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Classic Jazz MN

Series produced by KBEM

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"Classic Jazz MN" is a series exploring Minnesota's classic jazz roots. The series includes shows on Doc Evans, Doc Evans at the Walker Art Center, Preservation Hall Era and the Emporium of Jazz. Written and produced by Butch Thompson. Co-produced by Todd Melby.

"Classic Jazz MN" is a series exploring Minnesota's classic jazz roots. The series includes shows on Doc Evans, Doc Evans at the Walker Art Center, Preservation Hall Era and the Emporium of Jazz. Written and produced by Butch Thompson. Co-produced by Todd Melby.


4 Pieces

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Jazz cornetist Paul "Doc" Evans, born in Spring Valley, Minnesota in 1907, heard his first real jazz recordings (on 78 rpm discs) shortly after enr...

Bought by KUMD, KSRQ, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In 1952, jazz cornetist Doc Evans returned to the Twin Cities after a five-year stay in Chicago — the only time he ever lived outside of Minnesota....

Bought by KUMD, KUMD, KSRQ, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In this episode of "Classic Jazz MN," Butch Thompson looks at some extraordinary events of the early 1960s. The main focus is a pair of concerts at...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KUMD, KUMD, KSRQ, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In this final episode of "Classic Jazz MN," Butch Thompson provides the inside story on the Emporium of Jazz in Mendota, Minnesota — just across th...

Bought by KUMD, KUMD, KSRQ, and WTIP


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4