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Caption: The Common Ground Company, Credit: Tim McG Photography
They’re modernistic, committed and value originality. The group is called the Common Ground Company and it celebrates its new CD Friday May 10 at 1...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays an original blend of music styles from a mix of traditions predating 1939. Gary Powell is an original Hula Pepper, and he to...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is coming. The festival is hosted by Crooner’s in Columbia Heights, 2-7:30PM on Sunday March 31, and Jazz festival ac...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Reuben Ristrom, Credit: Travis Anderson
Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act featuring great songs from the Great American Songbook. Phil Nusbaum caught up with Reuben a short tim...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Reuben Ristrom, Credit: Travis Anderson
Reuben and Dan Ristrom form a father-son act. And you can catch the duet 6-7:30 at Crooner’s, Wed. March 27 from 6-7:30. Phil Nusbaum caught up wit...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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
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 combo now, with Eric Edwalds on the piano, sax man ...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Swing Beat Big Band, Credit: John Lingle
The Swing Beat Big Band formed in 1998, and has been playing regularly for listeners and dancers ever since. The leader is John Wilkes. When John m...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mark Arneson, Credit: Deb Moe
To Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr holds, having fun is the name of the game. You can really hear band members enjoying themselves in this im...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mark Arneson, Credit: Deb Moe
The Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr holds down the stage at Vieux Carre, 8-11 PM Wednesday February 6. To Mark, having fun is the name of the ...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Tim Sparks and James Buckley CD cover art, Credit: James Tallala
Guitarist Tim Sparks and bassist James Buckley. It’s a duet that adds to the legacies of the great songs they play. Phil Nusbaum talked to Tim and ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mary Bue, Credit: Angelica Engel
Mary Bue’s songs focus on lived experience, which is one reason her shows are so compelling. When Mary got together with Phil Nusbaum, the talk tur...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mary Bue, Credit: Angelica Engel
Mary Bue sings her songs this and every Thursday in January at Café 318 in Excelsior. By the way, Mary is on January Sundays at 5 at the Aster in M...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Clarke, Credit: Neil Schloner
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maurice Jacox, Credit: Doug Knutson
Maurice Jacox and Steve Clark are Minnesota music legends in a new collaboration called Blue Book. Maurice is a much awarded vocalist known for his...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadette Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai is a great song interpreter, who enjoys singing in front of small instrumental groups. When Sophia got together with Int...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sophia Shorai, Credit: Bernadett Pollard
Jazz singer Sophia Shorai sings this New Year’s Eve in the Williamsburg Room of the Lexington Restaurant in Saint Paul. Sophia is fronting bassist ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Scott Keever, Credit: Ben Zvan
Scott Keever is a composer and guitarist who works with many different styles. In a recent conversation with interviewer Phil Nusbaum, Scott told h...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michele and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter
Vocalist Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira team up for many performances this holiday season. And they are part of a new series at Cadenz...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michelle Kinney, Credit: Kevin Odegaard
Michelle Kinney leads her group What We Have Here into jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, Friday November 16 at 8:30. Michelle plays the cello an...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bebe Rexha, Credit: Getty Images for MTV
What happens when a successful musician wants to push some of that success out of the way, in order to follow their real musical dreams? You'll hea...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week, we bring you that funky gentleman from the Ninth Ward, Jon Cleary, who talks about his native England, his grandmother, the piano back h...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 52:02
Caption: Siama holding mbira, Credit: Dallas Johnson
Siama is a Congolese singer and player guy who has been living in the United States for decades. He’s played many styles but in recent years, he ha...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 08:00