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.


366 Pieces

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Caption: Travis Anderson Trio, Credit: Travis Anderson
Next Tuesday, Oct 16, The Travis Anderson Trio plays Vieux Carre in St Paul from 8 till 11. When Travis got together with Phil Nusbaum, Travis addr...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Pop Wagner’s been a folk music entertainer in the Twin Cities for at least a generation. On Sat Oct 20, he’ll take his general program to the Inver...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Wilkinson James, Credit: David Tanner
Local band Wilkinson James has had quite an evolution over its 10 years together. The group celebrates its decade of music making together 9-11 Fri...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bill Simenson Orchestra, Credit: Bill Simenson
The Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra’s instrument lineup looks like a typical big band, but that’s where the similarity ends. Bill Simenson leads a gro...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Brass Band, Credit: Samantha Garber
2018 is the 100th anniversary of Gustav Holst’s symphony The Planets. Originally written for full orchestra, The Twin Cities Brass Band plays it in...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cedar Avenue Big Band, Credit: Jim Richards
The Cedar Avenue Big Band. After 25 years they still love playing big band music, big band fans love what they do. Currently, the group plays secon...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Moonlight Serenaders, Credit: Phyllis Wojchik
This Thursday evening, The Moonlight Serenaders play the coolest venue anyplace. The Wabasha Caves are just that, caves that are fixed up and turne...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mary Louise Knutson  , Credit: Dietrich Gesk
When Mary Louise Knutson plays, it’s the result of deep thought, personal relationships and having fun. She leads her trio into Crooners in Minneap...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Daniel Chouinard , Credit: Christopher Boudewyns
The group is called Lush Country because its greatest focus is the country music of the 1960s and 1970s, an era where “lush” is a good descriptor o...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joan Hutton, Credit: Dee Soderstrom
The Joan Hutton Jazz Project plays Sat Sept 15 at the Black Dog.. Joan Hutton and David Milne will be playing woodwinds. Also, pianist laura Cavian...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Cook-Feltz, Credit: Bob Suh
Ben Cook-Feltz holds his latest CD release party 6PM, Sunday Sept 23 at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. To Ben, connecting songs to life is important,...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Molly Maher performs Thurs Sept 6 at the Aster Café in Minneapolis. Molly shares the night with Dave Zolo, and the music goes from 8 till 10. In he...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The 2018 Selby Avenue Jazz Fest is coming this Saturday Sept 8 from 11AM till 8PM. It’s centered at the Selby Avenue intersection with Milton St in...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Westwind Swing Band, Credit: Amy LeBeau
The West Wind Swing Band performs at the Centennial Lakes Pavilion Monday night Aug 27 from 7 till 8 PM. The group specializes in Artie Shaw arrang...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Detroit Don King, Credit: Ron Householder
He goes by Detroit Don King because that’s where he comes from. You can catch Don’s blues band at the Black Dog in St Paul, Friday Aug 24 at 7pm. A...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
Friday night, Debbie Duncan sings at Vieux Carre from 9 till midnight. Then on Sunday Aug 19, she does a completely different show at Crooners with...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cassandra Cole, Credit: Drew Jonell
The Raw showcase takes place in 60 cities across the globe, each showcasing local artists including visual art, performance art and music. The down...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Greg Herriges, Credit: Rebecca Goodwyn
Stella Roma was formed to create new music based on what are considered to be traditional sources. The group performs at Café 318 in Excelsior on S...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra builds on the legacy of the mandolin orchestras of 100 years ago. Listen to the group at at Como Lakeside Pavilion...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah M. Greer, Credit: Brena Greer
A decade ago, Sarah M Greer had just about enough with her job. So she quit, and enrolled in music school to study vocal performance. Now she is a ...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 08:00