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In The Moment ... July 15, 2019 Show 615 Hour 1

Humoresque in G-flat Major: George Gershwin - Swanee, Lady Be Good, Rhapsody in Blue featuring Paul Sanchez on piano. 


In The Moment ... January 16, 2019 Show 496 Hour 2

Daniel Kelly is a ultramodern thinker when it comes to his art. Take his concert series All the World's a Song for instance.

The engaging concert brings together the words of Shakespeare and Jazz.

Kelly brings All the World's a Song to the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish Friday night at 7:30.

The Claudettes

Oct 3, 2016

The Claudettes mix Chicago piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville, and the sultriness of '60's pop-soul to write a new chapter in American roots music. The band loves to push the boundaries, and Johnny Iguana's piano is the antagonist.

The Claudettes also include Sioux Falls native Zach Verdoorn on bass and vocals, Berit Ulseth on vocals and Matt Torre on drums.

Billy Talbot With Ryan Holzer

Apr 22, 2016
Billy Talbot

Billy Talbot, a founding member of Crazy Horse along with Danny Whitten and Ralph Molina, began to jam with Neil Young while he was in Buffalo Springfield.  Through decades of recording and touring, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have played some of the most influential music of our time.  Talbot retired from Crazy Horse a few years ago, but remains an active musician and songwriter.  Late one night he made a connection with South Dakota native Ryan Holzer on Myspace which, as Holzer jokes, seems a little dated.  With last October's release of "Dakota," Holzer has now played on two Billy Talbot

Jim Brickman joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about songwriting, creativity, and how getting older helps free him from the weight of judgment.

Jim Brickman's signature style on the piano has garnered two Grammy nods, four Gold albums, and 30 chartered adult radio hits.

He plays three shows this weekend in Sioux Falls at the Belbas Theater, Washington Pavilion.

World-class pianists are back in Sioux Falls for the ninth annual Dakota Sky International Piano Festival. The event runs through Saturday, July 13 at the Washington Pavilion and features a series of recitals, seminars, master classes and children's concerts. Pianists Gregory DeTurck and Douglas Humphreys, cellist Maxim Koslov and soprano Kayleen Sanches are the featured artists for this summer's programs. Gregory DeTurck and founder and artistic director Paul Sanchez joined Dakota Midday for festival details.

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Sean Chen won the won the Crystal Award at the 2013 Cliburn International Piano Competition, becoming the first American to reach the finals since 1997. His repertoire ranges from Bach and Beethoven to Scriabin and Elliot Carter. He’s also a proponent of contemporary music, performing new works by today’s composers. Last year International Piano magazine named Chen "One To Watch."

Watch Dakota Sky live Oct 5 - 2pm CT

Oct 4, 2014

International are stars making music as SDPB Television presents highlights from the 2014 Dakota Sky International Piano Festival on SDPB Sunday, Oct 5, at 2pm CT. Click here to watch it LIVE.

Kelley Hunt

Jul 18, 2013

Kelley Hunt brought her powerhouse live blues show to JazzFest 2012 in Sioux Falls.  Hunt, an independent pianist and singer, developed her hip, burly sound as a result of listening to her jazz and blues singing mother and Gospel singing grandmother.  She was also influenced by artists like Ruth Brown, Billie Holiday and Ray Charles along with legendary pianists Toots Washington, Professor Longhair and Johnnie Johnson.  Hunt's live performances have drawn critical acclaim while she remains a fiercely independent artist.

Pianist/Composer Daniel May

Jul 11, 2013

Augustana alumni Daniel May and his brother, Benjamin May, present "An Evening of Jazz" at 7:30 pm this Friday at Kresge Recital Hall. Daniel May had a very musical upbringing - both of his parents were his music teachers in Sioux Falls. May studied music composition at the University of Connecticut, where he received a Master's degree in music composition and music theory. He then went to Ithaca, New York, to study music composition at Cornell University. After earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree composer for feature films, television and, most notably, IMAX films.

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American classical pianist Van Cliburn died of cancer Wednesday.  In 1958, Cliburn won the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow at the age of 23. Cliburn’s abilities helped defrost the Cold War and allowed him to embark on an amazing international career.  Paul Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Wheaton Illinois.  He’s originally from Sioux Falls, and studied at the Van Cliburn Piano Institute for several summers.  Sanchez reflects on his thoughts when he learned of Mr. Cliburn’s passing.

Remembering Dave Brubeck

Dec 6, 2012

Jim Clark, host of Jazz Nightly on SDPB Radio, and Rob Joyce, executive director of the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, visited about jazz legend Dave Brubeck who died yesterday.  Brubeck was just a day from turning 92 years old.  They discussed early criticism of his music and what turned into a fascinating career.