Butch Thompson

Jazz and ragtime piano great Butch Thompson has put together an enticing special program this week, a salute to the Hall Brothers Jazz Band and their long, fruitful run at the old Emporium of Jazz in Mendota. They were the house group from 1966 to 1991! Butch played his other instrument, clarinet, in that fabled band. Now he's gathered together band alumni including: Russ Hall (trombone); fine pianist, Mike Polad (who used to be known for his saxophone work); cutup Charlie DeVore (cornet); and Bill Evans (bass). Along with "Prairie Home Companion" regular, Peter Johnson, gamely taking the place of a couple of the Twin Cities' most colorful drummers of days gone by, "Doggie" Berg and Red Maddock. Representing the younger generation is impressive blues singer, Hilary Thavis, another PHC/Garrison Keillor favorite. Thavis grew up in Rome, in the shadows of the Vatican, a child of Minnesota parents. Her timely song, "Facebook Blues," is a funny gem. Tom Surowicz

Price: $10 - $15

Where

Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Av. S.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 05/25/14

Upcoming events

10/26 – Making Movies
10/27 – Charlie Parr
10/30 – Troker
10/31 – David Archuleta
11/01 – Luna
11/07 – Nano Stern
11/08 – Lo'Jo
11/09 – J. Views
11/10 – Todd Barry
11/11 – Mashrou' Leila
11/15 – Sharon Shannon
11/16 – Sandra Bernhard
11/17 – Dayme Arocena
11/18 – John Gorka
11/19 – Jim Lauderdale
11/20 – Elage Diof
11/22 – Bruce Cockburn
11/30 – Remo Drive
12/02 – The Lowest Pair
12/09 – Mark Olson
12/10 – Iris Dement
12/15 – Dosh & Friends
12/23 – Jon McLaughlin
12/30 – Lizz Winstead
01/10 – Christine Lavin
01/11 – La Dame Blanche
01/20 – Malamanya
03/06 – Kyle Kinane
03/15 – We Banjo 3
03/25 – Altan
03/27 – Nils Frahm
04/23 – Frigg