tap Dance School to get the update on their celebration of National Tap Dance Day at Como Park Pavilion on Saturday, May 25. Full interview: This interview aired on The Afternoon Cruise 05/16/24     More Posts for...
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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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Iconic producer and musician Don Was is bringing his new project, The Pan-Detroit Ensemble, to the Dakota for two shows on Tuesday, May 21. Though much of Was’s work nowadays is working as the head of Blue Note Records, he recognizes the importance of getting out and playing the music. In the conversation, he confesses...
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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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