$5 in advance/$8 at the door
9:30pm doors/10pm showtime
Mississippi Hot Club:
Mississippi Hot Club is inspiring a new generation of young swingers in Minnesota. With
reverence and chops, Mississippi Hot Club’s new album, Swing Cities, shines light on the bold
music of Django Reinhardt from a fresh pop-oriented perspective.
Recorded at Wild Sound Recording Studio in Minneapolis, Swing Cities masterfully captures
MHC’s spunky performances, featuring an upbeat approach to jazz manouche, hot club jazz,
and gypsy jazz. Swing Cities captivates with its high caliber swing and rhythms that run from
cool to fiery.
Joshua Parlanti’s engaging improvisation on lead guitar is complimented by the fierce solos of
violinist Alissa Jacobsen. This fearless duo is supported by la pompe rhythm guitarists Ian
Stenlund and Luke Zupan, along with airtight upright bassist Joseph Downing.
Spanning several eras of Django’s repertoire, Parlanti conveys his melodies on acoustic and
electric guitar, playing with a recognizable “Gypsy” flair. His approach is soulful and refreshing,
hitting on the more frisky verve that people in the 1930s heard in Django’s playing. On intimate
ballads that round out the album’s spectrum of moods, Parlanti skillfully debuts dreamy
Steinway piano performances.
In a still growing jazz tradition now elevated in the Twin Cities, Swing Cities charmingly
combines a vintage feel with modern artistry.
“Over the past five years, this quintet had become one of the Midwest’s preeminent string
bands. Originally an homage to French Gypsy Jazz, the quintet’s music has begun to take on a
more eclectic, adventurous persona as other influences have crept into the palette.”
-Twin Cities Jazz Fest, 2017
Miss Myra and the Moonshiners:
Myra Joan "The Boss" Burnette is a threat on every level. Her golden voice will bring you from rock bottom to ecstasy and back while her driving guitar rhythm holds the boys in the band together. If you let her near a piano, you'll hear virtuosity from ragtime to Lizst. She is known for abandoning the stage to tear up the dance floor, and is a devotee of lindy hop, charleston, and blues. Oh, and she plays clarinet. And composes. Stop it Miss Myra, leave some for the rest of us.
Myra discovered her unique musical soul (and the power of the dark side) when she formed the Moonshiners in a Minneapolis living room in 2013, and immersed herself in the music of the West Bank under the tutelage of Papa John Kolstad and Dean Harrington.
As her notoriety spreads through the cities and beyond, she continues to hammer the stage at Palmer's Bar every Sunday night with ever hotter new material.