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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
with Acme arranger Bob Parsons and vocalist Arne Fogel for some inside Acme Jazz Company insights.

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Acme Jazz Company performs Swing and a whole lot more at Crooner’s in Fridley, this Thursday October 24. Doors open at 6, and the band starts a...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kinda Fonda Wanda, Credit: Nazarmatos
Kinda Fonda Wanda is a Minneapolis band that evokes the spirit of 50’s rockabilly and Honky Tonk. The band plays for listening and dancing, taking...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kinda Fonda Wanda, Credit: Nazarmatos
Kinda Fonda Wanda. It’s a local quartet that evokes the spirit of 50’s rockabilly. They’re playing for listening and dancing Friday night September...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Tropics Steel Drum Band, Credit: Jill Alleyne
The Tropics Steel Drum Band is a duet that shares music that comes originally from Trinidad and Tobago and features the steel pan or drum. Guitaris...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Tropics Steel Drum Band, Credit: Jill Alleyne
The Tropics Steel Drum Band is a duet that shares music that comes originally from Trinidad and Tobago and features the steel pan or drum. Guitaris...

  • Added: Jul 22, 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 the Jac...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Give Get Sistet, Credit: Uchechukwu Iroegbu
The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when it performs. Phil Nus...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Give Get Sistet, Credit: Uchechukwu Iroegbu
The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when they perform. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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: Twin Cities Brass Band, Credit: Samantha Garber
The Twin Cities Brass Band plays a wide variety of works, some written for brass and some adapted for brass. Adam Hille is the director. In a conve...

  • Added: Sep 16, 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: No Man's String Band, Credit: Honu Foto
In an old bluegrass band there was a leader with sidemen. But today there are many other arrangements, and the name No Man’s String Band reflects t...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Dan Schwartz with harp guitar, Credit: Benny Moreno
Dan Schwartz is a guitar playing musical omnivore. He is one of the few reviving the harp guitar, a regular acoustic guitar with a set of bass stri...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
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Lee Morgan's hardbop hit "The Sidewinder," the avant-garde October Revolution movement, and the impact of the Beatles are some of the highlights we...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities jazz Fest takes place Thurs-Sat June 21-23. There is a lot of local jazz at the event, much of it at the Black Dog in Lowertown Sai...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Ciites Jazz Festival is coming, and The Black Dog in Lowertown stages a lot of local jazz. It starts at the Black Dog this Thurs evening. ...

  • Added: May 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mike Salovich, Credit: Benny Moreno
Mike Salovich, guitarist. And his field on the guitar is the world. His most recent recorded project features tabla player Marcus Wise, and the two...

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for Band Without a Name. That is tongue in cheek with of course. OBI is a committed Balkan Band based in Minneapolis-...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Orkestar Bez Ime is Bulgarian for Band Without a Name. That is tongue in cheek with of course. OBI is a committed Balkan Band based in Minneapolis-...

  • Added: Apr 26, 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. Julian spoke w...

  • 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...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bill Simenson Orchestra, Credit: Bill Simenson
Many big bands focus on playing the big band hits of the past 90 years or so. But not so the Bill Simenson Orchestra. This group stresses originali...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lillian Armstrong
This program is devoted to the creative composers, vocalists and musicians who were so important in the early years of jazz.

Bought by KVNF and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bryan Nichols, Credit: Benny Marino
There is always a tendency to increase the size of bands, to create a wall of sound. But Jazz also has a great legacy of trios, which might be cal...

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