High-energy funk/jazz/groove sextet from Minneapolis, MN.
Rare Medium has established itself as one of the top live acts in the Twin Cities through its combination of ornate jazz and unstoppable funk grooves. They have shared the
stage with major national acts, headlined major rock and jazz venues, and forged a reputation as a “must see” feature act.
The Live Show
From performing smoking sets at premier jazz clubs and festivals, providing a hip & elegant vibe for a swank nightspot to throwing down funk for legions of groove junkies, Rare Medium has a proven history of winning over crowds in any venue. Their cross-generational appeal and all-night shows have been wowing audiences since the band’s beginnings in 2000.
The Album: Rare Medium - “Reconditioned”
Rare Medium’s second studio album, released to a sold-out crowd at The Dakota, captures a new and exciting sound from the Minneapolis combo. While maintaining their signature blend of funk grooves and jazz harmonies, Rare Medium has added a new compositional complexity to their mature sound.
“Rare Medium brings their infectious beats to prime time... The sophisticated trappings of the downtown jazz club will likely see some collars loosen and chairs pushed aside as the urge to stand up and dance to this music can be irresistible.”
“Rare Medium is one of the hottest live acts in the Twin Cities”
“a big band sensibility with funk–and-groove swagger”