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Interviews, performances, and special programming from Jazz88. Hear us live at 88.5 FM in the Twin Cities!

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Lizz Winstead's Year In Review on Jazz88

December 26th, 2018

18:20
Minnesota native and comedian Lizz Winstead talks about her annual Year In Review shows at the Cedar Cultural Center on New Year's Eve.

Live From Studio 1: Cornbread Harris

December 20th, 2018

41:50
Minnesota blues legend Cornbread Harris is featured on this edition of Live From Studio 1. The 91 year-old singer and pianist talks about skipping …

Pianist Senri Oe on Jazz88

December 20th, 2018

9:01
Pianist Senri Oe stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about his upcoming show at MSP Airport and his 2018 album "Boys and Girls."

Kyle Rucker of Ruck B Music

December 20th, 2018

6:27
Kyle Rucker of Ruck B Music stopped by the Jazz88 studios to talk about the work he does for music education in the community. He brought two young musicians along for the chat on Jazz88's Morning Show.

Jill Mott, Sommelier, on Jazz88

December 20th, 2018

12:09
Sommelier Jill Mott talks about the New California, upcoming classes she's teaching, and the Jura and Savoie regions of France live on Jazz88's Morning Show with Emily Reese.

Washington, AbdulKarim talk about Roy Hargrove's legacy

December 17th, 2018

10:59
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove left a lasting impact when he passed earlier this season. Top Twin Cities players will honor Hargrove's legacy with a show …

Twin Cities Weekend: Trumpeter Steve Kenny Album Release Party

December 10th, 2018

7:59
This Saturday Dec 15 is the 238th straight Saturday night jazz at the Black Dog in St Paul. The Constellation Band opens at 7pm. From 8:30 onward, …

Evan Christopher Celebrates NOLA Tricentennial at Vieux Carre

November 28th, 2018

10:37
Clarinetist Evan Christopher plays at Vieux Carre to celebrate the tricentennial of New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 28. He stopped by Jazz88's studio to talk about the show and the city he calls home.

Author Kristal Leebrick "Thank You For Shopping"

November 15th, 2018

7:29
Author Kristal Leebrick stopped by the Jazz88 Morning Show to talk about her new book, "Thank You For Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota …

Pianist Larry McDonough and Guitarist Joel Shapira on Bill Evans and Jim Hall

November 14th, 2018

7:58
Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira play the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall live at the Black Dog in St. Paul on Thurs., Nov. 15th …

Live From Studio 1 - Nelson Devereaux

November 13th, 2018

44:18
Tenor saxophonist Nelson Devereaux and his band played for us live in Jazz88's Studio 1, and then talked about his background and future as a musician.

Jazz in the Target Atrium: Peter Bernstein Solo Guitar

November 7th, 2018

58:52
NYC jazz denizen dazzles the Atrium crowd at Orchestra Hall, Oct. 19, 2018. Genaro Vasquez hosts.

byerSelf, a New Jazz Trio in Minnesota

November 6th, 2018

9:13
The trio byerSelf combines jazz with poetry and visuals to create a unique musical experience, with Greg Byers on cello/bass, LA Buckner on drums/percussion and Javier Santiago on keys.

Vocalist Maud Hixson, Cole Porter and the 1930s

November 5th, 2018

8:19
Vocalist Maud Hixson talks about her two upcoming shows; a Cole Porter-themed show at the Bloomington Center for the Arts, and a 1930s-themed show in …

Pianist Cameron Graves Playing the Dakota

November 2nd, 2018

6:47
Pianist Cameron Graves is bringing his trio to the Dakota Sunday, Nov. 4th at 7 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the trio, the show, and his background.

Archaeologist Franck Goddio and Egypt's Sunken Cities at MIA

November 1st, 2018

8:00
French archaeologist Franck Goddio discovered two cities beneath the Mediterranean Sea in 2000, and many artifacts from the discovery are on display …

Vicky Emerson In Studio Interview & Performance

October 25th, 2018

15:54
Vicky Emerson joins Kevin O'Connor on the Afternoon Cruise ahead of her new album release

Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders 2018

October 25th, 2018

58:20
This year's honorees: drummer Bob Gilbertson, trumpeter Ahmed AbdulKarim, guitarist Reuben Ristrom, and the late vocalist/keyboardist, Jimmy Bowman.

