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
October 30, 2014
12/15/2013: New Year’s Resolution.
OK everyone - We've made our New Years Resolution early!! It's been a long long time, but Rare Medium is going to come out of the cloister and start gigging again. More to follow
1/2/14: Open Auditions:
Rare Medium seeks bassist.
Experienced 6 piece Jazz/Funk band seeking bass player.
Looking for a versatile pocket player who can groove and communicate musically. More Bootsy Collins than Victor Wooten. We have drums, guitar, keys, and two horns. Influences and covers by: MMW, Herbie Hancock (Headhunter years).
Thanks to Jazz 88 (KBEM) for keeping us on the airwaves. We appreciate your continued support!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.