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The Christmas spirit was certainly in the air at Orchestra Hall last night (11/30). Concert-goers donned their finest festive attire, garlands and shiny ornaments adorned the front of the Orchestra stage, and Dianne Reeves’ smile radiated enough joy to warm even the coldest of winter nights. She was joined by the impeccable Jazz at Lincoln...
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Jazz88 is teaming back up with our friends at Trivia Mafia and Indeed Brewing for another rousing edition of “Jazz88 Trivia Night!” Gather your friends to test your jazz knowledge on Tuesday, November 8th at Indeed Brewing in NE Minneapolis! Powered by Trivia Mafia, this event will take place in Indeed’s auxiliary taproom, “The Ox,”...
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Gather your friends to test your jazz knowledge this Tuesday (Oct. 11) at Indeed Brewing in NE Minneapolis! Powered by Trivia Mafia, this event will take place in Indeed’s auxiliary taproom, “The Ox,” at 6:30 PM. There will be Jazz88 swag, and prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. This upcoming week, the...
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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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