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Having originated as a jazz club, we consider it a badge of honor to host a variety of genres, from classic jazz, to hip hop/funk and acoustic African ensembles. We don’t plan on stopping, see for yourself in our Artists Archive; a running call list of those who have graced our stage.

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Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor encompasses that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that make him one of our most cherished national treasures. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor’s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has also composed over three hundred and fifty songs, including “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as works for…

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The BKS Vine

Kathleen Johnson, a/k/a/ Druscilla Abernathy, once lit up area stages with her sisters in Best Kept Secret. She’s kept that flame going with the BKS Vine and this weekend it’ll burn with new intensity. If you’re looking for a party, this is the place to be! Come hear the wonderful harmonic blend of sisters Mocha, Rhonda, Kathleen Johnson and Mona with special guest vocalist Kiana Marie. On this evening you…

Black Audience

Black Audience

“She belted out gospel and old-time and traditional songs… Jayanthi’s great voice along with harmonies, a wicked percussion section and fine melodies, sent chills down the spine, and made the heart swell. It was indeed as Robin described, “like a hootenanny with a great lead singer.” I and many of their friends were on hand to witness the spellbinding spectacle that is Black Audience. (Cyn Collins, Life of Cyn) “Black…

Black Blondie

Black Blondie

Continuing to defy categorization, Black Blondie plays an earthy, jazz and funk-informed R&B that is as irresistible as it is hard to describe. City Pages’ Best R&B Artist of 2009, BB released their first album, Do You Remember Who You Wanted to Be?, in April 2009. Samahra, vocals Tasha Baron, keyboards Liz Draper, bass TBA, drums

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Black Market Brass

Black Market Brass performs both originals and renditions of classic 1970s Afrobeat and Afro-Funk music of West Africa. Black Market Brass is a 9 piece Afrobeat/Funk orchestra that performs both original music inspired by of Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Ebo Taylor, K. Frimpong and others, and new versions of the compositions that brought those influential artists to the attention of the world at large. The result: an eclectic blend of…

Black Violin

Black Violin

It’s hard to think of another African-American violin player to make a mark in popular music, so classically trained South Florida twosome, Wilner “Wil B” Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, who go by the name Black Violin are a welcome revelation for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture, “Brandenburg” and “breakdown,” into a single genre-busting act. The band’s most recent album, Classically Trained, is the follow-up to…

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Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no…

Blood Sweat & Tears

Blood Sweat & Tears

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. Since their inception in 1968, BS&T has sold millions of records, scoring multiple gold albums. The band has received 10 Grammy nominations and…

Blues at the Crossroads

Blues at the Crossroads: featuring Irma Thomas, Lee Fields, Eric Krasno, Alecia Chakour & the Dynamites

Blues at The Crossroads is a tribute to the great soul singers of our time, with an evening full of covers performed by five artists who know how to do it right – Irma Thomas, Lee Fields, Eric Krasno, Alecia Chakour and The Dynamites. Irma Thomas is the unrivaled “Soul Queen of New Orleans,” a title officially bestowed by local officials, no less. She ranks among Crescent City R&B’s greatest…

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s influence on popular music is incalculable. As a songwriter, he pioneered several different schools of pop songwriting, from confessional singer/songwriter to winding, hallucinatory, stream-of-consciousness narratives. As a vocalist, he broke down the notion that a singer must have a conventionally good voice in order to perform, thereby redefining the vocalist’s role in popular music. As a musician, he sparked several genres of pop music, including electrified folk-rock and…

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