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State Climatologist Luigi Romolo and More Snow

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State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the snow, and what climate factors differentiate a winter weather advisory from a winter storm.

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This Weekend: Midway Public Art Festival

June 26th, 2019

6:24

St. Thomas student Martin Beck stopped by Jazz88 to talk about this weekend's Midway Public Art Festival, Saturday June 29 at Hamline Park from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gwen Matthews Sings Roberta Flack at Crooners

June 25th, 2019

7:19

Gwen Matthews sings a tribune to Roberta Flack with Robert Robinson singing Donny Hathaway at Crooners Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Climatologist Luigi Romolo Explains Humidity

June 25th, 2019

7:31

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo explains the difference between relative and absolute humidity and talks about the forecast ahead on Jazz88's …

David Hazeltine and Billy Peterson Play Crooners Supper Club

June 24th, 2019

8:28

Pianist David Hazeltine and bassist Billy Peterson have two shows at Crooners this week. David called into the Morning Show for a chat.

Daniel Volovets Performs Intricate Guitar Music Thursday Night June 27 at the Warming House in Minneapolis

June 23rd, 2019

8:00

Guitarist Daniel Volovets has two careers going: guitar performance and medicine. Catch Daniel’s guitar career at the Warming House in Minneapolis …

Grace Kelly Headlines 2019 Twin Cities Jazz Festival

June 21st, 2019

7:35

Saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly plays at the Twin Cities Jazz Fest tonight at 6:00.

Jill Mott: Domaine Belluard + interview questions from Ms. Emily Reese

June 21st, 2019

16:56

Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about Domaine Belluard and to answer Emily Reese's questions about wine.

Nancy Harms Sings Ellington at Night at Crooners Supper Club

June 19th, 2019

7:42

Nancy Harms is presenting her "Ellington At Night" show at Crooners Supper Club Saturday night at 7:30.

Climatologist Luigi Romolo, Clouds, and a Jazz Fest Forecast

June 18th, 2019

7:23

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about cloud types and has a forecast for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele at Crooners's "Concerts Under the Stars"

June 18th, 2019

5:58

Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele will perform this Saturday at Crooners Supper Club's "Concerts Under the Stars" outdoor music series. Jearlyn talked with Jazz88's Morning Show.

James Carter Headlining the Twin Cities Jazz Festival

June 17th, 2019

6:36

Saxophonist James Carter talks about being a multi-instrumentalist, his organ trio, and headlining the Twin Cities Jazz Festival on Jazz88's Morning …

Café Accordion Presents Midnight in Paris June 18 at Crooners

June 16th, 2019

8:00

Café Accordion Orchestra performs a show called Midnight in Paris, featuring the group’s finest French music. The show comes to Crooners in Fridley on Tuesday June 18 at 7PM. The show frequently sells out fast. In an …

Mindi Abair Performs at the Dakota June 16th 2019

June 13th, 2019

15:48

Mindi Abair brings her group the Boneshakers to the Dakota for two shows on June 16th 2019 playing her style of rock and roll saxophone. She talked …

Luigi Romolo on the Shape of Raindrops and Cooler Temps

June 11th, 2019

7:07

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the below average temperatures for the Metro this week and some common weather myths.

Hoaxer is Back Together for a Big Show at Jazz Central in Minneapolis June 14

June 11th, 2019

8:00

The guys from Hoaxer have reconvened after another period of study in locations across the continent. They are bassist Charlie Lincoln, drummer …

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All-Stars Create Great New Musical Spins This Thursday at Crooners in Minneapolis

June 9th, 2019

8:00

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars grew out of public radio’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band. Next Thurs the group holds down the stage at Crooners. …

Matt Gundrum with Chef Doug Flicker

June 7th, 2019

20:39

Jazz88's foodie, Matt Gundrum, talks with restaurant owner and chef Doug Flicker on the Morning Show.

Island Wines Recommended by Jill Mott

June 7th, 2019

14:06

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about wines that hail from islands on the Morning Show.

Pianist Chris Hepola and a Night of Music at the Black Forest Inn

June 7th, 2019

6:54

Pianist Chris Hepola talks about a full night of music at the Black Forest Inn coming up Sunday night at 6:30.

