Wenso Ashby is an American contemporary jazz pianist and prolific composer creating music characterized as instrumental smooth jazz. His continued love affair with music and especially the piano inspires him to compose smooth melodic music that creates a relaxing mood. He has performed on network television seen both nationally and internationally, as well as opened for national jazz recording artists including saxophonist Kim Waters and bassist Gerald Veasley. Wenso Ashby’s music and performances have made him a favorite on the contemporary jazz scene. Artistry, his new album release, is an all instrumental tribute to the masters including Joe Sample and Duke Ellington.
The Daddy-O’s Jazz Band is a group of folks who would never have met each other if they didn’t have kids (hence the name)! We are a six piece band (trombone, sax, guitar and rhythm section) who have fun playing swing and latin jazz standards. We think you’ll have fun listening to us, too!
Liam Vance is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis. In addition to writing his own material, Vance specializes in performing covers of Popular songs from the 1950’s to present times. He cities artists such as Buddy Holly and Ed Sheeran as major influences on his work. His first single Call Me When You Want Me was released in 2014 and is available on CDBaby https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/
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For several years a group of people who love the vigorous traditional music of French-Canada, particularly Québec, have gathered for mutual learning and jamming at the Blackbird Music Store in Minneapolis. The jam is led by well-known fiddler Linda Breitag, who spent years studying and performing Québecois music and culture, and has been generously sharing her knowledge and inspiration with local musicians. The group includes musicians who play fiddle, flute, accordion, guitar, mandolin and foot tapping. We welcome musicians of all levels of experience who wish to participate in the magic of Québecois music.
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Please join us for an evening of music as varied as Minnesota weather: Blues, rock, jazz, folk, country, gospel, ethnic…something for everyone! We like variety in our tunes and in our sound: vocal harmonies, trumpet, accordion, guitar, blues harp, keys, melodica, fiddle, percussion and whatever else we can get out hands on. Watch your water glass!