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.


368 Pieces

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Caption: Bend in the River Big Band, Credit: Paul Rippe
Thursday at 6 begins swing dance night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Coming this Thursday, The Bend in the River Big Band provides the...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Red Stag Supper Club in Minneapolis hosts pianist Jon de Vaal’s piano bar, 9 till midnight, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month. Jon comes in ear...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Over the decades, The Peterson Family has been prominent in Minnesota Jazz. Willie, the dad, led the house band at a prominent Twin Cities radio st...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Matt Wilson and His Orchestra, Credit: Becca Dilley
Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. T...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a highlight of our town’s the annual music calendar and it is right ahead. The festival comes to multiple venues J...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Minnesota guitarist Michael Hauser has had a 50-plus year flamenco guitar career based in the Twin Cities. He plays May 14 at the Robert Trail libr...

  • Added: May 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Credit: Zak Nichols
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra started when John Wright got the idea that it would be cool to be part of a jazz fusion band. And despite that he and fu...

  • Added: May 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: High 48s, Credit: Greg Johnson
The high 48s plays in Zumbrota at Crossings at Carnegie, Saturday May 4. The group is a long-lasting one and has several CDs to its credit. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Girardin
Courtney Burton’ Court’s In Session hosts a big event coming to A440 studios in New Hope next Saturday night. It’s not only a concert but a video a...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jack Brass Band, Credit: Jackson Tyler Eddy
The Jack Brass Band plays with the kind of interplay of instruments that has been part of New Orleans Jazz for a hundred years or more. But there’s...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Julian Manzara
Thursday is vocal night at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis. And starting at 8 this coming Thursday, guitarist and vocalist Julian Manzara will ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
Café Accordion Orchestra performs a show called Midnight in Paris, featuring the group’s finest French music. The show comes to Crooners in Fridley...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Jo Kellen is a local singer, songwriter and performance artist who was commissioned to create new work by the Jerome Foundation and the Cedar Cultu...

  • Added: Mar 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Blue Yodel No. 9, Credit: Ross Johnson
Blue Yodel Number Nine. It’s a band name that catches the echoes of older forms of traditional music. The group plays at the Black Dog in Saint Pau...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hula Peppers, Credit: Elizabeth Rowan
The Hula Peppers plays music from a mix of traditions, and all of it predates 1939. Catch the group at the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis, We...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
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: Boiled in Lead, Credit: Susan Esbjornson
When you think of Independent twin cities Bands, you have to think of Boiled in Lead. The group’s history includes Celtic Music, rock, Eastern Euro...

  • Added: Mar 15, 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