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.


792 Pieces

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Caption: WPK photo by Karin Klarer, Credit: Karin Klarer
Mark Weisberg on the bass, Michael Pilhofer the drummer and Phil Kadidlo on the piano. The trio could be called Weisberg, Pilhofer and Kadidlo. But...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Dayna Martinez by Tommy Sar, Credit: Tommy Sar
The annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival is staged at multiple venues this Friday and Saturday. The event presents some of the biggest names in Jazz, a...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Nathan Nelson
Jennifer Grimm sings many types of songs and her husband, joe Cruz has played many types of guitars in his career. The duet presents original songs...

  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davina of Davina and the Vagabonds, Credit: Davina
Davina and the Vagabonds has a new CD and LP called Shoot for the Moon. The group highlights songs from the recording at its 7pm May 31show at the ...

  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Wayne Anthony, Credit: David Murphy
When Wayne Anthony does Sinatra with an 8-piece ensemble, the evening is what Wayne says it is: Ultimate Sinatra. Wayne plus ensemble brings an eve...

  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Debbie Briggs, Credit: Debbie Briggs
Debbie Briggs’ Vintage Jazz Duo performs every Saturday night at the Velveteen Speakeasy in Stillwater, including this Saturday May 18, 8 till 10:3...

  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cafe Accordion Orchestra, Credit: Jim Dryden
Dan Newton’s Café Accordion Orchestra celebrates its Thirty-Year Anniversary this coming Thursday at Crooners Supper Club in Fridley. The show will...

  • Added: May 05, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Enso Daiko, Credit: Dan Norman
Taiko Arts Midwest stages concerts that bring together international and Twin Cities Taiko drummers. The organization’s performing group, Enso Dai...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: World Jazz Collegium, Credit: Lidyane Ponciano
Minnesota’s Pavel Jany came of age musically during the Jazz-Rock Fusion era of the 1970s. His Group, World Jazz Collegium carries the banner of Fu...

  • Added: May 01, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: History Theatre's Kim Loo Sisters Kelsey Angel Baehrens, Suzie Juul, Morgan Kempton and Audrey Mojica photo by Rich Ryan, Credit: Paul Ryan
In the 1930s, the Kim loo Sisters of Minneapolis was a harmony singing force. From May 4 through the 26th, St Paul’s History Theater in co-producti...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Neighborhood Quartet by Benny Moreno, Credit: Benny Moreno
The Neighborhood Quartet is vibraphonist Steve Roehm, Guitarist Dan Schwartz, drummer Greg Schutte and bassist drummer Nick Salisbury. At its album...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charlie Maguire, Credit: Cheryl Walsh Bellville
Charlie Maguire writes songs that depict people at work. Charlie’s next concert celebrates 50 years of his singular style of songwriting, Saturday ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Thomasina Petrus and Tom Wells, Credit: Sue Kearns
Tom Wells, leader of the Selby Avenue Brass Band first met singer Thomasina Petrus when she was studying and he was teaching at North Community Hig...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ian George, Credit: Justin Gordon
Singer-Songwriter Ian George has a new, CD that references many music styles. Not only is it hard to place in any commercial genre, but it takes an...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hot Club at the Hook poster image, Credit: Hook and Ladder
The Mississippi Hot Club, the Red Hot Django Peppers and Gypsy Mania, three leading hot club jazz bands are getting together for a concert on April...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Yemi Love, Credit: Alvan Washington
Sue Scott is an actor who has always been touched by women's stories. So she started a series of live performances that are recorded and then poste...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
A.J. Srubas leads a group of great local fiddlers in a tribute to bluegrass fiddler, Kenny Baker. Baker served for many years as the fiddler in the...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Flamenco Collective, Credit: Acer C. Wang
The Twin Cities Flamenco Collective continues at Icehouse in Minneapolis, Sunday March 17. It features its cast of local players as well as a singe...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Dregs, Credit: Amore Photography
The Dregs occupy a singular musical niche: Band members backgrounds are varied, but together, the group sings and plays twisted versions of songs, ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Power Up! Is the name of the Women’s Day Music Fest Friday night March 8 at the Hook and Ladder in Minneapolis. Billed as a celebration of women an...

  • Added: Feb 24, 2024
  • Length: 08:00