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.


398 Pieces

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Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate Wilson
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 mana...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Andrea Canter
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 Minn...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
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 ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ray Barnard and band, Credit: Craig Mullenbach
Ray Barnard is a pianist who refuses categorization. His thing is noticing the multiple stylistic possibilities for good songs. You can hear how he...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Laura Caviani by Ann Marsden, Credit: Ann Marsden
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, on...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
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. ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
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. Do...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
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...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kinda Fonda Wanda, Credit: Nazarmatos
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...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ginger Commodore and Yolanda Bruce, Credit: Tom Wallace
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 Soph...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: House on Fire Band, Credit: Joel Shapira
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 p...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford , Credit: Andrea Canter
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 Lo...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Humbird features the original songs of Siri Undlin, and releases a CD called Pharmakon at the Parkway in Minneapolis this Saturday night, Sept 7. S...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Sept 1 from 10AM till 1PM. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing. ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lak...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Hobert, Credit: Pat O'Laughlin
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 perform...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Jorgensens, Credit: Jim Vasquez and Meredith Fierke
Brianna and Kurt are Minnesotans who are enchanted with New Orleans. It is because of that city’s unique sensory experiences. You really here it in...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Space, Credit: Andrea Canter
Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose players are young veterans. jack Courtright plays the trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, the keyboardist ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Tropics Steel Drum Band, Credit: Jill Alleyne
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. Guitaris...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lila Ammons , Credit: Andrea Canter
Lila Ammons lives in Minneapolis and travels the world singing blues and Jazz. Lila happens to be the dranddaughter of jazz pianist Albert Ammons a...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:00