Andrew D. Huber is a folk-rock solo artist with songs that are sharply arranged, smartly performed, and geared toward the ‘tug-of-war-of-life’ note. Fiercely proud of his Minnesota/midwestern songwriting roots, Andrew also has a penchant towards celtic music, as evident in his melodic phrasing and lyrical strength of his songs. Huber’s fourth and latest album “Mercury Gets a Moon” received strong critical support on both sides of the Atlantic and highlights his commitment to a wonderful blend of “acoustic folk-rock with a celtic twist”. Although a native of the Great Lakes area, Huber has pockets of fans spread throughout the country and others corners of the globe, garnered via his dedication to his craft and commitment to treating every show – no matter how big or small – “as the only chance you get to play your very best.” Whether he performs solo, as a duo with a violinist, or even with his guitar-pop band the Gecko Club, Huber’s live shows consistently offer a great blend of his original songs, foot-stomping Irish, and sea-shanty balladry.
Ovation String Quartet is comprised of four friends who love to play music together. They will present an array of music selections that cover the genres of classical, jazz standards, tango, show music, classic rock, and others. With a firsthand view in Underground Music Cafe’s intimate setting, you will hear how their unique arrangements showcase the versatility of string instruments.
Stroll on down for an afternoon of Jazz at the UMC with the Stone Arch Jazz Band!
Paul Harper is a Twin Cities based saxophonist and sometime composer. Paul performs regularly with a variety of different ensembles, some under his direction and some as a sideman. His bands include the Bardo Band, the Chordless Trio/Quartet, and Show and Tell. He also can be found performing with the Illicit Sextet, the Quirkestra, Charmin & Shapiro and Friends, Bossa Jazz, Spirit Jazz, the John Beach Experience, and numerous others.Paul’s musical interests cover a variety of styles and approaches including straight ahead jazz, Brazilian music, funk, R&B, and modern jazz. He mostly performs on tenor and soprano saxophones. Please check out this vibrant, active musician!
Grab your instrument and come join the Roots Jam! Bill Cagley hosts the friendliest jam in town…bluegrass, folk, country, roots, it’s all welcome. Players of all ages and levels of ability are encouraged to join. So whether you’ve never taken a solo before or you make your living at music, come gather round our circle, play some music and make some new friends.v
This Texas bred, Husband / Wife Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).
Come catch Optimum Trajectory in and around the Twin Cities. We create innovative, exciting renditions of jazz standards and original music. Find us at area clubs and coffee shops, or hire us to add some flair to your party.
Optimum Trajectory donates every penny we receive in tips at our gigs to area charities. Do some good, listen to something great!