Pianist Joey Alexander at the Dakota

October 11th, 2018

6:19
Fourteen-year-old Joey Alexander plays two shows at the Dakota Thursday, Oct. 11th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese …

Live at the Lex: Omar AbdulKarim Sept. 20, 2018

October 2nd, 2018

57:58
Twin Cities-based, internationally known trumpeter leads a talented quartet through a set celebrating the legacy of Miles Davis. The first in a series of recordings from the Williamsburg Room at The Lexington, St. …

Boston improv master Harvey Diamond plays local gigs this week

September 27th, 2018

7:38
Harvey Diamond, a onetime student of Lennie Tristano and standard bearer for his style of heartfelt improvisation and harmonic flexibility, talks with Travis Ryder about his legacy, philosophy and two shows in the Twin …

JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani Talk Twin Cities Jazz

September 21st, 2018

7:36
Composers JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani talk about setting up the Twin Cities Jazz Composers Workshop and an upcoming gig with their big band, Inatnas, at Black Dog in Lowertown on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8:30 p.m.

Cyrus Chestnut, Buster Williams and Lenny White at Vieux Carre

September 20th, 2018

6:58
Pianist Cyrus Chestnut spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about his upcoming shows at Vieux Carre, coming up September 25 & 26 at 7 pm and 9 pm.

Harold Lopez-Nussa at the Dakota

September 12th, 2018

7:35
Cuban pianist Harold Lopez-Nussa is bringing his trio to town for a show Monday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the …

Geoffrey Keezer at Crooners Lounge Labor Day Weekend

August 31st, 2018

7:53
Pianist Geoffrey Keezer and his trio are playing the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club this weekend with vocalist Gillian Margot. Sunday, Sept. 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Hear him talk with Jazz88's Emily Reese …

Happy Apple Erik Fratzke at the Dakota

August 24th, 2018

8:01
Happy Apple's bassist, Erik Fratzke, talks about the Twin Cities trio's upcoming shows at the Dakota, what he gained learning guitar and bass …

Rebirth Brass Band Brings New Orleans to the Dakota

August 17th, 2018

8:11
Keith Frazier is a founding member of Rebirth Brass Band, a New Orleans band that encourages you to dance. Frazier talked with Jazz88's Emily Reese about their upcoming shows at the Dakota.

Rhythmically Speaking at The Southern Theater

August 17th, 2018

6:29
Artistic Director of Rhythmically Speaking, Erinn Liebhard, talks about their annual show at The Southern Theater, opening Aug. 16, 2018.

Eclectic Edge Ensemble Celebrates 15 Years of Jazz Dance

July 17th, 2018

6:43
The Eclectic Edge Ensemble is celebrating its 15th Anniversary with jazz dance at The Lab Theater in Minneapolis July 19-22. Dancers Brenda Nepsund …

Hannah von der Hoff Performance

July 12th, 2018

12:06
"Bonnie Raitt meets Alabama Shakes?" True or not, Hannah von der Hoff is a unique talent. She has a show Friday 7/13 at Aster. A video and single goes out this week and she gave us an exclusive preview.

Davell Crawford at the Dakota in July

July 10th, 2018

8:34
The Piano Prince of New Orleans, Davell Crawford, is playing at the Dakota Tuesday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 11. He spoke with Jazz88's Emily …

Vinicius Cantuaria at the Dakota

June 26th, 2018

7:39
Brazilian singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist Vinicius Cantuaria is performing at the Dakota Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m. He spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the show and the possibility of a new …

Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival 2018

June 22nd, 2018

8:38
Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about her new album, "Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready" and her upcoming show on the main stage …

Alzheimer's chorus performs brand-new work

June 13th, 2018

5:43
The Giving Voice Chorus is for people and caregivers living with dementia. The group partnered with a composer and poet to create and present a brand-new work, something many might believe is impossible. Kris Kautzman …

Slam Academy Summer Camps

May 31st, 2018

7:17
Founder of Slam Academy, J. Anthony Allen, and Recruitment Specialist Tanya Lano joined the Morning Show to talk about their summer classes for musicians interested in learning about production and DJ-ing.

