Music


We are very pleased to be hosting an evening program of adventurous improvised live music at the Khyber Pass Cafe every Thursday at 9:30!
9:30  $10  ($5 students)
(Some shows have special pricing) All proceeds go to the Artists.

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UPCOMING CONCERT LIST

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George Marich 'Vanity Project' and Birthday show

George Marich 'Vanity Project' and Birthday show

October 17, 2019, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Come celebrate the release of Marich's new album and the anniversary of birth @ Khyber Pass. This album features improvisations with local masters: George Cartwright, Paul Metzger, and Noah OB! Available for free downloading @ www.geomarich.bandcamp.com

GM- batterie
Noah OB-cornet
Paul Metzger- electric guitar
G. Cartwright- reeds

10$ [5 students]
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48 interested  ·  17 going
Jarrelle Barton Oct. 24 Solo at the Khyber!

Jarrelle Barton Oct. 24 Solo at the Khyber!

October 24, 2019, 9:30pm - October 24, 2019, 11:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

As a teenager in Cleveland, Ohio, Jarrelle Barton discovered the guzheng, an ancient Chinese zither. Now it’s the focus of his life… Barton progressed as far as he could on his own, then searched for a teacher online. He found a guzheng master from Beijing who was living in Burnsville and convinced his grandmother that they should to move to Minnesota so he could take lessons. A decade later Barton has become a master. He plays a little bit of everything: traditional and contemporary Chinese pieces, European music, even improvisational jam sessions. His own compositions tend to have a more modern, avant-garde sound. “Music is universal — it goes beyond,” he said. “I think anyone can learn an instrument regardless of your ethnic background or what language you speak or what color you are. You can learn any instrument you’d like and create beautiful music to share with people.”

At age 14, Jarrelle Barton (Chinese name: Jie Ao, 杰遨) began learning guzheng from master Li Jiaxiang (李嘉骧), a former musician of the Beijing Dance Academy (北京舞蹈学院) who had studied with the Chaozhou zheng master Fan Shang'e. From Li, Barton learned traditional pieces, particularly those from the Teochew and Hakka schools of southern China, as well as modern-style guzheng solos. Now 26, Barton is in constant demand for events throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, and developed an international following online. In 2017 he was featured on Minnesota Public Radio and invited to perform with guzheng master Bei Bei He in Los Angeles. Other notable performance venues include Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, the Mall of America, the Twin Cities Lantern Festival, the Anderson Center (residency and performance) and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. In December 2018 he was selected for a 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA), for which he will create a new large-scale composition for guzheng and mixed ensemble.
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47 interested  ·  12 going
Visitor

Visitor

October 31, 2019, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

VISITOR BAND - Loud, quiet and unruly

Shaped by 1960’s free jazz and the implications of composers like John Cage, Ornette Coleman and Captain Beefheart, the music of Visitor is chaotic, spiritual and oddly comforting in tumultuous times. It reflects our past, present and future in a real-time sound experience.



The trio features Timothy Kane (drums and woodwinds), Keith Miller (tuba and drums), and Curt Wenzel (trumpet and electronics). All three began free improvisation some 50 years ago.
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25 interested  ·  5 going
Sarah and Sarina

Sarah and Sarina

November 7, 2019, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Sarah Jagoda & Sarina Partridge
Sarah and Sarina sing the rich harmonies of Jewish and Slavic folk music from Eastern Europe. Singing entirely in the songs’ original languages, including Yiddish, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Romanian, and more, the pair showcases the way music has moved through generations of immigrants arriving to North America. With the tight harmonies of a family band and the accompaniment of a banjo and drum, Sarah and Sarina bring you onto a familiar front porch — if your front porch were in Grajevo or Breznitsa. The pair find a fusion between Eastern European sounds and an Americana sensibility, spinning out stories of love, longing, and liberation that are carried in the lyrics of this rich tradition. Sarah (Larsson) Jagoda is a vocalist with The Nightingale Trio; Sarina Partridge is a performer and instructor with Village Harmony and sings locally with the Mila Vocal Ensemble.

$10 (5 students)
All $ goes to the musicians!
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26 interested  ·  4 going
International Novelty Gamelan

International Novelty Gamelan

November 21, 2019, 9:30pm - November 22, 2019, 6:00am

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

the International Novelty Gamelan
preforming live at the Khyber Pass
a rare and intimate show
internationalnoveltygamelan.bandcamp.com/

music at 9:30
10 cash
5 students

53 interested  ·  17 going
No Concert

No Concert

November 28, 2019, 5:00pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

No music tonight. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn Avery at the Khyber Pass

Lynn Avery at the Khyber Pass

December 19, 2019, 9:30pm - December 19, 2019, 11:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Lynn Avery presents a night at the Khyber Pass
be prepared for something unique and awesome
lynnavery.bandcamp.com/releases
iceblink.bandcamp.com/

Music at 930
10$ cash
5 students

43 interested  ·  8 going
Adam June presents

Adam June presents

January 16, 2020, 9:30pm - January 16, 2020, 11:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Adam June presents a night of experimental music
at the Khyber Pass
Details coming soon

music at 930
10$ cash
5 students

9 interested  ·  2 going
John Saint Pelvyn

John Saint Pelvyn

January 30, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

Hatched in the Minneapolis underground, John Saint-Pelvyn developed an idiosyncratic & very personal approach to guitar. Fragmenting folk & blues landscapes slashed through by theremin squelches & otherworldly vocal outbursts "like songs for the dead astronauts of tranquilly basin sung by cats and rare birds. Very nostalgic in their small way, but yearning for a past only reached by going forward"

$10 [5 student]
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17 interested  ·  6 going
George Cartwright, DeVon Gray, Steve Hirsh

George Cartwright, DeVon Gray, Steve Hirsh

February 27, 2020, 9:30pm

Khyber Pass Music Thursdays1571 Grand AveSaint Paul, MN55105 Map

George Cartwright, DeVon Gray, Steve Hirsh

4 interested  ·  2 going

 

 

Music is curated by Adam Linz, Kevin Cosgrove, Paul Metzger and Noah OB.

For booking inquiries, please send links to music and dates of interest to: 00paulmetzger00@gmail.com Thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your submissions. We receive many inquiries about performing at the Khyber. Please be patient.

Admission is $10-5. (Some shows have special pricing)
All proceeds go to the Artists.
Wine, beer and small plates will be available.