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Erin Schwab learned how to personalize a song from Bette Midler, and this weekend, at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis, she and an all-star band are exploring Bette Midler’s songbook. Schwab also brought along James Scott from the Capri to talk about the Capri’s Capital Campaign and the upcoming Legends season. Full interview: This interview...
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Drummer and composer Kevin Washington is bringing his group, Ra Spirit, to the stage of Icehouse for a performance on Friday night. Washington stopped by Jazz88 to discuss the gig and discussed his policy for curating a show and keeping his musicians and the audience engaged with the material. Full interview: This interview aired on...
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Twin Cities guitar mainstay Jeremy Yvilsaker is curating Monday nights at Icehouse for the month of April and he’s doing it with a simple philosophy: get really creative people to try out new ideas. The results have been a success for Jeremy so far, and he took a break from a van ride to Kansas...
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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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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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Tina Schlieske has been a fixture in the Twin Cities music scene since the 1990s but this is the first time she’s had a project so centered in jazz. On her new album, The Good Life,  Schlieske performed classic numbers with some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities jazz scene. Tina stopped in...
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Vic Volare is preparing to throw his Monster Mash Birthday Bash on Halloween night over at the Granada Theater in Uptown Minneapolis. In regards to throwing a night of swinging music, this is not Volare’s first rodeo. Vic Volare was at the epicenter of the swing dancing renaissance of the mid-90s here in the Twin...
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Craig Taborn was raised in the Twin Cities but set his sights on the East Coast early in his professional career. After cementing his status as a top-flight straight-ahead jazz player in the 1990s, Taborn has become one of the most inventive and forward thinking musicians in any genre. Although he is well-known for his...
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Twin Cities vocal legend, Ginger Commodore, visited The Afternoon Cruise before making her way to rehearsal for her upcoming show honoring the legacy of Tina Turner on Sunday, July 9th at the Dakota. Listen:
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