Sophia Shorai concert with Tanner Taylor
Produced by Daniel Zamzow
Sophia Shorai was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Minneapolis. A classically trained pianist, she began exploring jazz in her early teens, learning vocalese from her trumpet-playing father. Sophia performs regularly at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, and in other venues across the Twin Cities. In addition to singing, she has done voice work for national television commercials, as well as television and motion pictures. This concert was recorded April 28, at the Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis. With Tanner Taylor on keyboard.
Tonight was the debut of the excellent, long awaited second Dubchek album “Far East End”; the cool new “Unify on the Hi-Fi” EP from Prince Blanco; and the new world-wise “Blues Sauce” album from Jaja Matsimela.
Marty Dworkin, President of the Board of The Musical Offering, speaks of the May 15 concert of the chamber music group. The professionl group, several of whom arein the Minnesota Orchestra, will play a concert of French works by: Francis Poulenc, Maurice Ravel and a Czech, Boroslav Martinú.
AMPERS is the network of community radio stations throughout greater Minnesota. Tonight’s edition of MinneCulture features:
KQAL/Culture Clique KQAL’s Teri Tenseth and Winona Daily News reporter Jerome Christenson interview Heather Rogers, author of “The Hidden Life of Garbage.” This segment was part of an environmental series produced by KQAL on reducing waste.
KBEM/Minnesota Music Moments
Produced by Maryann Sullivan
This weekly series by Maryann Sullivan features local Twin Cities jazz artists. Tonight we hear segments on vocalist Arne Fogel, bassist Brian Roessler, Davina & the Vagabonds, and accordion player Patrick Harrison.