Belly dancers and saxophones: a glimpse at the history of Twin Cities jazz

Minnesota might not be the first place you think of when you think of jazz, but it has a surprisingly vibrant history - according to jazz historian Jay Goetting.

MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Goetting, who is the author of the recently published "Joined at the Hip: a History of Jazz in the Twin Cities."

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