Minnesota Music Profiles

Series produced by KBEM

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Each item in the series tells how a musicians is inspired, how s/he works, their goals and intents for their work; in general, how each gets motivation and follows through with a creative project.

Each Minnesota Music Profile focuses on a musician or group. Listeners learn some of the behind-the-scenes stuff related to the creative process. Programs in the series are under 10 minutes in length. They can be run anytime because they are not time sensitive. These pieces are especially appropriate when subjects perform in the areas served by given radio stations.


258 Pieces

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Caption: Orkestar Bez Ime, Credit: Stefan Iwaskewycz
Kolyada, the Ukrainian word for Christmas carol is the title of a Christmastime performance presented by Orkestar Bez Ime. Kolyada creates a narrat...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Nathan Yungerberg
Twin Cities Music Icons Debbie Duncan and Andrew Walesch Welcome the Holiday Season with seasonal songs. Phil Nusbaum dropped by as Debbie and Andr...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Anthony Ihrig and Eric Christopher, Credit: Anthony Ihrig
Eric Christopher and Anthony Ihrig have years of experience playing in the 5-piece High 48s bluegrass band. But lately they’ve been working togethe...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Charlie Lincoln, Credit: Andrea Canter
Jazz pros Doug Little and Charlie Lincoln lead a group of high school jazz musicians known as the Twin Cities Jazz Workshop. The group learns music...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
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. Members...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
with Acme arranger Bob Parsons and vocalist Arne Fogel for some inside Acme Jazz Company insights.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ticket to Brasil, Credit: Andrea Canter
Pavel Jany has led Natania and Ticket to Brasil for decades. The group does bossa nova and related styles old and new. But the group values origina...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
This Twin Cities Jazz Festival takes place multiple times of year, and locates itself indoors or out, according to the season. It’s an event with a...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ray Barnard and band, Credit: Craig Mullenbach
Ray Barnard is a pianist who escapes categorization. His thing is noticing the multiple stylistic possibilities for good songs. In a conversation w...

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Pop Wagner and Charlie Maguire have created a performance called Woody Guthrie Legacy Voices. It combines Woody Guthrie songs framed in selections ...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Alan Munde, Adam Granger and Dick Kimmel. The trio travels to deliver memorable bluegrass performances. Guitarist Adam Granger talked to Phil Nusba...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Parisota Hot Club plays Hot Club Music the Old Way, and also Enjoys branching Out into New Directions. The lead of the band is Robb Henry. When...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: House on Fire Band, Credit: Joel Shapira
The house on Fire Band with songs written by Chris Hepola mixes tight arrangements with improvisation. And you might say it tends to be a little da...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford , Credit: Andrea Canter
JC Sanford leads a trio, called Triocracy as well as a quartet. With two saxophones and a trombone, JC considers the trio chamber jazz. In a conver...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Rena Haus sings, plays and leads a trio. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Emma and Jacob Taggart are a brother and sister piano duet from Blaine, Minnesota. They play concerts, they tour and they’ve been featured on TV an...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Jorgensens, Credit: Jim Vasquez and Meredith Fierke
Brianna and Kurt are MNs who are enchanted with New Orleans. It is because of that city’s unique sensory experiences. You really hear it in the Jor...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Space, Credit: Andrea Canter
Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose members are young veterans. Members are jack Courtright, trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, keyboardist P...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00