VA Housing Summit This Weekend

June 7th, 2019

7:37

The president of VAREP in the Twin Cities, Steven Brand, talks about the difficulties veterans face when trying to buy homes and the upcoming VA …

Brandon Wozniak with Acoustic Deathwish at Vieux-Carre

June 7th, 2019

7:03

Tenor saxist Brandon Wozniak talks about his upcoming shows with bassist Anthony Cox and drummer Dave King as the group Acoustic Deathwish at Vieux-Carre this weekend on the Morning Show.

Live From Studio 1: Jiselle McCollam's Jazz Cult

June 6th, 2019

15:52

Jiselle McCollam's Jazz Cult plays an eclectic mix of standards and contemporary and original songs. They came to Studio 1 ahead of their show at the …

What Causes Haze? Climatologist Romolo Explains.

June 4th, 2019

7:56

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about why it gets hazy in the summer.

The Sightless Quartet Displays Great Musical Vision in its June 7 Jazz Central show in Minneapolis

June 4th, 2019

8:00

Cody Steinmann leads the Sightless Quartet. It’s a jazz group that that is open to influence by other contemporary genres, such as pop and metal. The …

Mark Arneson Band Promises Tons of Fun at the Minnesota Music Cafe in St Paul, Thursday June 6 at 8PM

June 2nd, 2019

8:00

The Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr holds down the stage at the Minnesota music Cafe, 8-11 PM Wednesday February 6. To Mark, having fun is the …

Maud Hixson Salutes Doris Day at Crooners Supper Club

May 31st, 2019

8:05

Vocalist Maud Hixson will perform songs associated with Doris Day in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Supper Club on June 9.

Heights Theater Shows 1963 Musical From East Germany

May 31st, 2019

8:24

The Heights Theater is showing Revue Um Mitternacht, or Midnight Revue, a musical made in East Germany in the 1960s. Peter Schilling from the Heights talks about the film.

Christian McCleary Tackles Adult Literacy

May 30th, 2019

7:28

Christian McCleary from the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium talks about his work in the Twin Cities advancing adult literacy on Jazz88's …

Singer Rex Reed at Crooners Supper Club

May 30th, 2019

8:48

Singer, film critic, music critic, actor and author Rex Reed will perform in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Supper Club on Sunday, June 2 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Johnny O'Neal Pays Tribute to Nat King Cole at Crooners

May 29th, 2019

6:49

Pianist/vocalist Johnny O'Neal will celebrate the centenary of Nat King Cole at Crooners Supper Club tonight and tomorrow night and O'Neal called the …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo and Our Cold, Wet Spring

May 28th, 2019

7:14

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about just how cold and wet this spring has been for the Twin Cities and offers hope for the future (after …

Music Director Andrew Walesch from Crooners Supper Club

May 28th, 2019

7:35

Andrew Walesch is a pianist, singer, leader of his own big band, and the music director for Crooners Supper Club. He talks about the club's summer calendar on Jazz88's Morning Show.

The Peterson Family Honors its Musical Matriarch Jeanne This Saturday at Crooner’s in Fridley

May 28th, 2019

8:00

Over the decades, The Peterson Family has been prominent in Minnesota Jazz. Willie, the dad, led the house band at a prominent Twin Cities radio station for 22 years, and Jeanne Arland Peterson was the pianist and star …

Bend in the River Big Band Plays the Wednesday May 30 Swing Dance at the Wabasha Street Caves in St Paul

May 26th, 2019

8:00

Thursday at 6 begins swing dance night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Coming this Thursday, The Bend in the River Big Band provides the …

Robert Robinson: Songs That Tell Stories of Hope and Love

May 24th, 2019

7:26

Gospel singer Robert Robinson came by Jazz88 to talk about bookending Memorial Day with performances at Lakewood Cemetery in the morning and the Dakota in the evening.

Vinous Surprises with Sommelier Jill Mott

May 23rd, 2019

17:06

Sommelier Jill Mott came to Jazz88 to talk about some of her favorite vinous surprises of 2019.