Junior Iron Chef at MPS 2018

May 17th, 2018

7:07
The 2018 Junior Iron Chef competition for Minneapolis Public Schools took place Thursday, May 10. Hear about the ways MPS is changing school lunches, …

This Week Twin Cities: Classic lumberjack music from The Lost Forty

May 11th, 2018

8:00
In the old days of lumbering, much of the work was done by immigrants who brought old country music with them to the lumber camps. A duet known as …

St. Paul Ballet Performs Carmen in the 1920s

May 9th, 2018

6:39
Carmen is an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot with music by composer Richard Erickson, adapted from the 1875 opera by French composer Georges Bizet. Zoé and Richard stopped by Jazz88 to talk about …

Eliane Elias Plays the Dakota May 1st

April 30th, 2018

8:19
Brazilian pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias will play at the Dakota Tues. May 1st with shows at 7:00 and 9:00. She spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about her new album and the upcoming performance.

Jazz in the Target Atrium: The First Instrument

April 26th, 2018

57:33
Vocalist Bruce Henry leads the Atrium Jazz Ensemble through a survey of key moments in vocal music connected to the jazz experience. With Scott …

Rio Nido Plays Live at Jazz88

April 26th, 2018

23:03
Twin Cities trio Rio Nido stopped by Jazz88 to perform during the Morning Show in advance of their show at the Dakota Friday, Apr. 27 at 7:00.

Capri Theater Legends Bouquet 2018

April 20th, 2018

8:47
Debbie Duncan, Charmin Michelle and Dennis Spears talk about their upcoming concert, Legends Bouquet, at the Capri Theater in Minneapolis Saturday, …

South High School, School News sample

April 10th, 2018

0:30
A student from South High in an example of our School News feature.

Whittier International Elementary School, School News sample

April 10th, 2018

0:32
Two students from Whittier Elementary in a sample of our School News feature.

"Isla Tuliro" Tackels Colonialism at the Southern Theater

April 10th, 2018

9:43
Writer and co-director Marlina Gonzalez talks about her new play, Isla Tuliro, now playing at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis. The play deals …

Two Twin Cities Area Rivers on Endangered List

April 10th, 2018

6:53
The Mississippi River Gorge through the Twin Cities and Kinnickinnic River near Afton appear on the 2018 list of America's Most Endangered Rivers from AmericanRivers.org. Olivia Dorothy is the Associate Director of the …

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, Part 3

March 30th, 2018

9:34
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter stopped by Jazz88 to talk with Emily Reese about public safety, transportation and growth in the city.

Mayor Melvin Carter at Jazz88, Part 2

March 30th, 2018

8:16
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter stopped by Jazz88 to talk with Emily Reese about the upcoming State of Our City Summit, opening the process of …

Mayor Melvin Carter at Jazz88, Part 1

March 30th, 2018

6:20
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter stopped by Jazz88 to talk with Emily Reese about his jazz upbringing and the vibrant jazz scene in the Twin Cities, …

Jearlyn Steele and Upcoming Shows with the Steele Family

March 20th, 2018

6:43
Jearlyn Steele, of Minneapolis's Steele Family, stopped by to talk about two upcoming shows featuring the Steeles. The family sings an acoustic set …

Kasano Mwanza Talks "Newsies" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

March 20th, 2018

6:33
Actor and musician, Kasano Mwanza, talks about Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's performance of Disney's "Newsies" on Jazz88.

Peter Brosius from Children's Theater Company

March 14th, 2018

8:39
Peter Brosius, the Artistic Director for Children's Theater Company, stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about two shows now playing at CTC.

