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Caption: J.C. Sanford and Asuka Kakitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
Inatnas is the work of two modern big band composers, Asuka Kakitani and JC Sanford. When they got together with interviewer Phil Nusbaum, they tal...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford and Asuka Kikitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Stehpen Kijak and company at the world premiere of SID AND JUDY, San Francisco, CA 6/27/19, Credit: Andrea Chase
Stephen Kijak talks context, icons, and the statute of limitations.

  • Added: Jul 14, 2019
  • Length: 17:59
Caption: KBEM logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
John Penny started in music as a jazz guitarist, but found that he loved composing. He writes for bands he is part of, and he also composes such th...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jon de Vaal, Credit: Jennifer Russell
Jon de Vaal plays solo, and in a trio, and sometimes with a singer. But most of his work is as a background pianist. But people often tell Jon that...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tamir Ardon, San Francisco, CA 6/1/2019, Credit: Andrea Chase
Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce and Tamir Ardon talk audacity, misinformation, and reaching for the stars.

  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 26:57
Caption: KBEM logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Guitarist Daniel Volovets has two careers going: guitar performance and medicine. The music and medicine combination might like a full plate, but i...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
The guys from Hoaxer have reconvened after another period of study in locations across the continent. They are bassist Charlie Lincoln, drummer Edm...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Emily Kastrul, Credit: Taylor Doniskey
Sister Species combines a pop sensibility with orchestral arrangements. It’s song lyrics come ultimately from a combination of lived experience and...

  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, Credit: Becca Dilley
Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. T...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Minnesota guitarist Michael Hauser has had a 50-plus year flamenco guitar career based in the Twin Cities. He plays May 14 at the Robert Trail libr...

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ryan White, San Francisco, CA 4/21/19, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ryan White talks luck, sex, and calling his mother.

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 16:50
Caption: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Credit: Zak Nichols
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra started when John Wright got the idea that it would be cool to be part of a jazz fusion band. And despite that he and fut...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Einer's Klezmorim, Credit: Sue Ruby
Klezmer music is an expression of Jewish people whose heritage is Europe. But what does the word Klezmer mean? That’s what Phil Nusbaum asked Judit...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Einer's Klezmorim, Credit: Sue Ruby
Next, we meet klezmer band leader Judith Eisner. The band plays at 1pm at the Wentworth Library in West Saint Paul. Klezmer music is an expression ...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jack Brass Band, Credit: Jackson Tyler Eddy
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Globally engaged curators introduce IKT, the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, and talk about themes we'll explore during ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2019
  • Length: 46:52
Caption: Need to control your emotions?
A caller to my radio show asked me about how you manage your defensiveness in a work setting. Here is an excerpt of my dialog with Ann, a book edit...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 06:11
Caption: Julian Manzara, Credit: Jax Ravel
Guitarist Julian Manzara performs in a trio with bassist Graydon Peterson and trumpeter Jake Baldwin. The three are rising stars of Twin Cities Jaz...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara
Thursday is vocal night at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And starting at 8 this coming Thursday, guitarist and vocalist Julian Manzara will ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, founding...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. The group plays at the Black Dog in Saint Pau...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mehaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota exists to dynamic and diverse choral music performed with skill and passion. On April 13 at St mark’s Episcopal C...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 07:58
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Singing in front of a big band is how jazz fans best know Courtney Burton. But she’s also got a new combo with Eric Edwalds on the piano, sax man R...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 08:00