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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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Singer-Songwriter Sarah Morris New EP Presents Crafted Duets

April 22nd, 2021

7:59

Songwriter Sarah Morris’ new EP is called “Between here and There.” Always planned as a group of collaborations, it was scaled back to duets because …

Two Girls and a Boyd Delivers Vocal Harmony Driven Acoustic Music to Crooners in Minneapolis This Friday Night at 5:30

April 20th, 2021

8:00

Two Girls and a Boyd is a vocal harmony-driven Group that the three Singers dreamed of for years. And when Richard Kriehn joined the band, his …

Kat Perkins Sings from Life Experiences at Crooners, Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17

April 11th, 2021

8:00

Kat Perkins writes songs, leads a music camp for kids and delivers motivational talks. All those things play into her singing, and she’s been singing …

Tearra Oso Mines Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba to Create New Heritage Music with Healing Messages

April 6th, 2021

8:00

Tearra Oso Adapts Traditional Puerto Rican Bomba to modern situations, and to cultural and personal healing. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, …

Andrew Walesch Sings Sinatra Next Friday and Saturday at Crooners in Minneapolis

April 4th, 2021

8:00

Frank Sinatra’ song catalog is one of great staying power, and so are Andrew Walesch’s treatments of Sinatra songs. Andrew sings Sinatra in front of a Big Band Friday and Saturday April 9 and 10 at 7PM at Crooners. …

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about Clay Vessels

March 31st, 2021

11:12

Jill Mott, sommelier from Henry & Son, talks about fermenting, storing and drinking wines in clay vessels.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo

March 30th, 2021

9:00

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about rain helping drought conditions, wind bringing cold, and numerous volunteer opportunities for weather …

MCAD's PitchFest

March 30th, 2021

9:35

Stephen Rueff from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design talks about PitchFest, the annual arts entrepreneurship competition. PitchFest is an …

Nachito Herrera Tribute to Chick Corea at the Dakota

March 29th, 2021

10:12

Pianist Nachito Herrera pays tribute to the late Chick Corea in a live performance at the Dakota on Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021.

LSS Daily Living: Applying Financial Lessons from the Pandemic

March 29th, 2021

11:21

This is an interesting time to think about how we managed our finances a year ago when the pandemic first got underway and where we are now, as the end of the pandemic is in sight! Joanne Lundberg in LSS Financial …

Trylon Cinema: Wong Kar Wai series

March 26th, 2021

8:05

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about a series of films by Wong Kar Wai showing at the Trylon in south Minneapolis, and a series of short films …

MPS College and Career Readiness Week

March 26th, 2021

11:13

Derek Francis and Jim Bierma are counselors with Minneapolis Public Schools. They talk about the upcoming College and Career Readiness Week starting …

Davina and the Vagabonds at the Dakota

March 25th, 2021

8:50

Davina and the Vagabonds have a show coming up at the Dakota Friday, March 26, 2021. Davina Lozier talks about the upcoming show and her process for writing songs.

Cuban Film Festival from MSP Film Society

March 25th, 2021

6:54

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about what's new on the Virtual Cinema and the upcoming Cuban Film Festival.

Luigi Romolo: Rain

March 23rd, 2021

6:42

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about much-needed rain for Minnesota and how to become a volunteer weather observer.

Margo Ashmore, Northeaster Newspaper

March 23rd, 2021

6:27

Margo Ashmore publishes the Northeaster Newspaper for Northeast Minneapolis, Columbia Heights, St. Anthony and Hilltop. She talks about what's in the …

Hassan Shahid Writes Music Reflecting Love Despite Stress

March 23rd, 2021

8:00

Hassan Shahid is a Minneapolis African American performer who writes frequently about love, despite the discord that is seemingly everywhere. Hassan …

Mick Sterling Sings and Reads at the Dakota

March 22nd, 2021

9:20

Musician and author Mick Sterling has a live performance coming up at the Dakota where he'll sing and also read passages from his new book.

LSS Daily Living: Changing Careers During a Pandemic

March 22nd, 2021

8:08

Unemployment has dropped significantly since the start of the pandemic, but looming uncertainty in sectors like entertainment and hospitality have led many of us to consider other career paths moving forward. Sarah …

New Sprig of That CD features Newly Commissioned Compositions for Unique Trio

March 22nd, 2021

8:00

Sprig of That is a violin-guitar-tabla trio with a new CD of all commissioned compositions. It’s a challenging direction, but one that fits the …

Mick Sterling Signs Copies of His New Book and Performs His Songs Wednesday at the Dakota in Minneapolis

March 21st, 2021

8:00

Mick Sterling has been singing his own songs and interpreting those of others for decades. Along the way, Nick has become an author, and he’ll be signing copies of his second book, “And Else” at a Dakota Club in …

"Oh Mother How Funny" children's book

March 18th, 2021

9:32

Author Vicki Toups Sheaffer talks about her new children's book, "Oh Mother How Funny" illustrated by Kristie Kaiser Frudden.

Sommelier Jill Mott: New Beers to Enjoy

March 17th, 2021

12:33

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about new beers from around the world to enjoy in the Twin Cities.

Vernal Equinox Approaches

March 16th, 2021

8:18

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about mid-March snow and the upcoming vernal equinox.

Happy Apple Performs Rare Streaming Benefit Show Saturday Night

March 16th, 2021

8:00

Happy Apple, a Minnesota Jazz success story streams 8-10PM from Jazz Central Saturday March 20. The show is a benefit to help Greg Meyers fight cancer. Happy Apple drummer Dave King says that he has worked with Greg a …

AchieveMpls Mock Interviews

March 15th, 2021

8:27

Step Up youth participants practice job interview skills in mock interviews in preparation for summer internships. Interns will have just completed their Step Up work readiness training. Jeremiah Brown from AchieveMpls …

LSS Daily Living: Meal Delivery with Kristin Shurrer

March 15th, 2021

9:59

Through the pandemic, more Minnesotans are having difficulty making ends meet and securing food for their families. Lutheran Social Service of …

North Central University Jazz Streams its Stuff Next Thursday at Jazz Central in Minneapolis

March 14th, 2021

8:00

Despite the pandemic, the North Central University Jazz ensemble has been getting ready for a virtual show at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. It …

North Central University Jazz Streams its Stuff Next Thursday at Jazz Central in Minneapolis

March 14th, 2021

8:00

Despite the pandemic, the North Central University Jazz ensemble has been getting ready for a virtual show at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. It …

Peter Schilling: The Weirder Side of W.C. Fields

March 12th, 2021

9:17

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about the "odder" films being shown at the Heights Theater, and a special screening at Trylon Cinema.

Mae Simpson Band at the Dakota

March 12th, 2021

6:40

Singer-songwriter Mae Simpson and her band play at the Dakota in a live-streaming event Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.

NUNNABOVE at the Dakota

March 11th, 2021

8:11

The Minneapolis sibling group, NUNNABOVE, talks to the Morning Show about their upcoming performance at the Dakota.

MSP Film Society Virtual Cinema Update

March 11th, 2021

6:07

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about new offerings on the Virtual Cinema.

Alzheimer's Educational Conference

March 10th, 2021

6:57

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Minnesotans on Tuesday, March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of its 2021 national Educating America …

Become a Weather Observer

March 9th, 2021

8:11

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo encourages listeners to join CoCoRaHS, the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. Volunteer weather …

Margo Ashmore, Northeaster Newspaper

March 9th, 2021

6:48

Margo Ashmore is the publisher of the Northeaster Newspaper, she talks about what's happening in that area of Minneapolis over the next few weeks.

What Would Monk Do Streams Thelonious Monk-Inspired Jazz Saturday March 13 from Jazz Central in Minneapolis

March 9th, 2021

8:00

What Would Monk Do? Interprets the work of the legendary Jazz composer Thelonious Monk, and plays original music reminiscent of Monk. In a …

Daily Meditations for Caregivers

March 8th, 2021

9:33

Patricia Hoolihan is a Twin Cities-based author. She talks about her new book "Hands and Heart Together: Daily Meditations for Caregivers."

LSS Daily Living: Children and Mental Health

March 8th, 2021

6:16

Erin Waterbury from LSS Behavioral Services talks about children and mental health during the pandemic.

A.J. Isaacson Zvidzwa Composes Modern Classical Music Inspired by Mental Illness

March 7th, 2021

8:00

Composer A.J. Isaacson Zvidzwa began her musical career as many do, by modeling her mother. But few start out wanting to play specifically the viola. …

Experience Jazz: Katia Cardenas and DJ Michel.Be

March 5th, 2021

16:23

Katia Cardenas and DJ Michel.Be talk about the upcoming classes for students interested in jazz and all music. Registration deadline is today, March 5, 2021.

Corky Siegel's Chamber Blues EXTRAVAGANZA

March 5th, 2021

9:59

Corky Siegel and his Chamber Blues ensemble have a show Saturday night (March 6, 2021) called EXTRAVAGANZA featuring several special guest artists.

MPS Supt Ed Graff: Secondary Students return to In-Person Learning

March 5th, 2021

6:56

Superintendent Ed Graff from Minneapolis Public Schools talks about secondary students returning to in-person learning.

Jill Mott: Sauvignon blanc

March 4th, 2021

8:18

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about Sauvignon blanc and highlights one of her favorite female winemakers in honor of Women's History Month.

MSP Film Society: Italian Film Festival

March 4th, 2021

5:15

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the Italian Film Festival and what's new on the Virtual Cinema.

Extraordinary Women at the MN Historical Society

March 3rd, 2021

8:56

Kate Roberts, Exhibit Developer for the MN Historical Society, talks about the new exhibit Extraordinary Women, opening March 6th.

Cedar Commissions Shines Lights on Emerging Minnesota Musicians

March 2nd, 2021

8:00

The Cedar Commissions carries on virtually in 2021. It will be a 3-night performance, March 5, 6 and 7, and 2 artists each night. This is an annual …

LSS Daily Living: Self-Directed Care Consumer Directed Community Supports

March 1st, 2021

7:18

If you’re caring for a loved one, possibly with a disability or an older adult, there is an option under the Home and Community Based Waiver program …

MN Spin Program Pays Minnesota Musicians for Posting Their Music Free to the Public

February 28th, 2021

8:00

Friends of the Hennepin County Library presents MN Spin. This program pays Minnesota musicians for the right to post the artists’ CDs, and the public is invited to stream or download tracks at no cost. Jeff Radford …

MN Spin Program Pays Minnesota Musicians for Posting Their Music Free to the Public

February 28th, 2021

8:00

Friends of the Hennepin County Library presents MN Spin. This program pays Minnesota musicians for the right to post the artists’ CDs, and the public is invited to stream or download tracks at no cost. Jeff Radford …

Peter Schilling Italian Film Fest and Trylon Celebrates 25 years of Fargo

February 26th, 2021

9:26

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about some of the films showing for the Italian Film Festival, and a new book from someone at the Trylon Cinema that celebrates the 25th anniversary of the film, Fargo.

Minneapolis Public Schools Brings Back Secondary Students

February 26th, 2021

8:47

Shawn Harris-Berry is the Associate Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools and Dirk Tedmon is from the Communications Department. They talk …

RadioBody: The Screendance Iteration

February 24th, 2021

9:18

Dance troupe Rhythmically Speaking has a new show this weekend called "RadioBody: The Screendance Iteration" featuring Radiohead covers done by guitarist Mike Lauer. Artistic Director Erinn Liebhard talks about the show.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo Talks Hot Air

February 23rd, 2021

8:22

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo answers a listener's question about hot air rising.

Northeaster Newspaper Update

February 23rd, 2021

5:31

Margo Ashmore from the Northeaster Newspaper updates the news over the last two weeks and talks about upcoming events. 

Robert Robinson Sings in Honor of Black History Month at Crooner’s in Minneapolis

February 23rd, 2021

8:00

Minneapolis gospel music icon Robert Robinson talked with Phil Nusbaum about Robert’s Black History Month show slated for Crooner’s 5PM, February 27. …

MNspin Submissions Window Now Open for Minnesota Musicians

February 22nd, 2021

7:54

MNspin is a resource provided by the Hennepin County Library to provide Minnesota musicians with a stipend and a space to share their music with the world. The submissions window is now open.

Student Interns for Employers through AchieveMpls's Step Up program

February 22nd, 2021

7:21

Ashley Grell is the Step Up Manager of Employer Engagement from AchieveMpls. She talks about an upcoming event on Feb. 24 for employers seeking student interns.

Daily Living from LSS: Student Loans

February 22nd, 2021

7:27

Shannon Doyle is from LSS FInancial Counseling. She talks about the latest extension for those repaying student loans.

Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir’s New CD Mirrors Our Times

February 21st, 2021

8:00

The Pandemic and the current unrest have combined to make this era different than others in memory. The songs on the new CD, called Butcher Boy by …

Robert Robinson Live at the Dakota

February 19th, 2021

9:20

Gospel singer Robert Robinson celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black History Month live at the Dakota on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Jeremiah Program President and CEO Chastity Lord

February 19th, 2021

10:07

The President and CEO of Jeremiah Program, Chastity Lord, talks about the services they offer.

Bassist Victor Wooten's New Book: The Spirit of Music

February 18th, 2021

12:39

Bassist Victor Wooten talks about his new book, The Spirit Of Music.

MSP FIlm Society: Our Right To Gaze

February 18th, 2021

5:51

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about a new series of short films called Our Right To Gaze, along with new offerings in the Virtual Cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott: Trumpeter Dizzy Reece, Wine and Schnapps

February 17th, 2021

7:43

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about trumpeter Dizzy Reece and the delicious, dependable wines that go with his music.

Temperatures Improving

February 17th, 2021

5:52

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about warming temperatures and how this stretch of cold stacks up to other frigid February months in …

LSS Daily Living: Housing Assistance

February 16th, 2021

8:12

Michele Fournier from LSS Housing Services talks about the impact of the pandemic on housing for Minnesotans and how new emergency assistance might be able to help.

JoyAnn Parker’s New CD Out of the Dark Reflects Personal Growth and The Times We Are In

February 16th, 2021

8:00

Joyann Parker Celebrates the Release of her new CD, Out of the Dark, Friday and Saturday Feb 19 and 20 at Crooners in Minneapolis. The new project …

Jeri Goldstein Helps Musicians Advance Their Careers

February 14th, 2021

8:00

The training for musicians focuses on learning their craft. But a big part of the work turns out to be selling your act. Jeri Goldstein specializes …

Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard sing love songs at Crooners

February 12th, 2021

9:45

Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard have four shows coming up at Crooners Supper Club Saturday and Sunday.

Peter Schilling: Indie Film opportunities

February 12th, 2021

9:21

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about films showing at Walker Art Center, the MSP Film Society's Virtual Cinema, and the Trylon Cinema.

Food Boxes Available for Students

February 12th, 2021

4:53

Sara Eugene from Minneapolis Public Schools' Culinary and Wellness Services talks about free meals available to students during the pandemic, whether …

MSP Film Society: Our Right To Gaze

February 11th, 2021

7:48

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about a new viewing opportunity called Our Right To Gaze, and updates us on what's showing on the Virtual Cinema.

Joyann Parker's new album "Out of the Dark"

February 10th, 2021

15:40

Joyann Parker talks about her new album "Out of the Dark"

It'll Be Cold for a Bit

February 9th, 2021

6:39

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the current cold spell with no end in sight.

