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.


270 Pieces

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Caption: Jelloslave, Credit: Cameron Wittig
After Minneapolis cellists Jacqueline Ultey and Michelle Kinney met after having heard of each other for years, they discovered musical similaritie...

  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Nathan Hanson, Credit: Benny Moreno
Saxophonist Nathan Hanson and drummer JT Bates are a couple of old friends. But for some reason they’ve hardly performed together. That situation i...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities jazz Fest takes place Thurs-Sat June 21-23. There is a lot of local jazz at the event, much of it at the Black Dog in Lowertown Sai...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Ciites Jazz Festival is coming, and The Black Dog in Lowertown stages a lot of local jazz. It starts at the Black Dog this Thurs evening. ...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
Mother Banjo—Ellen Stanley-- is well known to acoustic music audiences in Minnesota and beyond. You can catch the act Thurs May 24, 7pm, at the Hoo...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Elgin Foster, Credit: Benny Moreno
When it comes to modern finger-style guitar, every player seems to have a special stylistic niche. This Saturday, the Icehouse presents three of th...

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Erica West Band, Credit: Jessica Hegland
Erica West is a local singer who comes from a musical family. Her mother is a singer, too. Erica combines jazz, r and b and pop in front of a band ...

  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brian Miller and Randy Gosa, Credit: Natalie Champa-Jennings
In the old days of lumbering, much of the work was done by immigrants who brought old country music with them to the lumber camps. A duet known as ...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mahaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
Next Saturday night at the Ordway in Saint Paul, The Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents The Greatest Generation. The production is a tribute to...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for Band Without a Name. That is tongue in cheek with of course. OBI is a committed Balkan Band based in Minneapolis-...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Uskudar Eclectic is a Turkish-based group that delights in mixing world traditional and pop styles, playing both old and original music. The group ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jax Ravel, Credit: Favtov Nja
Jax Ravel is playing a bigger than usual show at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Monday April 30 at 9pm. Jax is an international student who was affec...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Monroe Crossing, Credit: Jamey Guy
Monroe Crossing is the most successful bluegrass band in Minnesota. The group’s next local show is on Saturday April 28 in Bloomington at the Mason...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Connie Evingson, Credit: Travis Anderson
Ella Fitzgerald has inspired jazz vocalists for decades, including Minnesota’s Connie Evingson. One of Ella’s triumphs is an 8 volume set of record...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara, Credit: Jax Ravel
Julian Manzara is a young Minneapolis-based guitarist with deep interests in the histories of jazz and rock, and a mind to innovate. He showcases t...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Hot Club, Credit: Ben Hejkal
The Twin Cities Hot Club plays for Famous Dave’s Swing Night in Calhoun Square in Minneapolis this Monday from 7 to 10. Famous Dave’s website tells...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Caption: Fire Bell, Credit: Adrian Suarez
Bassist Graydon Peterson, drummer Jay Epstein and guitarist Park Evans comprise Fire Bell. The group is a modern jazz trio that shares musical visi...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joyann Parker, Credit: Jared Nanasy
Joy Ann Parker’s vocal stylings have always been kind of bluesy and jazzy. But recently Joyann’s Patsy Kline tribute show, the iconic country singe...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bill Simenson Orchestra, Credit: Bill Simenson
Tuesday night is reserved for big bands at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And every month, the Bill Simenson Orchestra is one of the groups t...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Today there is a wave of interest in Ballroom Dance. Chino Latino gives these social dance specialists the music they need to dance to distinctive ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00