Music

Patty and the Buttons

Thursday Riverboat 7p-10p

Patty and The Buttons formed in the fall of 2008 when accordionist/vocalist Patrick “Patty” Harison returned to his midwestern home. Having been raised in the Minneapolis music scene, he knew just the guys to call. For 3 years, Patty had been traveling extensively with Loose Marbles and Panorama Jazz Band out of New Orleans, LA. With Panorama Jazz Band he appeared at many notable festivals including The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Festival, Veracruz International Jazz Festival and others. The Loose Marbles have been all over the world and back playing street corners, theaters, festivals, plantations, parks, squats, caravans, riverboats, ferries and various other locales. He also spent a year in New York studying and playing with some of the worlds finest musicians. While in NYC, he also founded the Baby Soda Jazz Band which features some off the finest young “hot” jazz players in the world.

The Buttons are a continuance of Patrick’s love of hot rhythm and happy feet. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the band diverse influences including New Orleans Traditional Jazz, Western Swing, Gypsy Melodies, Dust Bowl Ballads, Jug Music and 1930′s Popular Song. The core instrumentation of accordion, clarinet, guitar and bass is light and swift, but also beautifully melancholy and lush when it needs to be. The band also performs as a six piece with drums and trumpet for larger affairs. 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.

Robert Bell Hot Swing Combo

Friday Night 9p - 12a

Revered by local lindy hoppers and dance-shy jazzheads alike, Robert Bell is one of the most important figures in the Twin Cities jazz scene today. Of the many dance bands he leads, his Hot Swing Combo was brought together in the early aughts for the sole purpose of providing dancers the opportunity to be as expressive, creative and innovative as possible.

Steeped in the 30's and 40's swing tradition but not afraid to let Robert's gypsy jazz history inflect their sound, the Hot Swing Combo brings it every time dancers' feet hit the floor.

The Hot Baked Goods

Saturday Night 9p - 12a

Led by Ryan Calloway, The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 30's. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves!

This up-and-coming dance band is making the trip all the way out from San Francisco to blow your mind a full night of hot baked sets at the Saturday main parties. 

Twin Cities Hot Club

Sunday Night 9p-12p

The Twin Cities Hot Club represents Minnesota in the burgeoning revival of gypsy jazz originally popularized by Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club of France in the 1920s and 30s. They recreate not only the famous la pompe (the pump) that distinguishes this romantic brand of acoustic jazz, but also gypsy bossanova, musette, bolero and swing. Twin Cities Hot Club perform this timeless deep-rooted music that is physical, and speaks directly to the heart.

Prolific players in the Minneapolis and St. Paul lindy hop scene, the Twin Cities Hot Club has been keeping Minnesota dancers warm in the winter and sweltering in the summer for nearly a decade! They're a great regional favorite.

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