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Maintenance Shop Series'

Affectionately called the "M-Shop," The Maintenance Shop is an intimate, 150-seat music club located in the Student Union at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Through university grants and ticket sales, the M-Shop has been able to attract a diverse group of nationally recognized artists in a plethora of genres over the past quarter of a century.

Iowa Public Television combined resources and personnel with the M-Shop to videotape three separate music series from the late 1970's through the mid-1980's, including 19 one-hour jazz programs. These programs were also broadcast nationally on PBS and many have been broadcast internationally, including western Europe, northern Africa and Japan,

  Jazz at the Maintenance Shop
March, 1979

Phil Woods Quartet #1
Bill Evans Trio #1
Dexter Gordon Quartet #1
Phil Woods Quartet #2


April, 1979

Great Guitars #1
Dexter Gordon Quartet #2


May, 1979

Woody Shaw Quintet #1
Bill Evans Trio #2
Great Guitars #2
Woody Shaw Quintet #2
Phil Woods Quartet #3


June, 1979

Dexter Gordon Quartet #3
Woody Shaw Quintet #3
Great Guitars #3



At the Maintenance Shop

October, 1986

Chick Corea #1


November, 1986

Tower of Power #1
Bonnie Koloc


January, 1987 Chick Corea #2
Tower of Power #2

Baritone Madness - April, 1980

Was a one-hour program taped at the University of Northern Iowa, featuring baritone jazz saxophonist, Nick Brignola, in concert with the UNI jazz band.