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Michael Cain, a gifted pianist, piano instructor and Director of Electronic Music and Recording Arts at MacPhail as well as the co-founder and CEO of Ekwe stopped by Jazz88 to discuss a concert he’s throwing at Antonello Hall this Saturday with Yousif Sheronick, Barbara Cohen, JD Steele, Zacc Harris and more. Full Interview: This interview...
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The celebrated singer-songwriter Valerie June is making her way to the Twin Cities for a performance this Saturday (3/23) at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Sean McPherson caught up with Valerie to find out about her performance process, her songwriting philosophy, and her recent forays into public speaking. Full interview: This interview aired on...
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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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Greetings! Every Friday I’ll be bringing you some highlights of new music we are featuring here on Jazz88. This is all connected to This Just In, our weekly show that celebrates new jazz releases. You can catch This Just In, hosted by moi, on Fridays at Noon on 88.5 or catch it on your own...
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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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Mary Halvorson is widely regarded as the most exciting guitarist of her generation. She continues to cement that reputation with her new Nonesuch release Cloudward. On this record Halvorson endeavored to not “overwrite”, leaving space for the instrumentalists to find their way on their terms. Halvorson discussed her approach, her philosophy and the way that...
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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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Minnesota based guitarist Cody Steinmann has been steadily releasing music with his trio which features Chris Bates on bass and Abbinet Berhanu on the drums. But for his next act Steinmann is bringing in some extra support; East Coast based tenor player JD Allen is coming through town for a number of engagements including a...
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Greetings! Every Friday I’ll be bringing you some highlights of new music we are featuring here on Jazz88. This is all connected to This Just In, our weekly show that celebrates new jazz releases. You can catch This Just In, hosted by moi, on Fridays at Noon on 88.5 or catch it on your own...
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Celebrated drummer JT Bates is getting back into the fold as a curator and booker. In addition to taking on more booking responsibilities at Icehouse in general, Bates is curating Mondays at Icehouse for the month of March. Listen to find out what Bates has planned for the long running curated Monday series at Icehouse....
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