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Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-minute, highly produced heads-ups highlighting great musical activities in the Twin Cities broadly conceived. The pieces feature the musicians, their music, club owners, fans, in short all of those responsible for creating musical experiences.

The Twin Cities is home to many musical forms, including jazz, folk, Latin, gospel and bluegrass to name a few. Each week on Twin Cities weekend, we select an upcoming performance and in 5-highly produced minutes, give it context. The shows are entertaining and informative. Producer is Phil Nusbaum of KBEM-FM, Minneapolis, and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


172 Pieces

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Caption: Matra, Credit: Alison Bents
Matra presents its CD Release Concert at the Cedar Cultural Center this Friday night. The group is influenced by many music styles, but does not se...

  • Added: May 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Jazz88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Phil Hey Quartet plays at Jazz Central on May 19. It’s a group of 4 committed jazz musicians who got started playing together almost by acciden...

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Nikki Matteson-Roux, Credit: Joel Jackson
Nikki and the RueMates does a lot of old music, a few new songs, and all with fresh spins. Nikki talked about the evolution or her sound with Phil ...

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
The Minnesota jazz Legends Concert is coming up this Weekend. It is a time to pay homage to the state’s legacy of great Jazz Artists, but also to l...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: David Singley, Credit: Dietrich Gesk
Twin Cities guitarist David Singley has a new CD, his first in 20 years. The CD is more than a collection of tracks, but a project that caused Davi...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 06:51
Caption: David Singley, Credit: Dietrich Gesk
David Singley teaches guitar at McNally Smith College locally, he plays in bands, he composes, but he seldom records under his own name, at least n...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Aaron Kerr, Credit: Elizabeth Thonen-Kerr
Aaron Kerr’s Dissonant Creatures plays every Wed at the Black Dog in Saint Paul. It is a group that thrives on Aaron’s original music, which is inf...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo , Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
She calls herself the Duchess of the Blues, and she’s been at it a long time. Dee Miller took time to talk to Phil Nusbaum about her inspirations, ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Julian Manzara, Credit: Jax Ravel
Julian Manzara loves the musical possibilities that define jazz. That jazz encourages exploring musical possibilities is what makes him comfortable...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Andrew Walesch and Big Band, Credit: Ian Walesch
Andrew Walesh is a singer like no other when it comes to the timeless Frank Sinatra repertoire. Sinatra’s songs, arrangements and interpretations ...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Kronick Quintet at Golden's Deli, Credit: George Tofoya
The Kronick Quintett plays frequently at the Public Kitchen and Bar, which faces the north side of Mears Park in Saint Paul. The group’s next perf...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is the current Studio Z composer in Residence. Among his goals is combining west African-based traditions such as drumming and the blues...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Jon Pemberton, Credit: Lana Pemberton
Jon Pemberton loves solo piano shows because it allows him to explore a lot of interesting music. He says, too, that Vieux Carré, where he plays on...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Twin Cities Latin Jazz Orchestra, Credit: Diego Ramallo
A few years ago, Jeff Senn and Mac Santiago, experienced Minnesota jazz players, noticed a lack of a Latin Jazz Orchestra locally. So they recruite...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Pert Near Sandstone, Credit: Jayme Halbritter
Mid February heats up with a weekend of hot string band performances at the Cedar Cultural Center. Kevin and Nate of Pert Near Sandstone told Phil ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Capri Big Band, Credit: Brianna Johnson
By mid- February in the North Star state, folks need a concert held in warm air. And that’s what they get at Edinborough Park in Edina on Feb 12, a...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Stanley Kipper, Credit: Miles Kipper
The New Primitives. The group is a 4-time winner of the Minnesota Music Academy award winners for best reggae and world band. And the group perform...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 05:01
Caption: Oudyano, Credit: Margie O'Loughlin
We live in an era where most people have multiple music styles available to them. On top of that, there is so much travel, that players representin...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:59
Caption: Poster for Blackout, Credit: Frank Cage
The Cedar Cultural Center hosts Blackout, a concert featuring local artists. The intents are to entertain, but also to serve to get people together...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Scottie Miller Band, Credit: Jim Vazquez
The Scottie Miller Band. The group has been around a long time, and it has always been a creative and evolving unit playing original music. And the...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:59