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Julius Collins (L) and Brian Ziemniak (R) of long-running local soul/R&B outfit, Dr. Mambo’s Combo, came through Jazz Futures to talk about “Forever In My Life,” their upcoming birthday tribute to Prince at the Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis on Wednesday, June 7. Listen:   This interview originally aired May 31, 2023 on Jazz Futures....
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Grammy-nominated producer (Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Raphael Saadiq), vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Terrace Martin, got with The Afternoon Cruise to discuss his latest project with the jazz “supergroup,” Dinner Party, and his upcoming run of shows at the Dakota. During the conversation, Martin shared his deep knowledge of the Twin Cities music scene–including gracing the stage...
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The celebrated MC, artist, and activist Lewiee Blaze came through to discuss his upcoming performance at The Purple Day on Saturday, June 3rd. This annual celebration of Prince, aka “The Purple One,” brings together some of the best and brightest of the Twin Cities music scene for a great community event. Listen:   This interview...
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The celebrated harp player Brandee Younger is preparing for a headlining show at the Dakota on Tuesday, May 23. She hopped on the phone with Sean from The Afternoon Cruise to discuss the show, her recent album, and the influence of jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby on her work. Listen:   This interview originally aired May...
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Minnesota-based trumpet player Jake Baldwin swung through the studios of Jazz88 to discuss garnering a 4-star review in DownBeat magazine for his latest release on Shifting Paradigm records, Misc. Items. Listen:   This interview originally aired May 22, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise. This interview was produced and edited by¬†Autumn Haeg.     More Posts...
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Byron Stripling, a nationally-acclaimed trumpet player and conductor, joined The Afternoon Cruise to discuss his upcoming season-opening show, celebrating the music of New Orleans and the legacy of Louis Armstrong, with the JazzMN Orchestra on Tuesday, May 23. Listen:   This interview originally aired May 19, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise. This interview was produced...
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Sloane Martin, a broadcaster with the Minnesota Lynx, swung by the Jazz88 studios to talk about the upcoming season, which gets underway on May 19 with a home game against the Chicago Sky. Listen:   This interview originally aired May 18, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise. This interview was produced and edited by¬†Autumn Haeg.  ...
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Local, in-demand drummer, bandleader, educator, and friend of the station, LA Buckner, stopped by to discuss his upcoming show at Indeed Brewing’s Whirlygig event, part of this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl festivities. Listen:   This interview originally aired May 19, 2023 on The Afternoon Cruise.       More Posts for Show: The Afternoon Cruise
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Chadwick ‘Niles’ Phillips, founder & CEO of The Avant Garde entertainment production company, stopped by the Jazz88 studios to discuss his involvement with ComMUSICation, a program founded in 2013 to provide high-quality after school music programs accessible to youth. The group is celebrating their 10th anniversary on Sunday, May 21 at the Ordway in St....
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Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire is getting ready for a two-night stand at the Walker Art Center on May 19 and 20. He’s been working on new music and figuring out how to balance his work with his wellbeing. Hear a conversation between Ambrose Akinmusire and Jazz88’s Sean McPherson before attending the shows this weekend:...
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