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Live Music
Brian Pertl is the dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. He spoke with Jazz88’s Emily Reese about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet and their upcoming show at the Dakota on Tuesday, October 17. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u20171013072809114.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 More Posts for Show: The...
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Savannah, Georgia-based Velvet Caravan stopped by the studio to play and chat with Kevin O’Connor before they heated things up at Vieux Carre Wednesday. AUDIO: Originally aired Wednesday, October 11 on The Afternoon Cruise with Kevin O’Connor. More Posts for Show: The Afternoon Cruise
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It is a great privilege and honor to announce that KBEM has been voted into the Minnesota Blues Society’s  Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame in the category of ‘Blues Art, Literature and Media.’  This honor is awarded to an individual or entity with at least twenty years of history performing at the highest level of achievement...
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The septet The Poor Nobodys plays live music to silent films. The weekend of Sept. 22, they played to Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant, as part of the grand reopening of the newly expanded Trylon Cinema in South Minneapolis. Four of the seven members came to Jazz88 to perform some of the music they wrote for...
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New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher is playing the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge & Supper Club on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Jazz88’s Emily Reese spoke with Evan by phone about his upcoming trip to the Twin Cities, the show, and falling in love with the music of New Orleans. AUDIO: http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017092007120774.mp3 Originally aired Sept. 20,...
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Americana music icon David Bromberg visited with Kevin Barnes Friday night, August 25, to discuss the David Bromberg Band’s August 27th appearance at The Cedar. Also featured were tracks from David’s latest Red House Records release “The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues.” David Bromberg’s musical journey spans five-and-a-half decades and includes...
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It was a busy weekend with the Selby Avenue Jazz Fest Saturday, September 9 and the St. Paul Classic Bike Tour  Sunday, September 10. We were out at both events. Kevin Barnes visited with fans at the Jazz88 tent. The 16th Annual Selby Avenue Jazz Fest was Saturday, September 9th, 11a to 8p at the intersection of...
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Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Makana talks about the tradition of that music and his upcoming show (Monday night, Sept. 11, 2017) at the Dakota. http://kbem-recast.streamguys1.com/content/u2017091108330569.mp3 Originally aired on The Morning Show with Emily Reese Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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Join us for our Jazz88 Last Days of Summer River Cruise on the Magnolia Blossom Riverboat. We push off from Crosby Park on Friday, September 1st , at 7:30 p.m. Come aboard starting at 7 p.m. The Cruise features live music, a dinner buffet, cash bar, prize drawings and more. This is one of our most...
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The 3-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre, is normally a septet. The group’s founder, Jorge Gomez, decided to create a quartet from the group for more intimate shows and so they could play smaller venues. Ahead of their upcoming show at the Dakota tonight, pianist Jorge, flutist Fabien Alvarez and percussionist Leo Gonzalez...
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