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March 2015

March 15, 2015

KFAI Jazz Benefit with Maurice Jacox Trio, Zack Lozier Trio & New Sound Underground

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Brass Bash II - Spring Fundraiser is happening at "A Room with a Vieux" in the former Artists Quarter Space in the Hamm Building in Downtown Saint Paul

Maurice Jacox "A Room with a Vieux" is hosting a fundraiser for one of our favorite radio sponsors, KFAI Radio! DJ Larry Englund of Rhythm and Grooves has put together a wonderful night with proceeds from the event going to benefit KFAI. KFAI-FM FUNDRAISER CONCERT AT VIEUX CARRE On Sunday, March 15, 2015, KFAI presents Brass Bash II, a fundraising benefit for the station. The event will be a celebration of the versatility and power of horns-based bands. Performers: 4:00 p.m. KFAI DJs spinning before show and between sets 4:45 p.m. Maurice Jacox Trio 5:45 p.m. Zack Lozier & His Trio 7:00 p.m. New Sound Underground Host: Larry Englund, host of KFAI’s “Rhythm & Grooves” Maurice Jacox is a highly respected and sought after vocalist, known for his work with Willie & The Bees, The Butanes Soul Revue, and the Soul Tight Committee. Lately he has worked with Nachito Herrera and the Cuban National Symphony in Havana. For this date, he will be joined by guitarist Bobby E. and tuba player Tom Wells of Dick & Jane’s Brass Band. Trumpeter Zack Lozier came to prominence in the Twin Cities playing with Davina & The Vagabonds and the Jack Brass Band. He is a first call player who has been a featured soloist with Doc Severenson’s mid-nation tours. Lozier is a member of the Southside Aces, Big Blue Station Wagon, and the Zack Lozier Trio. New Sound Underground is a seven-piece band whose high energy, passionate performances have electrified audiences at First Avenue, Paisley Park, and the Telluride Jazz Festival. They’ve shared the stage with folks like John Scofield, the Dirty Dozen, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing a blend of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and R&B, with some world rhythms thrown in for good measure. With a versatile, three horn frontline, electric keyboards, and in-the-pocket rhythm sections, NSU provides a groovilicious soundscape for dancers and listeners alike. newsoundunderground

Vieux Carre is located at 408 St. Peter St. St. Paul, MN 55101 | 612-332-5299

March 15, 2015

Hannah von der Hoff

Hannah von der Hoff

MN MUSIC COALITION

Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Hannah von der Hoff just may have stepped out of a classic Film Noir to haunt your dreams. With a dramatic stage presence, gritty, intoxicating...

March 16, 2015

Sofia Rei

Sofia Rei

Dynamic South American Songstress

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featuring multi-instrumentalist JC Maillard, Musical Director with Lisa Fischer who played such memorable shows here last year.

Ground breaking vocalist, songwriter, and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive musicians...

March 17, 2015

Terry Hughes Music

Terry Hughes

MN MUSIC COALITION

For the past two decades, Terrence Hughes has been a staple of the Twin Cities jazz and world music scenes, lending his expert piano chops and good energy to various projects, most notably his own solo...

March 18, 2015

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Folk Music Royalty

Two of America’s greatest songwriters, each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as...

March 19, 2015

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Folk Music Royalty

Two of America’s greatest songwriters, each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as...

March 20, 2015

Carrie Rodriguez with Luke Jacobs

Carrie RodriguezLuke Jacobs

Modern Roots Americana

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Carrie Rodriguez is one of the most acclaimed Americana singer-songwriters to emerge in recent years. From her early work at the Berklee College of Music and her acclaimed duo records with Chip Taylor...

After spending the past five years of his life touring with acclaimed singer and fiddle player Carrie Rodriguez, Luke Jacobs is releasing his first solo album. Velvet After Feel, including its ten Rodriguez...

March 20, 2015

Ray Barnard

Ray Barnard

WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOU is Ray Barnard's second solo LP It's self-produced & largely self-performed. Ray recorded it at the Blatz Litehaus, Barking Jack, RealPhonic, and Horseshoe Road studios. It...

March 21, 2015

Nachito Herrera

Nachito Herrera

Transportive Piano and Cuban Rhythms

Nachito is one of the world's great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the rich, powerful soulfulness of his playing blend in what is often an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera...

March 21, 2015

Just a Taste with I.B.E. and Friends

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Evocative Hip-Hop Vocals

featuring the Lioness, Kiana Marie and Ibé Kaba

Lioness
The Lioness
Who wants to take on The Lion?... Queen of the jungle her roar is violent!
 
Kiana Marie
Kiana Marie has been described as having a sound of her own with strong influenced undertones of young Beyonce and a young, but seasoned Etta James. You can find out more about Kiana Marie at kianamarie.biz
 
Ibé Kaba
IBé was born in Kankan, Guinea; grew up between Koindu (Sierra Leone), Evanston (Illinois) and St. Cloud (Minnesota). Naturally, he lives in “The Middle of the Atlantic”…with a mailing address in Minneapolis, MN. Recipient of a 2010 Midwestern Voices Award, IBé  writes that which he sometimes finds hard to say. He is the author of “Bridge Across Atlantic”, a collection of poems about life between Africa and America.

Just a Taste is a hip hop centered late-night monthly concert series, curated by brilyahnt peace and performance artist I.B.E,...

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