Jon Bream

Reporter | Pop Music
Phone: 612-673-1719
Since he began covering popular music for the Star Tribune in 1974, Jon Bream has attended more than 6,000 concerts and interviewed the King of Pop, the Queen of Soul and Prince as well as Bob Dylan, U2, three Beatles, four Rolling Stones and all of Maroon 5. He has performed with Alice Cooper, jogged with Willie Nelson and has Taylor Swift on his speed dial. He has written books on Prince, Led Zeppelin and Neil Diamond. But Jon has yet to satisfy a request of many Star Tribune readers: that he take a music-appreciation class.

Recent content from Jon Bream

Pick six: A half-dozen cool things in music

A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view:London Grammar, the Varsity. This British trip-hop trio was an...

Updated: April 13, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Take good care of my baby: Bobby Vee and his wife celebrate 50 years

Singing star Bobby Vee and his wife, Karen, have sustained each other through sickness and health for 50 years.

Updated: April 12, 2014, - 03:52 PM

Back from cancer, Sharon Jones wows at State Theatre

The R&B star was an unstoppable soul machine Wednesday night at the State Theatre. Her voice was as rangy and potent as ever, and she was so hyperactive that she must have been moving in double time

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Trampled by Turtles plan music fest at Canterbury Sept. 20

Tickets will go on sale Friday for a nine-act, two-stage festival inside the Shakopee racetrack.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 07:44 PM

Obituary: Cliff Brunzell, virtuoso violinist

One night, World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle, the aviation pioneer, walked into the Flame Room at the Radisson Hotel...

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 08:37 PM

Josh Turner, Hold Steady lead Minnesota Zoo concert lineup

More shows will be announced later, but so far the lineup leans heavily on reruns from past summers.

Updated: April 06, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Sharon Jones: A survivor with soul

R&B dynamo Sharon Jones battled back from cancer to give the people what they want.

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Ruben Studdard faces reality

He won on TV’s “American Idol” and lost on “The Biggest Loser.” R&B star Ruben Studdard reflects on a decade...

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 06:13 PM

Robotic St. Vincent shines on guitar

Too much of her show at the State Theatre felt scripted and unemotional.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 11:43 PM

Dakota Jazz Club to take over former St. Paul Artists’ Quarter space

The deal is still pending, but the proprietors plan a more eclectic music lineup.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:53 AM

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