Droppin the straight Jazz/Funk in Minneapolis - Pulse Twin Cities
Rare Medium's success lies in their cross-generational and cross genre appeal, engaging audiences from rock venues to small jazz clubs-preferably a setting where you can get up and move! - Andrea Canter, JazzPolice
This album just might save your life - Tim Fischer, Ripsaw News Duluth
1/2/20 2020 Shows Announced!
Check out the dates page for more info.
9/1/19 Our first show of 2019!
We've been laying low after our residency at Whiskey Junction ended. But we've decided to bring the noise again to raise money for Suicide Prevention. We'll be playing the Should Out Loud Benefit in October. Come out and support a great cause!
3/2/17 We're super excited about all the killer bands lining up to play with us. BrassZilla brings even more horns to the table in March.
11/17/15: We've got a fever, and the only prescription is more saxophones. We'll be playing a show with Joan's Saxophone Quartet, Ancia Quartet in April. Looking forward to all of the saxophones.
8/01/15: We had a blast at Friday Night Jazz. Enough of you all did too, they'll be having us back soon. Check the calendar for more dates.
9/3/14: Scratch Recordings of New Tunes
So, while we were all set up for the Beatles Project, we decided to record a couple of our own new tunes that we’ve been working on over the summer.
8/25/14: RJ Beatles Project
Little known fact: our drummer Ryan Johnson is a huge Beatles fan. Littler known fact: his wife and kids are out of town right now. So, he is doing what any reasonable nut would do: record a Beatles tribute album in his garage-studio. Rare Medium laid down a couple tracks: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, and Because.
THANK YOU!! Holy cats, that was a great turnout. We recorded the whole show and will have it available shortly to download. We’re back! ...and loving it!
Rare Medium will be playing Windyfest next Saturday, June 21st. What is Windyfest?? It’s a block party at Windom Park in NE Minneapolis. Beer and food abound. We hit at 4. See you there. More info here.
5/5/14: Thank you!!
We’d like to thank you all for coming out to the benefit yesterday. What a great turnout and great support for a fantastic cause.
4/27/14: Benefit Concert
OK all, here we go! We’re going to be playing a quick 1-set benefit concert NEXT SUNDAY, May 4th, for the American Leukemia Society. It’s a brunch-time suarez. 10am-noon at Mason’s in Minneapolis.
3/1/14 Shiny New Bassist
The auditions were a success! We’d like to introduce our new bassist, Josh Stallings. Josh is a recent addition to the music scene in the Twin Cities. You can find more about him here.