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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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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 their 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…

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…

Bob Mould

Bob Mould

Just over 30 years ago, Bob Mould co-founded one of the most influential rock bands of their time, Hüsker Dü. Channeling the rage and fury of hardcore into the pop music paradigm, Mould set the stage for the alternative rock explosion of the 1990s. 2009 saw the release of Mould’s latest solo album, Life and Times, and it is a further testament to his stellar craftsmanship and his utterly unique…

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Bobby Bare, Jr.

Has a degree in psychology from the UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE. Made 2 albums for Immortal Records with his band “BARE JR.” -one for sony records in 1998 and one for virgin records in 2001. Born raised and still lives in Nashville, TN. Is VERY afraid of elves. Has 3 children -two boys and one girl- Nominated for a grammy at the age of 6 years old for a duet with…

Bobby Blue Bland

Bobby Blue Bland

Born January 27, 1930, Rosemark, Tennessee. Moved to Memphis 1948. Played with Billy ‘Red’ Love and other influential Delta musicians. First recording was Dry Up Baby (Modern 848). Entered Armed Services 1952, joined Johnny Ace Revue after discharge, having signed with Duke Records. First smash hit, It’s My Life Baby, 1955 followed by years of consistent success in R&B market. In the 50s and early 60s, Bobby “Blue” Bland was…

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