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Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate Wilson
The Delphia Cello Quartet plays a mix of classical music and pop and folk songs, all arranged for 4 cellos. Phil Nusbaum asked manager Julia Flober...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Special fundraising episode for fall 2019 (or anytime really, it's not season or year specific).

Bought by KCSC, WNMU-FM, and Public Radio East


  • Added: Sep 13, 2019
  • Length: 55:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: House on Fire Band, Credit: Joel Shapira
The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola mixes tight arrangements with improvisation. And you might say it tends to be a little da...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: House on Fire Band, Credit: Joel Shapira
The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola plays at the Ice House Monday Sept 9 about 10:30, and every Monday in September at that p...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford , Credit: Andrea Canter
JC Sanford leads a trio, called Triocracy as well as a quartet. With two saxophones and a trombone, JC considers the trio chamber jazz. In a conver...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Emma and Jacob Taggart are a brother and sister piano duet from Blaine, Minnesota. They play concerts, they tour and they’ve been featured on TV an...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Emma and Jacob Taggart are a brother and sister piano duet from Blaine. They play concerts, they tour and they’ve been featured on TV and radio. An...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lak...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Space, Credit: Andrea Canter
Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose members are young veterans. Members are jack Courtright, trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, keyboardist P...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Space, Credit: Andrea Canter
Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose players are young veterans. jack Courtright plays the trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, the keyboardist ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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: Cody Steinmann, Credit: Kyndal Johnson
Cody Steinmann leads the Sightless Quartet. It’s a jazz group that that is open to influence by other contemporary genres, such as pop and metal. T...

  • Added: May 31, 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: 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. Michael’s work is built on multiple trip...

  • Added: May 05, 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: High 48s, Credit: Greg Johnson
The high 48s is a long-lasting group and has several CDs to its credit. Phil Nusbaum talked with High 48s fiddler and vocalist Eric Christopher abo...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: High 48s, Credit: Greg Johnson
The high 48s plays in Zumbrota at Crossings at Carnegie, Saturday May 4. The group is a long-lasting one and has several CDs to its credit. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Boiled in Lead, Credit: Susan Esbjornson
When you think of Independent twin cities Bands, you have to think of Boiled in Lead. The group’s thirty-plus history includes Celtic Music, rock, ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Red Planet, Credit: Andrea Canter
Dean Magraw’s Red Planet, Dean on the guitar, Chris Bates on the bass and Jay Epstein is the drummer. The group also expands to include others such...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Red Planet, Credit: Andrea Canter
Dean Magraw’s Red Planet, has it’s regular third-Monday of the month show at the Black Dog in Saint Paul, March 18 from 7 to 9PM. It’s a group Dean...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Brass Lassie, Credit: Trevor Rodriguez
Brass Lassie. The name tells you it is Celtic with horns added and predominantly women. Brass Lassie plays at the Ice House in Minneapolis Sunday F...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Fuzzy Math. It’s a jazz group that enjoys close passes with pop. Fuzzy Math plays in the Twin Cities and beyond. But Fuzzy Math? And it’s a Jazz Gr...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: New Riverside Ramblers, Credit: Benny Moreno
The New Riverside Ramblers is a Minneapolis-based Cajun music band that has been entertaining dancers and listeners for decades. Phil Nusbaum talke...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 07:59