No stranger to the Dinkytown venue, James Buckley is returning to the Kitty Cat Klub Tuesday, bringing with him one of the best modern jazz acts in the Twin Cities. Following the strong reception to 2007's Stitches, the James Buckley Trio has been continually performing throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul—the consistent lineup of J.T. Bates, Bryan Nichols, and Buckley solidifying the group's role among the local musical landscape. In addition to playing the role of composer and bassist in the Trio, Buckley also acts as the bassist in the local electronic-hybrid act Mystery Palace, a position that has further helped establish the musician as one of most prevalent of the past year.
Tue., Jan. 13, 9 p.m., 2009