Margo Ashmore Northeaster Newspaper

February 9th, 2021

6:16

Margo Ashmore is the publisher of the Northeaster Newspaper and she gives us an update on news in Northeast Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Composer Ritika Ganguli Creates Opera About Beings from Nature

February 9th, 2021

8:00

Growing up in New Delhi, India, Ritika Ganguly was aware of the varied and rich forms that opera can take. In the process of being commissioned to …

Stone Soup at Stages Theatre Co Out of the Box

February 8th, 2021

8:17

Stages Theatre Co. continues its out-of-the-box offerings for families with Stone Soup. Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett talks about the show.

LSS Daily Living: Healthy Relationships

February 8th, 2021

10:12

With Valentine's Day approaching, Kay Kinkel from LSS Behavioral Health talks about healthy relationships.

Pavel Jany’s New CD Looks Back at His Stylistic Evolution

February 7th, 2021

8:00

Pavel Jany is a staple of the Twin Cities Music scene. But over the years he has played many styles, and the styles are represented on Pavel’s new CD, Who’s There. When Pavel talked about his career with Phil Nusbaum, …

Acoustic Deathwish at Crooners

February 5th, 2021

13:12

Acoustic Deathwish is drummer Dave King, bassist Anthony Cox and saxophonist Brandon Wozniak. They play at Crooners Saturday night, and you can stream the show if you're unable to attend in person.

Maud Hixson at Crooners Supper Club

February 4th, 2021

8:00

Minnesota's Maud Hixson celebrates music associated with Judy Garland at Crooners Supper Club Saturday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m.

MSP Film Society New Offerings

February 4th, 2021

7:11

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about which films are part of the Great Northern Festival, and what's new on the Virtual Cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott on Classics Gone Wild!

February 3rd, 2021

8:06

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about classic wines with a twist, and why they remind her of a certain jazz artist.

Superintendent Ed Graff from MPS on Returning to In-Person Learning

February 3rd, 2021

7:57

Superintendent Ed Graff from Minneapolis Public Schools talks about a return to in-person learning for elementary grades and an upcoming Virtual …

Groundhog Day

February 2nd, 2021

7:02

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, indicating another 6 weeks of winter. State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the tradition and Phil's …

Love Can Heal the World Debuts on February 5

February 2nd, 2021

8:00

Jason Peterson DeLaire is a singer based in Minneapolis who is doing something about the twin menaces of violence and illness that are affecting …

LSS Daily Living: Personal Finance During the Pandemic

February 1st, 2021

7:14

Kim Miller with LSS Financial Counseling talks about how the pandemic is affecting our spending and personal finances – just as holiday credit card …

Acoustic Concussion Highlights Work of Select jazz Masters Streaming from Jazz Central Studios Feb 6

January 31st, 2021

8:00

The five members Acoustic Concussion, JT and Chris Bates, Brad Holden, Joe Mayo and Brian do a lot of things in jazz. But when they gather to perform …

Heights Theater Film Noir and Christmas

January 29th, 2021

9:48

Peter Schilling talks about two film series that are starting at the Heights Theater.

Pavel Jany's New Album "Who's There"

January 28th, 2021

11:27

Guitarist/bassist Pavel Jany talks about his new album, Who's There, including performances from local and international artists.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema and The Great Northern Festival

January 28th, 2021

7:36

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about which films are showing as part of The Great Northern festival, and what's new on the Virtual Cinema.

Karrin Allyson at Crooners

January 27th, 2021

10:47

Pianist/vocalist Karrin Allyson returns to Crooners for two shows this weekend. She talks about being on the road, master classes, and the late Debbie Duncan.

Atlantis Quartet plays live at Hook and Ladder

January 27th, 2021

7:29

Atlantis Quartet is doing a live stream from the Hook & Ladder on January 29. Guitarist Zacc Harris talks about the upcoming show, returning to the stage, and his new online project.

For Trees and Hope

January 27th, 2021

9:22

Cia Sautter, artistic director of Storydance Theater, talks about an upcoming event, The Garden: A Refuge, featuring music, poetry and dance.

Warmer-than-average January

January 26th, 2021

7:41

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the warmer-than-average January, despite cooler temps this week.

Margo Ashmore: Northeaster Newspaper

January 26th, 2021

5:45

Margo Ashmore, publisher of the Northeaster News, talks about news in Northeast Minneapolis.

LSS Daily Living: Supported Decision Making

January 25th, 2021

9:25

Allycia Wolff from LSS talks about Supported Decision Making, and how it differs from conservatorship or guardianship.

The Hurst Family Experience’s Uplifting Message

January 24th, 2021

8:00

The Hurst Family Experience is a family singing group that sings in many types of venues. David Hurst talked with Phil Nusbaum about how the group’s mission and how it chooses songs.

Bridging Generational Divides

January 22nd, 2021

9:29

Phil Gwoke is the Managing Director of Bridgeworks, a company that's been bridging generational divides for decades. He talks about a series of …

Registration for In-Person Learning at MPS

January 22nd, 2021

5:34

Wanda Felder from MPS talks about registering for in-person learning, and registering for school in the fall.

Sommelier Jill Mott: Settling into Winter

January 21st, 2021

9:30

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about Ben Webster and winter wines.

MSP Film Society Virtual Cinema and The Great Northern Festival

January 21st, 2021

8:49

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about new offerings on the Virtual Cinema, and the films that are a part of the upcoming The Great Northern Festival.

Virtual Festival Presents Curated Minnesota Music

January 19th, 2021

8:00

Each year, through its MN Spin program, the Hennepin County library acquires music by all kinds of Minnesota musical acts. Then, the public can …

LSS Daily Living: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18th, 2021

11:22

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to honor the Civil Rights leader who used nonviolence to dismantle racism, work for justice and create …

David Karr, Twin Cities Sax Man

January 17th, 2021

8:00

He calls himself a born sideman, and he’s been sought after for his sax playing in Minnesota for well over a half century. Fresh from high school, …

Sundance at the Riverview Theater and more Cinema News

January 15th, 2021

12:22

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about the Sundance Film Festival screenings at Riverview Theater, a series celebrating books turned into film/tv, and new screenings at the Trylon Cinema.

Summer Internships for Students, Apply Now!

January 14th, 2021

6:30

Theresa Stets is a Step Up Youth Services Manager for AchieveMpls. Step Up is a program that places students in Minneapolis ages 14-21 in summer …

MSP Film Virtual Cinema Update

January 14th, 2021

7:20

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about several new offerings in their Virtual Cinema.

Grants for Bluegrass Diversity

January 13th, 2021

6:55

The International Bluegrass Music Association has started a grant program whose goal is to encourage people of color to play bluegrass. The program …

COVID-19 and Mental Health

January 13th, 2021

10:36

Dr. Peter Zelles is a clinical psychologist in St. Paul. He talks about COVID-19 and mental health.

Top 5 Weather Events of 2020

January 12th, 2021

8:15

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the top 5 weather events of 2020 as voted on by Minnesota residents.

Northeaster Newspaper Update

January 12th, 2021

6:26

Margo Ashmore is the publisher of the Northeaster Newspaper and provides an update on news in NE Mpls.

Ben Abrahamson’s Guitar Style Encompasses Diverse Musical Interests

January 12th, 2021

8:00

Ben Abrahamson is a finger-style guitarist with a knack for integrating multiple world and personal styles into his own playing. In an interview with …

Dancemania! at Lundstrum Performing Arts

January 11th, 2021

9:47

Kerry Casserly is the artistic director of Lundstrum Performing Arts. She talks about Dancemania! for special needs students, starting Wednesday, Jan. 13.

LSS Daily Living: Kicking the Winter Blues

January 11th, 2021

7:10

Jan Haugrud is with LSS Behavioral Health and talks about beating the "winter blues" in Minnesota.

Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble Performs Modern Version of an Old American Murder Ballad

January 10th, 2021

8:00

Zeitgeist’s latest work is a composition commissioned to banjoist Paul Elwood, 44 Smokeless. It’s a reimagining of the American Murder ballad, Little …

MPS To Return to In-Person Instruction

January 8th, 2021

7:02

Superintendent Ed Graff from Minneapolis Public Schools talks about the return to in-person instruction for Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade …

Stages Theatre Co. Continues Out-of-the-Box offerings

January 7th, 2021

9:15

Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett talks about the four new Out-of-the-Box theater experiences offered by Stages Theatre Co.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema update

January 7th, 2021

5:15

Craig Rice from the MPS Film Society talks about the continuation of the offering of two popular films, 76 Days and Louis van Beethoven.

Sommelier Jill Mott, Wine and Hubert Laws

January 6th, 2021

9:03

Sommelier Jill Mott, from Henry & Son, talks about wines inspired by the jazz flute of Hubert Laws.

Mary Ghebremeskal, Student Rep to Minneapolis School Board

January 6th, 2021

7:06

Mary Ghebremeskal is the Student Rep to the Minneapolis School Board. She talks about her responsibilities and what she hopes to achieve.

Circumzenithal Arcs

January 5th, 2021

6:45

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo answers a listener question about inverted sun dogs, complete with photos.

LSS Daily Living: Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January 5th, 2021

9:47

Kate LePage from Lutheran Social Service of MN talks about human trafficking prevention. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

The High 48s Presents its Winter Brunches Virtually in January and February 2021

January 5th, 2021

8:00

2021 marks the 9th year of High 48s bluegrass brunches. It’s virtual, from 11 till noon every Saturday in January and February. The shows feature members of the high 48s plus weekly guests. Eric Christopher and Anthony …

The Scottie Miller Band is Breaking Through

January 3rd, 2021

8:01

Many bands start out as good ideas. But it takes talent and commitment to for bands to grow. That is the case with the Scottie Miller Band. The group …

Comedian Lizz Winstead's Corona Borealis Show

December 30th, 2020

11:59

Comedian Lizz Winstead talks about how to watch her newest comedy special, Corona Borealis, recorded on a lake in Minnesota.

December Blizzard

December 29th, 2020

6:35

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about December's blizzard and this week's expected snow.

Charlie Parr’s Virtual Residency from Minneapolis’ First Avenue is on Five January Sundays

December 29th, 2020

8:00

Charlie Parr is the type of musician who is always refining past work while creating new work. So despite being limited by the pandemic, Charlie is busy. All five Sundays in January 2021 at 8PM, Charlie is the subject …

LSS Daily Living: New Year Resolutions and Change

December 28th, 2020

5:29

Susan Fuchs-Hoeschen from LSS Behavioral Health talks about making resolutions for the New Year and the difficulty of making changes.

Violinist Raycurt Johnson and Guitarist Elgin Foster Have Broad Backgrounds and Broad Repertoire

December 27th, 2020

8:00

The pandemic severely curtailed Raycurt Johnson’s music lessons, so he moved from Washington, D.C. to Minneapolis. Raycurt met guitarist Elgin Foster …

Craig Rice from MSP Film on Al Milgrom and Virtual Cinema

December 24th, 2020

9:48

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the legacy of Al Milgrom and has updates on the Virtual Cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott, Pet Nats and 70s Jazz Trumpet

December 23rd, 2020

8:39

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about how 70s jazz trumpeters remind her of Pet Nats.

Sounds of Blackness Music Director Gary Hines

December 23rd, 2020

8:57

Sounds of Blackness Music Director Gary Hines talks about how the ensemble filmed the show, streaming now through Broadway On Demand, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Sounds of Blackness.

Top Weather Events in Minnesota in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

10:11

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the snowfall expected Wednesday and the top weather events of 2020.

Marcus Roberts and Leon Botstein Collaborate on New Music and Film

December 22nd, 2020

14:26

The short film "United We Play" features music by pianist/composer Marcus Roberts with the American Symphony Orchestra, led by Leon Botstein. Roberts and Botstein talk about the film and the music.

Folk Duet Storyhill Creates Christmas CD for the Times

December 22nd, 2020

8:00

Storyhill’s CD Bethlehem is no ordinary Christmas CD. The project has original songs, and reimagined traditional ones. Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson make up Storyhill. When they got together with Phil Nusbaum, …

George Maurer Jazz Group at the Dakota

December 21st, 2020

9:42

Pianist/composer George Maurer and singer/actor Ann Michels talk about their 22nd annual holiday show coming up at The Dakota on Wed 12/23.

LSS Daily Living: StreetWorks and Youth Homelessness

December 21st, 2020

11:33

Natasha Oreskovich is the Senior Program Manager of The StreetWorks Collaborative. A program of Lutheran Social Service of MN, StreetWorks is a …

New Orleans-Style Christmas with Minnesota’s Southside Aces

December 20th, 2020

8:00

The Twin Cities’ Southside Aces has a long history of Holiday shows. This year’s revelry is virtual of course. It’s called "Yule Be Sorry: A Holiday …

Peter Schilling talks Wong Kar Wai and Christmas in Connecticut

December 18th, 2020

10:00

Film publicist Peter Schilling offers up some recommendations for films to stream from the comfort of your home, including a series of films from Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai at the Trylon Cinema and the British …

Registering for After-School Programs at MPS

December 18th, 2020

9:07

Daren Johnson is the Director of Extended Learning at Minneapolis Public Schools. He talks about the upcoming registration deadline for after-school …

The Steele Family Livestreaming from The Dakota

December 16th, 2020

7:43

Jevetta Steele talks about the show her family will present at The Dakota Friday, Dec. 16, 2020. The livestream will be rebroadcast on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Nachito Herrera at the Dakota

December 16th, 2020

13:04

Pianist Nachito Herrera talks about his show streaming from The Dakota tonight, Weds. Dec. 16, 2020, and on becoming the first Cuban-American signed as a Steinway artist.

Pianist Todd Harper’s Quartet CD Embodies Musical Ecology

December 15th, 2020

8:00

One reason Tod Harper’s new recording project is to honor the late Carei Thomas, a musical mentor of Todd’s who died in May 2020. Another is to …

Davina and the Vagabonds new Holiday Album and NYE Dakota show

December 14th, 2020

10:46

Davina Lozier from Davina and the Vagabonds talks about their new holiday album and their upcoming New Year's Eve show at The Dakota.

LSS Daily Living: Holidays and Mental Health with Karen DeBaun

December 14th, 2020

9:17

Karen DeBaun from LSS Behavioral Health talks about mental health during the holiday season.

New Aaron Kerr CD is a Tribute to Norse Mythology and Musical Exploration

December 13th, 2020

8:00

Aaron Kerr’s Trio just released a CD titled Odin, a reference to Norse mythology. Normally a group backs up a recording with performances, but that …

Nicholas David's Annual St. Nick's Day Show

December 11th, 2020

11:00

Nicholas David talks about his upcoming livestream from The Dakota. His annual St. Nick's Day show is Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

MPS School Request Information

December 11th, 2020

8:00

Celina Martina is the Executive Dir. of Engagement and External Relations for Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about the school request process …

'Twas the Night from Stages Theatre Co.

December 10th, 2020

9:33

Sandy Boren-Barrett, artistic director of Stages Theatre Co., talks about their new Out-of-the-Box experience called 'Twas the Night.

MSP Film: Coded Bias

December 10th, 2020

5:34

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about what's showing on the Virtual Cinema, including Coded Bias.

Sommelier Jill Mott with Red, rosé, rosé, red?

December 9th, 2020

8:07

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about how Oscar Peterson reminds her of rosés that look like red wines and red wines that look like rosés.

The Snow Queen from Ballet Co.Laboratory by Artistic Dir. Zoe Henrot

December 9th, 2020

11:36

Ballet Co.Laboratory presents The Snow Queen virtually. Artistic Director Zoé Henrot talks about the production and how to participate/view.