Jazz in the Target Atrium: At The Piano

March 13th, 2018

58:51
Four Twin Cities pianists take their turn in solo sets. Chris Lomheim, Bryan Nichols, Javi Santiago, and JITA series artistic director Jeremy Walker …

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra Play the Dakota

February 28th, 2018

6:59
Trombonist, bandleader and producer Delfeayo Marsalis talks about his upcoming shows at the Dakota with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, and his new, live album, "Kalamazoo," with Jazz88's Emily Reese.

Orange Mighty Trio at Cedar Cultural Center

February 20th, 2018

7:59
Two members of Orange Mighty Trio stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about their upcoming show at the Cedar Cultural Center, when they'll open for …

VocalEssence Debuts New Youth Choir

February 16th, 2018

5:49
The Associate Director of VocalEssence, G. Phillip Shoultz, talks about their upcoming show, with music inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes, a …

Connie Evingson at Crooners Lounge

February 16th, 2018

8:43
Connie Evingson stopped by to talk about her upcoming show in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club. She'll perform with tenorman Dave Karr, bassist Gordy Johnson and pianist Tanner Taylor. Shows are at …

DJANGO at the Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul

February 2nd, 2018

6:17
Peter Schilling from the Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul talks about the film DJANGO, opening today at St. Anthony Main.

Jam, Lewis honored and interviewed at North High

February 1st, 2018

9:04
Super-producers with Minneapolis roots Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis visited North High School, Lewis' alma mater, Jan. 31, 2018. The duo was in town to …

This Week Twin Cities: Silverback Trio

January 22nd, 2018

8:00
With its strong emphasis on improvisation, the Silverback Trio of Minneapolis does “outside” well. But it also plays with a strong group feeling. You …

Wayne Shorter at the Panama Jazz Festival

January 18th, 2018

1:36
Jazz88's Janis Lane-Ewart spoke with saxophonist Wayne Shorter following Wednesday night's concert at the Panama Jazz Festival.

Danilo Perez at the Panama Jazz Festival

January 18th, 2018

1:34
Jazz88's Janis Lane-Ewart interviewed pianist Danilo Perez following a concert at the Panama Jazz Festival.

Rio Nido Performs Live In Studio

December 27th, 2017

2:30
Rio Nido stopped by the Jazz88 studio to perform "Tee Many Martoonis" in advance of their shows at the Dakota Dec. 27, 2017 at 7 PM and 9 PM.

Interview with Rio Nido

December 27th, 2017

5:46
Vocal group Rio Nido came to Jazz88 to chat about their two Dakota shows coming up on Dec. 27, 2017.

New Music and Poetry at The Feels

December 27th, 2017

6:08
The Feels continues to provide local artists a positive place to perform new music and poetry at Icehouse, Wednesday, Dec. 27th. Artist Lisa Brimmer joined the Morning Show to talk about tonight's performance. Show …

Obituary: Willie Pickens III

December 18th, 2017

6:49
Jazz88's Development Officer, Janis Lane-Ewart, talks about pianist Willie Pickens III who passed away Dec. 13, 2017.

Joe Chouinard's New Album: Joey to the World

December 11th, 2017

6:31
Minnesota pianist/composer Joe Chouinard stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk with Emily Reese about his new Christmas piano album.

Japanese Jazz Pianist Senri Oe Back in Minneapolis

November 28th, 2017

6:37
Japanese pop sensation turned jazz musician, Senri Oe, is back in Minneapolis for two shows on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at MSP International Airport, and …

Leigh Kamman Legacy Project Concert & Fundraiser

November 27th, 2017

5:09
The executive director of the Leigh Kamman Legacy Project stopped by Jazz88 to talk about a concert and fundraiser taking place Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 PM at the Dakota Jazz Club. Performers include Karin Allyson and …

MN Voices United and Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

November 22nd, 2017

6:03
Singer and entertainer T. Mychael Rambo stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about MN Voices United, a concert to benefit the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Florida and Texas. The …

