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Fall of the House of Usher

April 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


$10 admission. $5 with student ID.

Chris Cunningham’s FOTHOU (Fall of the House of Usher) returns to Jazz Central with a full cargo of special guests and collaborators.

Chris Cunningham – Guitars
Ivan Cunningham – Saxophones
Michelle Kinney – Cello
Greg Schutte – Drums
Chris Bates – Bass
Adam Svec – Vocals
Noah Ophoven Baldwin – Trumpet
Jared Jarvis – Saxophones
Riley Swain – Baritone Saxophone

Special Guest: John Keston – Keyboards

A very special opening set with Syrian oud virtuoso Issam Rafea, Chris Cunningham, and other Ushers of the House.

Rare vinyl grooves all evening from Overzealous Sound System (DJ Chad Nelson)

FOTHOU (Fall of the House of Usher)

FOTHOU’s leader, Christopher Cunningham (aka Neverwas, Sync66, Moribund Veneer, and El Peludo) has enjoyed a long musical career as a guitarist/producer/composer/songwriter; collaborating on stages and in studios with many artists, including Marianne Faithfull, John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards, The Contortions, Gavin Friday, Boukman Eksperyans, Omar Farouk Tekbilek, Issam Rafea, Katell Keineg, The Golden Paliminos, Marshall Crenshaw, Richie Havens, Wayne Horvitz, John Zorn, and The Saqqara Dogs . A NYC-native, Twin Cities transplant, he composes for and leads several group projects, with FOTHOU being his current main squeeze.

for FOTHOU albums, downloads, and videos:

Issam Rafea:
Issam Rafea is an award winning Syrian oud magician, composer, educator conductor, and improviser now living in Northfield, MN.


John Keston:
John Keston is an oft-commissioned experimental composer and keyboard virtuoso living in Minneapolis.


Doors: 8PM
Overzealous Sound System – Rare Vinyl Grooves
Chris Cunningham & Issam Rafea duo @ 8:30PM
Overzealous Sound System- Rare Vinyl Grooves
FOTHOU (Fall of the House of Usher): 9:30PM
“Special” improv set @ 11PM
Overzealous Sound System – Rare Vinyl Grooves until close


April 14, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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