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

08/20 – Tito Puente Jr.
08/22 – The High Kings
08/28 – Paa Kow
09/01 – Anders Osborne
09/07 – Joe Purdy
09/08 – E.L. Live
09/09 – Jaerv
09/10 – Grand Tapestry
09/12 – Samantha Fish
09/16 – Erin Mckeown
09/17 – Bideew Bou Bess
09/18 – LADAMA
09/21 – Tuomo & Markus
09/22 – Vasen
09/24 – Annie Humphrey
09/28 – Black Uhuru
09/29 – Kardemimmit
10/04 – Emily Sailiers
10/05 – Perla Batalla
10/07 – Songhoy Blues
10/10 – Tash Sultana
10/11 – Paul Kelly
10/14 – Cheryl Wheeler
10/15 – Joan Soriano
10/18 – Bad Suns
10/20 – Deer Tick
10/22 – Matt Wertz
10/26 – Making Movies
10/27 – Charlie Parr
10/31 – David Archuleta
11/01 – Luna
11/07 – Nano Stern
11/08 – Lo'Jo
11/15 – Sharon Shannon
11/16 – Sandra Bernhard
11/17 – Dayme Arocena
11/18 – John Gorka
11/19 – Jim Lauderdale
11/22 – Bruce Cockburn
03/15 – We Banjo 3
03/25 – Altan