Big Band Scene

Series produced by KBEM

Caption: Acme Big Band
Acme Big Band 

This progam features Minnesota Big Bands, including the Nova Big Band, the Acme Big Band and the University of Minnesota. Twenty-five Big Bands in Minnesota have recorded CDs. Interviews with local Big Band personalities are presented occasionally.

BIG BAND SCENE - featuring Big Bands of today from across the world, a bi-weekly radio show on Jazz 88, hosted by Jerry Swanberg and produced by Ed Jones, has been on the air since April of 1999. Big Bands from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia are featured, including Regional Big Bands from virtually every state in the union. Jerry plays big band music from major cities including LA, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Detroit, Portland, Nashville, Toronto & Denver and the states of Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Indiana. Jazz Ensembles from the Military and Universities are also featured. Also spotlighted are big bands from around the world including Europe (Sweden, Germany, Holland, England, Denmark, France, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Finland, & Norway), Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg & Vancouver), Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Programs are also produced to promote local Big Band concerts presented by the Twin Cities Jazz Society’s “Jazz from J to Z”, JazzMN Big Band, Orchestra Hall, Northrop Jazz Season, Twin Cities Jazz Festival & Winter JazzFest, and Jazz on the Prairie. Local Big Bands are featured including the Cedar Avenues BB, Wolverines BB, Nova Jazz Orchestra, Stan Bann BB, Bend in the River BB, & the Classic BB. Twenty-five Big Bands in Minnesota have recorded CDs. Interviews with local Big Band personalities are presented occasionally.
Big Band music is very popular in the Twin Cities, as shown in membership surveys by both the Twin Cities Jazz Society and KBEM. There are 48 Big Bands in Minnesota (38 in the Twin Cities), plus 35 Jazz Ensembles at 21 colleges and Universities in the state, and approximately 350 High School Jazz Bands. Go to the Twin Cities Jazz Society’s web page (www.tcjs.org) and click on musicians & groups for a complete listing of the Minnesota Big Bands.
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BIG BAND SCENE - featuring Big Bands of today from across the world, a bi-weekly radio show on Jazz 88, hosted by Jerry Swanberg and produced by Ed Jones, has been on the air since April of 1999. Big Bands from the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia are featured, including Regional Big Bands from virtually every state in the union. Jerry plays big band music from major cities including LA, NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Detroit, Portland, Nashville, Toronto & Denver and the states of Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Indiana. Jazz Ensembles from the Military and Universities are also featured. Also spotlighted are big bands from around the world including Europe (Sweden, Germany, Holland, England, Denmark,... Show full description


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Caption: Doug Rasmussen of the Acme Big Band
This concert features two Minnesota big bands, battling it out on stage:Acme Jazz Company, directed by Doug Rasmussen, vs Nova Jazz Orchestra, dir...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2010
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