Tune in summer 2020 for another season of Street Show performances #OnNicollet and Hennepin.
Meet Some of our Performers
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) 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. He was selected for a 2018 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (MECA). Website: https://jarrellebartonguzheng.weebly.com/
DJ Mickey Breeze
Mickey Breeze is a DJ, artist, and teacher. He started playing instruments at the age of 5 and now plays trumpet, drums, piano, violin, and cello. He began producing music electronically at the age of 8 and started DJing at 10. Breeze uses a drum pad controller to add percussion and transitions over the top of the tracks he plays and adds a unique live performance layer to his sets. His sets include everything from hip hop to EDM, from R&B to lo-fi beats. As a musician, he likes to work in his own edits, remixes, and original productions.
Beverly Cottman is an interdisciplinary artist creating at the intersections of literary, visual, and performance art. As Auntie Beverly the storyteller, she shares stories, folktales, and fables from the African Diaspora with audiences young and old. Prepare to be entertained, educated, enlightened, empowered, inspired, and even encouraged to ‘join in’ the telling of some old tales with a modern twist.
This Minneapolis-based band takes their name from the Minnesota State Fair’s large display of farm equipment. Their original style mixes Americana with Rock, Ska, Blues, Rockabilly, Irish and touches of irony. Three members of Machinery Hill- Bill Lee, Brian Handeland and Datta Hartman- can often be found busking on Nicollet Mall when the weather is nice.
Debbie Moore is a multidisciplinary musician, writer, and teacher new to the Twin Cities music scene. Through her adolescence she learned a multitude of different instruments, played in various orchestras and bands. In late 2017, Debbie found herself playing violin at open mics, leading her to performances at The Ordway, The Guthrie, The Capri Theater, and more. Currently she is in the beginning stages of planning her own album, and performing on various stages throughout the Twin Cities area.
Hassan Shahidi is a self-taught musician and singer-songwriter. Shahidi aspires to use his music to connect with the community and also convey his perspective & emotions in his slow soothing lyrics over the acoustics guitar. He mixes up the platform by doing classic 2000’s music covers from a wide variety of artists and genres. Shahidi is currently looking to grow as a recording artist. Website: https://www.facebook.com/ShahidiAcoustics/
Courtney Yasmineh sings folk, rock, and gospel songs from her own nine album catalog plus songs that shaped her as a songwriter in the fifty years she’s been writing songs. More recently, she has toured internationally, released new recordings, and wrote a series of novels based on her own struggle and redemption.
Xibaba plays Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, samba, world music and originals at summer festivals, private parties, concert venues, restaurants and clubs. Every member of the band is a multi-instrumentalist, so we are known for fun and wide-ranging orchestration. Set lists and repertoire are tailored to appeal to every audience.