Created with Sketch.
7 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
The time to apply for Ed Benefits is NOW!
Manny Hill talks with Sara Eugene, Coordinator of Culinary and Wellness at Minneapolis Public Schools, about why it's important for all families of MPS students to apply for Education Benefits, even if they don't believe they qualify. Sara explains what Ed Benefits are, and some important dates coming up.
8 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
First Annual Solidarity Harvest This Saturday Reflects the Community Arising After the Death of George Floyd
The First Annual Solidarity Harvest features local artists who met at the crossroads that became known as George Floyd Square. They congregated out of wanting to do something to respond to Floyd’s Murder. Violinist Raycurt Johnson was a catalyst getting music going. Then the Brass Solidarity Band, kept on playing, and other performers emerged. Raycurt Johnson told Phil Nusbaum about it.
8 minutes | Oct 2, 2022
The Ever Evolving Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs
Minneapolis sax man Steve Clarke has been a major musical figure for decades. His long time band is the Working Stiffs. Keys to his success are his family background, and loving providing what audiences want. When Phil Nusbaum spoke with Steve, Phil saw the title “Joan’s Jump,” and asked Steve about Joan.
15 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Kendra Morris Visits with DJ Christian Fritz
The celebrated vocalist Kendra Morris, who is out on the road at the moment with labelmates Monophonics, hopped on a ZOOM to chat with Christian Fritz in advance of her upcoming show at the Fine Line.
11 minutes | Sep 29, 2022
Kelly Finnigan of Monophonics Visits With DJ Christian Fritz
Kelly Finnigan, the leader of Monophonics, connected via ZOOM with Christian Fritz in advance of the Monophonics show coming on October 3 at the Fine Line in Minneapolis.
8 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival Delivers Many Kinds of Iranian Music This Weekend in Minneapolis
The 2022 Twin Cities Iranian Culture Festival takes place this Friday through Sunday at Squirrel Haus in Minneapolis. It presents music and other aspects of Iranian culture. Jeremy Iggers is executive director of the Twin Cities Iranian Culture Collective, and he told Phil Nusbaum about the breadth of music at this weekend’s festival.
8 minutes | Sep 25, 2022
History Theatre Presents Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story October 1-30
It’s both a bio about a pop music icon and a rock and roll concert. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story runs all October at the History Theatre, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2. Phil Nusbaum had a chance to talk to Nicholas Freeman, who plays Buddy Holly, and Gary Rue who serves as the show’s music director. First, Nicholas speaks as a singer of the appeal to him of Buddy Holly’s music.
13 minutes | Sep 24, 2022
Jellybean Johnson Visits the Afternoon Cruise
The musical icon Jellybean Johnson swung through Jazz88 to talk blues, museums and the greatness of the Twin Cities music scene.
11 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
Nachito Herrera Phones into the Afternoon Cruise
The Minnesota-based music icon Nachito Herrera hopped on the phone with Jazz88's Sean McPherson to discuss his upcoming performance at The Ordway. He'll be playing with a 7-piece band featuring the cream of the crop from the Cuban music scene. Enjoy the conversation about what concert-goers can expect from the show.
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
William Eddins Joins the Afternoon Cruise
William Eddins, the accomplished pianist, conductor and the proprietor of Metronome Brewery was nice enough to take some time out of his schedule to talk about his gig this weekend. Mr. Eddins will be conducting both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for their performances at Orchestra Hall. In this conversation you'll learn about how William approaches the preparation for the shows as well as sharing with us the pure majesty of standing in front of two great orchestras.
7 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Future Boys and Girls Program: Middle School Teacher shares project with students
Manny Hill talks with Franklin Middle School teacher and Founder of the Future Boys and Girls Program Michael Bratsch, AKA "Mr. B", about the origins of the program, and their latest project "We Can Do Better".
8 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Daina De Prez Piano Entertainer Knows How to Please A Crowd
Daina de Prez calls herself a piano entertainer, and that’s what she does. Sure, she plays with groups, too, but her main focus is singing and playing songs that make her the center of attention in a club. When Daina talked to Phil Nusbaum, she first addressed the expectations clubs and audiences have of her.
8 minutes | Sep 18, 2022
Peter Ostroushko Tribute Coming to the Woman’s Club of Minneapolis Monday Sept 19
The death of Peter Ostroushko on February 24, 2021 left a void in Minnesota. This coming Monday, many of Peter’s friends and musical partners from A Prairie Home Companion, recording sessions and performances celebrate the Peter Ostroushko legacy. Singer Prudence Johnson is also playing a major role in planning the event. Prudence told Phil Nusbaum about what it was like when she asked people if they would like to participate.
14 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
Lucibela Visits The Afternoon Cruise
Lucibela, a rising star and vocalist from Cape Verde was nice enough to stop by Jazz88 before her show at the Cedar Cultural Center on Friday September 16.
22 minutes | Sep 14, 2022
Julian Lage Visits the Afternoon Cruise Ahead of His Shows at the Dakota This Weekend
Julian Lage is out on the road in support of his new Blue Note release "View with A Room". He's swinging through the Dakota in Minneapolis on Saturday, September 17 and he was nice enough to connect with Sean from the Afternoon Cruise and discuss Bill Frisell's contributions to the album, the history of jazz guitar, his relationship with Dave King and much more.
8 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Charlie Maguire Celebrates 50 Years of Songwriting with a Concert at the Ginko Coffee House in St Paul
Charlie Maguire has been writing songs he sings in performances for a half century. He specializes in songs about working people and their work. This Saturday night at 8 PM at the Ginkgo Coffee House in St Paul, Charlie will sing a program of some of his finest. When Charlie sat down with Phil Nusbaum, Charlie first addressed how he got started.
8 minutes | Sep 8, 2022
Supt. Cox on Plans for 2022-23 School Year at MPS
Rochelle Cox took over as Interim Superintendent at Minneapolis Public Schools back in July, and spent most of this summer preparing for the 2022-23 school year. With the new year underway this week, there have been noticeable changes, along with some big plans ahead. Manny Hill discusses the busy first week with Superintendent Cox, and also those noticable changes that are on the horizon.
14 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
John Scofield Joins the Afternoon Cruise on Jazz88 in Advance of His Show at the Dakota on Thursday September 8
John Scofield is out on the road with his band supporting his new self-titled release. He was nice enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to visit with Sean McPherson from the Afternoon Cruise.
8 minutes | Sep 4, 2022
The Cello Songs Project Presents Unique Musical Synthesis Next Wednesday at the Dakota in Minneapolis
It began when Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke started working with cellist Rebecca Arons. Then came an arranger and a host of others, and then a whole new sound. Rebecca, the cellist, talked with Phil Nusbaum about The Cello Songs Project performance next Wednesday at 7:30 PM at the Dakota in Minneapolis. After a snip of Cello songs music, Rebecca addresses the early days of the Cello Songs Project.
19 minutes | Aug 30, 2022
Lizz Wright Visits with Jazz88 Before Her Performance at The Dakota
Acclaimed vocalist was nice enough to connect with Jazz88's Sean McPherson in advance of her duo show on Thursday, September 1 at The Dakota. Check out the whole conversation here.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022