Climatologist Luigi Romolo on the Cool, Rainy Month of May

May 21st, 2019

6:00

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the cooler temperatures we've experienced this month, the abundance of rain, and making the best out of …

Unexpected Orchestra Plays Great Original Pop Friday May 24 at the Dakota in Minneapolis

May 21st, 2019

8:00

Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. The …

High Level Improvisation Comes to Jazz Central Studios this Wednesday in Minneapolis

May 19th, 2019

8:00

Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. …

Tattersall Distillery with Foodie Matt Gundrum on Jazz88

May 17th, 2019

16:17

Jon Kreidler, co-founder of Tattersall Distillery, joins Jazz88 foodie Matt Gundrum to talk about spirits, Minnesota's own cocktail and more.

Off the Hook Family Fishing in Minneapolis

May 17th, 2019

4:56

Off the Hook is a free event on Bde Maka Ska/Lake Calhoun this weekend and next for anyone who wants to try fishing. Equipment provided!

Live From Studio 1: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

May 17th, 2019

31:21

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra joins us live from Studio 1 for a extended set of songs and conversation with Emily Reese.

Full Circle Theater's production of CAUGHT by Christopher Chen

May 16th, 2019

6:15

Full Circle Theater co-founder and co-artistic director, Rick Shiomi, talks about the upcoming production of CAUGHT by Christopher Chen, a unique …

Ballet coLaboratory presents Remembering The Little Prince

May 16th, 2019

7:49

Founder of Ballet co.Laboratory Zoé Henrot talks about the company's upcoming presentation of Remembering The Little Prince, featuring music of Camille Saint-Saëns, this weekend.

VocalEssence, The Avant Garde at Icehouse Tonight

May 16th, 2019

7:33

Associate conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence and Chadwick Phillips (a.k.a. Niles) of The Avant Garde talk about their show at Icehouse …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo, week of 13 May 2019

May 14th, 2019

6:29

State climatologist Luigi Romolo explains the types of ways thunderstorms form as the state could get thunder and lightning this week. Warmer temps …

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Presents it Unique Art-Rock Next Saturday Night in Saint Paul

May 14th, 2019

8:00

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra started when John Wright got the idea that it would be cool to be part of a jazz fusion band. And despite that he and …

Michael Hauser the Father of Midwest Flamenco Performs Tuesday May 14 in Rosemount, MN

May 12th, 2019

8:00

Minnesota guitarist Michael Hauser has had a 50-plus year flamenco guitar career based in the Twin Cities. He plays May 14 at the Robert Trail …

Early Italian Baroque Meets Jazz

May 10th, 2019

10:51

Pianist Jeremy Walker teamed up with Garrick Comeaux and Consortium Carissimi to explore the similarities between music in the early Baroque era and jazz with two performances this weekend.

First Avenue: Stories of Minnesota's Mainroom Opens at the Minnesota History Center

May 8th, 2019

19:07

Emily Reese and Justus Sanchez take a guided tour through the new First Avenue exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. Exhibit developer Erin Cole …

A Rainy Week in the Metro

May 7th, 2019

6:04

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the rain, the cooler temperatures and the patience and resilience of Minnesota farmers on the Morning …

The Wine Riot in Minneapolis 2019

May 3rd, 2019

22:10

The Wine Riot is tomorrow in Minneapolis, and our foodie, Matt Gundrum, brought in two sommeliers to talk about the event, Erin Rolek and Erik …

Pianist Senri Oe at Pan Asian Arts Festival

May 3rd, 2019

6:59

Pianist Senri Oe will perform his music as part of the Pan Asian Arts Festival at MOA on Saturday, May 4th, 2019. He stopped by the Morning Show to talk about the show.

The Gun Show by Uprising Theatre Company

May 3rd, 2019

8:10

The artistic director of Uprising Theatre Co. and the director of The Gun Show talk about the production.

Rainy Week Ahead for Twin Cities

April 30th, 2019

7:30

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the storm that missed us last weekend, the rainy week ahead, and why spring is his favorite season.

The High 48s Combine Traditional Music with a Modern Sensibility Saturday Night in Zumbrota

April 30th, 2019

8:00

The high 48s plays in Zumbrota at Crossings at Carnegie, Saturday May 4. The group is a long-lasting one and has several CDs to its credit. Phil Nusbaum talked with High 48s fiddler and vocalist Eric Christopher about …

Moonlight Serenaders Play for Listening and Dancing at the Wabasha Caves

April 28th, 2019

8:00

The Moonlight Serenaders plays an iconic local venue this Thursday evening, the Wabasha Caves. The Caves hosts swing dancing and listening every Thursday, and this Thursday and other first monthly Thursdays, the …

Vocalist Sophia Shorai and Pianist Tanner Taylor at Crooners Saturday

April 26th, 2019

6:23

Singer Sophia Shorai and pianist Tanner Taylor will play a show at Crooners Saturday evening with Dave Graf (trombone) and Dave Karr (tenor sax).

