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.


400 Pieces

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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Uskudar Eclectic is a Turkish-based group that delights in mixing world traditional and pop styles, playing both old and original music. The group ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jax Ravel, Credit: Favtov Nja
Jax Ravel is playing a bigger than usual show at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Monday April 30 at 9pm. Jax is an international student who was affec...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Monroe Crossing, Credit: Jamey Guy
Monroe Crossing is the most successful bluegrass band in Minnesota. The group’s next local show is on Saturday April 28 in Bloomington at the Mason...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Connie Evingson, Credit: Travis Anderson
Ella Fitzgerald has inspired jazz vocalists for decades, including Minnesota’s Connie Evingson. One of Ella’s triumphs is an 8 volume set of record...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara, Credit: Jax Ravel
Julian Manzara is a young Minneapolis-based guitarist with deep interests in the histories of jazz and rock, and a mind to innovate. He showcases t...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Hot Club, Credit: Ben Hejkal
The Twin Cities Hot Club plays for Famous Dave’s Swing Night in Calhoun Square in Minneapolis this Monday from 7 to 10. Famous Dave’s website tells...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Caption: Fire Bell, Credit: Adrian Suarez
Bassist Graydon Peterson, drummer Jay Epstein and guitarist Park Evans comprise Fire Bell. The group is a modern jazz trio that shares musical visi...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Joyann Parker, Credit: Jared Nanasy
Joy Ann Parker’s vocal stylings have always been kind of bluesy and jazzy. But recently Joyann’s Patsy Kline tribute show, the iconic country singe...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bill Simenson Orchestra, Credit: Bill Simenson
Tuesday night is reserved for big bands at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And every month, the Bill Simenson Orchestra is one of the groups t...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Today there is a wave of interest in Ballroom Dance. Chino Latino gives these social dance specialists the music they need to dance to distinctive ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michelle Kinney, Credit: Lee Glasgow
Michelle Kinney is a cellist influenced by all sorts of formal and popular music. She is also a composer who loves improvisation. Michelle leads a ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Chris Lomheim, Credit: Andrea Canter
Chris Lomheim’s plays frequently in St Paul, at Vieux Carre and at the Afternoon Lobby Tea at the St. Paul Hotel. Your next chance to catch him is ...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Diane Jarvi and Dan Newton, Credit: Nick Lethert
Diane Jarvi and Dan Newton have been part of each other’s musical careers for decades. You can catch this duet at the Folk house in Golden Valley, ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford, Credit: Andrea Canter
JC Sanford is a trombonist, composer and arranger. And he has three bands. On Thursday march 29, he brings the 4-piece combo into Vieux Carre in St...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Robert Robinson, Credit: Terence Penister
Gospel-based singer Robert Robinson has been gathering accolades for decades. He’s noted for such events as singing at Prince’s Birthday Bash and b...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Dan Rein, Credit: Bryan Aaker
How does someone from Shakopee, MN get started in Iranian music? Well in the case of Dan Rein it was radio. Dan is an experienced world music radio...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2018
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Guitar Showcase Poster, Credit: Sam Breckenridge
Elgin Foster, Sam Breckenridge and Greg Herriges are three guitarists who each perform for an Acoustic Showcase brunch this Sunday. It'll be 11AM-2...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Capri Big Band, Credit: Nedahness Geen
If you think that the Capri Big Band has a bigger than average sound, it could be the size of the band. It’s actually bigger than the average big b...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
The name of the Bulgarian Spring Celebration is Martinitsa. In our town, the celebration brings together the local Bulgarian performing groups for ...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bryan Nichols, Credit: Benny Marino
Tuesday night Feb 27at 9:30 is trio night at the Ice house in Minneapolis. First it’s the trio led by bassist James Buckley, and then Pianist Brya...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2018
  • Length: 08:00