What's Graupel?

December 8th, 2020

6:50

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the unseasonably warm(er) temperatures and explains what graupel is.

Larry McDonough, Pianist

December 8th, 2020

10:47

Pianist Larry McDonough talks about playing music during the pandemic and shares a track from a backyard concert he gave in the fall.

Steve Schmidt Creates Midwestern Songwriting Legacy

December 8th, 2020

8:00

Steve Schmidt is a Midwestern songwriter who’s been at it for the long haul. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Steve said that his songs reflect …

Evictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 7th, 2020

14:59

Larry McDonough is Senior Minnesota Counsel of the National Anti-Eviction Project of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He talks about evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Larry is also an active jazz …

Ross Sutter Plays Well the Cards Dealt to Artists During Covid

December 6th, 2020

8:00

Ross Sutter sings and plays songs representing a variety of European cultures. But like most artists, Covid nearly ended all of his work. But Ross …

MPS Virtual School Request Kick-Off on Saturday

December 4th, 2020

9:36

Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools Ed Graff talks about the upcoming Virtual School Request Kick-Off on Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m.

Minneapolis Public Schools Jobs

December 1st, 2020

5:24

Cierra Burnaugh is a Recruitment Coordinator for Human Resources at Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about 2 job openings and a new monthly …

Sara Renner: Gospel Singer with a Broad Mission

December 1st, 2020

8:00

Sara Renner is a Twin Cities gospel singer with a big mission. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Sara first addressed how she got started singing.

Paul Metsa Re-Releases 1992 Recordings that are Just as Relevant in 2020

November 29th, 2020

8:00

Paul Metsa is a defining Minneapolis musician of this generation. Reflecting on his recording career, Paul believes that a 1992 project called …

Lila Ammons, Jazz Singer

November 24th, 2020

8:00

Lila Ammons. Hers is a prominent jazz family. Her grandfather, Albert, was a noted boogie woogie piano player, and her uncle was sax man Gene Ammons. But it hasn’t been jazz all the way with Lila, whose parents listened …

Blackbirds Music Store in Minneapolis Shifts Gears to Keep Going During Covid

November 22nd, 2020

8:00

Charlotte Matis operates Blackbirds, a music store specializing in strings, at 3445 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis. The pandemic of course has …

MPS Virtual School Request Kick-off

November 20th, 2020

6:49

The Minneapolis Public Schools Virtual School Request Kick-off is Saturday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Martha Swanson, Director of Student …

Daily Living with LSS: Free Homebuying Services

November 16th, 2020

5:47

Jenn Kostek from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota talks about the free homebuying services offered.

MPS Director of Health Services

November 13th, 2020

6:58

Amber Spaniol is the Director of Health Services from Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about the district dialing back support services while …

MSP FIlm Society Brings Back Radical Monarchs

November 12th, 2020

8:12

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about virtual cinema offerings, and the return of their We The People series which offers free films and community conversations online.

Sommelier Jill Mott and Ruth Lewandowski Wines

November 11th, 2020

9:34

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about Ruth Lewandowski Wines from California.

Warm November

November 10th, 2020

6:50

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the high temperature records set at the beginning of November in Minnesota.

CORE Program helps Veterans

November 9th, 2020

5:47

Ashley Hall from Lutheran Social Service works directly with Veterans and their family members to ensure they have the support they need to manage the challenges of daily life through the CORE Program and the Minnesota …

Peter Schilling on Rubble Films and Frederick Wiseman

November 6th, 2020

10:00

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about a "rubble film" showing at the Heights Theater and the Frederick Wiseman series running at the MSP Film Society.

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff

November 6th, 2020

6:30

Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Ed Graff, talks about phases of instruction during the pandemic, the recent School Board election, and …

Virtual Cinema Offerings from MSP Film

November 5th, 2020

6:33

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the films offered on their virtual cinema.

MPS Considers Ethnic Studies as a Requirement for Graduation

November 4th, 2020

8:35

Molly Siebert and Lisa Purcell are District Program Facilitators for K-12 Social Studies and Ethnic Studies at Minneapolis Public Schools. They are …

Warm Start to November

November 3rd, 2020

6:31

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the warm start to November, and how to contact him with your weather- and climate-related questions.

Spring of That Releases New Music November 6

November 3rd, 2020

8:00

Sprig of that combines String Band and East Indian styles in new compositions, and releases a project called “Untold” on November 6. In a …

National Adoption Month

November 2nd, 2020

9:47

November is National Adoption Month. Heidi Wiste from Lutheran Social Service talks about the adoption process, and how LSS works with Children's Home Society to find homes for children in Minnesota.

Honky Tonk Jump Plays its Western Swing at Crooner’s Thursday Night

November 1st, 2020

8:00

Honky Tonk Jump plays Thursday night November 5 at Crooners. The show takes place social distancing style in a heated tent, or audience members can choose to stay in their cars. Phil Nusbaum talked to Honky Tonk Jump …

AchieveMpls Virtual Career Fairs

October 30th, 2020

9:27

Ashley Musana is the Career Exposure Coordinator for AchieveMpls. Ashley talks about upcoming career fairs, the need for volunteers, and how to help …

Homeless and Highly Mobile Student Services at MPS

October 30th, 2020

7:34

Charlotte Kinzley is the manager of Homeless and Highly Mobile Student Services at MPS. She talks about the services available to students and how to get help.

To Breed, or Not to Breed by Fortune's Fool Theatre

October 29th, 2020

11:08

Ariel Pinkerton is co-artistic director of Fortune's Fool Theatre. She talks about their new production "To Breed, or Not to Breed" and safety …

MSP Film Virtual Cinema update

October 29th, 2020

6:06

Craig Rice from the MSP Film society gives an update on what's showing in the Virtual Cinema.

Jill Mott Visits California and Stirm Wine

October 28th, 2020

8:59

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about her recent road trip to California to visit wineries from a social distance, including Stirm Wine Co.

Snowy October

October 27th, 2020

7:13

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about October's record-setting snowfall totals.

Pat Donohue Leads the Prairie All-Stars onto Crooner’s Unique Minneapolis Stage on Thursday October 29

October 27th, 2020

8:00

Pat Donohue leads a group of great players, the Prairie All-Stars onto Crooner’s heated tent Thursday October 29 from 7 till 8:30 PM. Pat talked to Phil Nusbaum about the group’s music, and what the pandemic-style shows …

Stages Theatre Reimagines the Theater Experience

October 26th, 2020

9:03

Sandy Boren-Barrett is the Artistic Director of Stages Theatre Co., and she talks about their new experience called "Enchanted Mystery: A Detect The Story Adventure."

LSS Daily Living: Kinship Caregivers

October 26th, 2020

9:48

Janet Salo from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota talks about Kinship Caregivers. Over the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of children living with extended family or close family friends, …

Katia Cardenas Songwriting Picks Up Despite Covid Crisis

October 25th, 2020

8:00

Katia Cardenas is a Twin Cities Jazz singer who, because of the pandemic has hardly performed in 2020. But Katia’s songwriting goes on. Both the Covid situation and her long term interests have informed her recent …

Family Engagement at Minneapolis Public Schools

October 23rd, 2020

10:58

Charisma Smith is a Family Engagement Specialist with Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about her work with the Black Parent Advisory Council.

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October 21st, 2020

9:25

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. For some people who struggle with substance abuse, isolation and stress during the pandemic can …

October Snow

October 20th, 2020

7:36

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the upcoming snowfall.

MPS Surveying Families on Back to School

October 16th, 2020

6:33

Parents in the Minneapolis schools should make their voice heard by Monday in a survey about the way they want their kids’ education delivered later …

Wine with Jill Oct. 14, 2020

October 14th, 2020

8:17

Sommelier Jill Mott visits about wine.

LSS Daily Living: Careful with Student Loans

October 13th, 2020

7:53

Shannon Doyle with LSS Financial Counseling shares strategies to keep a handle on higher-ed borrowing and then pay it back quickly.

Natalie Nowytzki and Orkestar Bez Ime Respond to Covid with Altered Musical Directions

October 13th, 2020

8:00

Natalie Nowytski is a founding member of the Twin Cities Balkan band, Orkestar Bez Ime. In an interview with Phil Nusbaum, Natalie tell how despite Covid, OBI is still developing, though using altered means. Natalie …

Marvelous Marilyn Maye

October 12th, 2020

18:48

Marilyn Maye performs at Crooners Supper Club with 5 shows. Patty Peterson interviewed her talking about how COVID19 has affected her performing …

The Minnesota Hard Bop Collective Reaches Covid Audiences Through New-Style Recording

October 11th, 2020

8:00

To continue playing for audiences during Covid, The Minnesota Hardbop Collective makes recordings available for Streaming and Download. The Catch is …

Minneapolis Schools Superintendent on Covid Dashboard, Conferences

October 9th, 2020

7:01

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff visits The Morning Show to announce a new data dashboard for the District website and promotes upcoming virtual teacher conferences.

A Warm October

October 6th, 2020

7:04

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about a warmer-than-normal October ahead, and answers a question emailed in from a listener.

Secretary of State Steve Simon talks about Voting in Minnesota in 2020

October 5th, 2020

9:45

Minnesota's Secretary of State, Steve Simon, talks about voting in MInnesota in 2020.

LSS Daily Living: Volunteering

October 5th, 2020

6:09

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is looking for volunteers to reach out to provide companionship and support to older Minnesotans through a …

Film Publicist Peter Schilling on Cine Latino and Halloween series at Heights Theater

October 2nd, 2020

8:46

Peter Schilling talks about the upcoming Cine Latino film festival from the MSP Film Society, and also the "Ha! Ha! Homicide" series of murder comedies playing at the Heights Theater starting on Oct. 8th.

MPS Talent Acquisition NOW HIRING

October 2nd, 2020

6:05

Minneapolis Public Schools is hiring custodians and child care assistants.

Sommelier Jill Mott Explains Flor, Rec's a Local Beer

September 30th, 2020

9:01

Sommelier Jill Mott explains what "flor" is and recommends a couple of wines and a local beer.

MN History Museum Reopens Oct 1

September 30th, 2020

6:56

Annie Johnson, manager of the Minnesota History Museum, talks about the reopening Oct. 1.

How Doppler Radar Works

September 29th, 2020

8:10

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the weeks ahead and how Doppler radar works.

Andrew Walesch Leads a Nine Piece Ensemble into Crooners to Present Sinatra Plus

September 29th, 2020

8:00

When singer/pianist Andrew Walesch sings Frank Sinatra, the result showcases not only Sinatra legacy, but the talents of Walesch and arranger Bob …

Comedian Lizz Winstead at Crooners Supper Club

September 28th, 2020

10:07

Comedian and Twin Cities-native Lizz Winstead talks about her upcoming show at Crooners and what it was like in New York City in the spring.

LSS Daily Living: Healthy Sexuality

September 28th, 2020

9:46

Logan Sand with Lutheran Social Service’s SELF Program (Seeing and Exploring Life’s Future) discusses how parents can best empower their children and learn where to start when it comes to sex education.

Curtis and Loretta Evolve Internet Shows

September 27th, 2020

8:00

Curtis and Loretta had to curtail their extensive folk music traveling on account of the pandemic. One response of theirs is to do more streaming …

Sarah Larsson Participates in Community-Based Music and Launches New Podcast Despite Covid

September 27th, 2020

8:00

Sarah Larsson of Minneapolis sings and plays in multiple traditions and also serves as a community worker. She has formal music in her background. …

MPS Athletics Director On Sports During COVID-19

September 25th, 2020

10:27

Antony Fisher is the District Director of Athletics at Minneapolis Public Schools. He discusses how sports are proceeding during the COVID-19 …

Jennifer Eckes, Arne Fogel Performing in White Bear Lake

September 24th, 2020

8:40

Vocalist Jennifer Eckes talks about her upcoming show celebrating hits from the 60s in White Bear Lake with crooner Arne Fogel, pianist Rick Carlson and bassist Keith Boyles.

MSP Film Society with Frank Morgan Documentary

September 24th, 2020

6:42

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about what's showing at their Virtual Cinema, including a documentary about the alto saxophonist, Frank Morgan.

Understanding Chemical and Advanced Recycling

September 23rd, 2020

9:57

Senior Research Specialist Ivy Schlegel from Greenpeace USA talks about plastics recycling. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo on Autumnal Equinox

September 22nd, 2020

5:59

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the Autumnal Equinox and dry conditions along the North Shore.

Jon Dominguez Can’t Help But Reflect on Current Crises in His Songs

September 22nd, 2020

8:00

Some call Jon Dominguez a Texas Songwriter despite that he lives in Minnesota. Well, it’s true because of Jon’s influences. And Jon also has a way of referencing the current scene in his songs, as he related to Phil …

VocalEssence Takes WITNESS Education Program Online

September 21st, 2020

11:10

G. Phillip Shoultz, Associate Conductor of VocalEssence, talks about the WITNESS Program going online and getting back to rehearsals.

LSS Daily Living: Work-Life Balance

September 21st, 2020

9:40

Tim Ollhoff from LSS Behavioral Health talks about the importance of establishing a work-life balance and offers tips for doing so, including a service from LSS called NuVantage.

Scott Keever Thrives During Covid Through Teaching and is Inspired to Compose New Music

September 20th, 2020

8:00

Twin Cities guitarist Scott Keever has had challenges due to Covid. But he’s met them, and even found new inspiration. When Scott talked to Phil Nusbaum, Phil first asked how he’s been doing.

Karrin Allyson Sings at Crooners Sunday

September 18th, 2020

8:18

Vocalist Karrin Allyson sings two shows at Crooners Sunday night.

MPS Continues Meals for Students

September 18th, 2020

8:49

Julie Danzl is the Student Wellness Manager for Culinary & Wellness Services at Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about food distribution …

AchieveMpls Adapts From a Distance

September 17th, 2020

11:22

Danielle Grant talks about how AchieveMpls is still helping students with college and career readiness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSP Film Society Virtual Cinema Update

September 17th, 2020

6:54

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about what's showing at their Virtual Cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott on Oktoberfest

September 16th, 2020

7:59

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about a selection of Oktoberfest beers available this season.

Vocalist Connie Evingson and Pianist Jon Weber at Crooners

September 16th, 2020

8:33

Vocalist Connie Evingson and pianist Jon Weber talk about their shows this week as part of Jazz Fest Live at Crooners Supper Club. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo, Hazy Skies

September 15th, 2020

5:13

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the haze in the sky, possibly from fires on the West Coast.

Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis Responds to the Crises Following the Death of George Floyd

September 15th, 2020

8:00

To respond to the crises after the death of George Floyd, Pangea World Theater created a concert called the Burning Truth project. The next Burning Truth project performance in a Burnsville backyard, Sunday Sept 20 at …

Reusables Are Doable by David Pinsky from Greenpeace USA

September 14th, 2020

6:50

David Pinsky, Senior Plastics Campaigner for Greenpeace, has recently authored a report called "Reusables Are Doable" looking at reusable containers in retail settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

LSS Daily Living: Loaning Money To Adults

September 14th, 2020

8:40

LSS Financial Counselor Mary Ellen Kaluza talks about how to handle loaning money to adult children, parents and friends.