MN Brew Pub Recommendations from Jill Mott

April 25th, 2019

15:51

It's brew pub season, and sommelier Jill Mott has a number of spots you can check out as you're beer-ing your way around Minnesota (and a few in Wisconsin) while the weather is warm.

Bassist Erik Fratzke on Happy Apple at Crooners Supper Club

April 25th, 2019

7:41

Bassist Erik Fratzke talks about two upcoming shows from Happy Apple at Crooners on Saturday, April 27th.

Toshi Reagon's Operatic Adaptation of 'Parable of the Sower'

April 25th, 2019

8:30

Musician Toshi Reagon and her mother, Bernice Johnson Reagon, adapted Octavia E. Butler's novel "Parable of the Sower" into a folk opera, showing at …

Common Ground Company Celebrates Release of Ground-Breaking CD

April 24th, 2019

8:00

They’re modernistic, committed and value originality. The group is called the Common Ground Company and it celebrates its new CD Friday May 10 at …

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo Summarizes Winter 2018-19

April 23rd, 2019

7:46

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks to the Jazz88 Morning Show about the winter we survived, the current saturation of the earth, and why 39 …

Courtney Burton at the Center of a Concert and Media Production Saturday Night in New Hope

April 23rd, 2019

8:00

Courtney Burton’ Court’s In Session hosts a big event coming to A440 studios in New Hope next Saturday night. It’s not only a concert but a video and audio recording session. When Courtney got together with Phil …

Brownbody Collaborates with Walker and Northrup

April 22nd, 2019

7:59

Founder and artistic director of Brownbody, Deneane Richburg, talks about the ice troupe's upcoming performances called Brownbody: Tracing Sacred Steps. Joined by Brownbody members Lajuné McMillian and Steven Smith.

The Jack Brass Band Plays its Modern New Orleans-Style Jazz next Thursday at Vieux Carre in Saint Paul

April 21st, 2019

8:00

The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s …

Courtney Burton at the Center of a Concert and Media Production Saturday Night in New Hope

April 20th, 2019

8:00

Courtney Burton’ Court’s In Session hosts a big event coming to A440 studios in New Hope next Saturday night. It’s not only a concert but a video and audio recording session. When Courtney got together with Phil …

Gundrum talks food: restaurant openings, patios, City Pages' best-of list

April 19th, 2019

15:13

Jazz88's resident foodie, Matt Gundrum, examines new venues for Bibuta, Cheese Louise, and Bark and the Bite.  Also: an obit for soon-to-close Lyn-Lake deli Mevyn, an examination of the food categories in City Pages' …

Gundrum talks food: restaurant openings, patios, City Pages' best-of list

April 19th, 2019

15:13

Jazz88's resident foodie, Matt Gundrum, examines new venues for Bibuta, Cheese Louise, and Bark and the Bite.  Also: an obit for soon-to-close Lyn-Lake deli Mevyn, an examination of the food categories in City Pages' …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo: April snow, and imminent warm-up

April 16th, 2019

5:48

Minnesota State Climatologist Luigi Romolo visits with Patty Peterson, noting what the forecasters got right and wrong about last week's wintry …

Live From Studio 1: Greg Byers Ensemble

April 16th, 2019

17:24

The Greg Byers Ensemble is lead by the cellist and bassist who bears the groups namesake. Greg is joined by Aaron Hedenstrom (Saxophone), Adam Meckler (Trumpet), Javier Santiago (Piano) and L.A. Buckner (Drums). The …

Blue Number Nine Embraces Roots Traditions at the Black Dog in Lowertown St Paul, Friday April 19

April 16th, 2019

8:01

Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. The group plays at the Black Dog in Saint Paul …

Julian Manzara Leads Powerful Trio into Jazz Central in Minneapolis, Thurs April 18

April 14th, 2019

8:00

Thursday is vocal night at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And starting at 8 this coming Thursday, guitarist and vocalist Julian Manzara will …

MCADs PitchFest Winners on Jazz88

April 12th, 2019

8:10

The winners of PitchFest from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design talk with Emily Reese about their winning projects on the Morning Show.

