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BEST JAZZ RADIO PROGRAM Minneapolis 2004 - Monday Evening Jazz

Monday Evening Jazz

1555 James Ave. N.

Minneapolis, MN 55411


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Let's just put this right out there: If anyone in the Twin Cities knows more about jazz--and how to present it to listeners--than Tom Surowicz does, he should get his own radio show. But until that unlikely font of wisdom emerges, we're sticking with Surowicz's Monday Evening Jazz on Monday nights from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. If anything, the breadth and depth of this perennial category winner have only improved in the past year, with Surowicz equally likely to spin the Bad Plus as the Brad Mehldau Trio. And he'll gladly dig up an obscure arrangement of "Danny Boy" or play a Louis Armstrong chestnut just because a longtime fan wants to hear it. Combine this agreeably broad range with Surowicz's cozy, informational but never pedantic style and head full of stories, and you've got some of the best nighttime radio in the state.

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