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: Tom Wells and Thomassina Petrus, Credit: Sue Kearns
The Selby Avenue Brass Band does a lot of performing with singer Thomassina Petrus. On Sunday, August 27, the whole group performs during a church ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The 30-Days Foundation’s Art and All that Jazz Festival comes to the Ames Center and Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville, Friday and Saturday Augus...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwasykewicz
Orkestar Bez Ime travels widely to learn folk music from the Balkans, and works with local people. The result is a Twin Cities-based Balkan band w...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JazzMN, Credit: Donald Jackson
Back in the 1980s, Diane Schuur was singing with the Count Basie orchestra. She recorded with Basie, the recording won a grammy, and now Diane Schu...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2023
  • Length: 08:00

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mila, Credit: Larry Morisette
Members of the Mila Vocal Ensemble have been singing together for over 40 Years. Today, Mila is a group of nine women who travel to eastern Europe ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Andrea Canter
Ticket to Brasil Honors Bossa Nova Great Antonio Carlos Jobin in Big Show at Crooners on Sunday July 23 Like all Bossa Nova groups, Ticket to Bras...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leslie Vincent, Credit: Michelle Bennett
Leslie Vincent’s New CD is filled with unexpected new songs and reimagined old songs. The project is called About Last Night and Leslie will be sin...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Eli Hoehn is the force driving the Minnesota Original Music Festival, which takes place in Saint Peter Wednesday July 19 through Sunday July 23. Th...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maud Hixson, Credit: Olivia Wilcox
Maud Hixson is known for her shows which highlight some of our greatest music icons. Coming up this Saturday, July 1, Maud is singing songs of Henr...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Buddhist Priest, Credit: Tyler Croat
To play free Jazz, you have to monitor what your fellow musicians are doing. So says Dave power, the percussionist of Buddhist Priest, along with b...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Will Aldrich Quintet, Credit: Benny Moreno
They’re calling themselves the Will Aldrich quintet, with Will and Gabe Hartnett playing saxophones, Rafi Karpowitz on the piano, Callum Schultz on...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michael Maiorana , Credit: Mandy Faccett
The focus is on compositions for bass and cello on this year’s first Vanguard New Music Series concert, this Friday at 7 at Zion Lutheran Church in...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kathleen Johnson in center, Credit: David Eisert
Kathleen Johnson leads a group of Twin Cities vocalists who should be better known into the Dakota in Minneapolis, Friday night June 16 at 7PM. The...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lori Dokken  , Credit: Jennifer Bong
Lori Dokken is not only for her singing, playing and arranging, but for curating musical events. Her next one is called the Say Gay All Day Cabaret...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
He goes by Cap’n Al, and he’s been playing the bass around the Twin Towns for decades. But suddenly, Cap’n Al has a new role: bandleader. He’s got ...

  • Added: May 31, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
A group of prominent music North Side Minneapolis music people are creating a Minneapolis Sound Museum. Sure there is Paisley Park which documents ...

  • Added: May 25, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: SWHS Jazz Band, Credit: Sara Johnson
The Southwest High School of Minneapolis showcases its Jazz Big Band and Jazz Combos, Thursday June first at the school. The show features not only...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Geoff Jones’ bio includes singing in Sounds of Blackness, with several Penumbra Theater productions, and his was the voice of John Henry in a Walt ...

  • Added: May 18, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lesley Earles, Credit: Paige Haggerty
Edison High School Jazz Band directed by Lesley Earles teams with Funk band The Good The Bad and the Funky for a 7PM performance at Edison on Tuesd...

  • Added: May 11, 2023
  • Length: 08:00