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PHOENIX (July 30, 2019) – The MIM Music Theater proudly announces its Fall 2019 Concert Series, with tickets on sale to the public starting on August 8 at 10:00 a.m. The new series, running from September through January, includes thirty concerts spanning multiple genres across the globe.
Highlights this season include the Gerald Clayton Quartet, led by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Gerald Clayton, who creates expressive musical narratives with every note he plays. Ugandan singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kinobe will share soothing African rhythms and world-roots-dance melodies. Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Mike Stern, jazz fusion keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber, bass guitarist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Dave Weckl will join forces for an unforgettable show. Jazz and funk powerhouse saxophonist Candy Dulfer will bring the house to its feet. San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet will reimagine the string quartet experience with songs blending classical and contemporary music.
The Fall 2019 Concert Series welcomes some artists who will be performing at the MIM Music Theater for the first time. New artists include one-woman-band Kawehi, who combines vocals, beatboxing, and looping; singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg and country singer-songwriter Will Hoge; Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist Guilherme Arantes; and jazz crooner Matt Dusk.
Concertgoers can also look forward to the return of several favorites to the MIM Music Theater, including Irish-bluegrass quartet JigJam; Grammy nominee and R&B legend Bettye LaVette; rock singer-songwriter and American Idol winner David Cook; and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the torchbearers of New Orleans jazz.
Celebrate the holiday season with several festive concerts, including Canadian Brass: Christmas Time Is Here, featuring one of the world’s most decorated brass quintets; Irish Christmas in America, a family-friendly performance of Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes, and thrilling Irish dancing; acoustic jazz guitarist Peter White in A Peter White Christmas; and hit-making songwriter and solo pianist Jim Brickman.
The MIM Music Theater presents over 290 concerts per year and has had over 150 Grammy-winning artists perform on its stage. Within the span of only nine years, the theater has been recognized as one of the top music venues of its size, anywhere in the world. Audiences and musicians have praised its unparalleled intimate atmosphere and acoustically superb sound quality.
Linford Detweiler of singer-songwriter duo Over the Rhine, returning to the concert lineup this fall, calls MIM Music Theater a “lovely place to make music.” David Harrington of Kronos Quartet says, “MIM is a new American treasure. . . . It’s like walking into the soul of mankind.”
Tickets go on sale to members who give $250+ annually on Wed., July 31. Circle of Friends members starting at $250 enjoy exclusive member benefits, including advance purchase opportunities for concerts and invitations to Concert Series Previews with MIM’s artistic director. Members who give $500+ annually also receive 10% off concert tickets. Additional artists will be added to the lineup throughout the season. To get the latest announcements from the MIM Music Theater, visit MIM.org and sign up for concert newsletters.
2019 Concert Series is sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln.
About MIM and the MIM Music Theater
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
In addition to hosting performances by renowned artists, the MIM Music Theater introduces guests to emerging talents from around the world. It has been called “the best 300-seat venue in the country” by Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin. Each performance is an extension of the museum’s exhibits―showcasing the instruments, the people who play them, and the musical language we all share.
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Raj Dayal, Media Relations Manager, MIM