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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 Cobham’s Spectrum 40

“Jazz-rock fusion can divide fans, cramp improv, or appeal mainly to drummers and guitarists, but this is vivid, inventive, meticulously crafted and thoroughly contemporary music for everybody.” -Guardian Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion-Billy Cobham…

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Billy Hart Quartet feat. Ethan Iverson

With Billy Hart on drums, Mark Turner on saxophone, Ethan Iverson on piano and Ben Street on bass. William “Billy” Hart (born November 29, 1940 in Washington, D.C.) is a jazz drummer and educator extraordinaire, who has performed with some of the most important jazz musicians in history. Early on Hart performed in Washington, D.C. with soul artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, and then later with…

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Billy Strings & Don Julin

Incendiary American roots duo Billy Strings & Don Julin tap into the vein of the earliest bluegrass music on their new album Fiddle Tune X,  back when bluegrass was a rough-and-tumble art form pouring out of the Appalachian mountains, made with great virtuosity and huge attitude. With just two instruments (guitar and mandolin) and one voice, this duo has been tearing up stages across America and generating huge buzz based…

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…

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