Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5 to 8-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 to 8 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.


449 Pieces

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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
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 ...

  • Added: May 28, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
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...

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Eric Sayre, Credit: Eric Sayre
Eric Sayre leads jazz performance education at Minneapolis South High School. Music learning has been changed a lot now that distance learning is i...

  • Added: May 22, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maud Hixson, Credit: Olivia Wilcox
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 shutt...

  • Added: May 21, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Colleen Bertsch, Credit: Paula White
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 ...

  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Southside Aces with Butch Thompson, Credit: Sam Skavnak
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 comp...

  • Added: May 09, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Liz Draper, Credit: Mike Madison
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...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: John Penny, Credit: Andrea Canter
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 explain...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks, Credit: Ali Hasbach
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 univer...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Boston Imposters, Credit: Renee DaKona
Maire Clement and Davey Harrison call their act the Boston Imposters. Of course Covid-19 has affected their performing. But riding the crest of a n...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ellen Stanley as Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
Ellen Stanley’s Promotional Company is called EFS Publicity. Ellen promotes local artists, and the scene has of course shifted to the online perfor...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mac Santiago by Andrea Canter, Credit: Andrea Canter
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 p...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
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 ther...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Reynold Philipsek, Credit: Tom Tremel
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 Djan...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sarah M Greer and Nathan Hanson, Credit: Andrea Canter
Vocalist Sarah M Greer and Saxophonist Nathan Greer have each worked in improvisation-oriented jazz settings. On Thursday March 19, they meet for a...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bruce Henry, Credit: Jennifer Bong
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 C...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
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...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tom Lieberman, Credit: Donald Jay Olson
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 M...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joyann Parker, Credit: Jared Nanasy
Joy Ann Parker’s tribute show for Patsy Cline is a long term success. The show replays iconic country songs of the 50s and 60s but with Joyann’s sp...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lila Ammons , Credit: Andrea Canter
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 Bl...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 08:00