Maurice Jacox Battles Back from Illness and Covid-Induced Layoff

September 13th, 2020

8:00

Maurice Jacox has sung in groups for many years, and has played the saxophone. Lately, he’s done more under his own name. But he’s just now emerging from a run of bad luck that began in 2019, when his great friend Wee …

Patty Peterson with Dave Koz in The Playroom

September 11th, 2020

17:48

Patty Peterson interviewed Dave Koz as he came to Mpls for his only show in 2020 with guitarist,Cory Wong. They talked about the show and his newest CD "A New Day". A snippet of his new music is played.

Patty Peterson with Gary Hines with the Sounds Of Blackness on new single"Sick & Tired"

September 11th, 2020

16:23

Patty Peterson interviews Gary Hines, director of the Sounds Of Blackness, about their new single,"Sick & Tired", released during the time of unrest in Mpls, Minn. Summer of 2020

Solomon Parham at Selby Ave JazzFest

September 11th, 2020

9:22

Trumpeter Solomon Parham talks about the show he recorded for the Selby Ave JazzFest Saturday.

Richard Terrill has Book Launch, Reading and Performance Sunday

September 11th, 2020

7:49

Writer and saxophonist Richard Terrill launches his new book on Facebook Live Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 and plays with the Larry McDonough Quartet.

MPS Starts School Year From a Distance

September 11th, 2020

9:11

Associate Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, LaShawn Ray, talks about the start to this year's school year.

Ginger Commodore with Stevie Wonder Tribute at Chanhassen Dinner Theater

September 10th, 2020

10:02

Ginger Commodore and friends will sing Stevie Wonder's hits Saturday night at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema Update

September 10th, 2020

7:04

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about their current virtual cinema offerings.

Cold Front and Seeing Your Breath When It's 55 Outside

September 9th, 2020

9:53

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the cold front gripping the state and why you can see your breath when it's above freezing.

Textile Center starts new series "We Are The Story"

September 8th, 2020

11:05

Karl Reichert, executive director for Textile Center of Minnesota, talks about a new months-long initiative with several shows called "We Are The …

LSS Daily Living: Returning to College with Dr. Barbara Chromy

September 8th, 2020

9:19

Dr. Barbara Chromy is a mental health specialist for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She talks about students returning to college.

Javier Matos Rediscovers the Joy of Playing the Blues During Covid-Based Downtime

September 8th, 2020

8:00

Javier Matos is one of the many who work day jobs in addition to performing music. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, in Javier’s so-called office…his backyard…Javier reflected on his musical career and his music.

Michael Hauser Father of Midwest Flamenco is Back On Stage

September 6th, 2020

8:00

The father of Midwest flamenco, Michael Hauser hasn’t played much in public lately. But as things open up, he’s been able to perform, and he’s …

Cory Wong and Dave Koz at Crooners Sunday

September 4th, 2020

10:29

Minnesota guitarist Cory Wong and saxophonist Dave Koz play two shows at Crooners Supper Club Sunday, Sept. 06. Hear Cory talk about the gigs, Dave Koz, and hear one of his newest tracks.

Peter Schilling on Trylon Cinema and Criterion

September 4th, 2020

8:53

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about an obscure animated film playing at the Trylon Cinema and the uniqueness of the Criterion streaming service.

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff on Returning to School

September 4th, 2020

7:29

The Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Ed Graff, talks about returning to school next week with distance learning, resumption of meal …

Charanga Tropical at Crooners Saturday

September 3rd, 2020

8:50

Doug Little, founder and flutist for Charanga Tropical, talks about the history of charanga music and the band's upcoming outdoor gig at Crooners Supper Club Saturday, Sept. 5th.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema

September 3rd, 2020

6:51

Craig Rice from MSP Film Society talks about what's showing in their virtual cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott on Rosés and a St. Paul Beer

September 2nd, 2020

9:20

Sommelier Jill Mott, from Henry & Son, talks about an handful of rosés and a St. Paul beer to enhance your Labor Day Weekend.

How to Learn About Weather, Meteorology and Climatology

September 1st, 2020

7:04

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about how August wrapped up, and how you can learn more about weather, meteorology and climatology.

SingleCell Musical Improvisations are Therapeutic and Entertaining

September 1st, 2020

8:00

When cellist Aaron Kerr, Drummer Derrin Pinto and keyboardist Kevin Rhys jammed in March 2020, the improvisations were so satisfying that they formed a group called Single Cell. But the pandemic prevented a second …

LSS Daily Living: Helping kids with an exceptional back-to-school

August 31st, 2020

8:34

Urania Roque Vanyo of Lutheran Social Service of MN describes strategies for parents to help their kids succeed in school this fall, whether that's …

Laura MacKenzie Explores New Markets and Relies on the Internet in Covid Times

August 30th, 2020

8:00

Laurie MacKenzie is Investigating New and Surprising Markets as a result of Covid 19. Plus, she is also ramping up using the internet to contact …

MPS Community Ed's new leader, Anthony Williams

August 28th, 2020

5:00

Anthony Williams, newly-named Executive Director of Community Education at Minneapolis Public Schools, talks about the role of the operation and how …

Noted jazz Guitarist Reynold Philipsek Reflects on His Career During Covid-19 Times

August 25th, 2020

8:00

Despite the pandemic currently gripping the world, Reynold Philipsek stays immersed in Jazz Guitar. And like many, Reynold is reflecting on his jazz …

Daily Living: Covid Couples In Constant Close Quarters

August 24th, 2020

6:10

Allison Miller of Lutheran Social Service talks with Emily Reese about how couples can deal with conflict while spending extra time together working from home.

Vladimir Garrido Uses Pandemic Time to Create New Musical Syntheses

August 23rd, 2020

8:01

Vladimir Garrido is steeped in the folk music of the Andes Mountains. But using the time afforded by Covid-19 times, Vladimir has been busy with new …

How to support students' emotional wellbeing: MPS' Derek Francis

August 21st, 2020

10:43

With the planned return to Distance Learning for fall classes and the continued trauma around police brutality and community destruction, how is …

Climatologist Luigi Romolo Explains a Derecho

August 20th, 2020

6:58

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the derecho that pummeled central Iowa early last week.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema update

August 20th, 2020

6:16

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about what's showing at the Virtual Cinema.

Sommelier Jill Mott on Riesling

August 19th, 2020

9:52

Jill Mott, sommelier from Henry & Son, talks about the grape Riesling and her weekend adventures.

Jungle Theater "Shine A Light" Festival

August 19th, 2020

10:13

Interim Artistic Director Christina Baldwin from the Jungle Theater talks about the upcoming Shine A Light festival, running from Aug. 20-30.

Witty and Original Guitarist Joe Nicola at Lake Monster Brewing in Saint Paul, Saturday Aug 22 at 6PM

August 18th, 2020

8:00

Sometimes Joe Nicola plays well-known tunes, but more frequently he plays is his own compositions. Thinking about his August 22, 6PM show at Lake …

LSS Daily Living: Good and Bad Credit with Kim Miller

August 17th, 2020

10:23

Kim Miller from LSS Financial Counseling talks about the credit scores, rebuilding credit and the importance of having good credit.

Spirit House Offers Meditative, East Indian-Inspired Improvisation

August 16th, 2020

8:01

Spirit House is a Twin Cities music group that uses certain East Indian traditions as a starting point. When Spirit House tabla player Gary Waryam and cellist Michelle Kinney talked to Phil Nusbaum, they first addressed …

Amber Spaniol, Health Services Director for Minneapolis Public Schools

August 14th, 2020

6:30

Amber Spaniol, Health Services Director for Minneapolis Public Schools talks about school this fall.

MSP Film: Jazz on a Summer's Day

August 13th, 2020

8:49

Craig Rice from MSP Film talks about the Virtual Cinema offering, Jazz On A Summer's Day.

Metro Storms from Sunday, Aug. 9

August 11th, 2020

9:33

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the storms that swept through the metro overnight Sunday night and how hail forms.

Dancing from Home with Rhythmically Speaking

August 11th, 2020

9:45

The dance collective, Rhythmically Speaking, mounts its summer show from home this weekend. Artistic director Erinn Liebhard talks about the upcoming …

Electric Fetus Owner Aaron Meyering Says Deliberate Re-Opening is Key

August 11th, 2020

8:00

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the music business suffered. Live shows are way down, and music stores such as the Electric Fetus had to close, too. Aaron Meyerring, owner of the Electric Fetus says that opening a …

Leslie Vincent on New Album and Crooners Show

August 10th, 2020

9:56

Vocalist Leslie Vincent talks about her Monday night show at Crooners and her new album.

LSS Daily Living: Grief and Loss with Markie Gohman

August 10th, 2020

7:25

Markie Gohman, from Lutheran Social Service's Behavioral Health talks about coping with grief and loss.

Quarantine Dream Recording Project Features New Work By Twin Cities Musicians

August 9th, 2020

8:00

Many musicians are writing music relating to the strange time defined by Covid-19. Two local songwriters, Ted Hajnasiewicz and Ryan Ruud are among them. They got together virtually, and then their project grew. As we …

Peter Schilling on The Wizard of Oz and Ealing Comedies

August 7th, 2020

8:26

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about seeing The Wizard of Oz in technicolor at the Heights Theater and Ealing comedies playing at the Trylon.

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff

August 7th, 2020

10:22

Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Ed Graff, talks about returning to distance learning in the fall.

Clinical Psychologist Peter Zelles

August 6th, 2020

9:20

Peter Zelles, a clinical psychologist in St. Paul, talks about coping during the pandemic.

Craig Rice from MSP Film on Virtual Cinema

August 6th, 2020

7:28

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the continuation of the documentary about John Lewis, called "Good Trouble".

Sommelier Jill Mott: Summer Wine Rec's

August 5th, 2020

8:14

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son has some recommendations for summer wines.

LSS Daily Living: Pandemic Fatigue

August 5th, 2020

7:46

Julie Praska-Moser is a regional manager with Caregiver Respite from Lutheran Social Service. She talks about pandemic fatigue.

Luigi Romolo: Drought Conditions Improve

August 4th, 2020

6:33

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about unseasonably cool weather and the improvement around the state of drought conditions.

Folk Music Store Reopens in Evolving Musical Landscape

August 4th, 2020

8:00

The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor was established in Richfield in 1979 to serve the folk music community. Marv Menzel , the proprietor, has seen a lot of …

Dakota Dave Hull Polishes His Guitar Playing Craft During the Coved Time

August 2nd, 2020

8:00

When the Covid virus cancelled all of Dakota Dave Hull’s performances for this year, Dakota Dave turned his attention to his related interests. In a …

MSP Film Continues We the People

July 30th, 2020

8:15

Craig Rice from MSP Film talks about their series of community viewings and conversations called "We The People" and Craig updates what's coming and going from the virtual cinema.

Children's Theatre Company "A Kids Play About Racism"

July 29th, 2020

9:18

Children’s Theatre Company presents the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory’s A Kids Book About Racism. Emily talks with the CTC's Artistic Director, Peter Brosius.

Mega-Rain Events Defined: Climatologist Luigi Romolo

July 28th, 2020

8:00

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about "mega-rain" events like the one that hit southern Minnesota on July 25, 2020.

Steve Kaul of Wild Sound Recording Studio is Affected by the Covid and George Floyd-Related Crises

July 28th, 2020

8:00

Steve Kaul of Wild Sound recording studio in Minneapolis was affected by both worldwide crises of 2020. Steve told Phil Nusbaum that his recording …

LSS Daily Living: National Parenting Day

July 27th, 2020

6:47

Kathy Lahr is a parenting specialist from Lutheran Social Service who is going to share how parents are doing these days and what parents can do to …

Dean Magraw Gets Deeper Into Guitar Playing in the Covid-19 Era

July 26th, 2020

8:00

What do you do when you are a guitarist who is prohibited by circumstance from performing? Well, if you are committed player, you just keep on finding new guitar expressions. When Dean Magraw spoke with Phil Nusbaum, …

Heights Theater and Trylon Cinema start Martin Scorsese Series

July 24th, 2020

9:10

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about the upcoming series of Martin Scorsese films showing at Trylon Cinema and Heights Theater.

MPS's Eric Moore on Back to School and Distance Learning

July 24th, 2020

11:27

Eric Moore is a Senior Officer of Accountability, Research and Equity at Minneapolis Public Schools.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema update

July 23rd, 2020

8:29

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about Virtual Cinema, Cine Latino and the ongoing French film festival.

Sommelier Jill Mott: Piña Colada

July 23rd, 2020

6:10

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about the delightful cocktail known as the Piña Colada.

Climatologist Luigi Romolo on Veering and Backing Winds

July 21st, 2020

7:07

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about how to look for veering and backing winds in the sky to forecast the weather.

Tim Sparks Shifts Gears to Complete a University of Wisconsin Guitar Residency Despite Covid-19

July 21st, 2020

8:00

Tim Sparks is one of the most versatile guitarists you’ll ever meet. That’s why he was asked to be in residence in the Guitar program of the …

Minneapolis Institute of Art Reopens

July 20th, 2020

7:51

Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts talks about reopening the museum with COVID-19 prevention measures in place.

LSS Daily Living: Financial Scams during the Pandemic

July 20th, 2020

10:10

Shannon Doyle from Lutheran Social Service of MN talks about various financial scams that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debbie Duncan and Dennis Spears Sing a Drive-In Concert at Crooners, Thursday July 23

July 19th, 2020

8:00

Debbie Duncan and Dennis Spears present an evening of jazz vocals at 7PM this Thursday, July 23 at Crooner’s in Minneapolis. It’ll be a drive in or …

Challenges with Returning to School in the Fall

July 17th, 2020

8:35

Karen DeVet is a Senior Operations Officer with Minneapolis Public Schools, and she talks about some of the options and challenges for returning to …

Strong Island from MSP Film Society

July 16th, 2020

7:48

Craig Rice from MSP Film talks about the offerings on their virtual cinema.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo: How Clouds Make Rain

July 15th, 2020

9:15

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about how clouds get to the point of saturation.

Hook and Ladder Venue in Minneapolis Goes Virtual to Adapt to Times

July 14th, 2020

8:00

The Hook and Ladder performance space helps local artists find audiences and serves the broader community. When Chris Mozena of the Hook met with Phil Nusbaum, the talk turned to the Shackletons, a young group that …

"Value Our Venues" Fundraiser from Music in Minnesota

July 13th, 2020

8:26

The website Music in Minnesota has launched a fundraiser for iconic music venues around the state that have been shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic. Writer and photographer Tom Smouse talks about the fundraiser.

Daily Living from LSS: Job Searching

July 13th, 2020

9:57

Sarah Northrup from the LSS Training and Education Center talks about job searching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Penny Creates New Music and Composes in an Unfamiliar Idiom During Pandemic

July 12th, 2020

8:00

John Penny performs with his Jazz trio and in groups led by others. The combination of recent crises has caused John to take new musical directions. Events connected with the murder of George Floyd inspired John to …

Trylon Cinema and Heights Theater Reopen

July 10th, 2020

8:27

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about the films showing at the Trylon Cinema in Longfellow and the Heights Theater in Columbia Heights starting …

Supt Ed Graff on Returning to School and Transportation

July 10th, 2020

4:57

Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff talks about transportation and returning to school in the fall.

MSP Film Virtual Cinema Offerings

July 9th, 2020

8:34

Craig Rice from MSP Film talks about what's showing on their virtual cinema.

White Wines to Beat the Heat

July 8th, 2020

9:14

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son talks about three white wines that can help you beat the heat this summer.

