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ELEVEN NEW SHOWS ON SALE!

Posted on December 8, 2017 in Featured Blog Post

The New Standards
December 29 & 30 | 7pm & 9pm
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The three core members of The New Standards all come from illustrious Twin Cities bands. Chan Poling founded the seminal Punk/New Wave band The Suburbs. John Munson was an original member of Trip Shakespeare and the chart-topping Semisonic. And Steve Roehm started on drums in the Texas punk outfit Billygoat and the avant-jazz Electropolis. Whatever your favorite incarnation of TNS, don’t miss them when next they come to your town.

Davina and the Vagabonds
January 1 | 7pm
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Since exploding onto the scene in 2005, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles on the international stage. This high-energy quintet has established itself with a stellar live show, a professional look, and good old-fashioned hard work. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time.

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole with Shawn Pimental
January 15 | 7pm
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Kaumakaiwa brings to the stage an immense talent as a singer, chanter, and dancer as well as a deep understanding of her Hawaiian culture and her place as a modern, transgender Hawaiian (mahu wahine) in this contemporary world. Her performances and music seamlessly meld Hawaiian culture and modern sensibilities, with songs that draw from ancient ‘oli (chant) traditions, contemporary melodies, and original mele (lyrics), in deeply powerful music. Hawaiian culture has plenty of humor, and she often provides wry commentary and stories to give context to her songs.

Roy Hargrove Quintet
January 16 & 17 | 7pm & 9pm
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Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of the premier players in jazz and beyond. Always looking for more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. Since his recording debut at age 19, he has won the praise and respect of critics, peers, and fans alike with his fiery soloing and original ideas within the hard bop context. Now entering his 40s, Hargrove seems to have no limit of ideas or different musical settings to fulfill them: in addition to his lauded quintet work, he has made forays into Latin and Cuban music (1997’s Habana), recorded an album of ballads with strings(1999’s Moment to Moment), and stepped into the hip-hop world (two recent records with his RH Factor).

Nicholas David & The Feelin Band
January 19 | 7pm & 9pm
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Nicholas’ music is a fully integrative experience, incorporating multiple genres and influences ranging everywhere from Prince to Beethoven. His powerful voice, enriching lyrics and liquid piano playing set him apart and are the reason Skope Magazine calls him “an authentic artist of this millennium.” His captivating melodies embody an unbridled passion for music, and his lyrics convey the thoughts of a truly humble, intelligent and genuine human being. When it comes to his iconic live shows, Nicholas is a one-of-a-kind and must-see act.

Red Baraat
March 4 | 7pm
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Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve.

Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers
March 13 & 14 | 7pm
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A deep and soulful young vocalist whose international profile has exploded in the last few years, José James has transcended his reputation as a jazz singer to embrace influences including R&B, Moroccan Gnawa music, hip-hop and gospel. On the heels of 2015’s beguiling Billie Holiday centennial tribute Yesterday I Had the Blues and the electro-pop of 2017’s Love in a Time of Madness, James returns with music from his new release Lean On Me, a celebration of the music of iconic soul singer and composer Bill Withers.

Jane Monheit
March 18 | 7pm & 9pm
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Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. At the young age of 20, Jane became first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute’s vocal competition behind the late, great Teri Thornton. Soon after, Jane released her stunning debut album, Never Never Land, featuring Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, and Lewis Nash. The first of four recordings for N-Coded—a label founded by Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen with Phil Ramone—the album was voted Best Recording Debut by the Jazz Journalists Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for a year.

Lindi Ortega w/ Special Guest Hugh Masterson
April 15 | 7pm
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When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn’t heard in some time – her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it’s precisely this voice – a combination of Ortega’s fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano – that grips your attention on her new songs. Ortega’s guitar-playing chops and innate country music instincts put her in an elite group of artists; she has earned an unusually inclusive type of success with both indie cred and mainstream country recognition. From supporting Carrie Underwood on the CMA Awards to her opening slot on Chris Stapleton’s upcoming Canadian arena tour, Ortega is a sought-after and unique personality in Nashville’s music community and beyond.

Lisa Fischer
April 28 | 7pm & 9pm
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Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton.  The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa’s 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain” and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more.

AT VIEUX CARRE:
Mama Digdown’s Brass Band
January 13 | 9pm
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For two decades, Mama Digdown’s has traveled the world spreading the gospel of New Orleans brass band music. While Mama Digdown’s nods respectively to the tradition of New Orleans jazz, the street beat they play has earned them the reputation as one of the hottest and hardest hitting brass bands. Mama Digdown’s has played hundreds of shows in their time together and is equally at home in concert halls, festivals, clubs and parades.