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I’m convinced that 289 Fifth Street East in St. Paul was the coolest place to be in the Twin Cities on Sunday night (9/25/22). Earlier in the day, around 3PM or so, MetroNOME Brewery let slip on social media that trumpet legend Wynton Marsalis (who was in town with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra...
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The celebrated Chicago-based drummer Makaya McCraven is coming through town for a show at The Fine Line on Wednesday. Makaya was nice to hop on a ZOOM call with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise in advance of Wednesdays show! Listen to the interview: final Makaya Audio – Sean McPherson   More Posts for Show: The...
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Throughout the week, I’ll be connecting with artists who are set to take the stage of Indeed Brewing for the Whirlygig event happening in Northeast Minneapolis this weekend, May 20-22, as part of Art-A-Whirl. Erik Fratzke, the bassist for Happy Apple,  stopped by to talk about the gig and what we can expect from their...
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Throughout the week, I’ll be connecting with artists who are set to take the stage of Indeed Brewing for the Whirlygig event happening in Northeast Minneapolis this weekend, May 20-22, as part of Art-A-Whirl. L.A. Buckner, drummer extraordinaire and leader of Big Homie, stopped by to talk about the gig and what we can expect...
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Throughout the week, I’ll be connecting with artists who are set to take the stage of Indeed Brewing for the Whirlygig event happening in Northeast Minneapolis this weekend, May 20-22, as part of Art-A-Whirl. Andrew Tomten (saxophone; L) and Andy Schupp (bass; R) stopped by to talk about the gig and everything that is happening...
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Manny Hill talks with North Community High School Principal Mauri Friestleben about Pillsbury United’s $1 million fundraising for the North class of 2022. As each graduating senior will receive $10,000 in scholarship funding, Friestleben shares more on the impact this has had on the students of North High.
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Nate Smith’s Kinfolk project is coming to town for a two-night stand at the Dakota on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. I had the chance to catch up with him as he was wrapping up another tour down in Chicago to talk about his most recent recordings and the differences in creating in real...
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John Pizzarelli’s schedule permitted him to stop by our studios before his visit to the Dakota tonight. It’s no surprise that John was an absolute natural doing radio, I mean he has his own radio show. We even broadcast it on Jazz88 on Saturdays at 5pm. John was more than happy to talk about his...
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I had the honor of catching up with Cyrille Aimée in advance of her performance on Friday night, April 1st, at the Dakota. In the interview, you’ll hear about Cyrille’s fascination with the Dakota, Minneapolis in general, and her adopted hometown of New Orleans. We touch on her impressive 14 disc discography and the band...
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Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back in Mears Park this summer and the Jazz88 Mainstage headliners were just announced! June 24th & 25th, join us in St. Paul’s Lowertown for a weekend of free outdoor music!   Friday, June 24th Matthew Whitaker Emmet Cohen with Bruce Harris    Saturday, June 25th Treme Brass Band Brandon...
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