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.

789 Pieces

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Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Gerardin
Vocalist Courtney Burton leads the Minnesota Jazz Chamber Orchestra in four holiday shows this season. Catch the act at 7pm Thursday December 21 at...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maud Hixson, Credit: Olivia Wilcox
Vocalist Maud Hixson has a deep knowledge of American song. Maud presents some of her seasonal favorites in concert this Saturday night, December 1...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Percussionist Davu Seru, Levi Schwartzberg on the vibes and saxophonist Nathan Hanson have played together over the years in multiple bands. Next F...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: CD cover I Awake, Credit: design by Ryan Picone, logo by Jacqui Cary, graphic work by Ian Stenlund
Ryan Picone’s new CD features Ryan’s compositions which frequently reference people and events important to Ryan. Ryan will feature selections from...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pavel Jany, Credit: Andrea Canter
In Minnesota, guitarist Pavel Jany is best known for leading Ticket to Brasil, which performs Brazilian jazz. But since his early days in the Czech...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Crystal Myslajek and Liz Draper, Credit: Chama Devora
Liz Draper is the bassist, while Crystal Myslajek sings and plays keyboards. Together, they are known as Chama Devora, and when they play, there is...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Town Strings, Credit: Maeve Gimpl
Twin Town Strings are banjoist Pete Hennig and guitarist Joel Shapira. Pete is best known as a jazz drummer but has a long-standing interest in Blu...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: No Man's String Band, Credit: Honu Foto
No Man’s String Band, Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League, Luke Warm and the Cool Hands and Way Back Yard. These are four Twin Cities acoustic bands...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Boom Island String Quartet, Credit: Emma Halet
When you see a performance by the Boom Island String Quartet, you expect music from unusual sources and frequently, the presentation is thematic. T...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Riverside Jazz Quartet, Credit: Connor Hilstrom
The Riverside Quartet features original music. The drummer, Nicholas Peterson, leads the group, and composes a lot of the group’s repertoire. When ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Skarlett Woods, Brainerd singer-songwriter celebrates her new CD, Letters To The West, next Saturday night at Ginkgo’s in Saint Paul. In her writin...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Simple Gifts, Credit: Amy Courts
Billy McLaughlin and Simple Gifts celebrate songs of Neil Young, in Harvest at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis, 7PM on Sunday October 22. The sh...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Raycurt Johnson, Credit: Rachel Luhrs Austin
When Raycurt a.k.a. Fiddla plays for brunch, he often calls it Bach for Breakfast. But it’s really a lot more than that, as at the Harriet Brasseri...

  • Added: Oct 06, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Stablemates, Credit: Dik Hedlund
Stablemates is a Twin Cities Piano Trio. The group plays at the Metronome in Saint Paul, Thursday October 12 at 7:00 PM. When Phil Nusbaum met up w...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Keever, Credit: Ben Zvan
Scott Keever issues his second CD of original guitar music at Celtic Junction in Saint Paul Saturday night October 21. There will be an opening set...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjårnblom, Credit: Erika Pirness
Tjärnblom celebrates its third CD, “Woods,” at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, this Friday at 7PM. But this new project marks big ch...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Victor Zupanc and Kevin Kling, Credit: Brandi Carlisle
Writer and storyteller Kevin Kling teams with singer Victor Zupanc to highlight Summer turning to Fall. These ultimate troubadours, as Crooners Sup...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
One of the most popular jazz acts ever was the Nat King Cole trio. Cole’s widespread popularity began in the 1940s, and he still commands the atten...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Wayne Anthony, Credit: David Murphy
Wayne Anthony sings the standards, with a big emphasis on the Frank Sinatra repertoire. This Friday and Saturday, it’s all Sinatra. The show is cal...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks, Credit: Tim Hasbach
The greatness of the pop group the Beatles might just be in the musical possibilities inherent in the group’s songs. This Saturday night at 6:30 at...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00