Gypsy Mania Hot Club
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Gypsy Mania Hot Club

A spontaneous, vivid performance by some of Minnesota’s most stellar gypsy-jazz artists played in the Django Reinhardt French swing tradition of the 1930’s. Gypsy Mania features an exceptional stylistic dimension with prodigious improvisation – a group not to be missed.

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Rena Haus Trio
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Rena Haus Trio

Singer/songwriter Rena Haus rolls folk music, blues, and jazz into unforgettable performances that are somehow always intimate no matter the venue. Her music is like the sound track of our common human experience, creating a personal connection with her audience. Like the late, great, Dave Ray said, “This chick can pick!”

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Vic Volare
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Vic Volare

Vic Volare is the Twin Cities legendary crooner. His rat pack stylings have been thrilling crowds since 1996. With his band of merry men known as the Volare Lounge Orchestra, Vic has blazed a horn screamin high kickin trail of swing music and classic standards that keeps em dancing all night long.

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Mill City Hot Club
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Mill City Hot Club

The Mill City Hot Club was started by founding club member and guitarist Dean Harrington. The music is based on the tradition of gypsy jazz, pioneered in the 1920s by the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt and French violinist Stephan Grappelli of the famous Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

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The Dang Ol' Tri'ole
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Dang Ol' Tri'ole

The Dang Ol' Tri'ole is a 6-person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. Having played together 6 years, members have honed their skills to demonstrate fluency at their respective instruments through complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamic presentation. Whether presenting their more complicated pieces or playing easy-going tunes, The Dang Ol' Tri'ole exhibits a highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor.

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Mary Cutrufello Trio
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Mary Cutrufello Trio

St. Paul roots-rock singer-songwriter Mary Cutrufello has been a mainstay in the Americana scene here and in Texas for a quarter of a century. She's performed on The Tonight Show and Austin City Limits, and toured in all 50 states and several European countries. Hailed by USA Today as "a fierce guitarist with with a blistered-throat voice," Cutrufello mixes original songs and classics of American music (think Willie Nelson and Steve Earle) into a captivating, heartland-proud musical stew at once timeless and immediate.

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Roe Family Singers
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Roe Family Singers

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence.

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Joel Shapira
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Joel Shapira

Joel Shapira is a top performing classical and jazz guitarist based in the Twin Cities. His educational background includes studies with some of the world's greatest players and teachers including jazz legends Joe Pass, Tal Farlow and Gene Bertoncini, as well as master classical instructor Alan Johnston. A native of St. Paul, Joel attended Berklee School of Music in Boston and The Mannes School of Music in New York City where he lived, performed and taught for eight years.

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Siama Matuzungidi
Sep
9
10:00 AM10:00

Siama Matuzungidi

Back in Africa, Siama Matuzungidi (see-AHH-maw) became a soukous legend, recording his intricate guitar on hundreds or songs and touring the world with popular artists. Now in Minneapolis, his catchy, upbeat songs and musicianship have earned him a McKnight Fellowship and numerous grants and a Parents' Choice Parent Approved award. He loves performing special concerts and events and sharing his happy music with kids and their families. In addition to singing and guitar, Siama plays traditional African instruments like mbira (thumb piano) and balafon (marimba).

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Cornbread Harris
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Cornbread Harris

James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris Sr. is a Twin Cities legend. His earliest influences were in country music, citing Hank Williams Sr. and Gene Autry among his favorites. Cornbread began learning piano at the age of 13, but he quickly grew tired of having his hands slapped with rulers by "the nuns" and he quit. He hit the piano once again in his early twenties, but this time around it was all about the Blues and he just kept on playing.

Now in his eighties, Cornbread is more active than ever in the local music scene. Don’t let his age fool you, Cornbread is full of life and is always hopeful about the future.

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Red Wine Trio
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Red Wine Trio

Red Wine Trio is a Minneapolis modern jazz group that takes popular and contemporary songs and gives them a fresh take. With unique arrangements and exciting grooves, Red Wine Trio re-stylizes a variety of your favorite music.  

