Jay Gabler

Digital Producer
Minnesota Public Radio

Jay Gabler Feature Archive

Trial By Jury
This year's Minnesota Fringe Festival opens on July 30, and as always, there are many musicals in the mix. From Gilbert & Sullivan to an all-female opera, here are five great picks. (07/29/2015)
Bob Dylan
50 years ago Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival carrying an electric guitar. He probably guessed he was about to create a minor ruckus—but he couldn't have known that he was actually creating one of the most iconic moments in rock history. (07/22/2015)
As we continue our 75th anniversary celebration of Disney's classic "Fantasia," Jay Gabler tells the story of how the iconic "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment came to be. (07/15/2015)
Ennio Morricone, one of the most famous composers of music for Westerns, will return to the genre for the first time in over 40 years - with a score for a Quentin Tarantino film. (07/13/2015)
The "Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star" series of rock-based lullabies has added a new volume, featuring alt rock heroes the Replacements. (07/10/2015)
James Horner, a prolific and acclaimed film composer, died when a small plane he was piloting crashed in California. (06/23/2015)
'80s kid Jay Gabler takes a listen to a six-CD set featuring the music of "Back to the Future," "The Goonies," "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," and many more movies from 1985. (06/22/2015)
The British actor appeared in some of the most acclaimed - and some of the least acclaimed - fantasy films of all time. He also had an idiosyncratic music career. (06/11/2015)
Al Church stopped by The Current to chat with David Campbell and play a few songs from his new album. (06/08/2015)
Anthony Gatto's world-premiere opera based on Flannery O'Connor's 1952 novel unfolds in an immersive set created by artist Chris Larson. (06/05/2015)
In a long interview, Naxos founder Klaus Heymann discusses a wide range of subjects including his label's history, their CDs' iconic white cover design, the status of classical music today, and the "nostalgia" craze for vinyl. (05/28/2015)
"Twin Peaks" fans will be relieved to know that Angelo Badalamenti, who created the signature music for the 1990-91 series, will return for the series' forthcoming return. (05/28/2015)
With the Berlin Philharmonic saying they'll take as long as another year to choose their new chief conductor, The New Yorker's Alex Ross asks a "heretical" question: does it even matter who gets the job? (05/15/2015)
From Gabrieli to Perri, here are some tried and trusted pieces of wedding music spanning the last five hundred years. (05/08/2015)
Our staff list some of the slowest musical compositions of all time. (04/24/2015)