Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-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-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.


385 Pieces

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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Sept 1 from 10AM till 1PM. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing. ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra, Credit: Steve Rouch
The Minnesota Mandolin Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for decades. The next chance to listen to the massed mandolins will be at Como Lak...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Steve Hobert, Credit: Pat O'Laughlin
Steve Hobert is one of the most respected band musicians in the Twin Cities. But he has a unique personal side that he shows at some of his perform...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Jorgensens, Credit: Jim Vasquez and Meredith Fierke
Brianna and Kurt are Minnesotans who are enchanted with New Orleans. It is because of that city’s unique sensory experiences. You really here it in...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Space, Credit: Andrea Canter
Space is a Twin Cities Jazz group whose players are young veterans. jack Courtright plays the trombone; Will Schmid on the guitar, the keyboardist ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: The Tropics Steel Drum Band, Credit: Jill Alleyne
The Tropics Steel Drum Band is a duet that shares music that comes originally from Trinidad and Tobago and features the steel pan or drum. Guitaris...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lila Ammons , Credit: Andrea Canter
Lila Ammons lives in Minneapolis and travels the world singing blues and Jazz. Lila happens to be the dranddaughter of jazz pianist Albert Ammons a...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford and Asuka Kikitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Lori Dokken, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Lori Dokken, the great all around musician has two great things coming up. Friday July 26, right after work from 6 till 8, Lori hosts a piano bar a...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Tjärnblom, Credit: Ralph Tuttila
Tjarnblom plays with a nychelharpa, cello, mandolin and harmonium. It isn’t the usual lineup for a Nordic Band. But this is no ordinary Nordic band...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Cornbread Harris is perhaps Minnesota’s most iconic musician. He’s still going strong at 92 years old, playing shows around town. Cornbread's quint...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michael Hauser, Credit: Kay Hansen
Michael Hauser has been playing flamenco guitar in the Twin Cities for over half a century. A great place to catch him is at brunch at the Loring, ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Daniel Volovets, Credit: Adrian Volovets
Guitarist Daniel Volovets has two careers going: guitar performance and medicine. Catch Daniel’s guitar career at the Warming House in Minneapolis ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Hoaxer, Credit: Lee Tran
The guys from Hoaxer have reconvened after another period of study in locations across the continent. They are bassist Charlie Lincoln, drummer Edm...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Pat Donohue, Credit: Phil Nusbaum
Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars grew out of public radio’s Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band. Next Thurs the group holds down the stage at Crooners. P...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cody Steinmann, Credit: Kyndal Johnson
Cody Steinmann leads the Sightless Quartet. It’s a jazz group that that is open to influence by other contemporary genres, such as pop and metal. T...

  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Mark Arneson, Credit: Deb Moe
The Mark Arneson Band featuring Mia Dorr holds down the stage at the Minnesota music Cafe, 8-11 PM Wednesday February 6. To Mark, having fun is the...

  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: Bend in the River Big Band, Credit: Paul Rippe
Thursday at 6 begins swing dance night at the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul. Coming this Thursday, The Bend in the River Big Band provides the...

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
The Red Stag Supper Club in Minneapolis hosts pianist Jon de Vaal’s piano bar, 9 till midnight, 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month. Jon comes in ear...

  • Added: May 23, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Patty Peterson, Credit: Jennifer Bong
Over the decades, The Peterson Family has been prominent in Minnesota Jazz. Willie, the dad, led the house band at a prominent Twin Cities radio st...

  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 08:00