Jazz88’s music director is your guide to the full spectrum of jazz, along with BBC World News, and regional news headlines at the top of each hour. Plus, MnDOT First Alert Traffic every twenty minutes.
Interviews and live performances with local and global talent, and features round out the program.
If you are a regular listener to KBEM, hopefully you’ve heard Phil Nusbaum’s informative and entertaining feature Twin Cities This Week/Twin Cities Weekend. On a recent playback, I was intrigued by a new band, […]
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To honor that and to do what can be done to “Smash the Stigma,” two board members of Dissonance, Katy Vernon and Carl Atiya Swanson, stopped by to explain the function […]
Still charming audiences in his eighth decade, singer/pianist Freddy Cole talked about his new cd, growing up Cole and his shows at Crooners May 19th and 20th. Here’s a bit of his conversation with Kevin O’Connor: […]
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 […]
Will Mick Sterling – and hundreds of his closest friends – break a percussion world record on Harriet Island? Patty Peterson visits about Let There Be Drums, which will bring hundreds of drum kit players together to […]
While in town to support her recent release “Code Noir” with a show at the Dakota, triple-threat vocalist-composer-arranger Carmen Lundy spent some time visiting with Jazz88’s Michele Jansen on The Afternoon Cruise. Listen below. […]
Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall kicks off her World Tour and performs selections from her latest release Turn Up The Quiet this Friday, June 2nd at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. Krall’s […]