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

Scripted Taylor Swift is resplendent in 'Red'

REVIEW: The 23-year-old pop phenom played to a sold-out house of girl fans at the Xcel Energy Center. She performs again tonight.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 07:39 AM

Pop spotlight: Michael Buble at Xcel

Long before Justin Timberlake discovered a suit and tie, Canada’s Bublé was wearing them as part of his Vegas-y crooner act.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 02:44 PM

Swift lessons: How Taylor became an adult superstar

What we’ve learned from Taylor Swift’s transformation from teen sensation to adult superstar.

Updated: September 06, 2013, - 05:40 AM

Review: Fans find a real good man in Tim McGraw

Review: After raucous opening act Brantley Gilbert, the country superstar seemed even more embraceable.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 09:08 AM

Nancy Harms: From Clara City to the Big Apple

Minnesota-bred jazz singer Nancy Harms is flourishing after a move to New York.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Review: Diana, a diva's diva, reigns Supremely at Orpheum

It was a relatively short show, but Ross was mesmerizing and in good voice.

Updated: August 29, 2013, - 10:28 AM

TV picks for Aug. 27: 'Life of Pi,' 'Nine for IX,' Macklemore on Leno

Slice of PiAng Lee’s cinematic adaptation of the novel “Life of Pi” (6:45 p.m., HBOe) was both a critical and...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 03:58 PM

REVIEW: Sheryl Crow's country voice overwhelmed at State Fair show

Crow’s twangy voice was overwhelmed in State Fair grandstand show by her band.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 09:39 AM

The 'Burbs are back

After two deaths, one divorce and 27 years, Minnesota’s beloved Suburbs have finally made a new album. They say it’s...

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Live from State Fair grandstand, it's 'Saturday Night Live'

Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon brought comedy and Q&A to the State Fair.

Updated: August 23, 2013, - 09:51 AM

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