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.


Twin Cities Weekend - Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival

August 29, 2016

To many, the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis serves as the exclamation point at the end of a Twin Cities summer. In the piece, the founder of the event, Alan Jesperson, talks to Phil Nusbaum about some of this year’s bands, and about the nuts and bolts of running the festival.


Twin Cities Weekend, August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016

The first thing you need to know about the Swamp Kings is that being geographically challenged has not proved an impediment. The group has been pumping out Louisiana rhythms for over a decade. The key to the successful run is audience engagement, as Swamp Kings leader Tom Harkness explains to Phil Nusbaum.