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.


549 Pieces

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Caption: Sarah M. Greer, Credit: Brenna Greer
Sarah M Greer and other Minnesota artists and Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Inc present a program commemorating the 1920 lynching of three black...

  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tou Saik, Credit: Nenick Vu
Tou SaiK is known for addressing youth. He mixes the wisdom of his late grandmother with hip hop, and is releasing a CD that adds to the videos he ...

  • Added: May 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Patty Peterson presents Jazz Women All-Stars on Mother’s Day, May 9. The show is available by streaming at 3PM and 7PM this Sunday. Patty gets her ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maud Hixson, Credit: Olivia Wilcox
Maud Hixson’s Doris Day show was such a hit at Crooner’s that she’s doing it again Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 at 5PM and May 9 at 4. It turns out ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brian, Credit: Brian Ziemniak
River is three women, Deb Brown, Sara Renner and Jana Anderson who present memorable songs by Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Carly Simons. When Phi...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: 2 Girls and a Boyd, Credit: Kathleen Tauer
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 ma...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joan Hutton, Credit: D. Soderstrom
Joan Hutton loves composing for varied types of instrumental combinations and playing in varied groups. The Joan Hutton Jazz project has a streamin...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Keever, Credit: Ben Zvan
When Covid coops you up, you look for new things to do. Scott Keever and his wife Natalie Nowytski are both musicians, and stretching in new musica...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kat Perkins, Credit: Vaney Popey
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 singi...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Andrew Walesch and Sinatra Band, Credit: photo by Ian Walesch
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 o...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Levi Schwartzberg, Credit: Andrea Canter
Vibrophonist Levi Schwartzberg lead a trio of Jazz improvisers in a virtual show coming from Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis Jazz Friday night ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sprig of That, Credit: AJ Williams
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 mus...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Happy Apple, Credit: Cameron Wittig
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 can...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: North Central University Jazz Band Trophy shot 2018, Credit: Peter Shu
Despite the pandemic, the North Central University Jazz ensemble has been getting ready for a virtual show at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
What Would Monk Do? Interprets the work of the legendary Jazz composer Thelonious Monk, and plays original music reminiscent of Monk. In a conversa...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: A.J. Isaacson-Zvidzva, Credit: Peter Jamus
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 viol...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2021
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: 2021 Cedar Commissions poster, Credit: Photographer Peter Jamus Designer Aida Shahghasemi
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...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Robinson, Credit: photo by Terence Penister
Minneapolis gospel music icon Robert Robinson talked with Phil Nusbaum about Robert’s Black History Month show slated for Crooner’s 5PM, February 2...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2021
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leslie Rich and the Rocket Soul Choir, Credit: Chrystal Liepa
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 ...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Joyann Parker, Credit: Jeannine Marie
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 ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2021
  • Length: 08:00