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.


687 Pieces

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Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
It’s the 40th year of the Minneapolis Battle of the Jug Bands. It’s held at the Cabooze this Sunday starting at 12:40 PM, with a 4PM Saturday pre-p...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Red Hot Django Peppers, Credit: Ryan Picone
The Red Hot Django Peppers has a new CD and is featuring it at all shows, including Monday night at 7 at the Dakota in Minneapolis. The group plays...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
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Four Minnesota award-winning Composers present their compositions this Friday at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. The awards are from the McKnight Foun...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter
When Charmin Michelle and Joel Shapira perform, it’s more than a singer with a guitarist. It’s an interweaving of musical ideas. Their next show is...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tanner Taylor, Credit: Jessica Chapman
Jazz pianist Tanner Taylor leads a classic piano trio with bassist Graydon Peterson and drummer Mac Santiago. Jazz fans can catch the act at Jazz C...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Nunnabove, Credit: Michele Pollard
Nunnabove is an all-sibling band that composes, sings and plays, and brings it to the Dakota in Minneapolis, Wednesday January 18 at 7PM. When band...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
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When the Twin Cities Flamenco Collective performs, it’s a combination of singing, dancing and guitar playing. To pull it off, the performers have ...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2023
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Lila Ammons, Credit: Andrea Canter
Lila Ammons has always been interested in stylings from the history of jazz. On her trio’s show this Wednesday, January 11 at the Prior lake librar...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Jorgensens, Credit: Jim Vasquez and Meredith Fierke
Twin Cities wife and husband team Brianna and Kurt Jorgensen perform and compose music together. Living together makes it oh-so-convenient to work ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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The Twin Cities Davina and the Vagabonds brings its unique, horn-driven rockin’ and bluesy style to the Dakota in Minneapolis right around New Year...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
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The show by the Minnesota Jazz Chamber Orchestra at the Chart House in Lakeville has been rescheduled for Tuesday December 27 at 7pm. The performan...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tod Peterson, Credit: Dan Norman
A Christmas Carole Petersen portrays a Minnesota family’s Christmas celebration. It has light moments and dark ones, but in the end, family and tra...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rick Carlson, Credit: Andrea Canter
Pianist Rick Carlson is known for accompanying singers. He also books Maggie’s Afterglow, a casual spot at Crooners Supper Club in Fridley. At the ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Twin Cities music icon Wain McFarlane shares the Dakota Stage with his son and granddaughter next Wednesday. It’ll be at the Dakota in Minneapolis ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Laura Caviani, Credit: Ann Marsden
When pianist Laura Caviani and saxophonist David Milne perform, their shared classical music and jazz backgrounds bring about surprising new treatm...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michelle Kinney, Credit: Lee Glasgow
Monday is the night for the jazz series at the Icehouse in Minneapolis. On Monday November 21, it’s two groups that feature free improvisation. Phi...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michelle, Credit: JuliAnne Jonker
Charmin Michelle takes the stage at the Dunsmore Room at Crooner’s this Saturday November 26. Charmin will be paying tribute to Jazz legend, singer...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sue Orfield (l) and Joan Hutton (r), Credit: Terry Snider
Take That Back is a group that plays the compositions of Joan Hutton and Sue Orfield, and plays Jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, Saturday Decem...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Graydon Peterson at Crooner's, Credit: Andrea Canter
Graydon Peterson leads Thoughtcast into the Icehouse in Minneapolis at 8PM, Sunday November 20 to celebrate the group’s new CD. Jake Baldwin plays ...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2022
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Aaron Kerr, Credit: Elizabeth Thonen-Kerr
Aaron Kerr’s new opera captures the spirit of the times of the assassination of President Kennedy and resignation of President Nixon. Inspired by T...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2022
  • Length: 08:00