Jazz in the Target Atrium: Ballads

October 29, 2016

A radio edit of the October 21, 2016 performance that opens the series' third season.  A reflection on the ballads recordings of John Coltrane solo and with Johnny Hartman.

Jeremy Walker, piano / artistic director
Rodolfo Nieto, vocals
Brandon Wozniak, saxophone
Jeff Bailey, bass
Kevin Washington, drums


Twin Cities Weekend - Pop Wagner and Bob Bovee Have Quite a Time at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota

October 24, 2016

With Pop and Bob, it’s not only a night of old-time songs. The two have a way of keeping their act fresh with wit. While they have performed together about 40 years, and some of their fans have been with them all that time, new fans come to their shows, all the time. Pop talked about it all with Phil Nusbaum.


Twin Cities Weekend - Connie Evingson Sings the Great American Songbook

October 17, 2016

Connie Evingson is one of the leading jazz vocalists in Minnesota. And she’s presenting a show of great songs that figure prominently in the history of American pop. Many of the songs have surprising backgrounds, too. She told Phil Nusbaum all about her November 6, 2016 show


Talkin’ About Jazz w. saxophonist Dave Karr

October 8, 2016

Guitarist Joan Griffith hosts and duets with Minnesota jazz greats.


Talkin’ About Jazz with Claire Altendahl

October 6, 2016

hosted by Joan Griffith


Twin Cities Weekend - Maud Hixson Presents Judy Garland, Jazz Singer

October 3, 2016

Judy Garland, the 20th century show-biz icon from Minnesota is one of Maud Hixson’s great inspirations as a singer. Maud has rounded up a group of Garland’s greatest, and presents a show called What Judy Means to Jazz, Nov 4-6 at the Bloomington Arts Center. Maud told Phil Nusbaum about it. 

photo by: Olivia Wilcox


Twin Cities Weekend - The Roseville Big Bands Struts its Stuff this Weekend at Edinborough park

September 26, 2016

The Roseville Big Band brings its special arrangements to an Edina concert on Oct 2. Band director Glenn Newton tells Phil Nusbaum about it. 


Twin Cities Weekend - Pat Donohue Leads the Prairie All-Stars into the Maplewood Performing Arts Center

September 12, 2016

Starting with their association on the Prairie Home Companion radio show, former members of Guy’s old Shoe Band have continued playing as Pat Donohue and the Prairie All-Stars. The group’s next show takes place this Friday in Maplewood. Pat told Phil Nusbaum about it.


Twin Cities Weekend - Zeitgeist Celebrates a New Recording

September 5, 2016

Zeitgeist New Music Ensemble is a long-running St Paul group that tours the state with its sometimes serious, sometimes funny offerings. Next weekend, the group is celebrating the CD release of one of its all-time favorite works.