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Yohannes Tona’s Music About Immigrating from Ethiopa this Weekend in St Paul

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Yohannes Tona performs his music and poetry reflecting on his journey from Ethiopia to the United States this weekend. Yohannes is joined by Zeitgeist, the St Paul new music group, Friday and Saturday at Studio Z in St Paul at 7:30PM, and Sunday at Ras Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge. The buffet is at 6, the concert at 6:30. As we open, Sha Cage is reading Yohannes Tona’s poem about beginning his new life in the US.

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Jazz in the Target Atrium: Drum & Trumpet

October 26th, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


In studio performance/interview with Paris Chansons

Como Fue by Tiempo Libre Bohemia

August 1st, 2017


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

Mambo Influenciado

August 1st, 2017


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

Tiempo Libre Bohemia in the Jazz 88 Studio

August 1st, 2017


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


Vicki Emerson Wallace and Sarah Morris talk and perform live.

The Lead Sheet Maryann Sullivan

July 28th, 2017


The final Lead Lead sheet with Maryann Sullivan

FLOW Arts Crawl 2017: Dudley Voigt gives the rundown

July 27th, 2017


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


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

National Night Out 2017

July 27th, 2017


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


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


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


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


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

The Lead Sheet: Mary Louise Knutson

July 13th, 2017


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

The Lead Sheet

June 29th, 2017


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


WTF Is a five piece band from Minneapolis with Jazz and indie rock influences and stylings.

They just launched a kickstarter campaign to help release …

A Weaving of Traditions

June 15th, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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