Cornbread Harris performing Sunday nights at Grand Cafe

Cornbread Harris at Grand Café. Saxophonist Glenn Graham is at left. Photo by Michelle Bruch

Cornbread Harris, at 88 years old a longtime staple of the Minneapolis music scene, is now performing every Sunday night at Grand Café, starting around 6:30 p.m.

Harris loves performing, though he said he can’t see or hear very well.

“I know the song. If I can’t see it, that’s okay,” he said.

He plays the blues and jazz standards on piano alongside saxophonist Glenn Graham and bassist Scott Soule.

Harris plans to celebrate his 89th birthday April 23 with a gig at Hell’s Kitchen.

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Pictured (l to r) are Glenn Graham, Harris, Corinne Caouette (a server at Grand and a member of the band Black Widows), and Scott Soule. Photo by Michelle Bruch

In addition to Harris, the Grand Café hosts Dave Foley, who owns the record shop around the corner, spinning vinyl every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The café is also hosting a monthly dinner series with four courses served family-style.