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.


397 Pieces

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Caption: Lori Dokken, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Lori Dokken, the great all around musician has two great things coming up. Friday July 26, right after work from 6 till 8, Lori hosts a piano bar a...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Cornbread Harris is perhaps Minnesota’s most iconic musician. He’s still going strong at 92 years old, playing shows around town. Cornbread's quint...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michael Hauser, Credit: Kay Hansen
Michael Hauser has been playing flamenco guitar in the Twin Cities for over half a century. A great place to catch him is at brunch at the Loring, ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Daniel Volovets, Credit: Adrian Volovets
Guitarist Daniel Volovets has two careers going: guitar performance and medicine. Catch Daniel’s guitar career at the Warming House in Minneapolis ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
The guys from Hoaxer have reconvened after another period of study in locations across the continent. They are bassist Charlie Lincoln, drummer Edm...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pat Donohue, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars grew out of public radio’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band. Next Thurs the group holds down the stage at Crooners. P...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cody Steinmann, Credit: Kyndal Johnson
Cody Steinmann leads the Sightless Quartet. It’s a jazz group that that is open to influence by other contemporary genres, such as pop and metal. T...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mark Arneson, Credit: Deb Moe
The Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr holds down the stage at the Minnesota music Cafe, 8-11 PM Wednesday February 6. To Mark, having fun is the...

  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Bend in the River Big Band, Credit: Paul Rippe
Thursday at 6 begins swing dance night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Coming this Thursday, The Bend in the River Big Band provides the...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Red Stag Supper Club in Minneapolis hosts pianist Jon de Vaal’s piano bar, 9 till midnight, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month. Jon comes in ear...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Over the decades, The Peterson Family has been prominent in Minnesota Jazz. Willie, the dad, led the house band at a prominent Twin Cities radio st...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, Credit: Becca Dilley
Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. T...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a highlight of our town’s the annual music calendar and it is right ahead. The festival comes to multiple venues J...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Minnesota guitarist Michael Hauser has had a 50-plus year flamenco guitar career based in the Twin Cities. He plays May 14 at the Robert Trail libr...

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Credit: Zak Nichols
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra started when John Wright got the idea that it would be cool to be part of a jazz fusion band. And despite that he and fu...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: High 48s, Credit: Greg Johnson
The high 48s plays in Zumbrota at Crossings at Carnegie, Saturday May 4. The group is a long-lasting one and has several CDs to its credit. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Common Ground Company, Credit: Tim McG Photography
They’re modernistic, committed and value originality. The group is called the Common Ground Company and it celebrates its new CD Friday May 10 at 1...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Courtney Burton’ Court’s In Session hosts a big event coming to A440 studios in New Hope next Saturday night. It’s not only a concert but a video a...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00