Music Calendar

July 5, 2014

Davina & the Vagabonds

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Roots Blues Jazz Pop

4th and 5th of July with Davina!

July 4, 2014

Davina & the Vagabonds

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Roots Blues Jazz Pop

4th and 5th of July with Davina!

July 3, 2014

James Hunter

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British Soul Crooner

July 3 and 6 - Sponsored by KFAI

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Listen to a full album stream of Minute By Minute now!

“With a soulful tenor that recalls a range of R. & B. giants, from Sam Cooke to Bobby Bland, Hunter leads his band, the James Hunter Six, through strict tempos and lightning-quick switchbacks…tight, taut compositions, which are rooted in American soul music ” - The New Yorker

OPENING: Crankshaft

July 2, 2014

The Pedrito Martinez Group, Featuring Ariacne Trujillo

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Virtuosic Afro-Cuban Jazz

From MPR’s David Cazares: “On Wednesday, the band brings its explosive mix of traditional and modern Cuban music – and the sounds of Havana’s streets – to the Dakota…”

 New York Times headline and article for Pedrito:

Pushing Boundaries of Rumba Fervor: Pedrito Martínez Takes Next Step in Debut CD With Band

Sponsored by KFAI

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The Pedrito Martinez Group are:

Pedrito Martinez (Percussion/Lead Vocals)
Ariacne Trujillo (Keyboard/Lead Vocals)
Alvaro Benavides (Electric Bass/Background Vocals)
Jhair Sala (Bongos/Bell/Background Vocals)

The Pedrito Martinez Group, Featuring Ariacne Trujillo

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Virtuosic Afro-Cuban Jazz

From MPR’s David Cazares: “On Wednesday, the band brings its explosive mix of traditional and modern Cuban music – and the sounds of Havana’s streets – to the Dakota…”

 New York Times headline and article for Pedrito:

Pushing Boundaries of Rumba Fervor: Pedrito Martínez Takes Next Step in Debut CD With Band

Sponsored by KFAI

kfai-logo

The Pedrito Martinez Group are:

Pedrito Martinez (Percussion/Lead Vocals)
Ariacne Trujillo (Keyboard/Lead Vocals)
Alvaro Benavides (Electric Bass/Background Vocals)
Jhair Sala (Bongos/Bell/Background Vocals)

July 1, 2014

Nels Cline and Julian Lage

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Guitar Improvisation Masters

The guitar duo of Nels Cline and Julian Lage features compositions by both players, along with a healthy amount of spontaneous improvisation. Those familiar with Cline's work may be...

June 30, 2014

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith

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“Craig Handy is always exciting: he has humor, poise, a little outlandishness, and the intuitive power to jolt a solo into an unexpected area. The New York Times Born...

Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith

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Beyond Category featured Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith: “Saxophonist Craig Handy made his name as a “young lion” of jazz playing with artists such as Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He has an exciting new band called 2nd Line Smith, which combines the organ-jazz repertoire of Jimmy Smith with the “second line” rhythms of New Orleans parade music. Craig Handy joins Beyond Category host Eric Felten at Washington’s Bohemian Caverns jazz club to talk about the music and perform with his new band.

June 29, 2014

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis

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New release Our Year 

“Partners in Life, Two Country Singers Finally Meet in the Studio” interview from NPR

 

June 28, 2014

Ye-Ye Pow

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Twin Cities band Stephanie Says has been including some of these songs, along with originals in their set.  Singer/songwriter Stephanie’s love of these French singers and their songs was so great that...

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