June Weather Recap: Rain and Heat

July 7th, 2020

8:05

State climatologist Luigi Romolo gives a recap of the weather in June and talks about the National Weather Service's proposed changes to the language …

Jazz Pianist and Educator Laura Caviani Returns to Musical Roots During the Covid Era

July 7th, 2020

7:59

Many know Laura Caviani as jazz piano player who leads performing groups. She also teaches at Carlton College in Northfield. But there are no classes …

LSS Daily Living: Tax Deadline Approaching

July 6th, 2020

10:24

April Sanderson from Lutheran Social Service of MN gives helpful tax advice and reminds us that the deadline is July 15, 2020.

Covid-19 Gives Paul Dice the Opportunity to Compose but not Perform Musical Compositions

July 5th, 2020

8:00

Paul Dice of Northfield wears many musical hats. He is finally a fulltime composer, which is great for Paul as composition is his favorite musical …

Minneapolis Teacher Named One of Nation’s Top Inspiring Teachers

July 1st, 2020

8:14

Jordan McNiven teaches 4th grade at Hiawatha Academies. He was named one of the nation's top inspiring teachers and received the National University System-Sanford Teacher Award and $10,000.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo on Heat Index

June 30th, 2020

6:34

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the weather ahead and what "heat index" means.

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival Cancelled for 2020, but Artists Will Play in 2021

June 30th, 2020

8:00

The Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Annual August Festival was Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid -19. But the group’s executive …

MPS Dietician on Summer Meals and Healthy Food for Students

June 29th, 2020

8:14

Ashley Nitzkorski is a dietician for the Culinary and Wellness Services at Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about providing meals for students …

Daily Living with LSS: The 2020 Census

June 29th, 2020

8:47

The 2020 Census deadline is approaching. Erin Sutton is Senior Director of Advocacy with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and she talks about the importance of filling out your census form.

Bill Simenson Continues Composing Big Band Music While Waiting to Resume Performing

June 28th, 2020

8:00

The Bill Simenson orchestra has played monthly at jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis for close to a decade. But Covid-19 has stopped live shows. …

Billy Peterson and family at Crooners

June 25th, 2020

7:35

Bassist Billy Peterson plays a set of duo shows with Andrew Walesch this week and then Billy is joined by his family for a show on Sunday.

MSP Film Showing Ella Fitzgerald Documentary

June 25th, 2020

8:28

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about films coming and going from their virtual cinema, and what's showing free as part of the community screenings and conversations.

Wine with Personality

June 24th, 2020

8:04

Sommelier Jill Mott talks about wines with personality on the Morning Show.

Summer Solstice Explained by Luigi Romolo

June 23rd, 2020

7:51

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the weather ahead this week and he explains the summer solstice.

Gao Hong Adapts Her International Chinese Music Career to the Covid-19 Era

June 23rd, 2020

8:00

Gao Hong is one of the world’s most sought after players of the Chinese Pipa. She lives in Northfield and teaches at Carlton where she leads three student ensembles. Gao plays world stages. But she tells Phil Nusbaum …

Daily Living from LSS: Disaster Services and Camp Noah

June 22nd, 2020

6:27

Kim Dettmer, is the senior director of Disaster Services and Camp Noah at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She talks about how LSS helps families in need.

Jazz Central Studios Presents Weekend-Long Online Jazz Event Stream Fest

June 21st, 2020

8:00

Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis is helping Fans and Players experience live music with a three-day streaming event. It is called Stream Fest, and …

Scott Keever Solo Show on Saturday

June 19th, 2020

9:29

Guitarist Scott Keever talks about the solo show he'll perform (stream) Saturday, June 20 and staying creative during the pandemic.

VocalEssence Father's Day Celebration

June 19th, 2020

8:37

G. Phillip Shoultz III, VocalEssence Associate Conductor, talks about Sunday's event with songs that honor fathers and the father figures in all our …

What Will School Look Like This Fall?

June 19th, 2020

10:07

Julie Schultz Brown is executive director of communications and marketing at Minneapolis Public Schools. She talks about the different ways school …

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All-Stars at Crooners tonight

June 18th, 2020

7:39

Guitarist Pat Donohue and the Prairie All-Stars are playing at Crooners tonight.

Community Screenings from MSP Film Society

June 18th, 2020

9:21

Craig Rice from MSP FIlm talks about what's coming and going from the virtual screen, and which films are screening to the community for free.

Jearlyn Steele and Billy Steele at Crooners Tonight

June 17th, 2020

9:02

Jearlyn Steele performs tonight at Crooners Supper Club.

Humid Weather Coming

June 16th, 2020

7:03

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about hot and humid weather heading to Minnesota, and how a tropical depression ended up in the state for the …

Lucia Newell at Crooners Tuesday

June 16th, 2020

9:58

Vocalist Lucia Newell will sing a show at Crooners Supper Club Tuesday night. She'll be joined by Joan Griffith (guitar, mandolin, bass, etc) and …

Daily Living from LSS: Host Homes

June 16th, 2020

10:35

Alissa Dott at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota leads the Host Homes effort for people with disabilities statewide and they are seeking Host Home families.

The Creation of Jimmi Langemo’s Blues Song Inspired by the George Floyd Killing

June 16th, 2020

8:00

Jimmi Langemo leads a Minneapolis blues band called Jimmi and the Band of Souls. The band performs songs that complain of everything from broken …

He’s a Political Man: Minnesota’s Dr. Dean Alger and His Protest Songs

June 14th, 2020

8:00

Dr Dean Alger is a political scientist with five books to his credit, he has written about influential bluesman Lonnie Johnson and he sings and plays …

Spike Lee's New Film Opens Today: Da 5 Bloods

June 12th, 2020

9:35

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about Spike Lee and his new film opening today, Da 5 Bloods.

Minneapolis Kids Summer Child Care Program

June 12th, 2020

6:09

Minneapolis Kids from Minneapolis Public Schools provides in-person child care for children entering 1st - 7th grades in the fall. Amy Frey, program …

MSP Film starts Free Community Screenings and Discussions

June 11th, 2020

7:16

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about films showing in free community screenings with scheduled online discussions.

MSP Film starts Free Community Screenings and Discussions

June 11th, 2020

7:16

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about films showing in free community screenings with scheduled online discussions.

MSP Film starts Free Community Screenings and Discussions

June 11th, 2020

7:16

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about films showing in free community screenings with scheduled online discussions.

MSP Film starts Free Community Screenings and Discussions

June 11th, 2020

7:16

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about films showing in free community screenings with scheduled online discussions.

Cool Down this Summer with Kölsch

June 10th, 2020

8:02

Jill Mott, sommelier from Henry & Son, talks about why Kölsch is a perfect choice for a summer beer.

Tropical Storm Cristobal brings rain to Midwest

June 9th, 2020

8:51

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about how Tropical Storm Cristobal will affect the Upper Midwest.

The Immigrant Experience in Song

June 9th, 2020

8:00

Singer Maryam Yusafzadeh came to the US from Iran over 30 years ago. Maryam’s interest in singing about immigrants started around the time of Nine-Eleven. Over time, events made her feel more strongly about it. Her CD …

Daily Living from LSS: Home-buying season

June 8th, 2020

10:07

Johan Madrigal Torres, financial counselor and program coordinator with LSS Financial Counseling, will let you know how Lutheran Social Service can help you achieve your home ownership goals.

Undaunted by Any Virus, Irish Music Weekend Goes Virtual in 2020

June 6th, 2020

8:00

The Center for Irish Music’s 2020 Irish Music Weekend takes place online, June 11-14. It’s online only this year, but otherwise, the weekend carries on as ever with master musicians from Ireland and the US in concerts …

Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira new album

June 5th, 2020

9:06

Duo Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira have been performing together for more than 20 years. The vocalist and guitarist just released their newest album, Butterfly Wings, which you can order on Joel's website.

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff: End of School

June 5th, 2020

8:22

Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff talks about food distribution, wrapping up the school year, summer school and mental health …

Ginger Commodore and Jesse Larson at Crooners' Drive-In Series

June 4th, 2020

7:31

Singers Ginger Commodore and Jesse Larson perform tonight at Crooners' Drive-In Series. Ginger talks about the show and more.

Films for Now: Craig Rice from MSP Film

June 4th, 2020

9:30

The MSP Film Society's Craig Rice talks about films to watch right now.

Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra at Crooners' Drive-In Series

June 3rd, 2020

8:53

Dan Newton talks about the upcoming show from Cafe Accordion Orchestra at Crooners' Drive-In Series.

Severe Weather a Possibility

June 2nd, 2020

8:26

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the possibility for severe weather and gives a recap of May's weather.

Arne Fogel and Rick Carlson Celebrate Bing’s Birthday with A Crooner’s Lakeside Concert

June 2nd, 2020

8:00

Sunday June 1 at 4PM, Arne Fogel sings for the birthday of Bing Crosby. Arne is immersed in decades of great American music, and with Rick Carlson on piano, it promises to be a great drive in concert held by Crooner’s …

Mother Banjo Uses the Internet to Connect the Musical Community

May 31st, 2020

8:00

Because of Covid-19, Ellen Stanley, AKA Mother Banjo, has shifted her focus from performing live to the internet. She and Anthony Ihrig co-host the Back Catalog Listening Party, where they present artists such as Becky …

Joyann Parker Opens Crooners Drive-In Series June 1st

May 29th, 2020

8:26

Singer Joyann Parker performs two shows Monday, June 1st as Crooners Supper Club starts its drive-in concert series. Her 7:00 show will be broadcast live on Jazz88.

MPS Summer School

May 29th, 2020

7:36

Melinda Stapley is the Minneapolis Public Schools coordinator for summer programs. She talks about what summer school will look like.

Secret Twin Cities by Julie Jo Severson

May 28th, 2020

9:46

Author Julie Jo Severson talks about her new book, Secret Twin Cities, available now.

Sommelier Jill Mott on Slovenian Wines

May 27th, 2020

9:04

Jill Mott, sommelier from Henry & Son, talks about wines from Slovenia and a new seasonal beer from Bent Paddle.

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo

May 27th, 2020

8:03

State climatologist Luigi Romolo gives an overview of the week ahead, talks about drought conditions in the northern half of Minnesota, and what he …

Maud Hixson Emphasizes Singing Career Priorities Other than Performing During Covid-19

May 26th, 2020

8:00

Twin Cities Music fans know Maud Hixson’s polished singing. Maud is a tireless worker on all aspects of her music career. Even with COVID-19 shutting …

Daily Living with LSS: CORE Veterans' Program

May 25th, 2020

8:27

Andy Qualy is program director with LSS CORE Veterans Program. He talks about how the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with LSS to help members of the military transition back into civilian life …

Internet-Based Music Education Works for Jazz Big Band at South High School in Minneapolis

May 24th, 2020

8:00

Eric Sayre leads jazz performance education at Minneapolis South High School. Music learning has been changed a lot now that distance learning is in …

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff on Graduation, Summer School, Meals and Mental Health Support

May 22nd, 2020

10:40

Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff talks about graduation ceremonies, how summer school will proceed, meal distribution and the …

AchieveMpls Helps Students with College and Career Readiness

May 22nd, 2020

9:16

AchieveMpls President and CEO Danielle Grant talks about how the organization has pivoted to help students from a distance with college and career …

Peter Schilling's Film Recommendations

May 21st, 2020

6:34

Peter Schilling shares a birthday this weekend with four individuals attached to the film industry. He shares recommendations of films by, for and about these individuals.

MSP Film International Film Festival This Week

May 21st, 2020

7:56

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about this week's international film festival: MSPIFF 39 Redefined.

Stephen Rueff: Irrepressible Art

May 20th, 2020

9:32

Stephen Rueff is the Chair of Arts Entrepreneurship at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He talks about his current project, Irrepressible …

Patty Peterson interviews sax man Walter Chancellor Jr

May 19th, 2020

15:24

Patty Peterson who hosts "The Playroom" on Sunday afternoons interviewed Twin Cities Saxman, Walter Chancellor Jr. on his newest release "Steppin' Out".

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo First Named Storm

May 19th, 2020

11:08

State Climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about several inches of rain, fire danger and the first named storm of the hurricane season.

Colleen Bertsch Digs Deep Into Her Romanian Research during Covid-19 Times

May 19th, 2020

8:00

Colleen Bertsch performs eastern European music. Due to isolating in place, Colleen is staying home a lot now. So she has time to listen deeply to …

Meal Delivery from Lutheran Social Service

May 18th, 2020

8:18

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota is delivering hot and frozen meals to older Minnesotans for decades. Kristin Schurrer is statewide senior …

Patty Peterson interviews Sinne Eeg

May 17th, 2020

19:33

Patty Peterson interviews Sinne Eeg via zoom about her newest recording with the Danish Radio Big Band, called "We've Just Begun".

The Southside Aces Swings with a New Recording

May 17th, 2020

8:00

Tony Bailuff leads the Southside Aces. The group plays New Orleans jazz. There may be no place to play right now, so the group has gotten busy completing a recording project based on a performance at Crooners in …

Tips for families on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15th, 2020

8:50

Dr. Anne Gearity is a consultant with Minneapolis Public Schools, and works with schools to help students and staff work through unique needs, mental …

New Album from Minneapolis band Turn Turn Turn

May 14th, 2020

8:42

Bassist and singer Barb Byrnstad from the band Turn Turn Turn talks about their new album.

International Film Festival Starts Friday, May 15

May 14th, 2020

10:32

Craig Rice from MSP Film talks about how you can participate in and watch films during the 39th Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

Bordeaux? and a brilliant white for spicy fare

May 13th, 2020

7:02

Sommelier Jill Mott from Henry & Son has suggestions for wines to pair with spicy food.

After Years of Partnership and Despite Covid 19, Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira Release a Highly Curated Duet CD

May 12th, 2020

8:00

Singer Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira have released a CD of thoughtful arrangements of great jazz songs. To record their songs, they …

LSS Daily Living: Parenting during the pandemic

May 11th, 2020

10:23

Heather Kamia is a program director with Metro Youth and Family Services from Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She talks about resources for parents during the pandemic.

Barely Brothers Leans Online at a Time When Businesses Are Closed

May 10th, 2020

8:00

Barely Brothers on Raymond Avenue in Saint Paul stocks records old and new. After decades working in other people’s record stores, owner Mike Elias …

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff on Graduation and Summer School

May 8th, 2020

5:50

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff talks about how graduation will proceed and current plans for summer school.

MSPIFF Goes Online

May 8th, 2020

8:29

The 39th Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival will be online next week, as Peter Schilling explains.

Guitarist Zacc Harris Quarantine Qoncert #1

May 7th, 2020

10:35

Guitarist Zacc Harris, bassist Chris Bates, drummer JT Bates and pianist Bryan Nichols will each perform a solo set Friday night starting at 7:00 on …

Textiles Artist Lauren Oland

May 6th, 2020

10:23

Textiles artist Lauren Oland talks about her work, Mezamé Designs.

Luigi Romolo's Favorite Weather Apps

May 5th, 2020

11:58

State climatologist Luigi Romolo talks about the weather ahead for the week and some of his favorite weather apps.

Covid-19 Inspires New Musical and Performance Directions for Versatile Bassist Liz Draper

May 5th, 2020

8:00

When the New Corona Virus came to Minnesota, it changed Liz Draper’s plans. Instead of playing and touring Liz is stuck like the rest of us at home. But she tells Phil Nusbaum, that once she got her bearings in this …

Daily Living with LSS: Foster Care in Minnesota

May 4th, 2020

6:23

Jodi Raidt is the statewide program manager for foster care with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. She talks about the ongoing need for families to foster children.

