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

04/20 – Robbie Fulks
04/22 – Mountain Heart
04/23 – Frigg
04/24 – Langhorne Slim
04/26 – Tyrone Wells
04/27 – Dave Barnes
04/29 – Reed Grimm
04/30 – Kid Koala
05/03 – Dayme Arocena
05/04 – Roma Di Luna
05/06 – Hot Rize
05/07 – Baile An Salsa
05/08 – Imarhan
05/09 – Dan Israel
05/11 – Chris Smither
05/15 – Sidewalk Chalk
05/17 – Caroline Smith
05/18 – Greg Brown
05/25 – Mason Jennings
06/06 – Mokoomba
06/07 – Los Cojolites
06/08 – Amadou & Marium
06/13 – Eric Nam
06/14 – Greg Laswell
07/03 – Front Country
07/14 – K1 De Ultimate
07/15 – Bombino
08/01 – Deafheaven
08/02 – The Second City
08/19 – Robben Ford
09/01 – Olivia Gatwood
09/12 – Mark Kozelek
09/28 – David Wilcox
10/30 – Martin Barre