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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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Cantus Idol

Cantus Idol

A great night of singing and fun to benefit the educational outreach programs of Cantus, “the premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). Emcee Erin Schwab returns and welcomes back judges Brian Newhouse (Minnesota Public Radio), Sarah Hicks (Minnesota Orchestra) and John De Haan (University of Minnesota). Vote with your dollars to crown the next Cantus Idol! All proceeds, including the price of your ticket, go to benefit…

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon

Cara Dillon is an Irish folk singer. In 1995 she joined folk group Equation and signed a record deal with Warners Music Group. She collaborated with Sam Lakeman under the name Polar Star. In 2001, she released her first solo album titled Cara Dillon. The album contained traditional songs and original Dillon/Lakeman songs “Blue Mountain River” and “I Wish I Was”. The opening track of the album is “Black is…

Caravan of Thieves

Caravan of Thieves

caravanofthieves.com Caravan of Thieves might be the most fun you’ve had at a concert. Driving gypsy-jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles, and defies classification, while welcoming the audience to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps, and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the…

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Carlos Núñez

“Pipe music as if played by a Coltrane or a Hendrix.” - Guardian Núñez is one of Galicia’s most revered artists, undisputed as the tradition’s greatest piper. He is also enormously popular across the rest of Spain and throughout Europe and Latin America. He had a Number One hit and his records regularly attain gold and platinum status in Spain, while worldwide he has sold over a million albums. He is…

Carnage the Executioner

Carnage the Executioner

Minneapolis based Hip-Hop Artist: Beat Boxer, Emcee, Producer.  Carnage has displayed a tremendous work ethic over the last 10 years. Boasting an undeniable resumé with quality releases, frequent performances in Europe and touring the US with Atmosphere and Eyedea & Abilities with an engaging live show has enabled Carnage to steal the hearts of music fans around the world. As an experienced beat boxer, he instructs others on how to…

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Caroline Smith

With a sound that marries folk songwriting to the eclectic sounds of modern indie rock, Caroline Smith has become a phenomenon in Midwest music circles, and recent tours are taking her across the East Coast and Europe. In intimate duo performances and with her band, the Good Night Sleeps, her songs are characterized by unforgettable and endearing pop melodies. Most recognizable throughout their music, and the defining quality to their…

Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps

Since her arrival in Minneapolis during the fall of 2006 as an 18-year-old, singer/songwriter Caroline Smith has utilized her proximity to a music scene bursting with notable venues and like-minded musicians. One such venue was the 400 Bar. Hearing of artists like Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst and Mason Jennings making their names and performing residencies there, Smith approached owner Tom Sullivan and was signed on for a residency of her…

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Carolyn Wonderland

A remarkably talented triple threat with her diverse songwriting, soulful vocals, and guitar goddess status, Carolyn Wonderland has a pedigree in the music industry that’s hard to match. Since dropping out of her Texan high school, Wonderland has dedicated her life to music and become one of the most respected blues artists on the scene. While she has earned most of her critical acclaim as a well-versed blues singer and…

Carrie Rodriguez

Carrie Rodriguez

With Special Guest Alison Rae It’s been a fast and furious eight years for violin/mandobird/tenor guitar player and vocalist Rodriguez. At a one-off gig at the 2001 South by SouthWest festival, she caught the ear of songwriter Chip Taylor (“Wild Thing,” “Angel of the Morning”), and the two started working together almost immediately. Eight years and 8 records later (4 of them recorded with Taylor), Rodriguez is releasing her first…

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Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson is a jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work. She began playing piano at six, guitar by the age of twelve and was working as a vocalist by the mid-’70s, singing a wide variety of…

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