Nachito Herrera Records Live Show Friday at the Dakota

November 17th, 2017

6:13
Cuban-born, Minneapolis-based pianist Nachito Herrera will showcase the music of George Gershwin and Ernesto Lecuona at the Dakota Friday, Nov. 17 at …

Jazz88's Kevin Barnes Celebrates 20 Years of String Theory

November 10th, 2017

8:00
Jazz88's Kevin Barnes is celebrating String Theory's 20th anniversary with a show at the Dakota on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 4 PM - 6 PM. He chatted with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the celebration.

Pianist Larry McDonough Brings Bill Evans Doc to Minneapolis

November 8th, 2017

7:56
Pianist and composer Larry McDonough worked with the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights to bring "Bill Evans: Time Remembered - The Life and Music …

South High's Eric Sayre and JAM Fest 2017

November 3rd, 2017

5:02
Eric Sayre, band director from South High School, talks about this weekend's JAM Fest with high school students from around Minneapolis Public …

Minnesota's Vietnam Veterans Tell Their Stories

October 30th, 2017

5:29
Beginning Monday, Oct. 30, Jazz88 will broadcast a series of 2-minute features highlighting the stories of Minnesota's Vietnam Veterans. Producer Kevyn Burger joined the Morning Show to talk about her project.

Jazz in the Target Atrium: Drum & Trumpet

October 26th, 2017

57:24
The Atrium Jazz Ensemble explores the interaction of these ancient instruments in the jazz idiom. One hour of material from the Oct. 13, 2017 …

Iraqi Immigrant and Refugee Stories at the Guthrie

October 25th, 2017

6:29
Director Taous Claire Khazem talks about "Birds Sing Differently Here". Based on the true stories of 12 Iraqi-Minnesotan refugees and immigrants, "Birds Sing Differently Here" weaves together stories of sweetness, …

Youngest Filmmaker in the Twin Cities Film Festival

October 25th, 2017

6:07
Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Bischoff is the youngest filmmaker featured at the Twin Cities Film Festival. His film, "All in the Circle," explores how a …

Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon's Upcoming Shows

October 19th, 2017

5:59
Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about his upcoming shows at Crooner's Lounge and the Ordway with the JazzMN Orchestra and …

Twin Cities Weekend: Pavel Jany

October 16th, 2017

8:00
Pavel Jany is known as one of the Twin Cities’ leading jazz guitarists. His most recent recorded project is called Acoustic Condition. On the CD and in performance the jazz Pavel plays relates to many musical …

This Week Twin Cities: Mumblin' Drew

October 14th, 2017

7:59
Mumblin’ Drew is a local guy who discovered folk music, and followed the interest. His playing is based on classic performances of American folk …

Dean Brian Pertl from Lawrence University

October 13th, 2017

6:39
Dean of the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University, Brian Pertl, talks about the Lawrence Faculty Jazz Quartet show at the Dakota on Tuesday, …

Velvet Caravan Interview-Performance

October 11th, 2017

9:49
Velvet Caravan from Savannah, Georgia was in town to shake things up at Vieux Carre Wednesday. They also performed in Studio C.

This Week Twin Cities: Brass Lassie

October 9th, 2017

8:00
Celtic tradition goes back literally centuries, and well over 100 years in our town. But if you think there’s nothing new under the sun when it comes to Celtic, guess again. Local flautist, piper and concertinist Laura …

This Week Twin Cities: Charanga Tropical

October 6th, 2017

8:00
Charanga Tropical is led by Twin Cities sax and flute player, Doug Little. Doug began studying Cuban music in 2002, and founded Charanga Tropical in 2006. A charanga band brings together voice, flute, strings, …

Nothando Zulu and the Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival

September 29th, 2017

7:12
Master storyteller Nothando Zulu talks about the 26th Annual Black Master Storytelling Festival, "Signifyin' and Testifyin'" starting Thursday, Sept. …

