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New Letters on the Air features Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Cave Canem fellow shares...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate Wilson
The Delphia Cello Quartet at the Aster performs Sunday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is managed by Julia Floberg wh...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Jan 19, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Longtime jazz and blues producer and radio host Bob Porter joins us to talk about his recent chronicle of the mid-20th century soul-jazz movement.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Bobby Fulcher, Credit:  Sarah Terpstra Hanson
State Park Manager Bobby Fulcher has spent 40 years uncovering the local culture of the Tennessee Cumberlands.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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The story of one of the most long-lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups in the state, Los Reyes de Albuquerque. The...

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1943, Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We'll hear music from i...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Fattenin' Frogs, Credit: Jacob Skorseth
Fattenin’ Frogs references old country and old blues in its performances. And they perform their unique blend Sunday January 19 at the Como Park Co...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
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With the centennial of Prohibition at hand, we dive into the impact of the 18th Amendment on the emerging jazz scene of the 1920s with historian Mi...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
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On January 11, the band I See Hawks in LA will play a date in Silver City, Nevada. The funky Silver City School House is a well-suited venue to see...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 11:02
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Pianist Don Shirley combined classical, jazz, and spiritual influences on the many recordings he made in the 1950s and 60s. A forgotten figure in ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
King Wilkie’s Dream plays new acoustic country music and strives for originality. In a conversation with Phil Nusbaum, fiddler Robbi Podrug and ma...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
King Wilkie’s Dream plays new acoustic country music and strives for originality. You can hear the group at the Hook and Ladder, Sunday March 12 fr...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2020
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. It’s a string band influenced by bluegrass, Appalachian tradition, rock and blues. When Phil Nusbaum caught u...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. It’s a string band influenced by bluegrass, Appalachian tradition, rock and blues. Catch the group’s act at t...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orange Mighty Trio, Credit:  Nik Powell
The Orange Mighty Trio is an instrumental band with a stylistic breadth like no other. Some might view the mix as a great risk, but the mix seems p...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Good Morning Bedlam, Credit: Shea Grehan Photography
Good Morning Bedlam is a contemporary folk group from Minneapolis. The group hangs its hat on detailed arrangements of original songs. Isaak Elker ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Good Morning Bedlam, Credit: Shea Grehan Photography
Good Morning Bedlam is a contemporary folk group from Minneapolis. Catch the group at 7PM Friday Dec 29 at the Aster in Minneapolis. Good morning B...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Southside Aces Big Five, Credit: Alain Kraus
At every performance, the Southside Aces Big Five pays tribute to Louis Armstrong, one of the most important creative forces in the history of Jazz...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tasha Baron, Credit: Mike Madison
Liz Draperand Tasha Baron. Liz plays the bass, Tasha the keyboards. And then there’s the 3rd group member: Modern Technology. When Phil Nusbaum tal...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Liz Draper and Tasha Baron, Credit: Mike Madison
Liz Draperand Tasha Baron. Liz plays the bass, Tasha the keyboards. Catch their act at the Icehouse in Minneapolis, Saturday night Dec 21 from 6 to...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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To warm up listeners in early December, a remix encore broadcast from the Musician’s Spotlight archives of two great bands that will bring the heat...

Bought by KMXT, WMUU-LP, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:34
  • Purchases: 3
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Considered by his native Canada to be nothing less than a national treasure, multiple Juno Award winning songwriter, guitarist and social and spiri...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 01, 2019
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
Twin Cities Music Icons Debbie Duncan and Andrew Walesch Welcome the Holiday Season with seasonal songs. Phil Nusbaum dropped by as Debbie and Andr...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: by Nathan Yungerberg
Debbie Duncan and Andrew Walesch, Minnesota jazz icons meet Monday night at 7:30 at Crooners to celebrate the holiday season. Phil Nusbaum visited ...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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From the Musician’s Spotlight archives comes two programs back to back featuring two of the most beloved artists of their generation, Patty Griffin...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:35
  • Purchases: 2