The Wines of Alsace with Jill Mott

April 11th, 2019

14:43

Sommelier Jill Mott explains why wines from Alsace go well with food that has a lot of heat and salt.

Live From Studio 1: Larry McDonough & Joel Shapira

April 11th, 2019

1:01:52

Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira are playing the music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall in this session, Live From Studio 1. Larry and Joel came into the Jazz88 to talk about their tribute to Bill and Jim, …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo and April Snow Storm

April 9th, 2019

5:14

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the April snow storm heading to the Twin Cities in the middle of this week.

Oratorio Society of Minnesota honors the Legacy of Queen Victoria with Two Concerts, April 13 and 14, 2019

April 9th, 2019

7:58

The Oratorio Society of Minnesota exists to dynamic and diverse choral music performed with skill and passion. On April 13 at St mark’s Episcopal …

The Hula Peppers’ Zany Blend of Old Music Styles Comes to the Schooner in Minneapolis

April 7th, 2019

8:00

The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, …

Gentle Snow Melt This Spring

April 2nd, 2019

6:18

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks to the Jazz88 Morning Show this week about the textbook snow melt the Metro experienced this year, and what's …

PitchFest at Minneapolis College of Art and Design

April 2nd, 2019

8:10

Stephen Rueff and Connie Rutledge visited Jazz88 to talk about the creative venture competition "PitchFest" at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Jo Kellen Performs Out of the Box Songs Saturday Night at the Kitty Kat Club in Minneapolis

April 2nd, 2019

8:00

Jo Kellen is a Minneapolis singer, songwriter and performance artist who was commissioned to create new work by the Jerome Foundation and the Cedar …

Zeitgeist’s Early Music Festival Honors Composer Pauline Oliverson, April 4-7 at Studio Z in Saint Paul

March 31st, 2019

8:00

April 4-7 is Zeitgeist New Music’s Early Music Festival. It takes place at Studio Z in Saint Paul and includes concerts, and workshops about the life …

Live From Studio 1: Twin Cities Hot Club

March 26th, 2019

22:19

Violinist Gary Schulte and Guitarist Robert Bell joined Kevin O'Connor live from Studio 1 on March 26th - They are one half of Twin Cities Hot Club. …

Twin Cities Jazz Festival Comes to Crooners on Sunday March 31!

March 26th, 2019

8:00

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is coming. The festival is hosted by Crooner’s in Columbia Heights, 2-7:30PM on Sunday March 31, and Jazz festival …

Live From Studio 1: Debbie Duncan, William Duncan & Robert Robinson

March 25th, 2019

36:52

The trio of Debbie Duncan, William Duncan & Robert Robinson came to Jazz88 ahead of their headline show at the Dakota on March 26th. Debbie, Robert, and William all on vocals and William playing the keys

Reuben and Dan Ristrom, Father-Son Duet Presents Great American Songbook at Crooners, March 27

March 24th, 2019

8:00

Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act. And you can catch the duet 6-7:30 at Crooner’s, Wed. March 27 from 6-7:30. Phil Nusbaum caught up with …

The Hobbit from Children's Theatre Company

March 22nd, 2019

6:19

Two actors from the Children's Theatre Company's production of The Hobbit stopped by Jazz88. Hear H. Adam Harris and Joy Dolo talk about juggling …

Cabaret Star Marilyn Maye at Crooners This Weekend

March 22nd, 2019

7:06

Cabaret Star Marilyn Maye performs four shows at Crooners this weekend. She spoke with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the shows and her busy touring …

Jill Mott with Irish Coffee and Springtime Grape Varietals

March 21st, 2019

16:11

Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88 to talk about her recipe for Irish Coffee, delicious grape varietals to try in the spring and how techniques in making wine change the characteristics of the drink.

