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


Jazz@MPS: Washburn, Roosevelt, South HS Collaboration, August 8, 2016

August 8, 2016

Tonight on Jazz@MPS we feature three separate concerts combined together to make one full episode. Washburn High School, South High School and Roosevelt High School all in one place.


Jazz@MPS: Twin Cities Jazz Fest, Aug 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

Tonight a special recording of the Jazz Around Minneapolis combo, from the Twin Cities Jazz Festival.  The Jazz Around Minneapolis Combo is under the direction of Corey Needleman, Solomon Parham and Chris Thomson.


Jazz@MPS: South HS, Swing Dance, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

Join us for an evening of swing dancing from Minneapolis South High School with band director Eric Sayer.


Talkin About Jazz w. Carei Thomas

July 25, 2016

Joan Griffith visits with esteemed Twin Cities-based jazz musician and composer Carei Thomas. 

This program is produced with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


Jazz@MPS: Roosevelt HS, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

Join us for an evening of Jazz from Minneapolis Roosevelt High School's jazz combo with band director Nick Wilson. Featuring interviews with both Nick Wilson and several of his students.


The Feel Good Revolution: The Encore

July 15, 2016

The Feel Good Revolution is a night of healing through comedy, jazz, spoken word, and hip hop. The Feel Good Revolution was back one final time before a hiatus. Live performances from the Dakota Jazz Club on Friday June 24th, 2016. Performances by (chronologically) The VIP Sound Collective, Crystal LC Brown, LxlvtheLily, Sol, Sankophoenix, and Keno Evol. Hosted by: Shed G Brought to you by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, KBEM Jazz 88, and Soul Tools Entertainment.


Jazz At MPS Washburn Roosevelt Combo

May 30, 2016

Join Minneapolis high school Washburn and Minneapolis High School Roosevelt for an evening of Jazz!!


A Weaving of Traditions 2016

May 26, 2016

It is commonly held that jazz developed out of a synthesis of European and African music. However, few people are aware that jazz was also influenced by Native American music. A Weaving of Traditions is a tribute to jazz musicians with Native American roots. This live concert was recorded on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall.  

The concert includes music of  Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and other jazz musicians with Native roots arranged for Native American style flute by Bobb Fantauzzo. This is the second Jazz88 concert featuring Fantauzzo, one of the few individuals playing jazz on the Native American style flute.  

Joining him in this performance are Lyz Jaakola, an enrolled member of Fond du Lac band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, who returns to add traditional Anishinaabe vocals and percussion; world-class bassist Anthony Cox, virtuoso pianist Javi Santiago, and versatile drummer/percussionist Mac Santiago. Veteran saxophonist Irv Williams makes a special guest appearance.