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.

782 Pieces

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Caption: Other Country Ensemble, Credit: Laurie Patton
Other Country Ensemble hosts World Music Mondays at the Eagles in Minneapolis every fourth Monday of every month at 7:30pm. At these shows, Other C...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: jazz88 logo 2022, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Alex Meffert Quartet plays this Saturday night, January 20, at jazz Central in Minneapolis. When preparing for a performance, there are many co...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rabeca photo, Credit: Marla Klein
Rabeca formed to play at a cabaret in 2019. Group members enjoyed the experience and decided to form a group. Though keeping a group together was n...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
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Caption: Tonya Hughes and Larry Long by Tony Nelson, Credit: Tony Nelson
Larry Long hosts a new edition of the American Roots Revue, Friday January 13 at the Dakota in Minneapolis, with shows at 6:30 and 8:30pm. The show...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Cook-Feltz, Credit: Bob Suh
Ben Cook-Feltz Used to Get his band inside whatever studio, and then bang out a CD. But on Trucks, he tried a whole new approach. The process took ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mother Banjo, Credit: Anna Kostochko
Mother Banjo’s new lp is actually a reissue of gospel lp, called The Devil Hasn’t Won. Mother Banjo, a.k.a. Ellen Stanley performs at Icehouse in M...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tim Sparks Cd Cover by Manfred Pollert, Credit: Manfred Pollert
The stylistic range of guitarist Tim Sparks is as broad as any, and he does it again on his new CD. The project is called Lost and Found, whose tit...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Rat Pack New Year's Eve Art, Credit: Brian Pierce
The Rat Pack was what everybody called a bunch of show biz buddies who like to combine getting together for fun, with putting on a show. The core o...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kavey Kaviraj by Erin Rodriguez-Sosa, Credit: Erin Rodriguez-Sosa
Pianist Kavey Kaviraj composes music that combines the East Indian forms of his childhood with Jazz. Kavy’s quintet presents some of Kavey’s catalo...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Peter K Grivna Quartet, Credit: assemblage by David Graf
Drummer Peter Kogan features a different group every third Thursday of the month at the Metronome Brewery in Saint Paul. This Thursday at 7, it’s t...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Luke LeBlanc by Sara Bel Kloetzke, Credit: Sara Bel Kloetzke
Songwriter Luke LeBlanc presents his new CD Places next Friday, December 15 at Icehouse in Minneapolis. Creating a CD requires coordinating a lot o...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Ben Cook-Feltz by Ben Suh, Credit: Ben Suh
Ben Cook-Feltz is hosting the 3rd annual Holiday Shindig to Benefit Rein in Sarcoma. This year’s event takes place Sunday December 10 at 5pm at KJs...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2023
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Robert Robinson, Credit: Terence Penister
Gwen Matthews and Robert Robinson celebrate the Christmas season with A Joyful Night of Christmas, 7:30pm Monday December fourth at Crooner’s Suppe...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Courtney Burton, Credit: Tera Gerardin
Vocalist Courtney Burton leads the Minnesota Jazz Chamber Orchestra in four holiday shows this season. Catch the act at 7pm Thursday December 21 at...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Maud Hixson, Credit: Olivia Wilcox
Vocalist Maud Hixson has a deep knowledge of American song. Maud presents some of her seasonal favorites in concert this Saturday night, December 1...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Percussionist Davu Seru, Levi Schwartzberg on the vibes and saxophonist Nathan Hanson have played together over the years in multiple bands. Next F...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: CD cover I Awake, Credit: design by Ryan Picone, logo by Jacqui Cary, graphic work by Ian Stenlund
Ryan Picone’s new CD features Ryan’s compositions which frequently reference people and events important to Ryan. Ryan will feature selections from...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pavel Jany, Credit: Andrea Canter
In Minnesota, guitarist Pavel Jany is best known for leading Ticket to Brasil, which performs Brazilian jazz. But since his early days in the Czech...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 08:01
Caption: Crystal Myslajek and Liz Draper, Credit: Chama Devora
Liz Draper is the bassist, while Crystal Myslajek sings and plays keyboards. Together, they are known as Chama Devora, and when they play, there is...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Town Strings, Credit: Maeve Gimpl
Twin Town Strings are banjoist Pete Hennig and guitarist Joel Shapira. Pete is best known as a jazz drummer but has a long-standing interest in Blu...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2023
  • Length: 08:00