Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5 to 8-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 to 8 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.


411 Pieces

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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
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Mankwe Ndosi presents Great Black music December Mondays at 9PM at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. This Monday’s performance is by Solar Sistren. Sola...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Kolyada, the Ukrainian word for Christmas carol, is the title of a performance by musicians representing such local groups as Orkestar Bez Ime and ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: High 48s, Credit: Greg Johnson
Renowned Minnesota songwriter Becky Schlegel is joining forces with the High 48s Bluegrass Band for a show at the Aster in Minneapolis, 9PM Friday ...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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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 ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jug Sluggers, Credit: Lisa Friedlander
The Jug Sluggers. This eclectic acoustic trio has been singing and playing together for decades. The group plays this Friday at 7PM at Dun Brothers...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
Saturday Nov 23 marks the 287th consecutive week that Steve trumpeter Kenny has booked jazz into the Black in Saint Paul. And on that night at 7PM,...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matthew Mehaffey with Phil Nusbaum, Credit: Connie Shaver
The Oratorio Society of Minnesota presents a program entitled The French Connection at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis on Friday November...

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  • Added: Nov 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Lincoln, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jazz pros Doug Little and Charlie Lincoln lead a group of middle and high school jazz musicians known as the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop. The group p...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Accordo is a chamber music string ensemble composed of present and former members of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra. Catch A...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Review , Credit: Tony Nelson
The multi-genre American Roots Revue convened by Larry Long is back with its original cast at the Dakota in Minneapolis, this Saturday at 7 and 9:3...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
The annual Zeitgeist new Music Ensemble annual Hallowe’en event takes place Thursday October 31 through Sunday Nov 3 at Studio Z in St Paul. The ev...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Acme Jazz Company performs Swing and a whole lot more at Crooner’s in Fridley, this Thursday October 24. Doors open at 6, and the band starts a...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Delphia Cello Quartet, Credit: Kate Wilson
The Delphia Cello Quartet at the Aster begins a monthly residency this Sunday night at the Aster in Minneapolis from 8 till 10. The quartet is mana...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Andrea Canter
Next, Phil Nusbaum talks to Pavel Jany about the release of a new CD by Natania & Ticket to Brasil. The release party will be at the Dakota in Minn...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
This Fall’s edition of the Twin Cities Jazz Festival comes to Crooner’s in Fridley, Sunday Oct 20, 12:30 till 7:30. Coming up, the Director of the ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ray Barnard and band, Credit: Craig Mullenbach
Ray Barnard is a pianist who refuses categorization. His thing is noticing the multiple stylistic possibilities for good songs. You can hear how he...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Laura Caviani by Ann Marsden, Credit: Ann Marsden
Pianist Laura Caviani leads her trio into the Dunsmore Room at Crooners on Thursday Oct, to play a show centered on the music of Thelonius Monk, on...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire bring Woody Guthrie Legacy Voices to Crooner’s Lounge and Supper Club in Minneapolis on Saturday October 19 at 6pm. ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Alan Munde, Adam Granger and Dick Kimmel. The trio brings its virtuosic playing and singing to the Creek House in St Paul on Thursday October 3. Do...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00