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

  • Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019

    Ben Vereen

    Ben Vereen has performed in some of the most notable Broadway productions, television series, dramas, and variety shows of our time, including Roots, the most successful miniseries to date. A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin, Vereen’s Broadway credits include: Wicked, I’m Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse, Jelly’s Last Jam, Jesus Christ Superstar, and A Christmas Carol.

    Vereen continues to tour through the United States with his concert act, “Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen.” He has become one of the nation’s most requested speakers on topics including Black history, arts and education, and Broadway and overcoming adversity. Early and Late Show!

  • Sunday, Apr. 21, 2019

    Clarice and Sergio Assad

    As a performer, Clarice Assad has received acclaim for her performances of both original compositions and her own arrangements of popular Brazilian songs, world music, and jazz standards. Carefully crafted, colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, including her own original concepts. Assad sings in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and English, but thrives in exploring the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative textures and incorporating an exciting vocabulary of extended techniques into her music.

  • Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

    Daryl Stuermer Duo

    Celebrating over thirty years of musical accomplishments, virtuoso lead-guitarist Daryl Stuermer of the super-group Genesis and the Phil Collins band has been touring the world to sold out crowds since 1978.

    Stuermer now tours with the Daryl Stuermer Band, performing in duo, quartet, five-piece, and full symphonic shows throughout the world.

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019

    MIM Musical Interludes Series: Contemporary Percussion Ensemble

    ASU’s percussion students will present a program of exotic rhythms and vibrant colors, drawing from the formative repertoire of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. On stage will be drums from a wide array of musical cultures; melodic percussion instruments derived from Asian, African, and South American traditions; and a large collection of found, constructed, and recycled instruments.

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019

    Sanjay Subrahmanyan

    Sanjay Subrahmanyan was born in Chennai, India, on January 21, 1968, into a family steeped in Carnatic music. The air in his childhood home was thick with the strains of some of the greatest voices ever known to the Carnatic music world—blaring out from the radio, tape recorders, and the gramophone. Like many others in the family, Subrahmanyan took to the art form like a duck to water. His early training included violin and vocal classes from Guru V. Lakshminarayana, his grand aunt Guru Rukmini Rajagopalan, Guru Calcutta K. S. Krishnamurti, and more recently, from nadaswaram maestro Guru S. R. D. Vaidyanathan. Today, at the height of his powers, Subrahmanyan is himself an iconic inspiration to the younger generation, and his legion of admirers is spread all over the globe.

  • Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019

    We3 [SOLD OUT]

    Featuring Renee Grant Patrick, Suzanne Lansford, and Nicole Pesce

    We3—Nicole Pesce (piano), Suzanne Lansford (violin), and Renee Grant Patrick (vocalist), daughter to the late George Grant of the world-famous Ink Spots—is a powerhouse of talents combined, paying tribute to timeless tunes with new and familiar interpretations of popular, jazz, swing, and blues standards and so much more.

  • Friday, Apr. 26, 2019

    Langston Hughes’s Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz

    Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet

    By way of videography, this concert performance links the words and music of Hughes’s poetry to topical images of Ask Your Mama’s people, places, and events and to the works of the visual artists Langston Hughes admired or collaborated with most closely over the course of his career. Together, the words, sounds, and images re-create a magical moment in our cultural history which bridges the Harlem Renaissance, the post-World War II Beat writers’ coffeehouse jazz poetry world, and the looming Black Arts performance explosion of the 1960s.

  • Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019

    Stanley Jordan and Kevin Eubanks

    Kevin Eubanks, guitarist and prolific composer, is well known by many as the former music director of The Tonight Show band, appearing on the show for eighteen years (1992–2010). His laid-back style and affability seem to be the concentration and focus that have made him successful both as a consummate musician and a household name for late-night TV viewers.

    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. EARLY and LATE show!!

  • Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019

    Amy Hānaiali’i

    Amy Hānaiali’i’s role as a cultural force championing Hawaiian tradition stems from composing in the Hawaiian language and bringing her language to the world with a current blend of diverse musical stylings. Hānaiali’i’s talent emerges from a disciplined classical training, fused powerhouse vocals, and honoring her family’s heritage and rooted ancestral responsibility.

  • Monday, Apr. 29, 2019

    The Mike Vax and Ron Romm Collaboration

    Mike Vax and Ron Romm have been friends for almost fifty years. They first met when Romm was in the fledgling group Canadian Brass and Vax was playing lead trumpet for the Stan Kenton Orchestra back in 1971. Their paths have crossed many times over the years, but they had never performed together until the recording session for their new album Collaboration. They bring together both the classical and jazz idioms in perfect harmony, since both have had a multitude of musical experience in many different styles of playing.