Minnesota’s Boston Impostors Switch Gears for Fruitful Musical Experiences Despite Covid-19

May 3rd, 2020

8:01

Maire Clement and Davey Harrison call their act the Boston Impostors. Of course Covid-19 has affected their performing. But riding the crest of a new CD, the duet is more than making do. Maire and Davey talked with Phil …

MPS Announces Plans for Grading and Graduation

May 1st, 2020

6:46

Associate Superintendent of High Schools with Minneapolis Public Schools, Dr. Shawn Harris-Berry, talks about how the district will manage grading …

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival Online

April 30th, 2020

8:43

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the online film offerings and the redesigned MSPIFF.

Tim Sparks Shifts Gears to Complete a University of Wisconsin Guitar Residency Despite Covid-19

April 28th, 2020

8:00

Tim Sparks is one of the most versatile guitarists you’ll ever meet. That’s why he was asked to be in residence in the Guitar program of the …

John Penny Attends to Unfinished Musical Business during Covid-19

April 25th, 2020

8:00

Guitarist John Penny composes in multiple styles of course want to record and release it his work. But that is easier said than done, as he explained …

Superintendent Ed Graff from MPS

April 24th, 2020

7:53

We check in with Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools, Ed Graff.

Celebrate Earth Day's 50th Anniversary

April 23rd, 2020

8:11

It's the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. MCAD's Stephen Rueff talks about the importance of the day, and how to celebrate all week long.

Craig Hedberg, U of M School of Public Health

April 23rd, 2020

15:19

Craig Hedberg from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health gives us an update on the coronavirus.

Photographer Chellie Bock and her work

April 22nd, 2020

8:32

Photographer Chellie Bock talks about her unique photography.

St. Paul Spring Art Crawl goes Virtual

April 22nd, 2020

8:31

Lisa McCann from the St. Paul Art Collective talks about this weekend's virtual Spring Art Crawl.

Music Promoter Ellen Stanley Helps Music Fans Access Music at a Time of No Live Music Venues

April 21st, 2020

8:00

Ellen Stanley’s Promotional Company is called EFS Publicity. Ellen promotes local artists, and the scene has of course shifted to the online performance. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Ellen talked about a service …

Tom Lieberman’s Originals, Roots and Chestnuts at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis this Sunday Evening

April 21st, 2020

8:00

After over four decades, Tom Lieberman is still going strong singing and playing. You can catch Tommy and the Liebermen at the Hook and Ladder in …

Artist Susan Hensel

April 20th, 2020

10:46

Artist Susan Hensel talks about her work and how the Minnesota State Fair changed her art.

Jazz Central Studios Pivots Fast to Perpetuate Twin Cities Jazz During the Covid-19 Era

April 19th, 2020

8:00

The Twin Cities is served by Jazz Central Studios, whose web address is jazz central studios dot org. The mission of the group is to preserve and …

Pianist Larry McDonough shares music that brings him peace

April 17th, 2020

37:10

Pianist Larry McDonough shares five tracks that he finds peaceful.

Derek Francis, Manager of Counseling Services at Minneapolis Public Schools

April 17th, 2020

8:32

Derek Francis is Manager of Counseling Services with Minneapolis Public Schools. He talks about how to help students cope with canceled proms and …

The Roe Family Singers is a Musical Phenomenon

April 14th, 2020

8:01

The Roe Family Singers is a real musical phenomenon. It’s not only that they play really old music for modern audiences. After modest beginnings a …

Sculptor Kim Matthews

April 13th, 2020

9:10

Minneapolis sculptor Kim Matthews talks about her art.

No Live Shows? Accordionist Dan Newton Shifts Gears

April 12th, 2020

8:00

In normal times, Dan Newton a.k.a. Daddy Squeeze seemingly performs all the time, solo and in groups. But how to stay busy and productive when there …

Peter Schilling: What are you watching?

April 10th, 2020

8:03

Film publicist Peter Schilling talks about what movies other film buffs are watching while observing the stay-at-home order.

Distance Learning Update from MPS Superintendent Ed Graff

April 10th, 2020

8:51

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff talks about how the first week of distance learning has gone.

Stephen Rueff and Irrepressible Art

April 9th, 2020

8:56

Stephen Rueff from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design talks about the sites he's created for artists to share their work called Irrepressible …

Dr. Patrick Porter and BrainTap

April 9th, 2020

9:46

Dr. Patrick Porter talks about how to reduce stress and anxiety, and his app called BrainTap.

Free access to Northern Lights eBook about Minnesota history

April 8th, 2020

6:55

Jennifer Cadwell-Vaughan is the Manager of Teacher Education and Curriculum Development with the Minnesota Historical Society. She talks about the …

Corpse Reviver Polishes Gems of American Folk Music this Sunday Night at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis

April 7th, 2020

8:00

This Sunday at 7 at the Hook and ladder in Minneapolis, Corpse Reviver plays songs from The Harry Smith Collection of American folk music. The …

Reynold Philipsek’s Reflections on the Coronavirus Scene

April 7th, 2020

8:00

Minnesota Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Reynold has put his feelings into a new song for the Coronavirus era. In doing so, Reynold is taking a cue from Django …

Heather Friedli, Land and Heritage Artist

April 6th, 2020

7:11

St. Paul artist Heather Friedli is an award-winning artist known for her work based off of the land and her heritage.

The Skruffians Reggae and Bebop Combination is Filled with Surprises

April 5th, 2020

8:00

The Skruffians is a group of experienced Twin Cities players that combine Jamaican reggae and ska with jazz chops. It’s always a playful combination …

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff on Distance Learning and Services Provided

April 3rd, 2020

11:13

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff talks about launching distance learning, and some of the services the district is providing while school buildings are …

Prof. Craig Hedberg from the U's School of Public Health

April 2nd, 2020

14:00

Prof. Craig Hedberg from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health talks about the stay-at-home order, the antibody test announced by the …

MSP Film Goes Online

April 2nd, 2020

11:32

Craig Rice from the MSP Film Society talks about the films you can stream from their website that would otherwise be in theaters.

G. Phillip Shoultz, III of VocalEssence Gets People Singing

April 1st, 2020

10:17

Associate Conductor of VocalEssence, G. Phillip Shoultz, III talks about his daily live stream called Take Five with GPS, and the other ways the Twin …

St. Paul Artist Carly Swenson

March 31st, 2020

8:55

St. Paul artist Carly Swenson talks about her process and her art.

The Minnesota Hard Bop Collective Preserves and Performs Hard Bop Jazz

March 31st, 2020

8:00

The Minnesota Hard Bop Collective exists to preserve the jazz era of hard bop, from the 1950s onward. It explores not only the music of the artists …

Film Director Phil Harder about "Tuscaloosa"

March 30th, 2020

7:06

Minneapolis-based film director Phil Harder talks about his new release "Tuscaloosa" shot in the state of Minnesota and now streaming.

Daily Living with Lutheran Social Service: Managing Finances In These Times

March 30th, 2020

7:50

Cherrish Holland from Lutheran Social Service Financial Counseling talks about ways to manage funds during the pandemic.

Aja Parham’s Jazz Vocal Interpretations Are Well-Grounded in Multiple Traditions

March 29th, 2020

8:00

Aja Parham is a Minnesota singer, who at a young age has done many things. She’s sung classical music, pop styles, jazz and more. Her broad interests in music come from her parents, who played all kinds of music at home.

St. Paul artist MaryBeth Garrigan

March 27th, 2020

10:34

St. Paul artist MaryBeth Garrigan talks about what paintings she's working on while staying close to home.

Peter Schilling with Movie Recommendations

March 27th, 2020

8:03

We can't visit theaters right now, but we can stream great movies. Peter Schilling has some suggestions.

Update from MPS Superintendent Ed Graff

March 26th, 2020

10:27

MPS Superintendent Ed Graff talks about distance learning, and providing child care and meals while schools are closed during the pandemic.

MNspin for Minnesota Musicians

March 25th, 2020

7:15

Jeff Radford from Hennepin County Library talks about the streaming service for Minnesota musicians called MNspin.

Soothing Music: Connie Evingson

March 23rd, 2020

49:19

On the Morning Show, I interview local musicians weekly. We can't talk about gigs right now, but we can still talk about music. I interviewed singer Connie Evingson about some of her favorite music to listen to for …

Daily Living from LSS: Online Safety for Youth

March 23rd, 2020

9:13

Joy McElroy talks about ways to keep youth safe online.

The Porrón

March 18th, 2020

3:09

Jill Mott talks about the porrón, a device used to safely share wine.

Prof. Craig Hedberg from the U of M School of Public Health

March 17th, 2020

17:16

Professor Craig Hedberg from the U of M's School of Public Health talks with us about preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Managing Stress

March 17th, 2020

9:36

Trevor Johnson is the Senior Director of Behavioral Health at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota. He has helpful tips for managing stress and …

Gypsy Mania Plays its American Take on Gypsy Jazz March 20 at Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis

March 17th, 2020

8:00

Gypsy Mania plays the standards of Gypsy Jazz. But guitarist Glen Helgeson composes music that makes Gypsy Mania’s Gypsy jazz a singular contribution …

Vocalist Sarah M Greer and Saxophonist Nathan Hanson Team Up for Improv at Jazz Central in Minneapolis Thursday March 19

March 15th, 2020

8:00

Vocalist Sarah M Greer and Saxophonist Nathan Hanson have each worked in improvisation-oriented jazz settings. On Thursday March 19, they meet for an …

Grant Money for Educators

March 11th, 2020

8:03

Two representatives from St. Thomas University are looking to give nearly $100k in grant money to people of color who want to be teachers and they …

Bruce Henry at Crooners in Minneapolis Saturday March 14

March 10th, 2020

8:00

Bruce Henry is a song stylist beyond compare. He composes his own songs and picks great ones of others. Bruce sings in front of a 5-piece band at …

Ebb N' Flow Presents Improvised Music This Thursday at Jazz Central in Minneapolis

March 8th, 2020

8:00

Ebb N' Flow is comprised of some of the Twin Cities' finest artists and music makers. They follow in the well known musical tradition of improvised …

Rio Nido at Crooners This Weekend

March 6th, 2020

8:32

Guitarist Tom Lieberman from Rio Nido talks about the trio's upcoming gig at Crooners this weekend.

Lila Ammons and Trio Performs Classic Jazz at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis this Sunday Evening

March 3rd, 2020

8:00

Lila Ammons sings at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis, Sunday March 8 from7 till 9 PM. Lila is known for her vocal interpretations of Jazz and …

Lila Ammons and Trio Performs Classic Jazz at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis this Sunday Evening

March 3rd, 2020

8:00

Lila Ammons sings at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis, Sunday march 8 from7 till 9 PM. Lila is known for her vocal interpretations of Jazz and …

Joyann Parker Presents the Song Artistry of Patsy Cline this Wednesday at Crooner’s in Minneapolis

March 1st, 2020

8:00

Joy Ann Parker’s tribute show for Patsy Kline is a long term success. The show replays iconic country songs of the 50s and 60s but with Joyann’s special interpretive abilities. And she does it at Crooners, Wednesday …

AchieveMpls Holds Mock Interviews for Students

February 28th, 2020

7:04

AchieveMpls is holding mock interviews for students. College & Career Center manager Tiffany Enriquez talks about how you can help prepare …

Tribute to Peter Schimke

February 27th, 2020

14:44

Stephen Rueff pays tribute to pianist Peter Schimke who passed away earlier this week.

North High Principal Mauri Melander Friestleben

February 26th, 2020

7:25

The new principal at North Community High School, where our KBEM studios are located, stopped by the Morning Show to talk about the school.

Lucia Newell at Crooners: Carnaval! A Night in Brazil

February 24th, 2020

8:09

Singer Lucia Newell sings Carnaval! A Night in Brazil, Tuesday night at Crooners Supper Club with Clea Galhano on recorder, Joan Griffith on guitar and Gordy Johnson on the bass.

Pert Near Sandstone’s Winter String Band Gathering is Next Weekend at the Cedar in Minneapolis

February 23rd, 2020

8:00

Pert near Sandstone has not only minted its own brand of string band music, but has become a mover and shaker, too. Its yearly Winter String Band …

Cedar Commissions Presents Outstanding New Work this Friday and Saturday at the Cedar in Minneapolis

February 18th, 2020

8:00

Cedar Commissions Presents Outstanding New Work this Friday and Saturday at the Cedar in Minneapolis

A Night of Jazz Plus at the Black Dog in Saint Paul, Saturday February 22

February 16th, 2020

8:00

Saturday night Feb 22, starting at 7PM Jazz at the Black Dog in St Paul is curated by Chris Bates. Chris’ new piano trio with pianist Joe Strachan …

Sudaka Fest Celebrates South American Music at the Cedar in Minneapolis this Saturday Night

February 11th, 2020

8:00

Three Bands representing South American Styles play Saturday Night at 8 PM at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. Groups are Alma Andina, Los …

Rachel Kurtz Promises Flirty, Sexy Songs, Wednesday Feb 12 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis

February 9th, 2020

8:00

Rachel Kurtz has been singing her whole life and gets everything behind her performances. Catch Rachel and 5-piece band at the Icehouse next …

Jug Band Battle is a Quirky Mid-Winter Minneapolis Musical Highlight

February 4th, 2020

8:00

The Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands has gotten so big now that it straddles the Twin Cities in two venues. Saturday afternoon February 8 at the …

Detroit Don King Brings his Blues to The Dubliner in Saint Paul Saturday Feb 1

January 28th, 2020

8:00

He goes by Detroit Don King because Detroit is where he comes from. You can catch Don’s blues band at the Dubliner in St Paul, Saturday Feb 1 at 8pm. …

Kashimana Sings Her Songs of Love and Life at Jazz Central this Thursday in Minneapolis

January 26th, 2020

8:00

Kashimana writes from life. Her songs are about love, about letting your light shine and about the current scene. Catch Kashimana at Jazz Central …

Jesse Whitney Performs Electronic Music at Sunday March 1 at Minneapolis’ Kit Kat Club

January 24th, 2020

8:00

Jesse Whitney creates music on an electronic device known as a synthesizer. His next show is at the Kit Kat Club in Minneapolis. In a conversation …

Delphia Cello Quartet Presents its Unique Blend of Classical, folk and Pop this Sunday Night at the Aster in Minneapolis

January 21st, 2020

8:00

The Delphia Cello Quartet performs Sunday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is managed by Julia Floberg who also is one …

Ginger Commodore Heads a Musical Tribute to Dr Martin Luther King at the Dakota January 20

January 19th, 2020

8:00

Ginger Commodore’s musical salute to Dr. Martin Luther King takes place at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Monday night January 20 at 7PM. It’ll be a …

The Fattenin’ Frogs Liven Up the Como Park Conservatory this Sunday at 4:30 in Saint Paul

January 14th, 2020

8:00

Fattenin’ Frogs references old country and old blues in its performances. And they perform Sunday January 19 at the Como Park Conservatory at 4:30 …

Three Groups Play Spins on Tradition, Thursday Night Jan 16 at the Cedar in Minneapolis

January 12th, 2020

8:00

Three Great Groups that Combine Traditional Styles in New ways play at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Thurs January 16. They are Orange …

Fred Astaire At the Movies with Arne Fogel and Jennifer Eckes

January 7th, 2020

7:40

Vocalists Arne Fogel and Jennifer Eckes talk about their upcoming show at the Hastings Art Center, "Fred Astaire At the Movies"

Fellow Pynins, Unique Musical Storytellers Sun Jan 12 at the Aster in Minneapolis

January 7th, 2020

8:00

Ian Van Ornum and Dani Aubert are Fellow Pynins. The duet performs Sunday January 12 at the Aster in Minneapolis, 8-10PM. Ian and Dani sing stories. …

King Wilkie’s Dream Kicks off House Concerts at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis, Sunday Jan 4

January 5th, 2020

8:00

King Wilkie’s Dream plays new acoustic country music and strives for originality. You can hear the group at the Hook and Ladder, Sunday March 12 from 7 to 9 PM. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, fiddler Robbi Podrug …

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund Kicks off 2020 with a Major Show in Minneapolis

December 31st, 2019

8:00

The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. It’s a string band influenced by bluegrass, Appalachian tradition, rock and blues. Catch the group’s act at the …

Elaine Dame at Crooners Supper Club

December 30th, 2019

7:44

Vocalist Elaine Dame is coming back to Minneapolis to do an Ellington/Strayhorn show at Crooners Supper Club in the Dunsmore Room on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Jerry Bergonzi Quartet at Crooners Supper Club

December 30th, 2019

6:28

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is playing two shows at Crooners on Monday, Jan. 6th.

