JAEDYN JAMES & THE HUNGER with Danami and The Blue and Brian "Snowman" Powers

The Cedar Presents

JAEDYN JAMES & THE HUNGER with Danami and The Blue and Brian "Snowman" Powers

Sun, December 18, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis, MN

$14 Advance / $16 Day of Show / $12 day of show with item donation to People Serving People

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

THE JAEDYN JAMES & THE HUNGER Funk & Soul Christmas Show with special guests Danami & the Blue and the debut performance of Brain "Snowman" Powers. Bring an item for People Serving People and receive a ticket discount at the door!


Jaedyn James & the Hunger
Jaedyn James & the Hunger
THE JAEDYN JAMES & THE HUNGER Funk & Soul Christmas Show with special guests Danami & the Blue and the debut performance of Brain "Snowman" Powers. Bring an item for People Serving People and receive a ticket discount at the door!

Jaedyn James & The Hunger is a 10 piece, raw funk, rock'n'roll, soul band who burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in the fall of 2014.

Consumed by her passion Jaedyn James was determined to assemble a group of collaborative musicians who could cultivate music, acceptance, and empowerment. The Hunger is built on a foundation of friendship, honesty, and respect. Playing regularly around the Twin Cities for a year and a half, JJ&TH is no stranger to a variety of venues and audiences. This tantalizing group of weirdos has performed in warehouses, dive bars, and elite jazz clubs. No stage too small. No dance floor too sticky.

The Hunger brings the heat; Jaedyn James, a fiery sparkplug- ignites her band and audiences. A natural to the stage JJ grew up in awe of artists such as James Brown, Etta James, Lucille Ball, Marina Abromovich, ee cummings, and Billie Holiday. Miss James exudes confidence drenched in goofball truthisms.

It’s obvious when seen live, JJ&TH takes their fun very seriously. Dancing and self expression are encouraged, laughing is inevitable, standing still and staring at your phone is not option. Come hungry. Leave hungry. #Stayhungry
Danami and The Blue
Danami and The Blue
Danami is an accomplished artist striving to change people's lives. Fans have compared Danami's style to iconic Hip-Hop artist Lupe Fiasco infused with Motown Soul. The pairing of Hip-Hop techniques such as cadence and rhythm with emotion driven storytelling creates an engaging Soul/Hip-Hop experience.
Brian "Snowman" Powers
Brian “Snowman” Powers grew up in the music traditions of New Orleans. At an early age he was exposed to roots country gospel, funk, and jazz. When he reached the age of eight the saxophone became his instrument of choice. After discovering that the saxophone and music theory were natural instincts for him, Brian went on to study jazz and classical music throughout his schooling. Snowman's skill became apparent in high school where he won countless awards for band and choir including first in the state and tri state competitions. Soon following, at the age of fifteen he caught the eye of several renowned local artists and began his professional touring and performing career. Brian went on to attend and graduate from the New School for Social Research/Mannes College of Music Jazz program in NYC with a BFA in jazz as well as an emphasis in composition. During this period, he toured the country and shared the stage with many top groups including The Samples, Spin Doctors, Junior Mance, Reggie Workman, Chico Hamilton, Deep Banana Blackout, Swampadelica, Antigone Rising, Blues Traveler, and many others. After graduating and working in music in New York, many studio session opportunities arose and Snowman became a mainstay in the jazz and R & B scene. After a move to Minneapolis in 2001, Brian continued to tour and play with top artists such as Wain McFarland, Excelsior Gospel Choir, Cookie Coleman, The New Primitives, Sounds of Blackness, Darnell Davis and the Remnant, Mick Sterling, The Petersons, and Minneapolis Gospel Sound. After working as a top requested studio musician for so many years, a move behind the scenes was not a surprise. Brian became a producer and engineer where he has been recognized as one of the top Mixing engineers in the world. A few of his studio clients include multi Grammy Award winner Juanes, audio for video work for MTV productions, AOL Live studio sessions, Grammy Award Nominee Oleta Adams, Paul Peterson, Swampadelica, New Primitives, Ricky Peterson, Living Word Christian Center, Sony, RCA, Universal Music Group, Darnel Davis and the Remnant, and many others. Brian “snowman” Powers continues to tour and record with the best and brightest in the world, and now has formed his own group based in the New Orleans music traditions he grew up with. You don’t want to miss this astounding new project!
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.