Celebrate Jazz Appreciation with some of Minnesota’s most notable jazz legends, hosted by Patty Peterson (award winning vocalist and KBEM Radio host) in an intimate afternoon of live music and inspiring stories. Presented by Jazz 88, this special concert will be held at the Minnesota History Center on Sunday, April 22, 2:00-4:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 ages 5-17, MNHS members save 20% and can be purchased on line at: http://www.mnhs.org/event/5202 or call 651-259-3015.
Patty will reminisce with several Twin Cities’ jazz legends, who have achieved local and national acclaim. Among these notables are Reuben Ristrom (Guitar/Vocals), Bob Gilberston (Drums), Ahmed AbdulKarim (Trumpet), and a special tribute to the late Jimmy Bowman (Organ).
These Jazz Legends will be accompanied by the Phil Aaron Trio, featuring Phil Aaron (piano), Graydon Peterson (Bass) and Phil Hey (Drums). Our jazz legends will entertain all with music that they love, and discuss how their individual journeys have become the musical history of Minnesota.
Patty Peterson states; “Our Minnesota Legends are living proof that Jazz, which was born here in America, is still alive and thriving in Minnesota, regardless of one’s age. By featuring these artists in this unique live concert/radio format, we will learn what the musical environment was like in the Twin Cities at the beginning of their careers, and how it has unfolded into today’s jazz scene. The history and the stories of these artists will enlighten young and old alike, and prove just how fortunate we are to have so many incredible artists still residing in Minnesota, performing their craft.”
KBEM Jazz88 is honored to feature Minnesota Jazz Legends: The Elders, hosted by Patty Peterson and to have their music showcased on Jazz88. The performance will be recorded for later broadcast, and will be archived for on demand listening at www.jazz88fm.com.
This production of Minnesota Jazz Legends is made possible through funding provided by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, please visit Jazz88fm.com.