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Javier Matos
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Javier Matos

"Every so often a guitar player comes out of nowhere to knock you off your feet...Javier Matos is such a player. He can play bottleneck slide blues like he was born with a National guitar in his hands. He has a confident solid vocal talent to boot, packing a solid punch behind his fierce guitar attack." Tim Sheridan ~All Music Guide

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Arne Fogel
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Arne Fogel

“Arne is arguably the best male vocalist in the region and most certainly is one of the best-informed jazz vocalists in the nation…..Over several decades, Arne has earned his place as a professional singer, a sensitive mentor and a respected historian…..”
– Robert H. Behrens, JazzMN, Inc. Board of Directors, in JazzMN Concert Series program

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Matthew Griswold
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Matthew Griswold

His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performance. Minnesota native and Alternative Folk singer, songwriter and practicing musicologist, Matthew Griswold is currently playing over 200 of his “Modern Day Minstrel Shows” each year. Though a “solo” performer in trade title, he carries the sound of two dueling guitars and an array of dynamic vocal personalities to include a mastery in the art of whistling, which are all then supported by one boot strapped foot, stomping on a wooden cigar box, and keeping a “chain gang” like cadence through it all.

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The Dang Ol' Tri'ole
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

The Dang Ol' Tri'ole

The Dang Ol' Tri'ole is a 6-person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. Having played together 6 years, members have honed their skills to demonstrate fluency at their respective instruments through complex melodies, dense compositions, improvisational soloing and dynamic presentation. Whether presenting their more complicated pieces or playing easy-going tunes, The Dang Ol' Tri'ole exhibits a highly entertaining stage presence, mixing musicianship with humor.

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Rena Haus Trio
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Rena Haus Trio

Singer/songwriter Rena Haus rolls folk music, blues, and jazz into unforgettable performances that are somehow always intimate no matter the venue. Her music is like the sound track of our common human experience, creating a personal connection with her audience. Like the late, great, Dave Ray said, “This chick can pick!”

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Javier Matos
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Javier Matos

"Every so often a guitar player comes out of nowhere to knock you off your feet...Javier Matos is such a player. He can play bottleneck slide blues like he was born with a National guitar in his hands. He has a confident solid vocal talent to boot, packing a solid punch behind his fierce guitar attack." Tim Sheridan ~All Music Guide

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Vic Volare
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Vic Volare

Vic Volare is the Twin Cities legendary crooner. His rat pack stylings have been thrilling crowds since 1996. With his band of merry men known as the Volare Lounge Orchestra, Vic has blazed a horn screamin high kickin trail of swing music and classic standards that keeps em dancing all night long.

View Event →
Roe Family Singers
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Roe Family Singers

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence.

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Sarah Morris
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Sarah Morris

Singer-songwriter Sarah Morris has a way with songs about the highs, and lows of love. With a voice both cozy and surprising; demure and daring, Sarah performs a range of songs from classic country to jazz standards, sprinkled with her own take on pop.

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Gypsy Mania Hot Club
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Gypsy Mania Hot Club

A spontaneous, vivid performance by some of Minnesota’s most stellar gypsy-jazz artists played in the Django Reinhardt French swing tradition of the 1930’s. Gypsy Mania features an exceptional stylistic dimension with prodigious improvisation – a group not to be missed.

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Mill City Hot Club
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mill City Hot Club

The Mill City Hot Club was started by founding club member and guitarist Dean Harrington. The music is based on the tradition of gypsy jazz, pioneered in the 1920s by the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt and French violinist Stephan Grappelli of the famous Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

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Matthew Griswold
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Matthew Griswold

His youth belies the experience that infuses his songwriting and performance. Minnesota native and Alternative Folk singer, songwriter and practicing musicologist, Matthew Griswold is currently playing over 200 of his “Modern Day Minstrel Shows” each year. Though a “solo” performer in trade title, he carries the sound of two dueling guitars and an array of dynamic vocal personalities to include a mastery in the art of whistling, which are all then supported by one boot strapped foot, stomping on a wooden cigar box, and keeping a “chain gang” like cadence through it all.

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Jeff Ray & The Stakes
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Jeff Ray & The Stakes

FREE

Musicians from the Midwest have a knack for reinventing tradition. Jeff Ray is no exception. Go to any one of his performances and you’ll hear his fans say the same thing, “his music sounds old and new at the same time”.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Ray left home at the age of 17 to cut his teeth in Memphis. It was through those travels that he developed his unmistakable “East-meets-West” Bluesy Americana sound.

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