Boiled In Lead Celebrates 36 Years of Musical Surprises at the Cedar in Minneapolis, Sat. March 23

March 19th, 2019

8:00

When you think of Independent twin cities Bands, you have to think of Boiled in Lead. The group’s history includes Celtic Music, rock, Eastern European traditional music and of course its own ideas. Boiled in Lead …

Dean Magraw’s Red Planet: a Group of Experienced Experimenters at the Black Dog Monday March 18, 2019

March 17th, 2019

8:00

Dean Magraw’s Red Planet, has it’s regular third-Monday of the month show at the Black Dog in Saint Paul, from 7 to 9PM. It’s a group Dean plays the …

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo and a Rainy Week

March 12th, 2019

7:20

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo joined the Jazz88 Morning Show to talk about the odd weekend storm, the upcoming rain and the high probability of …

Atlantis Quartet: The Band of Four Distinct Jazz Composers Performs Saturday Night March 16 at Studio Z in Saint Paul

March 12th, 2019

8:00

The Atlantis Quartet is composed of four composers: Sax player Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates the bassist, drummer Pete Hening and guitarist Zacc Harris. The group performs at Studio Z this Saturday night, March 16. But …

Court’s In Session Debuts Thursday March 6 at Jazz Central in Minneapolis

March 10th, 2019

8:00

Singing in front of a big band is how jazz fans best know Courtney Burton. But she’s also got a combo now, with Eric Edwalds on the piano, sax man …

Bobby Lyle Celebrates 75th Birthday at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club

March 8th, 2019

8:36

Pianist/organist Bobby Lyle chats with Emily Reese on the Morning Show about his upcoming shows at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club to celebrate his 75th birthday.

Ballet Co. Laboratory's New Home

March 8th, 2019

7:27

The Artistic Director of Ballet Co. Laboratory stopped by the Morning Show to talk about the ballet company's new studio in St. Paul and the upcoming …

Sommelier Jill Mott on the B-Sides of Wine

March 7th, 2019

13:09

Sommelier Jill Mott joins the Jazz88 Morning Show to talk about the lesser-appreciated B-Sides of wine and wine regions.

March: In Like A Lion

March 5th, 2019

7:05

State climatologist Luigi Romolo joins the Morning Show to talk about the cold start to March and the amount of snowpack found around Minnesota.

Fuzzy Math Doesn’t Jazz it Up, it Fuzzies it Up, Sat March 9 at the Black Dog in St Paul

March 5th, 2019

8:00

Fuzzy Math. It’s a jazz group that enjoys close passes with pop. Fuzzy Math plays in the Twin Cities, including at the Black Dog in St Paul, Fri …

Southside Aces Play for Wild and Crazy Mardi Gras This Fat Tuesday at Vieuxx Carre in Saint Paul

March 3rd, 2019

8:00

The Southside Aces specializes in New Orleans music, especially New Orleans Mardi Gras. So it’s fitting that Saint Paul’s Vieuxx, Carre, a club that …

Chef Gavin Kaysen on Jazz88

February 27th, 2019

16:20

Chef Gavin Kaysen talked with Jazz88's resident foodie, Matt Gundrum, about running three successful restaurants in the Twin Cities.

Climatologist Luigi Romolo Talks About Snow and Snow Melt

February 26th, 2019

6:37

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo joins the Jazz88 Morning Show each week to talk about Minnesota weather and climate. Today, he talked about February …

Mac Jazz Mixes Old and New at its Jazz Central Studios concert, 7PM Friday March 1.

February 26th, 2019

8:00

Joan Griffith directs Mac Jazz, the big band of Macalester College. The group performs 7-8 PM this Friday night March 1 at Jazz Central in …

Swing Beat Big Band Tears It Up at the Wabasha Caves in St Paul, Thursday Feb 28

February 24th, 2019

8:00

Thursday night is Swing Dance Night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul, and this Thursday at 7pm, the Swing Beat Big Band plays for listeners …

Jill Mott on U.S. Presidents and their Drinking Habits

February 22nd, 2019

14:49

Sommelier Jill Mott came to Jazz88 to talk about the drinking habits of U.S. Presidents in honor of President's Day.

