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  This archived interview is with Jazz88’s Patty Peterson and legendary Saxophonist, the late David Sanborn, when he and his jazz quintet were appearing at the Dakota Jazz Club in October of 2018. David opened up about his influences, his start in the business and the conversations he always looks for when performing with his...
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The placard near the stool of his favorite Minneapolis haunt, Palmer’s Bar, remains and reads, “This place reserved for Spider John Koerner. Ten A.M. Till Noon.” Though the man may be gone, the indelible mark he left on the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis, helping to put the blues and folk scene happening there on the...
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Jazz88 celebrates the birthday of Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential singers of her generation, born on this date in 1924 in Newark, NJ. Her quick wit and playful approach to a lyric earned her the nickname Sassy, and her once-in-a-generation voice earned her the moniker “The Divine one.” Vaughan’s early career was spent in the...
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Rabeca – “Aquarium” from their new album Junk  I don’t have the greatest feel on what the term “post-rock” means. What I do know is that that is frequently what the group Tortoise gets called. For me, Tortoise exemplifies an embrace of jazz textures and sensibilities by rock musicians without a strident announcement of “THIS IS JAZZ MUSIC, SIT DOWN...
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Some of Minnesota’s most iconic and longstanding jazz musicians will tell their stories and perform in a concert during Jazz Appreciation Month. Minnesota Jazz Legends is an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories, and a multimedia record of their lives and legacies, now in its tenth year. Jazz88 host and vocalist Patty Peterson is host and producer. Presented by Jazz88,...
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This week’s Hot New Local Single is Tina Schlieske – “My Baby Just Cares for Me” from her album The Good Life  Tina Schlieske has been a household name in the Twin Cities music scene for eons, but this new release “The Good Life” marks her most serious exploration of jazz in a studio setting. She teamed up...
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Peter Solomon spoke with Dayna Martinez, Executive Director of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, about the headliners that will be featured at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in June. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20240227103606-FINALConversationwithDaynaMartinez.mp3
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We’ll take all the new music we can get from Kevin Washington & RA Spirit. From his drum stool Kevin Washington has been telling the story of Twin Cities music for decades. But Washington has a lot more to offer than his mastery of the kit. He’s a writer, a vocalist and quite the guitar...
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A regular business meeting of the MPS School Board has been noticed. : Feb. 13 : 5:30pm : 1250 West Broadway Ave., Mpls Public comment process and meeting notice: https://www.mpschools.org/about-mps/school-board Agenda and materials: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Agenda/1807… Watch online: https://mps.eduvision.tv/liveevents MPS School Board is the governing body of Jazz88
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A regular business meeting of the MPS School Board has been noticed. : Jan. 9 : 5:30pm : 1250 West Broadway Ave., Mpls Public comment process and meeting notice: https://www.mpschools.org/about-mps/school-board Agenda and materials: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Agenda/1807… Watch online: https://mps.eduvision.tv/liveevents
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