$8 in advance/$10 at the door
5pm doors/7pm showtime
Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a new and compelling voice on the national jazz scene. Whether producing shows, composing and arranging, or singing as a solo artist and with big bands all over the country, Andrew is known for his unique approach to The Great American Songbook. He has sung and played on the stage of The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the the legendary Chicago Theater and has appeared on the nationally syndicated broadcast Mountain Stage on NPR.
Fat Kid Wednesday, The Pines, and Alpha Consumer. JT Bates is steeped in the diverse and rich music scene in Minneapolis, MN. Growing up playing in his father’s big band alongside his two brothers was the spark that kept him hungry for more music. Along with being very active and sought after in Minneapolis, music has also taken jt to many parts of the globe. 2010/2011 highlights include: Fat Kid Wednesdays tour in France, gigs and recording with Andrew Bird, recording and a great SXSW showcase with Alpha Consumer, an improvised duet tour with french cellist Didier Petit, gigs and recording with The Pines, the release of the 2nd Face Candy record(featuring Eyedea), recording and gigs with the Bryan Nichols Quintet, along with countless gigs in the Twin Cities and around the country.
Recently, JT did some touring with electronic artist Matthew Dear(starting fall of 2011), concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra with the Greg Paulus Quintet, and a piano trio recording with renown english pianist Tony Hymas and bass playin’ brother Chris Bates.
if you’re ever coming through Minneapolis, look him up or at very least get out and check out the vibrant scene that he is so proud to be a part of.
“Meet James Buckley, the hardest-working musician in the Twin Cities” -Erin Roof, Citypages. James performed with Har Mar Superstar for an extensive world tour, highlighted by a live television performance on "Le Petit Journal" in Paris, France. James performed upright and electric bass on Bon Iver's album, 22, A Million, nominated for Best Alternative Album in the 2017 Grammy's. Most recently James performed bass on the new P.O.S album "Chill, Dummy".James performed live with Lizzo on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, December 2016. James has toured internationally with the indie-folk group, The Pines, and appears on their Red House Records releases "Tremolo", "Dark So Gold", "Pasture: Folk Songs", and "Above The Prairie". James recorded bass with Minneapolis super-group, "Gayngs" on their "The Last Prom on Earth" album, and played their performance at First Avenue, along with Coachella Music Festival April 2011. James co-founded and was bassist for Minneapolis' circuit-bending noisy pop-funk trio Mystery Palace, fronted and produced by Ryan Olcott of 12 Rods fame. James appears live and on recordings with Emmy Award-Winning, Universal Records Artists, The Blenders.