Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-minute, highly produced heads-ups highlighting great musical activities in the Twin Cities broadly conceived. The pieces feature the musicians, their music, club owners, fans, in short all of those responsible for creating musical experiences.

The Twin Cities is home to many musical forms, including jazz, folk, Latin, gospel and bluegrass to name a few. Each week on Twin Cities weekend, we select an upcoming performance and in 5-highly produced minutes, give it context. The shows are entertaining and informative. Producer is Phil Nusbaum of KBEM-FM, Minneapolis, and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


357 Pieces

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Caption: Jack Brass Band, Credit: Jackson Tyler Eddy
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara
Thursday is vocal night at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And starting at 8 this coming Thursday, guitarist and vocalist Julian Manzara will ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
Café Accordion Orchestra performs a show called Midnight in Paris, featuring the group’s finest French music. The show comes to Crooners in Fridley...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Jo Kellen is a local singer, songwriter and performance artist who was commissioned to create new work by the Jerome Foundation and the Cedar Cultu...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. The group plays at the Black Dog in Saint Pau...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, We...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is coming. The festival is hosted by Crooner’s in Columbia Heights, 2-7:30PM on Sunday March 31, and Jazz festival ac...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Boiled in Lead, Credit: Susan Esbjornson
When you think of Independent twin cities Bands, you have to think of Boiled in Lead. The group’s history includes Celtic Music, rock, Eastern Euro...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Reuben Ristrom, Credit: Travis Anderson
Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act. And you can catch the duet 6-7:30 at Crooner’s, Wed. March 27 from 6-7:30. Phil Nusbaum caught up wit...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mehaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota exists to dynamic and diverse choral music performed with skill and passion. On April 13 at St mark’s Episcopal C...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 07:58
Caption: Red Planet, Credit: Andrea Canter
Dean Magraw’s Red Planet, has it’s regular third-Monday of the month show at the Black Dog in Saint Paul, March 18 from 7 to 9PM. It’s a group Dean...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Atlantis Quartet, Credit: Benny Moreno
The Atlantis Quartet is composed of four composers: Sax player Brandon Wozniak, Chris Bates the bassist, drummer Pete Hening and guitarist Zacc Har...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Singing in front of a big band is how jazz fans best know Courtney Burton. But she’s also got a combo now, with Eric Edwalds on the piano, sax man ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Southside Aces, Credit: Jonathan Hankin
The Southside Aces specializes in New Orleans music, especially New Orleans Mardi Gras. So it’s fitting that Saint Paul’s Vieux Carre, a club that ...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mac Jazz, Credit: Joan Griffith
Joan Griffith directs Mac Jazz, the big band of Macalester College. The group performs 7-8 PM this Friday night March 1 at Jazz Central in Minneapo...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Swing Beat Big Band, Credit: John Lingle
Thursday night is Swing Dance Night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul, and this Thursday at 7pm, the Swing Beat Big Band plays for listener...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brass Lassie, Credit: Trevor Rodriguez
Brass Lassie. The name tells you it is Celtic with horns added and predominantly women. Brass Lassie plays at the Ice House in Minneapolis Sunday F...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: So Minnesota's Real Big Band, Credit: Kim Cosens
The Minnesota Music Educators Association Meeting is next week, so of course there will be some great music. Southern Minnesota’s Real Jazz Band pl...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Julia Hobart has a new spin on old murder ballads. She’s recomposed several and has her CD release performance with her 7-piece band 7:30PM Sunday ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 08:00