A Winter Storm (or two) on the Way

February 19th, 2019

6:30

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo joined Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about the impending winter storm(s) to the Twin Cities metro, and that we're …

Twin Cities Weekend: Brass Lassie Connects Celtic Fiddle and Flute with Jazz horns at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Sunday February 24

February 19th, 2019

8:00

Brass Lassie. The name tells you it is Celtic with horns added and predominantly women. Brass Lassie plays at the Ice House in Minneapolis Sunday …

The Motherless Dollar Quartet’s Residency at the Icehouse in Minneapolis Continues This Monday

February 17th, 2019

8:00

Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu leads …

Performer Dane Stauffer and The Love Show at St. Kate's

February 12th, 2019

6:51

The Love Show has become a tradition on Valentine's Day at St. Kate's. Performer Dane Stauffer chatted with Jazz88's Emily Reese about the annual event.

Julia Hobart’s Sings Her Re-Composed Murder Ballads at her CD Release Party, Sunday 7:30 at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis

February 12th, 2019

8:00

Julia Hobart has a new spin on old murder ballads. She’s recomposed several and has her CD release performance with her 7-piece band Sunday night at …

Julia Hobart’s Sings Her Re-Composed Murder Ballads at her CD Release Party, Sunday 7:30 at Moon Palace Books in Minneapolis

February 11th, 2019

8:00

Julia Hobart and 7-piece band performs at the double release party. It’ll be Julia’s CD and Marie Stier’s Art prints, at Moon Palace Books in …

Southern Minnesota’s Real Big Band Rock Educators Meeting on Valentine’s Afternoon

February 10th, 2019

8:00

The Minnesota Music Educators Association Meeting is next week, so of course there will be some great music. Southern Minnesota’s Real Jazz Band plays Thursday Feb 14, Valentines Day plays from 4:45 to 5:30 in room 205 …

Sommelier Jill Mott on Beaujolais and Beaujolais Nouveau

February 7th, 2019

14:08

Sommelier Jill Mott stopped by Jazz88 to chat about the region of Beaujolais in France and the wines from the area, and an upcoming class she'll be …

Richard Johnson Plays "Time Out" At Vieux-Carre

February 6th, 2019

8:58

Pianist Richard Johnson and his trio will play the entire 1959 "Time Out" album from Dave Brubeck at Vieux-Carre this week.

State Climatology Office: Let It Snow!

February 5th, 2019

7:27

State climatologist Luigi Romolo joined the Morning Show to talk about the coming snow, last week's polar vortex and how freezing rain forms.

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

February 5th, 2019

8:00

Yohannes Tona performs his music and poetry reflecting on his journey from Ethiopia to the United States this weekend. Yohannes is joined by …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo Talks Polar Vortex

January 29th, 2019

8:22

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the dangerously cold wind chills associated with this week's polar vortex in a new weekly segment on …

Live From Studio 1: Sprig of That

January 28th, 2019

28:06

Acoustic trio Sprig of That join Kevin Barnes in Jazz88's Studio 1 for performance and conversation. Sprig of That is Isabel Dammann on violin, Ilan …

Sommelier Jill Mott Talks About How to Buy Wine

January 24th, 2019

15:17

Sommelier Jill Mott came to Jazz88 to talk about how to buy wine, including what questions to ask, and how to describe what you're looking to buy, and why importers matter.

Twin Cities Weekend: New Riverside Ramblers' Cajun legacy continues

January 23rd, 2019

7:59

The New Riverside Ramblers is a Minneapolis-based Cajun music band that has been around for decades. You can catch the band at Vieux Carré in St. …

This Week Twin Cities: Tim Sparks & James Buckley entertain at Icehouse

January 23rd, 2019

7:59

Guitarist Tim Sparks and bassist James Buckley celebrate their 3-year partnership with a CD release event at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Thursday, …

Minnesota Orchestra's Common Chords in North Minneapolis

January 22nd, 2019

6:11

Minnesota Orchestra is spending the week in North Minneapolis, featuring events with the full orchestra and several smaller chamber groups through …

Live From Studio 1: Atlantis Quartet

January 17th, 2019

39:51

Minneapolis-based Atlantis Quartet came to Jazz88's Studio 1 to play a few tracks and have a chat about their origins, their influences and their new …

Children's Theatre Company presents Mr. Popper's Penguins

January 16th, 2019

8:11

Actors Richard Holt and Susanna Jennings from Mr. Popper's Penguins came to the Jazz88 studios to talk about the show, on now through Feb. 24th from …

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 17th, 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 15th, 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 12th, 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 10th, 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 release …

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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