MPS Welcome Back Powwow with Miskwa-Mukwa Desjarlait

September 29th, 2017

5:13
Miskwa-Mukwa Desjarlait, Youth Council Coordinator for the Indian Education Program at Minneapolis Public Schools, talks about the first annual …

The Poor Nobodys Accompany Charlie Chaplin

September 21st, 2017

5:25
Minneapolis-based septet The Poor Nobodys plays music for Charlie Chaplin's silent film "The Immigrant" at the Jazz88 studios in advance of their …

Barry Kryshka and the Trylon Cinema Expansion

September 21st, 2017

6:36
Director and Founder of Trylon Cinema talks about their new expansion, and the special events planned for this weekend's grand re-opening.

Clarinetist Evan Christopher Plays Crooners Lounge

September 20th, 2017

5:29
New Orleans clarinetist Evan Christopher plays a show in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 PM.

David Bromberg visits Bluesville

September 11th, 2017

28:29
Roots musician extraordinaire chats with Bluesville's Kevin Barnes about his recent blues-oriented disc on the occasion of his August 2017 appearance in the Twin Cities.

Charmin Michelle Talks Billie Holiday

September 11th, 2017

2:57
Charmin Michelle talks about her upcoming Billie Holiday tribute show at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club on Sept. 11, 2017

Slack-Key Guitarist Makana on The Morning Show

September 11th, 2017

8:32
Makana talks about the tradition of Hawaiian slack-key guitar and his upcoming show at the Dakota on Sept. 11, 2017

The Holler Sessions at the Guthrie Theater

August 10th, 2017

7:04
Frank Boyd, who wrote and stars in The Holler Sessions, talks with Jazz88's Emily Reese. Staged as a live radio show, The Holler Sessions centers on …

The Matchbox Theater in Minneapolis

August 4th, 2017

8:01
Douglas Stewart, producing artistic director of The Matchbox Theater, stopped by the Jazz88 studio to talk about their new space, the classes they offer, and their upcoming shows.

Paris Chansons 8-1

August 1st, 2017

12:52
In studio performance/interview with Paris Chansons

Como Fue by Tiempo Libre Bohemia

August 1st, 2017

4:58
Tiempo Libre Bohemia plays "Como Fue" in the Jazz 88 studio.

Mambo Influenciado

August 1st, 2017

2:44
Tiempo Libre Bohemia plays "Mambo influenciado" live at the Jazz 88 studio.

Tiempo Libre Bohemia in the Jazz 88 Studio

August 1st, 2017

4:01
Tiempo Libre stopped by the Jazz 88 studios to talk about their side project, a quartet called Bohemia, and their upcoming show at the Dakota.

Home fires-Afternoon Cruise 7-31

July 31st, 2017

9:42
Vicki Emerson Wallace and Sarah Morris talk and perform live.

The Lead Sheet Maryann Sullivan

July 28th, 2017

9:01
The final Lead Lead sheet with Maryann Sullivan

FLOW Arts Crawl 2017: Dudley Voigt gives the rundown

July 27th, 2017

4:54
The 12th FLOW North Side Art Crawl is July 27 through 29 on and around West Broadway and Plymouth Avenues. Dudley Voigt is a co-creator and artistic …

Swedish Trumpeter Oskar Stenmark at the TC Jazz Festival

July 27th, 2017

7:20
Swedish trumpeter Oskar Stenmark talks about his first visit and performance at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

National Night Out 2017

July 27th, 2017

7:27
Emily speaks with Pam McCreary and Patty Lammers, coordinators in St. Paul, about National Night Out.

Eclectic Edge Ensemble: Foot Flight By Night

July 27th, 2017

5:19
Founder and director of the Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Karis Sloss, talks about the group's upcoming jazz dance retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders 2017

July 26th, 2017

1:56:59
2017's Legends include Carei Thomas (piano), Steve Blons (guitar), Dean Brewington (sax), George Avaloz (drums/vocals), Kenny Horst (drums), Carole …

Carmen Lundy breaks down 'Code Noir'

July 19th, 2017

26:02
A rare triple-threat vocalist-composer-arranger, Carmen Lundy visits with Michele Jansen at the Jazz88 studios in advance of her first Twin Cities performance. She's touring in support of her latest album, 'Code Noir.'

