Swing Brunch with Patty and the Buttons $5 at Aster

Aster Cafe 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Ragtime Piano Blues, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also melancholic and lush when it needs to be. Patty, mostly known as an accordionist doubles as the bands vocalist. His voice is inspired most by the old time hollers and croons from the dawn of recording once described as “Tom Waits meets Rudy Vallee.” More than anything, The Buttons is a group that is always enjoying themselves… Which seems to give audiences permission to do the same.

Story Tellers: Songs of James Taylor, Billy Joel and Cat Stevens at Crooners

Crooners Main Stage 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes. Interactive Cabaret A special night of wonderful songs, including many singalong favorites. Jay Fuchs piano, vocals James A. Rocco vocals Andy LaCasse guitar, harmonica, vocals Jay Fuchs, James A. Rocco and Andy LaCasse are all beloved veterans of the entertainment world. are all beloved veterans of the entertainment world. Jay Fuchs is a renowned entertainer, music director, and music educator. For 25 years he has been the musical partner of Erin Schwab, the “Bette Midler of the Twin Cites”. Jay has served as music director for the Governor’s Inauguration Ball, the Basilica of Saint Mary Annual Fund Raiser, and many more. For 27 years he was the Music Theory Department Head at McNally Smith College of Music. are all beloved veterans of the entertainment world. As a teenager, James A. Rocco made his recording debut, singing a few lines on Frank Sinatra’s album Watertown. He starred on Broadway in CATS, toured the country in Jesus Christ Superstar, and performed as The Witch in Into the Woods. In 2021 Broadway World cited him as Twin Cities Vocalist of the Decade for his work on Broadway Songbook®. Andy LaCasse is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and arranger. For over 30 years, he has been a favorite studio session player and live performance band member in all areas of the Twin Cities music scene.

BluLuna featuring Dean Magraw and Rick Carlson at Crooners

Dunsmore Jazz Room 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Strong/Sensitive Mélange of Jazz Genres Focusing on familiar melodic compositions, a bias-free approach has allowed them to concentrate on playing very fresh and sparkling ideas honoring the wide range of America’s first original sonic art. Dean Magraw guitar Rick Carlson piano Steve Pikal bass Jay Epstein drums BluLuna was formed by four veteran musicians out of their love for myriad branches of the jazz idiom without restraining themselves to one specific aspect of the music. “Dean Magraw’s music transcends, transports and lifts the soul to a higher level as he weaves, cajoles, and entices every note from his instrument . . . at one with one’s art” –Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh DeanMagraw.com

St Paul Songwriter Rounds *7pm Show* at White Squirrel

Jan 28th Who:    Juni&Betty             James Kennedy             Charlie Bruber             Maddie Kadlec Hosted:  TJD The St. Paul Songwriter Rounds at the White Squirrel Bar is one of the Twin Cities best places to catch the best in the art of songwriting. The night features 4 to 5 songwriters taking the stage simultaneously, sharing songs and stories one after another! Catch local favorites, touring musicians and hidden gems. Follow on Instagram and Facebook at @twincitiessongwriterrounds Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month starting at 7pm. No Cover!

Patty Peterson Presents: Jazz Women All Stars with Lucia Newell at Crooners

Crooners Main Stage 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes. Brazilian Jazz Patty Peterson presents the Jazz Women All Stars, this time with a Brazilian flair. Patty Peterson vocals Lucia Newell vocals Mary Louise Knutson piano Joan Griffith guitar Beth Varela drums Cléa Galhano recorder Sophia Kaufmann bass Patty Peterson is a dynamic vocalist and radio personality. She is a world class jazz/ R&B vocalist, a jazz radio show host on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis, a mainstay in the jingle and voice over industry and is an inspiring presenter on the national speaking circuit. Patty received the coveted Minnesota Music Award seven times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording. In 2019, she was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, along with her siblings. She was also named Minnesota’s Jazz Hero of 2020 via the Jazz Journalists Association for all her contributions to the jazz community in Minnesota. Patty has released five solo recordings which feature luminaries Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as members of her entire family. “She stretches her voice to accommodate wrenching emotions and brings it all off with class.” –Jazz Times PattyPeterson.com

