Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is set to host an eclectic array of musical acts this month, showcasing talents across various genres. Here’s a sample of what to expect.

Johnny A.
Monday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

Esteemed guitarist Johnny A. showcases his solo instrumental guitar skills combined with live looping. Known for his work with legendary bands and a Grammy nomination, Johnny A. offers an intimate performance blending favorite songs and personal stories.

Rhapsody in Blue at 100 – Ted Rosenthal Trio
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Ted Rosenthal celebrates the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Known for his contributions to jazz, Rosenthal’s trio will present a unique interpretation of this classic alongside other Gershwin hits.

Emmet Cohen Trio featuring Benny Benack III
Saturday, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz pianist Emmet Cohen, alongside his trio and guest Benny Benack III, delivers a performance showcasing his prowess in jazz. Cohen, an American Pianists Awards winner, is known for his vibrant energy and musical legacy.
On a Winter’s Night – Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky
Sunday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Celebrating the 30-year reunion of “On a Winter’s Night,” this tour brings together folk artists Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky for a night of storytelling and music.

Marc Cohn
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Grammy-winning artist Marc Cohn performs his soulful ballads, including the renowned “Walking in Memphis.” Cohn’s music, deeply rooted in American R&B and soul, promises a heartfelt experience.

Leo Kottke
Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Thursday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke brings his unique fingerpicking style and rich musical history to MIM. His performances are a blend of folk, blues, and jazz, showcasing his skill on six- and 12-string guitars.

Pam Tillis
Saturday, Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Country music icon Pam Tillis performs her chart-topping hits and beloved albums. Her soulful voice and storytelling capture the essence of country music.
Yungchen Lhamo
Sunday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Tibetan singer Yungchen Lhamo presents a spiritual journey through her music, inspired by Tibetan mantras and the theme of awakening.

The Hot Sardines
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Hot Sardines return with their vibrant classic jazz sound, featuring songs from their latest album “C’est La Vie,” a mix of jazz standards and original compositions.

Americana and Folk
Darrell Scott
Thursday, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Songwriter Darrell Scott, known for his compelling country hits, performs songs from his rich discography, including his latest album “Old Cane Back Rocker.”

Nellie McKay
Friday, Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay brings her unique blend of jazz, cabaret, and pop to MIM, showcasing songs from her latest album “Hey Guys, Watch This.”

Matt Schofield
Sunday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

Blues guitarist Matt Schofield, acclaimed for his soulful playing and songwriting, delivers a performance filled with emotional depth and technical brilliance.

American Traditions
Lisa Fischer and Ranky Tanky
Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Grammy-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer, known for her work with the Rolling Stones, pairs with Ranky Tanky to present soulful songs of the Gullah culture, blending jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.

MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., in Phoenix. For more information, visit