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June 2017

Jazz Session

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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6-7 & 6-21

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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Two Frets Up

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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6-30

Neither John Utphall & Larry Radle are new to music, both accomplished musicians, John with his fiddle & keyboard and Larry with vocals & guitar. John adds his jazz blues feel and sound to the violin and keys, and Larry his country soft rock, together making a unique full sound for a Duo.

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July 2017

River Valley Jazz Quintet

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-1

The River Valley Jazz Quintet consists of top jazz students from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. The group has been together for over a year and has played in many university groups including the Grammy nominated jazz ensemble 1. Sophomore Parker Layton brought them all together to play standard jazz charts as well as trying other new music of their own. Their goal is to provide top quality music and to represent the university for its world renowned jazz…

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Olive Sings

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-7

Olive Sings is an acoustic duo made up of the sweet, brilliant vocal styling of Kayla Zoltak and the down home, old time sounds of Seth Gamble. The peaceful, small town of Rice Lake Wisconsin is where Kayla and Seth first came together. With a love for writing and sweet harmony they decided to start playing music together. Kayla's musical background started at a young age. Both of her parents where musicians and actively played in bands throughout her childhood.…

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Jen Hazen and (Girl) Friends

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-8

Jen Hazen of Davy J and Friends, Jenny and the Jets, Milk and Whiskey and Weapons of Brass Destruction teams up with three amazing women in a new collaboration: Sultry Kai Ulrica of Wolves at the Door and RavenWolf, Flutist Julie Majkowski of The Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble, Guitarist and bass player Kori Riesenweber of Beacon James. Come check out this all female all star line up for a great night of music.

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Jazz Session

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-12 and 7-26

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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Davey J and Friends

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-14

Davey J is familiar to the region as bandleader for Jones Tones, a band formed in 1996 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and continuing after Davey J moved to Wisconsin in 2000. You could describe the Jones Tones as a roots music combo with significant blues influences, but their musical range includes rock and roll, reggae, Sun Records-style country, and urban folk. In new musical combos such as Davey J and Friends and Jenny and the Lost Boys, you can still hear…

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WolfSong

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-15

WolfSong, playing acoustic-electric original music and their own version of some of your favorite cover tunes from blues to rock to the heartfelt.  Nikk and Kai have been playing music together and recording their songs since 1999.  From the Sand hills of Dakota to the dance floor of grandma's living room, they take life and make it music.  From striking originals to soaring vocals and searing guitar, the Wolves are here to rock. 

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Dan Zerr and Friends

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-21

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends...including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians.  He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

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Liscio Jazz Combo

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-22

Liscio Jazz Combo is a subset of full Liscio, usually two to four of the full group plus other jazz musician friends (yes, we have friends!). You can expect some typical Liscio music and some not so typical. Usually some vocals mixed in with jazz, blues, originals. AND always potential for additional musicians sitting in. Regardless, you will hear some life-long musicians that have performed and taught music for many years. Musicians that have shared the stage with Clark Terry, Bud…

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Jazz Session

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-12 and 7-26

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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Klezmazel

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-28

Klezmazel is group of five musicians who decided to resurrect musical skills learned long ago in a way that enables them to celebrate the joy of life. The group takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. The music is filled with both the joys and sorrows of living and is capable of stirring our hearts as well as our feet.

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Eggplant Heroes

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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7-29

Eggplant Heroes is an Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience (with an occasional poem by former Wisconsin poet laureate Garland thrown in).  eggplantheroes.com

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August 2017

North of Dixie Bluegrass Band

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-4

North of Dixie is a 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that “feels good”! Shelly Miller lays down the banjo and acoustic guitar sounds. John Lynch adds the rhythm guitar. John and Shelly write or co-write most of the original songs. John Utphall drives many of the songs with his virtuoso fiddle sounds. Bob Boone plays the mandolin and Jeff Heath keeps it all together on bass.

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Colin Heshmat Quartet

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-5

The Colin Heshmat quartet is a locally formed group that performs jazz standards and original composition. The group’s composition work strives to push the definition of jazz outward and provide relevancy to a new generation. Members include Scott Hensiak (Saxophone), Sam Olson (Bass), Colin Carey (Drums), and Colin Heshmat (Piano). Colin Heshmat is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied jazz piano under the guidance of Chip Stephens and received a degree in mechanical…

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Jazz Session

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-9 and 8-23

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. Josh grew up in Eau Claire and left the Midwest study jazz at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Josh also attended the Dave Brubeck Institute. After time in Boston, New York, and performing on cruises Josh returned to Eau Claire bringing a wealth of talent. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley.…

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Wandarlie

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-11

Wandarlie is an acoustic joy! This group performs folk and cover songs with soul and emotion. Wandarlie has two musicians, Wanda Miller (vocalist) and Charlie Walters (Guitarist), both lifelong musicians that live in the Eau Claire area. Wanda has been singing since she was a young child and has been a soloist in various vocal ensembles. In addition, she sings for weddings and other special occasions. Currently she is a member of Master Singers in Eau Claire. Charlie has played…

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River Valley Jazz Quintet

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-12

The River Valley Jazz Quintet consists of top jazz students from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. The group has been together for over a year and has played in many university groups including the Grammy nominated jazz ensemble 1. Sophomore Parker Layton brought them all together to play standard jazz charts as well as trying other new music of their own. Their goal is to provide top quality music and to represent the university for its world renowned jazz…

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Micah Ryan

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-18

Micah Ryan is a local singer/songwriter. He's been performing for a number of years and plays a balanced mixture of original songs and covers. His influences include John Legend, Adele, Jon McLaughlin, Josh Kelley, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran. Micah Ryan captures the heart through is lyrics and play style and is driven by the ability of music to connect people and touch the heart. 

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Klezmazel

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acoustic Café Eau Claire, 505 South Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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8-19

Klezmazel is group of five musicians who decided to resurrect musical skills learned long ago in a way that enables them to celebrate the joy of life. The group takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. The music is filled with both the joys and sorrows of living and is capable of stirring our hearts as well as our feet.

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