MIM Music Theater

ACOUSTICALLY SUPERB! Immerse yourself in the sounds of the world in the state-of-the-art MIM Music Theater. Offering spacious seating and exceptional acoustics, the intimate 300-seat theater showcases an inspiring array of live concerts by major artists from around the globe. MIM also offers workshops, films, lectures, and interactive performances that draw guests deeper into global musical traditions and trends.

Upcoming Shows for MIM Music Theater

  • Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018

    MIM Musical Interludes Series: Pan Devils Steel Band

    Founded in 1991 by J. B. Smith, director of percussion studies, the Pan Devils Steel Band of the School of Music at the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has entertained campus, public school, and community audiences throughout the state. The band, whose members are undergraduate and graduate students, brings the energetic sounds of the West Indies to its performances and showcases the steel drum, or pan, a unique musical instrument that has its origins in Trinidad.

  • Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

    Brubeck Brothers Quartet

    Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966, nearly half a century ago. They have subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet (BBQ). With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.

    Although the Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead jazz,” their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues, and world music. The group’s creativity, technique, and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture, and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

  • Friday, Apr. 27, 2018

    Stanley Jordan

    In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits to blazing straight-ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

  • Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018

    Nicole Pesce Featuring We 3

    Arizona Foothills Magazine honored Nicole Pesce with the “Best of 2014 Award” for Best Local Band/Musician. With a repertoire consisting of over twelve thousand memorized songs, Pesce is often dubbed “the human iPod” by Phoenix Magazine and is recognized as one of the “top ten musicians to hear in Phoenix” by the Arizona Republic.

    Pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger Pesce entertains audiences with her unique blend of virtuosity, humor, and pizzazz. Pesce’s YouTube “Happy Birthday Variations” video currently has over three million views. At the age of seven, Pesce began playing piano and quickly committed over one hundred songs to memory. By age ten, she had over five hundred songs memorized and she won first place in the Discovery National Television Competition. At age eleven, she began composing music; by fourteen, she appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, which aired to over sixty million viewers, followed by an extensive U.S. tour. During a yearlong residency in Las Vegas, Pesce had the pleasure of performing on stage with Debbie Reynolds at the Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino. Numerous performances followed for Rich Little, Buddy Greco, Pat Boone, Lew King, and Barbara Stanwyck.

  • Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018

    Keiko Matsui

    Internationally acclaimed and celebrated pianist, composer and, humanitarian, Keiko Matsui marks the thirtieth anniversary of her recording debut, Journey to the Heart.

    “My melodies are my living testimony,” declares Matsui. A world citizen, Matsui uses music to speak to the hearts and souls of fans around the world, transcending borders and building bridges among people who share a common appreciation of honest artistry and cultural exchange. “Music creates a oneness,” says the striking, petite powerhouse who has worked alongside artists from Miles Davis and Stevie Wonder to Hugh Masekela and Bob James. “Journey to the Heart is my gift to my fans. I want to deliver the most beautiful and emotional experience.” Matsui, who has lent her voice to raise awareness for such causes as the Daniel Pearl and the Susan G. Komen Foundations, says, “I feel the world is getting crazier and we need to collectively go back and recall what connects us all . . . our spirits, hearts and our souls.” In Journey to the Heart, Matsui more than delivers what she has come to be loved for: breathtakingly beautiful transcendent melodies that transport the listener. A master storyteller, she crafts passionate and emotive songs with lush harmonies and global rhythms to create timeless musical anthems.