Mary Bue & The Scarlet Goodbye at Bryant Lake Bowl

Bryant Lake Bowl and Theater 810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis

Join Mary Bue & friends for a night of indie-pop and Americana, deep & sweet, elegant & crass, from City Pages Best Songwriter 2020.Mary Bue is a songwriter, international retreat guide, and yoga teacher based out of Minneapolis, often roaming this beautiful world. Named Best Songwriter of 2020 by City Pages, her music touches upon archetypal themes of the human condition: love, loss, survival, dreams, and the natural world. A longtime student of yoga and psychology, Mary weaves sacred subject matter into her songs, seeking of deeper levels of consciousness, and concern for the environment mixed into oft-crass, real-world hue. Mary is currently working on her 9th album The Wildness of Living and Dying to be released in spring 2024.2020’s The World is Your Lover – produced by the Suburbs’ Steve Price – is a synthesis of her releases of the past 20+ years, merging pianos and guitars, spiritual longing, and real-world sorrow. Her previous albums achingly express life in melancholy piano-poems, yet in 2015 Mary risked a genre switch to aggressive electric guitars, concise lyricism, and a nod to 90’s grunge."Every scene has its bright fleeting highlights, its fickle wave of each generation, and its longtime anchors, but through the scene, I’ve known and loved, in Duluth MN, Mary Bue has been the thread that runs so effortlessly through its heart, hands, and soul. She arrived boldly and prolific. I have heard her piano climbing out the window and cascading down the central hillside neighborhood in the summer and the howl of her guitar muffled in the basement in winter. Her new recording is a triumph not only as a reflection and victory over adversity but as architecture for healing and change." — Alan Sparhawk (LOW)"Prolific, lyrical, and gritty, Mary’s performances are warm and laced with quirky humor and stories of her adventures (and misadventures). A survivor and advocate, Mary is often invited to perform and speak about her healing process surrounding #MeToo of which she shares in her song “Petty Misdemeanor” - (The Majesty of Beasts, 2017).“Duluth-based for most of her prolific career, Bue moved to Minneapolis in 2017 and released a near-perfect EP, The Majesty of Beasts. After a three-year wait, a full-length follow-up, The World Is Your Lover, is due out this August, and it expands on everything that Bue does so well. Her lyrics are free-spirited but wary, resolute in the aftermath of failed and sometimes abusive love affairs, and her singer-songwriter’s sense of hooky structure gives her band a solid base to work up some sharp arrangements. How good is Bue? If you didn’t know the Tom Petty song on the new album was a cover, you’d think she wrote it.” — City PagesNot one to bow to popular music trends, Mary has stayed true to her own sound, evolving and about to emerge, butterfly-like, with support from her band collaboration The Monarchy (a nod to the Monarch butterflies species) feat. Steve Price, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Richard Medek, Shannon Frid-Rubin, Julia Floberg.Best Songwriter 2020WebsitePatreonInstagramFacebookTwitterYouTubeThe Scarlet Goodbye, labeled “the most unlikely mash-up in Minnesota Music History”, is the creative combination of Daniel Murphy and Jeff Arundel.Murphy, pivotal in the launch of both Soul Asylum and the super-group Golden Smog, had stepped away from the game in 2012, after 30 years of recording and touring. A chance meeting with mellow Singer-Songwriter Jeff Arundel led the duo, whose careers spanned the same time frame but had essentially no other resemblance, to start writing and recording.With the first collaboration, “Paris”, they realized that they were onto something, as Murphy shoved Arundel into a swagger, and Arundel tip-toed Murphy onto revealing some vulnerabilities. Meeting in an attic studio during the Pandemic, Murphy and Arundel fashioned a collection of songs that producer John Fields, who was brought in to mix the record, calls “both timeless and unique, part Rolling Stones and part Townes Van Zandt”.Over 2022, The Scarlet Goodbye has released three singles and a video to critical acclaim and has performed on stages large and small, bracing for a March 2023 release of their full-length record “Hope’s Eternal”, on Ingrooves/Universal, via Nashville’s The Label Group.WebsiteFacebookInstagramTickets are $15 in advance / $20 at the door. Doors open at 7PM.Full menu available from your seat! Come eat and drink in the theater before and during the show!