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: Daniel Volovets and Jirea Calo , Credit: Sasha Sartain
Vocalist Jireh Calo and Guitarist Daniel Volovets formed a musical partnership based on shared interests. The two combine musical genres in ways th...

  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Willie West, Credit: April Onstad Bogatz
Some say Willie West’s greatest musical triumph was in the 1970s when he was the lead singer for the iconic pop group, the Meters. But Willie has n...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: 331 Poster, Credit: Siri Marie Beckmen
Sherry Minnick has been singing since childhood. She’s sung just about every style, but rarely with a percussionist, until now. Sherry’s new challe...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brass Lassie, Credit: Gary Rue
Brass Lassie adds horn arrangements to the traditional mix of fiddles, flutes and concertinas. The group keeps on evolving, added repertoire learne...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patrick Adkins by Andrea Carter, Credit: Andrea Carter
Pianist Patrick Adkins’ Quartet takes inspiration from Keith Jarrett’s American Quartet. That includes covers as well or original music that Patric...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Amanda Walbridge, Credit: Alan Towne
Local songwriter Amanda Walbridge has released a bluegrass CD called “Sunshine in the Valley. All of the songs on Sunshine in the Valley are Amanda...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bobb Fantauzzo by Andrea Canter, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jazzen highlights the Native American flute as played by Bobb Fantauzzo with cellist Aaron Kerr and percussionist Derrin Pinto. In much of it’s rec...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Collin Roycroft by Andrea Canter, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Collin Roycroft Quartet plays the Emerging Talent series at jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis next Thursday at 8PM. At the show, Collin and t...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Dakota Dave hull is known for his finger-style guitar playing. But on his new CD, Better Late Than Never, Dave explores the guitar – banjo, an inst...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Barbaro , Credit: Wolfskull Creative
Barbaro plays the bluegrass instruments, but group members have backgrounds in other areas. The result is a constantly evolving mix of musical elem...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Thomasina Petrus sings in tribute of Jazz icon Billie Holiday. But Thomasina’s kind of tribute is to sing great songs as Billie might have sung the...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Nathan Nelson
Grimm and Cruz, that’s Jennifer Grimm and Joe Cruz play and sing great songs. They perform with with Joe’s guitar and Jennifer’s percussion, and th...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2023
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Rick Carlson, Credit: Andrea Canter
We’re at a rehearsal of violinist Gary Schulte and pianist Rick Carlson of the Hemingway project. Along with bassist Graydon Peterson, the group pl...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The OK Factor, Credit: Karla Colahan
The OK Factor is ten years old and to celebrate, it has issued a new CD called OKX. The celebration will be at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis t...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kenan Serenbetz, Credit: Urian Franco
Catharus sings new songs reflecting religious traditions written by Kenan Serenbetz. Kenan is steeped in shaped-note and medieval singing. It has a...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Katia Cardenas, Credit: Rebecca Slater
Katia Cardenas Features Her New Songs 9:30 PM this Saturday Night at KJ’s Hideaway in Saint Paul. In a recent conversation with Phil Nusbaum, Katia...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: John Penny, Credit: Andrea Canter
Guitarist John Penny Is in touch with many jazz styles, and he uses many as sources for his new compositions. Also, when John performs, he offers i...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Lehmann by Robert Lehmann, Credit: Robert Lehmann by Robert Lehmann
Cedar Commissions shows are here on Friday and Saturday February 17 and 18. Each performer receives funding from the Jerome Foundation to create ne...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Cedar Commissions artists are granted funds from the Jerome Foundation to Create New Musical Work and perform the work on the stage of the Cedar Cu...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joan Griffith by Ann Marsden, Credit: Ann Marsden
Noted Twin Cities Guitarist Joan Griffith has Issued a new CD, called Sambanova 2. The project also features pianist Laura Caviani and cellist Greg...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2023
  • Length: 08:00