Music Calendar: Featured

October 24, 2014

Charlie Mars “The Money” Album Release


Modern Mississippi Troubadour

The Money, the final volume in Charlie Mars’ Texas trilogy (out Oct. 14 on Rockingham Records/Thirty Tigers), opens with a scene of cinematic vividness. “Looking out a rainy window/In a hotel in...

October 23, 2014

Michael & Tony Hauser and Friends featuring Chuscales

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Father of Flamenco in the Midwest

The Hauser brothers present another exciting evening of flamenco guitar music with a touch of classical and Brazilian music as well. They will be assisted by Tom Dades on Bass, Chuck Armstrong on sax and flute, and guest artist, Marcus Wise on Tabla.

SPECIAL GUEST ARTIST,  Jose Valle Fajardo “Chuscales”

Growing up in the caves of Granada, gypsy guitarist Chuscales is a master guitarist and composer. He will perform original solos as well as ensemble selections. Chuscales comes to us through the courtesy of the Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater.

October 18, 2014

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall – “In the Mood”


In the Mood

Herb Alpert released Steppin’ Out  last year on Shout! Factory with a video for the single “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Directed by Glenn Kaino & Afshin Shahidi and Choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance’s Napoleon & Tabitha D’umo.  

October 17, 2014

Connie Evingson with the John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz Quintet – Album Release

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Twin Cities Chanteuse Meets Gypsy Jazz Guitar Master

One of the Twin Cities' favorite vocalists, Connie can swing the standards with the best of them.  And she can hold her own with a Beatles book.  And she sounds great in a hot club/gypsy jazz setting....

John Jorgenson is known as one of the pioneers of the American gypsy jazz movement. He has performed as a solo artist as well as collaborated with other musicians all over the world. His articles and lessons...

October 16, 2014

Kat Edmonson


Vibrant Ethereal Purr

With special guest opener Lucy Michelle

October 13, 2014

Roy Hargrove Quintet

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Jazz Trumpet Marvel

Roy Hargrove (flugelhorn, trumpet) Justin Robinson (Flute, Saxophone) Sullivan Fortner (Piano) Ameen Saleem (bass) Quincy Phillips (Drums) Pamela Espeland described Hargrove's June 2010 appearance...

October 10, 2014

Pieta Brown Album Release

Pieta Brown

Redhouse Records Release

sponsored by: KFAI (2)

With special Guest Opener Chris Koza

October 8, 2014

Al Stewart

Al Stewart

British Folk Rock Pioneer

Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you’re likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly...

October 5, 2014

Junior Brown


Blazin' Country Innovator

Opening this show will be Barbara Jean Meyers

October 2, 2014

Storm Large

Storm Large

Cabaret's Baddest Girl

An epic orchestral rendition of Cole Porter’s “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” stark harmonies for an “Unchained Melody” and a barn-burning version of Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” are just some of the gems on Le Bonheur, the entrancing new album from Portland-based songstress Storm Large. Together with her band (also called Le Bonheur), the vocalist brings raw sophistication and a symphonic palette to a collage of American songbook, chanson française, glam rock and heavy metal. The album will be released on Pink Martini’s label Heinz Records on October 7, 2014.

Le Bonheur is:

James Beaton, piano
Scott Weddle, guitar
Greg Eklund, drums
Matt Brown, bass

Storm appeared on TEDx Portland to sing and explore “the crossroads” and the two sides to every artist.

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