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05/25/2019: 7 PM @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Sky Blue With Horns

Sky Blue With Horns

Join us for a concert celebrating the role of horns in the history of jazz, featuring trumpet soloist Tom Pfotenhauer (veteran jazz teacher, UMD Dept. of Music & Jazz Studies Program), backed by local players Eric Anderson on trombone, Erik Hahn on sax and flute, and the Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble led by Mike DeBevec. 

The talents of these remarkable regional musicians will be showcased in self-composed horn arrangements and original compositions by Pfotenhauer and DeBevec, as well as favorite jazz standards and jazz/pop fusion tunes (Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chuck Mangione), with six vocalists rounding out the ensemble. 

Tickets are general admission. $15 adults, $5 youth 18 & under. For sale at event only, in lobby, starting at 6:30 pm.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais. 
 

06/08/2019: 7:30 PM @ Schroeder Town Hall
The Barley Jacks

The Barley Jacks

The Barley Jacks perform original vocals and jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of
excitement and fun. These masters of the fiddle, guitar, bass, and drum meld their divergent backgrounds of blues and bluegrass, classical and Celtic, R & B and bebop and inspire each other to create something entirely new. Frontman, fiddler, and mandolinist Brian Wicklund is joined by Mike Cramer on guitar, Keith Yanes on bass, and Joel Arpin on percussion. Virtuosity, magic, and a little danger combine to make every performance unique.

Tickets for sale at event only: $20 general admission. Schroeder Town Hall is located at 124 Cramer Road, Schroeder, MN 55613. View Map and Directions 

https://www.barleyjacks.com/

07/13/2019: 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Kelley Hunt

Kelley Hunt

The story of Kelley Hunt's career is one of an unapologetically independent artist with an unflappable will, great credibility, and a path of accomplishments won the hard way as a live performer who sets the house ablaze with a powerhouse voice and divine mastery of the keys. With over fifteen-hundred performances to her name, six guest appearances on  A Prairie Home Companion, praise from critics celebrating her self-hewn path as a performer, a forward-thinking songwriter, and a pioneering woman in the Blues, Roots, and Gospel traditions, Kelley has earned the great respect of devoted fans across North America and Europe.

Kelley Hunt will perform in Grand Marais with her 5-piece band. There will be room to dance! 

Tickets are $20 adults, $10 youth ages 18 & under, for sale at www.tix.com (search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") and at the door night of show. 

http://www.kelleyhunt.com/home.html

08/23/2019: 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Ray Bonneville

Ray Bonneville

Acclaimed raconteur Ray Bonneville strips his bluesy Americana to its essentials and steeps it in the humid grooves of the South, creating a compelling poetry of hard living and deep feeling. Rich guitar and harmonica lines resonate over spare but spunky rhythms, while Bonneville's deep, evocative voice confesses life’s harsh realities. 

Often called a “song and groove man,” Bonneville began writing his own music after two decades working as a studio musician, playing rowdy rooms with blues bands, and living hard. He’s since released nine albums, won Canada’s Juno award and other prestigious honors, earned wide critical acclaim, and garnered an enthusiastic following in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Tickets $18 general admission, for sale in advance at www.tix.com (search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") and at door night of show. 

For more about Ray Bonneville, and to listen to music tracks and videos, go to https://raybonneville.com/home 

https://raybonneville.com/home

10/11/2019: 7 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Samite - Lessons of Humanity: What My Grandfather Taught Me

Samite - Lessons of Humanity: What My Grandfather Taught Me

Taught traditional flute as a child by his grandfather in Uganda, Samite Mulondo studied western flute in school, became one of East Africa's most acclaimed flutists, and is now known the world over for his musical talent and humanitarian work.
 
Samite has released ten internationally distributed CDs and has scored and appeared in acclaimed documentary films. In 1998 Samite was the subject of the documentary Song of the Refugee, distributed by PBS. In 2009 the film Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, featuring Samite's original score, debuted nationally on PBS. Samite's humanitarian work began in 2002, with his founding of Musicians for World Harmony, an organization that enables global musicians to promote peace, understanding, and harmony among people. As a MWH ambassador, Samite travels to perform music and exchange stories with victims of war, poverty, and HIV/AIDS. 

While in Grand Marais, Samite will perform Lessons of Humanity: What My Grandfather Taught Me, his solo show full of stories and music that illustrate the resilience of the human spirit and the fundamental appreciation that "we are all the same."

