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CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and INSIDE STRAIGHT

New CD 2012 Grammy Winner!The Good Feeling The Christian McBride Big Band. New CD! Conversations with Christian McBride.

Bassist extraodinaire, composer, arranger, educator, curator and administrator, Christian McBride, has been one of the most important and most omnipresent figures in the jazz world for 20 years. Sometimes hard to believe considering this man is not yet 40. Audio/Video Clip  ChristianMcBride

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Fri, 05/03/2013 - 20:00
Fri, 05/03/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 22:00

MICHELLE WILLSON

Known to blues lovers around the world as "Evil Gal" and acknowledged by aficionados of Jazz and Blues as a passionate and gifted performer, bandleader and songwriter, Michelle Willson has recorded and released 4 critically acclaimed albums for Rounder/ Bullseye Records.  Audio/Video Clip  Michelle

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $60

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Thu, 05/02/2013 - 20:00

ED REED

Ed Reed didn’t make his recording debut until just before his 78th birthday in 2007 with the widely acclaimed "Ed Reed Sings Love Stories," followed in 2008 by his second CD, "The Song Is You." Both recordings, exquisitely conceived and tenderly executed collections of sophisticated tunes from the Great American Songbook, were released on his indie label, Blue Shorts Records.

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Wed, 05/01/2013 - 20:00

Ramin Karimloo: Broadway to Bluegrass

For someone who has starred in the West End as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and as the iconic Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, Ramin Karimloo doesn't look like your average Olivier-nominated musical theater superstar. "I have a huge love for country and bluegrass, I love rock 'n' roll, and I love what I'm doing, so it was how to balance all that," he says of what was going on his head when a major label approached him about making an album.

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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:30
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:00

The Duke Robillard Band

Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations.

After playing in various bands and working for the Guild Guitar Company, he co-founded the band Roomful of Blues with pianist Al Copley in 1967. He has also been a member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds which included Kim Wilson, replacing Jimmie Vaughan on guitar.

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Sat, 05/18/2013 - 19:30

Stephane Wrembel and His Band

Composer Stephane Wrembel hits the road this first half of 2013 - bringing his jaw dropping talent, palpable musical rapport with His Band, and vivid and textured compositions to life on theatre stages throughout the country.

Raised in Fontainebleau, France - the birthplace of Impressionism and the home of famed gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt - Wrembel was shaped by the fertile creative landscape of the area from his very early years.

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Fri, 05/17/2013 - 19:30

O'Riley's Liszt: Christopher O'Riley plays the piano transcriptions of Franz Liszt

As a prestigious artist, pianist and national media personality, Christopher O'Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, the radio and his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a cherished bridge between musical tastes, genres and audience worldwide. His warm personality has brought him to host NPR’s "From the Top" for the last 10 years.

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Wed, 05/15/2013 - 19:30

Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio with Tupac Mantilla and Brad Barrett

Virtuoso flamenco guitarist/composer/improviser Juanito Pascual has been called "one of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years" by National Public Radio, a major accolade which in this case is just the jumping off point for the Minneapolis native's musical style. His sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco with his love of jazz, classical, rock, and more.

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Sat, 05/11/2013 - 19:30
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 22:00

Laszlo Gardony Trio CD Release Show for "Clarity"

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries and is a recipient of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. He has released ten albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Jamey Haddad, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood among others.

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Fri, 05/10/2013 - 19:30

Martin Taylor & Mimi Fox, Giants of Jazz Guitar

Each artist plays a 45 minute set.

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 19:30

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