“In just six short years since opening, MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) has been recognized by TripAdvisor as one of the top 20 museums in the United States and is rated the #1 attraction in Phoenix by TripAdvisor reviewers.”
BETTYE LaVETTE - MAY 9
R&B legend Bettye LaVette spent nearly four decades toiling in the record business. But in 2000, Bettye LaVette was discovered and since then, she has won a Blues Award in 2004 for “Best Comeback Album of the Year,” and in 2008, she was named “Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year.”
“Ms. Bettye LaVette, 64, now rivals Aretha Franklin as her generation’s most vital soul singer. She uses every scrape, shout and break in her raspy voice, with a predator’s sense of timing, to seize the drama of a song.”—New York Times
Monday, May 9 | 7:00 p.m.
THE NEW STANDARDS - MAY 10
This jazz trio, The New Standards, takes modern-day songs and remakes them with their own flair, similar to the jazz bands of the fifties and sixties.
Tuesday, May 10 | 7:00 p.m.
MATT ANDERSEN & THE BONA FIDE - MAY 11
Matt Andersen has more than five million views on YouTube, a 2013 European Blues Award, and he won Best Solo Performer at the 2010 Memphis Blues Challenge. Since the release of Weightless in 2014, Matt Andersen has received a JUNO nomination, a CIMA Road Gold award, and two consecutive Maple Blues Awards. On his current album, Honest Man, Matt Andersen wrote around drum beats and brought in players.
Wednesday, May 11 | 7:00 p.m.
ALPIN HONG AND THE VOICES OF TOMORROW II - MAY 13
Alpin Hong combines stunning technique, emotional range, and rare humor. Pianist Alpin Hong has the reputation as a modern-day Pied Piper. The concert, at the Musical Instrument Museum, illuminates the dynamic relationship between instrumental and vocal music.
Friday, May 13 | 7:30 p.m.
MATTHEW MAYFIELD - MAY 16
Alabama singer-songwriter Matthew Mayfield branched out into a solo career in 2008 and has toured with Switchfoot and Blue October.
Monday, May 16 | 7:00 p.m.
“GUITAR SAFARI” ALBERT LEE, LAURENCE JUBER, AND JERRY DONAHUE - MAY 19
Go on a “Guitar Safari” with GRAMMY-winning legend Albert Lee, two-time GRAMMY-winning acoustic artist Laurence Juber, and “string-bending king of the planet” Jerry Donahue.
Thursday, May 19 | 7:30 p.m.
JAMES HUNTER - MAY 20
GRAMMY-nominated soul musician James Hunter is coming to the Musical Instrument Museum with his album Hold On!
Friday, May 20 | 7:30 p.m.