Maud Hixson

July 17th, 2017

5:02
Vocalist Maud Hixson talks about her upcoming Cole Porter show at Crooners Lounge & Supperclub

The Lead Sheet: Mary Louise Knutson

July 13th, 2017

8:25
Andrea chats with Pianist Mary Louise Knutson re. women in jazz.

The Lead Sheet

June 29th, 2017

8:35
Andrea Canter examines this week's top jazz dates, and visits with Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing, and Jesse Simon, who will be booking jazz there on Saturdays.

WTF In Studio Session

June 29th, 2017

17:25
WTF Is a five piece band from Minneapolis with Jazz and indie rock influences and stylings. They just launched a kickstarter campaign to help …

A Weaving of Traditions

June 15th, 2017

58:24
Bobb Fantauzzo, playing Native style flute, led a stellar group in the third “A Weaving of Traditions” concert at the Minnesota History Center in April 2017. "A Weaving of Traditions" honors jazz musicians with Native …

Pianist Senri Oe In Studio with Emily Reese

June 7th, 2017

12:16
Pianist Senri Oe is a Grammy award winning pop artist from Japan who traded it all in to move to New York and study jazz. He stopped by the KBEM studios in advance of his show at Hamline University's Sundin Music Hall …

Senri Oe on Jazz 88

June 7th, 2017

12:16
Pianist Senri Oe was a big pop star in Japan when he traded it all in to move to New York and study jazz. He stopped by the studio for a chat with Emily Reese and to play a song.

Pianist Kenny Werner with the Chamber Music Society of MN

June 5th, 2017

7:02
Pianist Kenny Werner talks about his upcoming show with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and explains what Third Stream music is.

Jazz in the Target Atrium April 28, 2017: When Duke Met Coltrane

May 30th, 2017

58:39
This concert presents the foundations of jazz: swing, blues, communal good feeling and deep commitment to shared musical inspiration, using the music …

Music Talk: Guitarist Sam Miltich on Lester Young, Crooners gig

May 26th, 2017

7:00
Minnesota guitarist Sam Miltich talks about his upcoming show at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club. The show is a tribute to Lester Young. Miltich will be joined by local artists Dave Karr on tenor saxophone, Chris Bates …

Music Talk: Guitarist Sam Miltich on Lester Young, upcoming Crooners show

May 25th, 2017

7:00
Minnesota guitarist Sam Miltich talks about his upcoming show at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club. The show is a tribute to Lester Young. Miltich will be joined by local artists Dave Karr on tenor saxophone, Chris Bates …

Pianist Marcus Roberts Plays the Dakota

May 15th, 2017

9:59
Pianist Marcus Roberts spoke with Emily Reese about his show at the Dakota May, 2017.

Book Talk: Craig Collins' "MIDAIR" chronicles Vietnam-era aviator

May 11th, 2017

10:54
Craig Collins is the author of Midair: An Epic Tale of Survival and a Mission That Might Have Ended the Vietnam War. The book chronicles the story of …

Randy Brecker Plays Crooners Lounge & Supperclub

May 3rd, 2017

9:03
Trumpeter Randy Brecker played Crooners May 3-4. Emily Reese spoke with him about the upcoming show.

Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders 2016

June 30th, 2016

1:58:20
This year's edition of our concert and radio show honors Minnesota Jazz Legends Clyde Anderson, Dick Bortolussi, Tom Tipton, Jimmy Hamilton, Nancy …

Minnesota Jazz Legends: the Elders 2015

June 30th, 2015

1:58:15
This two hour program features live performances, interviews, and recordings of the 2015 Jazz Legends, including Cornbread Harris, Irv Williams, Les Fields, Doris Hines, Russ Moore, Cliff Brunzell, and Jeanne Arland …
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