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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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Bre Lewis

Bre Lewis is an aspiring singer songwriter who writes tunes based off of her personal experiences. Her musical interests began with playing on her grandmother’s organ, singing along with the radio, and taking on any opportunity she could to be surrounded in music. Raised in a small town in Minnesota, she moved to Minneapolis in hopes to pursue a professional career in music. You will find Bre’s music is inspired…

Break Of Reality

Break Of Reality

Break Of Reality is three cellos and percussion…breaking new ground and sending audiences on a cool trip to new sounds and sensations. The band performs everything from original compositions to covers of Metallica and Radiohead to transcriptions of Bach. Having performed across the US, this is “Break’s” Minneapolis debut. check out more at breakofreality.com

Brendan James

Brendan James

The Derry, New Hampshire-native started his professional career in New York City. An early champion of his refreshing folk-based sound was Carly Simon, who personally called and invited him for a duet session at her house in Martha’s Vineyard. “I couldn’t believe she called me, her music played in my house all the time as a kid,” James marvels. Simon and James recorded a duet called “Let The River Run”…

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Brett James, Tim Nichols, Rivers Rutherford

The Nashville Convention and Tourism Bureau and the Dakota are proud to present three of Nashville’s hottest singer/songwriters in one special showcase! Over the past decade, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world, from Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry and Leona Lewis. His songs have appeared on…

Brian Auger

Brian Auger

Grammy-nominated artist Brian Auger is a jazz and rock keyboardist who specializes in playing the Hammond organ. A jazz pianist, bandleader, sesion musician and Hammond B3 player, Auger has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony WIlliams, Jimi Hendrix, Sony Boy WIlliamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon, and others. The Trinity incorporates jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul, and rock.

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Brian McKnight

Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight is one of the most lauded entertainers in contemporary music. Along with a record 16 Grammy nominations, he has sold over 20 million albums, and has received American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has worked in just about every medium – be it music, film, television or theater. “I’ve never been able to…

Brianna Lane

Brianna Lane

Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure—with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. In her eight years of touring Lane has shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Colin Hay, Dar…

Bruce Henry

Bruce Henry

Influenced by Nina Simone, Al Jarreau and John Coltrane, to name a few, Bruce’s journey has resulted in an eclectic style of world influenced jazz vocals and composition. Bruce possesses a three and one-half octave range, a pure voice with versatility and depth that few can match. His passion for an ever-expanding vision, both musically and personally, is the heart of his 2004 release Connections. Bruce’s music has taken him…

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Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

When is the sum of the parts of a musical quantity far greater than the whole? When Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison unite as an ongoing musical act. After all, their own individual artistic achievements already sum up to impressive totals. Willis has reigned as a critically acclaimed roots music singer since her recorded debut some two decades ago, and is recognized as a new country and Americana pioneer. Her…

Buckwheat Zydeco

Buckwheat Zydeco

If you’ve seen a Buckwheat show, you know what to expect: rocking, stomping, good time Creole party music. If you haven’t seen Buckwheat Zydeco live, you’re missing one of the music world’s most exciting and fun performers. Don’t just take our word for it, read what dozens of critics have said. This road warrior is constantly touring all over the country and the world. Chances are very good that we’ll…

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