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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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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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Pat Donohue & Butch Thompson

Staples of the twin Cities jazz, blues and folk scenes, world renowned pianist/clarinetist Butch Thompson and Grammy winning singer/guitarist Pat Donohue have collaborated for the last several decades, performing regularly on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Their long-awaited first duo recording, Vicksburg Blues is highly evocative of the early jazz piano and acoustic guitar recordings of Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell, and features 14 classic tracks by greats like Carr, Little Brother Montgomery,…

Cactus Blossoms duo

Cactus Blossoms

City Pages 2012 Best Country Band! Brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum write songs like Hank Williams, weave sweet harmonies like the Everly Brothers, and their earnest performances revive the sound of country and western’s early days. In the summer of 2010 Jack and Page won first place in a duet contest at the MN State Fair, which led to a guest performance on A Prairie Home Companion. In the…

Calico Queen

Calico Queen

Calico Queen is an exciting new project featuring the folkier side of the band’s members: vocalist/ukulele whiz Lucy Michelle (of her Velvet Lapelles), keyboardist Charlie Smith (Military Special and current Velvet Lapelle), drummer Colin Stumbras (City On the Make), and bassist Adam Thein. Expect to hear some country and jazz standards as well as some fun original music that will put a smile on your face! check out their Facebook…

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Calley Bliss

Calley Bliss is an ever-evolving artist, with a voice that will welcome you along for the ride.  With the release of her 2010 debut solo album, Pigeonholed, it is easy to see the influences of her scattered past – a product of 80′s and 90′s pop divas, educated to be a jazz songstress, used more often than not for her electric stage presence and power belting voice in pop, soul…

Candy Dulfer

Candy Dulfer

Grammy nominated Dutch saxophonist and vocalist Candy Dulfer has been performing since age seven, leader of the band Funky Stuff since age fourteen, an international recording artist since age nineteen, and has toured world-wide since age twenty. Dulfer has recorded and / or performed with numerous noted artists such as Prince, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Beyoncé, Pink Floyd, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Lionel Richie, Larry Graham, Aretha…

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…

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