Southside Aces Big Five Evokes the Louis Armstrong Legacy at the Dakota in Minneapolis on January 2

December 29th, 2019

8:00

At its show at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Thursday January 2 at 7PM, the Southside Aces Big Five pays tribute to Louis Armstrong. Armstrong is one of …

Jon Weber: From Joplin to Jarrett at Crooners

December 27th, 2019

9:24

Pianist Jon Weber talks about his shows coming up at Crooners Supper Club next week including solo shows and duo shows.

Corky Siegel at Crooners Supper Club with Randy Sabien

December 26th, 2019

8:13

Pianist and harmonica player Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien play together this weekend at Crooners Supper Club. Corky called into the Morning Show to talk about the gigs.

Student Intern Applications are Live for Step-Up Program

December 26th, 2019

7:21

Students can now apply for summer internships through the Step-Up program with the city of Minneapolis. Program Manager Theresa Angelopoulos stopped …

Dave King of The Bad Plus and their Dakota Residency

December 24th, 2019

9:24

Dave King, drummer and founding member of The Bad Plus talks about their upcoming holiday residency at the Dakota.

Good Morning Bedlam Crafted Songs a Highlight at the Aster in Minneapolis December 27

December 24th, 2019

8:00

Good Morning Bedlam is a contemporary folk group from Minneapolis. Catch the group at 7PM Friday Dec 29 at the Aster in Minneapolis. Good morning …

Paul Metsa Celebrates 40-Year Career at Parkway Theater Tonight

December 23rd, 2019

7:54

Singer/songwriter Paul Metsa celebrates forty years of gigging in the Twin Cities at the Parkway Theater tonight at 7:00.

Peg Carrothers at Crooners Supper Club

December 23rd, 2019

6:40

Singer Peg Carrothers is doing a show in the beautiful Dunsmore Room at Crooners Supper Club Thursday, Dec. 26 at 6.

Larry McDonough’s Irreverent Jazz Christmas Concert at the Black Dog in Saint Paul This Monday Night

December 22nd, 2019

8:00

Festivus and Other Twisted Holidays represents Larry McDonough’s Irreverent Jazz take on Christmas with a little influence from the Seinfeld TV show. …

KBEM's New Station Manager Dan Larkin

December 19th, 2019

5:20

KBEM's new station manager, Dan Larkin, stopped by the Morning Show to talk about his new role at Jazz88.

Jazz Duet Covers a Lot of Musical Ground at the Icehouse in Minneapolis Saturday Dec 21

December 17th, 2019

8:00

Liz Draperand Tasha Baron. Liz plays the bass, Tasha the keyboards. Catch their act at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Saturday night Dec 21 from 6 to 9 …

Larry McDonough with Restivus and Other Twisted Holidays

December 16th, 2019

10:23

Pianist Larry McDonough stopped by the Morning Show to talk about his upcoming show called "Festivus and Other Twisted Holidays"

Mankwe Ndosi Presents Great Black Music Mondays at Icehouse

December 16th, 2019

6:49

Singer/songwriter Mankwe Ndosi is presenting a series of concerts called Great Black Music Mondays at Icehouse in December.

Solar Sistren Improvises All the Way this Monday at the Icehouse in Minneapolis

December 15th, 2019

8:00

Mankwe Ndosi presents Great Black music December Mondays at 9PM at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. This Monday’s performance is by Solar Sistren. Solar …

Marilyn Maye Sings Four Shows at Crooners

December 13th, 2019

7:25

Vocalist Marilyn Maye will sing four shows in two days at Crooners Supper Club beginning Sunday.

Connie Evingson at Nord Social Hall, Crooners and St. Barney's in Plymouth

December 10th, 2019

9:55

Vocalist Connie Evingson has a busy month, starting with a show Thursday night at Nord Social Hall in Uptown.

Eastern European Christmas Traditions Staged as Kolyada at the Cedar Cultural Center this Sunday

December 10th, 2019

8:00

Kolyada, the Ukrainian word for Christmas carol, is the title of a performance by musicians representing such local groups as Orkestar Bez Ime and …

Pianist Tom Hunter and Guitarist Frank Johns

December 9th, 2019

7:15

Blues pianist Tom Hunter and Nashville guitarist Frank Johns meet up for a holiday show at Crooners this weekend.

Geoffrey Keezer Quartet at Crooners Supper Club

December 9th, 2019

7:31

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer plays two shows at Crooners Supper Club on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Becky Schlegel and the High 48s Combine the Expected with the Unexpected, Friday Dec 13 at the Aster in Minneapolis

December 8th, 2019

8:00

Renowned Minnesota songwriter Becky Schlegel is joining forces with the High 48s Bluegrass Band for a show at the Aster in Minneapolis, 9PM Friday …

The Moonlight Serenaders Big Band at the Wabasha Caves, St Paul’s Coolest Venue

December 3rd, 2019

8:00

Tonight’s Twin Cities Weekend focuses on a Thursday thing. But to the swing dancers at the Wabasha Caves in Saint Paul, Thursday is part of the …

Career Events with AchieveMpls

December 2nd, 2019

6:24

Ashley Musana from AchieveMpls stopped by Jazz88 to talk about upcoming career events for high school students in the metro area.

Twin Cities Singing Icons Debbie Duncan and Andrew Walesch Welcome the Holiday Season Monday Night at Crooner’s

December 1st, 2019

8:00

Debbie Duncan and Andrew Walesch, Minnesota jazz icons meet Monday night at 7:30 at Crooners to celebrate the holiday season. Phil Nusbaum visited …

Jug Sluggers Bring Acoustic Eclecticism to Dunn Brothers in St Paul this Friday Night

November 26th, 2019

8:00

The jug Sluggers eclectic acoustic trio has been singing and playing together for decades. The group plays this Friday at 7PM at Dun Brothers on …

Mick Sterling with An Andy & Bing Christmas

November 25th, 2019

8:37

Singer Mick Sterling performs An Andy & Bing Christmas with singer (and Super Bowl Champion) Ben Utecht. Sterling's 30 Days Foundation presents Sunday's concert free.

Nancy Harms Crooners Show and New Album She

November 25th, 2019

8:01

Singer/songwriter Nancy Harms talks about her new album "She" and her upcoming show at Crooners.

Eric Christopher and Anthony Ihrig Present their New Duet in Excelsior the Night Before Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2019

8:00

Eric Christopher the fiddler and Anthony ihrig on the banjo, members of the High 48s for about a dozen years. You can catch the act Wed November 27 at 8PM at Café 318 is Excelsior. When Eric and Anthony talked to Phil …

Heather Masse: New Album and Prairie Home Christmas Show

November 22nd, 2019

8:39

Heather Masse called into the Morning Show to talk about her new album with pianist Jed Wilson and the upcoming Prairie Home Christmas Show.

Natania & Ticket to Brasil CD Release Party at Icehouse

November 22nd, 2019

7:23

Natania & Ticket to Brasil will celebrate their CD release with a party at Icehouse Sunday, Nov. 24 at 6. Guitarist and composer Pavel Jany stopped by the Morning Show.

Christian McCleary and Rites of Passage Pathway

November 21st, 2019

7:47

Christian McCleary from the St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium, Trey Edwards and DJ Brooks talk about the Rites of Passage Pathway and the …

The Original American Roots Revue is Back Together this Weekend at the Dakota in Minneapolis

November 19th, 2019

8:00

The multi-genre American Roots Revue convened by Larry Long is back with its original cast at the Dakota in Minneapolis, this Saturday at 7 and 9:30 …

Davina Lozier from Davina and the Vagabonds

November 18th, 2019

9:33

Davina Lozier from Davina and the Vagabonds talks about their upcoming three-night stand at Crooners.

Sophia Kickhofel at Crooners

November 18th, 2019

7:16

Sixteen-year-old Sophia Kickhofel stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about her upcoming gig at Crooners in the Dunsmore Room.

CD Compilation of Top Twin Cities Jazz Released at the Black Dog, Saturday November 23

November 17th, 2019

8:00

Saturday Nov 23 marks the 287th consecutive week that Steve trumpeter Kenny has booked jazz into the Black in Saint Paul. And on that night at 7PM, …

Radio Joe Demko CD Release Party at Mancini's

November 15th, 2019

9:09

Guitarist, vocalist and composer "Radio Joe" Demko has his CD release party with his band the Jazzbos on Monday, Nov. 18 at Mancini's in St. Paul.

Moore by Four at Crooners Monday

November 14th, 2019

8:11

Vocal quartet Moore by Four performs the Main Stage at Crooners Supper Club Monday, Nov. 18.

Clara Osowski with Jeremy Walker at the Dakota

November 14th, 2019

7:43

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski talks about her upcoming show with pianist Jeremy Walker, bassist Anthony Cox and drummer JT Bates at the Dakota on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Dr. André Thomas Conducts VocalEssence

November 14th, 2019

7:25

Choral conductor, composer and all-around legend Dr. André Thomas conducts the Midwest premiere of his Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy with VocalEssence

Dr. John Wright and the Morrill Hall Takeover

November 11th, 2019

1:08:34

Retired U of MN professor Dr. John Wright was integral to the University adopting an African Studies program and played a powerful role during the …

Odd Measures Evening Showcases Brilliant Oddities of the Twin Cities Music Scene

November 10th, 2019

8:00

Thursday November 14 at 7:30, the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis presents Odd Measures Evening. The show brings to the public a group of seven …

Twin Cities Jazz Workshop Features Middle and High School Jazz Players at the Icehouse, Sunday November 10

November 5th, 2019

8:00

Jazz pros Doug Little and Charlie Lincoln lead a group of middle and high school jazz musicians known as the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop. The group …

Social Animals: Dancers and Musicians Creating Art in the Moment

October 30th, 2019

7:30

Dancer Erinn Liebhard and trumpeter Bob DeBoer talk about their upcoming show at Icehouse on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Zeitgeist New Music’s Hallowe’en is Scary Stuff

October 29th, 2019

8:00

The annual Zeitgeist new Music Ensemble annual Hallowe’en event takes place Thursday October 31 through Sunday Nov 3 at Studio Z in St Paul. The …

Ticket to Brasil Celebrates New Recording at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Sunday November 3

October 27th, 2019

8:00

Next, Phil Nusbaum talks to Pavel Jany about the release of a new CD by Natania & Ticket to Brasil. The release party will be at the Dakota in …

Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio performs Sunday in White Bear Lake

October 24th, 2019

10:10

The Ebony, Ivory & Spruce Trio stopped by the Morning Show to talk about blending classical and jazz, and their upcoming performance in White Bear Lake on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Pavel Jany with Natania and Ticket to Brasil

October 24th, 2019

8:01

Guitarist, composer and producer Pavel Jany stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about an upcoming gig with Natania and Ticket to Brasil at the Dakota on Nov. 3.

Bobby Vandell's Merle Haggard Tribute

October 24th, 2019

5:24

Bobby Vandell sings Merle Haggard songs on the Main Stage at Crooners Supper Club on Friday, Oct. 25.

Delphia Cello Quartet Begins a Monthly Residency this Sunday Night at the Aster in Minneapolis

October 22nd, 2019

8:00

The Delphia Cello Quartet at the Aster begins a monthly residency this Sunday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is …

The Acme Jazz Company Delivers Swing and a Whole Lot More this Thursday at Crooners in the Twin Cities

October 20th, 2019

8:00

The Acme Jazz Company performs Swing and a whole lot more at Crooner’s in Fridley, this Thursday October 24. Doors open at 6, and the band starts at …

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at Crooners

October 16th, 2019

7:35

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis brings his Uptown Jazz Orchestra to Crooners Supper Club Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The Fall Edition of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival is Coming to Crooner’s this Sunday

October 15th, 2019

8:00

This Fall’s edition of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival comes to Crooner’s in Fridley, Sunday Oct 20, 12:30 till 7:30. Coming up, the Director of the festival, Steve Heckler talks about the artists performing and the …

Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire Celebrate Woody Guthrie Songs and Writings in a New Show at Crooners in Minneapolis

October 13th, 2019

8:00

Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire bring Woody Guthrie Legacy Voices to Crooner’s Lounge and Supper Club in Minneapolis on Saturday October 19 at 6pm. …

Karrin Allyson Sings at the Dakota

October 11th, 2019

8:34

Vocalist Karrin Allyson has a show at the Dakota Sunday night at 7. She called into the Morning Show to chat about the performance.

Red Planet with Bill Carrothers at Crooners Monday

October 10th, 2019

8:30

Bassist Chris Bates, guitarist Dean Magraw and drummer Jay Epstein are in a group together called Red Planet along with pianist Bill Carrothers. They play Crooners Monday night.

Jeremy Walker and Brandon Wozniak Honor Coltrane at the Dakota

October 10th, 2019

4:50

Pianist Jeremy Walker, sax-man Brandon Wozniak, bassist Graydon Peterson and drummer Kevin Washington play music from two of John Coltrane's beloved …

Laura Caviani Celebrates Monk's Birthday at Crooners Supper Club

October 10th, 2019

6:00

Pianist Laura Caviani celebrates the birthday of Thelonious Monk with her trio tonight at Crooners Supper Club. She called the Morning Show to talk about it.

Ray Barnard Brings His Eclectic Mix to Saint Paul’s Lexington This Friday Night

October 8th, 2019

8:00

Ray Barnard is a pianist who refuses categorization. His thing is noticing the multiple stylistic possibilities for good songs. You can hear how he …

Dan Newton and Cafe Accordion Orchestra at Crooners Supper Club

October 7th, 2019

7:24

Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra plays "Midnight in Paris" at Crooners Supper Club Tuesday, Oct. 8th.