Tickets to "Lessons of Humanity" are $15 adults, $5 youth ages 18 & under, for sale at www.tix.com (search "Arrowhead Center for the Arts") and at door night of show. 
 

http://www.samite.com/

NSMA Events

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional - a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared experience, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.

NSMA strives to provide a wide array of musical genres from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds each season, to broaden our community’s awareness and sense of belonging within the global community.
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
05/11/2019 - 05/12/2019@ Various Locations
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the North Shore Music Association and North Shore Health present Sam Miltich's The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz.

Highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and sharing his own story, original compositions, and teaching, Sam Miltich inspires hope for increased mental health awareness and destigmatization. Join us for three powerfully moving events that champion understanding for a vulnerable population:

MUSIC-PROCESS WORKSHOP at Grand Marais Public Library (104 2nd Ave. W) – May 11 at 2:30 pm – Sam discusses and demonstrates guitar techniques, talks about his daily practice and how music has played a large role in his mental health recovery, and engages in Q&A. Open to the public and free of charge.

EVENING CONCERT at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (417 1st Ave. W, Grand Marais) – May 11 at 7 pm – Sam and performs with his quartet, with an accompanying narrative that highlights the creative and important contributions to society and culture that can be made by individuals with mental illness. Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at event only. 

TALK at the North Shore Health Multipurpose Room (515 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, just off the lobby in the new hospital entrance) – May 12 at 2 pm – Sam's talk, focused on hope and recovery, highlights his experience with schizophrenia, as well as the experiences of other accomplished musicians who achieved great personal and professional success while living with mental illness (including Thelonious Monk). Open to the public and free of charge. 

This project is made possible through a grant from Wilderness Health, a Northeast MN and Northwest WI collaborative, leading the transformation for rural health care systems. 
 
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
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The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz
05/11/2019 - 05/12/2019@ Various Locations
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the North Shore Music Association and North Shore Health present Sam Miltich's The Improvised Life: Exploring Intersections of Mental Health & Creativity through Jazz.

Highlighting cultural contributions of famous artists with mental illness and sharing his own story, original compositions, and teaching, Sam Miltich inspires hope for increased mental health awareness and destigmatization. Join us for three powerfully moving events that champion understanding for a vulnerable population:

MUSIC-PROCESS WORKSHOP at Grand Marais Public Library (104 2nd Ave. W) – May 11 at 2:30 pm – Sam discusses and demonstrates guitar techniques, talks about his daily practice and how music has played a large role in his mental health recovery, and engages in Q&A. Open to the public and free of charge.

EVENING CONCERT at Bethlehem Lutheran Church (417 1st Ave. W, Grand Marais) – May 11 at 7 pm – Sam and performs with his quartet, with an accompanying narrative that highlights the creative and important contributions to society and culture that can be made by individuals with mental illness. Tickets are $15 general admission, for sale at event only. 

TALK at the North Shore Health Multipurpose Room (515 5th Ave. W, Grand Marais, just off the lobby in the new hospital entrance) – May 12 at 2 pm – Sam's talk, focused on hope and recovery, highlights his experience with schizophrenia, as well as the experiences of other accomplished musicians who achieved great personal and professional success while living with mental illness (including Thelonious Monk). Open to the public and free of charge. 

This project is made possible through a grant from Wilderness Health, a Northeast MN and Northwest WI collaborative, leading the transformation for rural health care systems. 
 
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7pm Sky Blue With Horns
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Sky Blue With Horns
Sky Blue With Horns
05/25/2019: 7 PM@ Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Join us for a concert celebrating the role of horns in the history of jazz, featuring trumpet soloist Tom Pfotenhauer (veteran jazz teacher, UMD Dept. of Music & Jazz Studies Program), backed by local players Eric Anderson on trombone, Erik Hahn on sax and flute, and the Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble led by Mike DeBevec. 

The talents of these remarkable regional musicians will be showcased in self-composed horn arrangements and original compositions by Pfotenhauer and DeBevec, as well as favorite jazz standards and jazz/pop fusion tunes (Chicago, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Chuck Mangione), with six vocalists rounding out the ensemble. 

Tickets are general admission. $15 adults, $5 youth 18 & under. For sale at event only, in lobby, starting at 6:30 pm.  Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 417 1st Ave. West, Grand Marais. 
 
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