Laura Caviani’s Annual Thelonius Monk Themed Show Next Thursday at Crooners in Minneapolis

October 6th, 2019

8:00

Pianist Laura Caviani leads her trio into the Dunsmore Room at Crooners on Thursday Oct, to play a show centered on the music of Thelonius Monk, one of the great jazz composers. The show is from 7 till 9. In a …

Virtuosic Bluegrass Trio in Rare Appearance at Saint Paul’s Creek House

October 4th, 2019

8:00

Alan Munde, Adam Granger and Dick Kimmel. The trio brings its virtuosic playing and singing to the Creek House in St Paul on Thursday October 3. …

Cantus Presents: One Giant Leap

October 3rd, 2019

5:16

Paul Scholtz is a tenor and member of the Artistic Council for Cantus, an all-male vocal ensemble based in the Twin Cities. He talks about their …

CDC Expert David Shay on Upcoming Flu Season

October 3rd, 2019

7:00

David Shay is an influenza expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He called the Morning Show to talk about this winter's …

The Parisota Hot Club Plays in a Speakeasy Atmosphere Next Sunday at Volstead’s in Minneapolis

October 1st, 2019

8:00

The Parisota Hot Club Sets the mood every other Sunday at 7:30 at Volstead’s Emporium, 711 West Lake in Minneapolis, in the Calhoun Building. Catch …

Joe Haus, President of the MN Guitar Society

September 26th, 2019

5:46

Joe Haus stopped by the Morning Show to talk about an upcoming performance by the Levante Guitar Duo, presented by the Minnesota Guitar Society.

Brian Blade & Life Cycles at the Dakota

September 24th, 2019

7:02

Drummer Brian Blade talks about bringing the Life Cycles band to the Dakota to pay tribute to composer and vibist Bobby Hutcherson.

Kinda Fonda Wanda Rips It Up in Minneapolis this Friday Night

September 24th, 2019

8:00

Kinda Fonda Wanda. It’s a local quartet that evokes the spirit of 50’s rockabilly. They’re playing for listening and dancing Friday night September …

Johnny Rawls Plays Crooners

September 20th, 2019

6:19

Soul blues singer and guitarist Johnny Rawls talks about his upcoming show at Crooners Supper Club on the Morning Show.

Ranky Tanky at the Dakota

September 19th, 2019

8:18

Guitarist Clay Ross from Ranky Tanky talks about their upcoming show at the Dakota Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

28th Annual Black Master Storytellers Festival

September 19th, 2019

10:39

Nothando Zulu and Vusumuzi Zulu stopped by to talk about this year's Black Master Storytellers Festival, starting Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

Zeitgeist Collaboration with No Exit New Music Creates a Weekend of Musical Highlights

September 17th, 2019

8:00

Zeitgeist New Music Quartet welcomes No Exit New Music from Cleveland for a weekend of concerts together. This collaboration is an annual thing. …

Farm to School Community BBQ This Week

September 16th, 2019

5:56

The Culinary and Wellness arm of Minneapolis Public Schools will host its 8th annual Farm to School Community BBQ event Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Kate …

AchieveMpls CEO Danielle Grant

September 16th, 2019

7:47

AchieveMpls CEO Danielle Grant came by the Jazz88 Morning Show to talk about the services AchieveMpls provides to students throughout the year.

Iconic Twin Cities Singers Sing of Sophisticated Ladies Next Monday at Crooners

September 15th, 2019

8:00

Two of the Twin Cities greatest singers, Ginger Commodore and Yolanda Bruce team up this Monday night for a show at Crooners in Fridley called …

Grant Money to Increase Teachers of Color

September 12th, 2019

7:10

The University of St. Thomas is offering tens of thousands of dollars in grant money to increase the number of teachers of color in the state of …

The Jorgensens Celebrate New CD at Lake Come in St Paul Saturday Sept 14

September 10th, 2019

8:00

Brianna and Curt are Minnesotans who are enchanted with New Orleans. It is because of that city’s unique sensory experiences. You really here it in the Jorgenson’s new CD, The Lexington Stretch, which they celebrate in …

The House On Fire Band’s Tight Arrangements Leave Room for Improv and Maybe is a Little Strange, Too

September 8th, 2019

8:00

The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola plays at the Ice House Monday Sept 9 about 10:30, and every Monday in September at that …

The Red Hot Django Peppers at Icehouse

September 6th, 2019

13:35

Guitarists Ryan Picone and Jose Betanzos from the Red Hot Django Peppers stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about their show at Icehouse on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 11a - 2p

Humbird Debuts New Experimental Folk CD this Saturday at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis

September 3rd, 2019

8:00

Humbird features the original songs of Siri Undlin, and releases a CD called Pharmakon at the Parkway in Minneapolis this Saturday night, Sept 7. …

The Prolific JC Sanford in a Double CD Release Event Thursday Sept 5

September 1st, 2019

8:00

JC Sanford leads a trio, called Triocracy as well as a quartet. The groups but on a combined CD release event in Studio Z’s New Works Series, in …

Ginger Commodore's Hot Buttered Classic Soul at Crooners Supper Club

August 29th, 2019

7:21

Singer Ginger Commodore on the Morning Show talking about the "Hot Buttered Classic Soul" show at Crooners Supper Club where she'll perform with …

Massed Mandolins in Big Show Next Monday at Como Lake Pavilion in St Paul

August 27th, 2019

8:00

The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lake …

Pianist Ben Sidran at Crooners Supper Club

August 26th, 2019

7:50

Pianist Ben Sidran will play two shows at Crooners Supper Club this week. He called into the Morning Show to talk about the gigs, giving away his archives and playing in a trio setting.

Mini Jazz Fest at The New Cantina Mexican Restaurant at MOA

August 23rd, 2019

9:39

Trumpeter Omar Abdulkarim and saxophonist Walter Chancellor are two of the performers for A Mini Jazz Fest at The New Cantina Mexican Restaurant at …

Bruce Henry Sings Al Jarreau at Crooners Supper Club

August 23rd, 2019

6:30

Singer Bruce Henry performs songs of Al Jarreau this weekend at Crooners Supper Club.

Nachito Herrera and Habana Social Club Play the Dakota

August 22nd, 2019

10:27

Pianist and good friend of the Morning Show Nachito Herrera came in to talk about his performance next week at the Dakota with several other Cuban musicians.

Philip Brunelle from VocalEssence on Upcoming Mexico City Trip

August 22nd, 2019

7:01

The Artistic Director and Founder of VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, came to the Morning Show to discuss the choir's upcoming trip to Mexico City, Mexico.

Tina Schlieske Sings at the Dakota

August 21st, 2019

6:42

Rocker mostly but also a crooner, Tina Schlieske will sing two shows at the Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. She talked to the Morning Show about switching genres and coming back home.

Brother-Sister Piano Duet Taggart Squared Amazes Audiences at Crooners This Monday Night

August 20th, 2019

8:00

Emma and Jacob Taggart are a brother and sister piano duet from Blaine. They play concerts, they tour and they’ve been featured on TV and radio. And you can catch Taggart Squared at Crooner’s in Fridley, Monday August …

Lynn O’Brien Songs Reflect Our Time at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Aug 24

August 20th, 2019

8:00

Lynn O’brien brings her band and her original songs to the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, Saturday night August 24 at 7:30. Lynn is a …

Singer Jearlyn Steele Presents New Concert Series at Crooners Supper Club

August 19th, 2019

9:11

Singer Jearlyn Steele stopped by Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about her new series of shows at Crooners Supper Club.

Heights Theater Showing "The Man Who Laughs"

August 16th, 2019

6:15

Peter Schilling from the Heights Theater talks about the upcoming showing of The Man Who Laughs, the silent film with a character who inspired The Joker from the Batman comics.

Pianist Larry McDonough Celebrates Bill Evans's Birthday at Black Dog

August 15th, 2019

9:01

Pianist Larry McDonough and his quartet will celebrate the 90th birthday of pianist Bill Evans with a show at the Black Dog in St. Paul Sunday night, …

Steve Hobert Dazzles with Unique Approach to the Piano at Jazz Central Sunday Afternoon

August 13th, 2019

8:00

Steve Hobert is one of the most respected band musicians in the Twin Cities. But he has a unique personal side that he shows at some of his performances. When he is alone at his keyboard he challenges himself to play …

Equatis’ African and South America-Influenced Jazz August 14 at the Maplewood Library

August 12th, 2019

8:00

John Penny is a local guy who has a multi-faceted career in music. These days he is doing a lot of playing, and John leads his group, Equatis, into …

Foodie Matt Gundrum with Cocktail Guru Jesse Held

August 9th, 2019

25:06

Jesse Held is the so-called "Earl" of Earl Giles, a Minneapolis-based elixir company. He also runs the bar program at places like Parlour Bar, …

Howard Levy with Chris Siebold at Crooners

August 9th, 2019

17:15

Howard Levy will play harmonica and piano, joined by guitarist Chris Siebold, at Crooners Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. He talked to the Morning Show.

Space Displays its Niche in Jazz at its CD Release Event, Aug 9 in Minneapolis

August 6th, 2019

8:00

Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose players are young veterans. jack Courtright plays the trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, the keyboardist is Patrick Adkins, bassist and cellist is Alma Ingebretson and Luke …

Jug Sluggers Continues Its Long-Running Tuesday Series at the Riverview Wine Bar

August 4th, 2019

8:00

Tom Cornish, Russ Rayfield and Mark Briere. This acoustic trio has been singing and playing together for decades. The group plays Tuesday nights at the Riverview Café from 7:30-9:30, and always plays a broad swath of …

Equatis’ African and South America-Influenced Jazz August 14 at the Maplewood Library

July 31st, 2019

8:00

John Penny is a local guy who has a multi-faceted career in music. These days he is doing a lot of playing, and John leads his group, Equatis, into …

Lila Ammons CD Release Party Sunday Aug 4 at the Dakota in Minneapolis

July 30th, 2019

8:00

Lila Ammons lives in Minneapolis and travels the world singing blues and Jazz. Lila happens to be the dranddaughter of jazz pianist Albert Ammons and …

The Tropics Steel Drum Band plays Caribbean Music at the Maplewood Library 7 PM, Wednesday July 31

July 30th, 2019

8:00

The Tropics Steel Drum Band is a duet that shares music that comes originally from Trinidad and Tobago and features the steel pan or drum. Guitarist Jahbee Bennett had been part of the group for decades and Chris Belich …

Momokusu Iwata "Jongara-bushi" traditional shamisen melody

July 29th, 2019

2:53

Momokusu Iwata performs "Jongara-bushi" a traditional shamisen melody, live at KBEM's Studio 1.

Japanese Shamisen on Jazz88

July 29th, 2019

4:36

Japanese Shamisen virtuoso Momokusu Iwata visited the Jazz88 studios to play for us and talk about his concert.

Lori Dokken Hosts Informal Piano Bar and Formal Performance with Significance This Coming Week

July 23rd, 2019

8:00

Lori Dokken, the great all around musician has two great things coming up. Friday July 26, right after work from 6 till 8, Lore hosts a piano bar at …

Pamela McNeill Celebrates Her New CD at Chanhassen Dinner Theater July 25

July 21st, 2019

8:00

Pamela McNeill is a Twin Cities singer and songwriter who records and performs contemporary country music. Pamela celebrates her new CD called …

Oleta Adams Joins Patty Peterson to talk about her upcoming Dakota Club appearance

July 18th, 2019

29:17

Oleta Adams joins Patty Peterson to talk about her career, the group Tears For Fears, her time spent recording in the Twin Cities, and her upcoming …

MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase at Icehouse Sunday

July 18th, 2019

8:09

Three members of the MN Acoustic Guitar Showcase will perform at Icehouse Sunday, July 21. They stopped by Jazz88 to talk about the show.

Connie Evingson from Moore By Four on Crooners Gig

July 18th, 2019

8:42

Connie Evingson came to Jazz88's Morning Show to talk about her upcoming performance with Moore By Four at Crooners Supper Club on Thursday, July 18.

MPS Community Education's Production of The Addams Family Musical

July 18th, 2019

6:58

A producer and two actors from Minneapolis Public Schools Community Ed production of The Addams Family Musical visited Jazz88's Morning Show.

Emilio Castillo from Tower OF Power joins Patty Peterson

July 17th, 2019

7:13

Tower Of Power is celebrating 51 years in the business. Emilio Castillo called in from touring in Russia to talk to Patty Peterson about TOP's upcoming concert at the Minn Zoo, Weesner Amphitheater

Maud Hixson at Crooners and the Nicollet Island Inn

July 17th, 2019

5:16

Vocalist Maud Hixson came to Jazz88 to talk about her upcoming shows at Crooners and the Nicollet Island Inn, and her latest project.

Travis Anderson Trio Plays Disney at the Dakota

July 17th, 2019

6:15

Pianist Travis Anderson stopped by Jazz88 to talk about playing Disney music at the Dakota on Tuesday, July 16.

Modern Big Band Inatnas Performs Next Sunday at Crooners in Fridley

July 16th, 2019

8:00

JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they …

School Placement Services - Interview with Martha Swanson

July 15th, 2019

6:48

Genaro Vasquez interviews Martha Swanson New Families Center/Student Placement Supervisor about Student Placement Services and Comprehensive District Design. http://guide.mpls.k12.mn.us/sps-guidebook-2020-21/page/4-5

Southside Aces Present Louis Armstrong Night at Dakota

July 11th, 2019

7:49

Clarinetist Tony Balluff talks about the upcoming Louis Armstrong Night presented by the Southside Aces at the Dakota on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at …

Tjärnblom Presents Twists on Traditional Nordic Music at its Lake Harriet, Minneapolis Show

July 9th, 2019

8:00

Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band. …

Cornbread Harris, Minnesota Music Icon, Plays for Friday Dinner Crowd at the Loring in Minneapolis

July 7th, 2019

8:00

Cornbread Harris is perhaps Minnesota’s most iconic musician. He’s still going strong at 92 years old, playing shows around town. Cornbread's …

Michael Hauser Father of Midwest Flamenco Performs at the Loring This Sunday

July 2nd, 2019

8:01

Michael Hauser has been playing flamenco guitar in the Twin Cities for over half a century. A great place to catch him is at brunch at the Loring, …

School News: Olson Journalism Class

June 27th, 2019

0:29

Mia asks Shalom about Journalism class at Olson Middle School.

Michael McDonald and Chaka Kahn perform at Mystic Lake

June 27th, 2019

10:30

Michael McDonald talks about his upcoming performance at Mystic Lake Showroom with Chaka. He also talked about working with Steely Dan, and what if feels like to be still working into his 60's.

Michael McDonald and Chaka Kahn perform at Mystic Lake

June 27th, 2019

10:30

Michael McDonald talks about his upcoming performance at Mystic Lake Showroom with Chaka. He also talked about working with Steely Dan, and what if feels like to be still working into his 60's.

G.I.S.E and G.E.M.S. Summer School Program

June 25th, 2019

6:43

Students in the Journalism class at Olson Middle School interview classmates and teachers about some of summer school offerings.

G.I.S.E and G.E.M.S. Summer School Program

June 25th, 2019

6:43

Students in the Journalism class at Olson Middle School interview classmates and teachers about some of summer school offerings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

School News - Early Childhood Screening

May 31st, 2019

0:45

Cassidy tells us about MPS early childhood screening.

School News - Resource Fair

May 31st, 2019

0:31

Student Announcer Nick Brown giving details about a resource fair for students with disabilities.

School News - Automotive Classes at Roosevelt

May 31st, 2019

0:30

Jackson a Sophomore at Roosevelt High School discusses some of the automotive related things happening at his school.

School News - Legislating Transportation Hearing

May 31st, 2019

0:26

Chanel discusses a State legislative hearing on transportation held at North High School.

School News - MPS Data Portal

May 31st, 2019

0:29

Brandon discusses the MPS Data Visualization Portal.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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).

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.

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' …

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 …

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, …

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. …

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

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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, …

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.

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.

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, …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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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