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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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Boney James

4-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling sax-man Boney James continues his artistic evolution with the dynamic futuresoul. Fusing his love for vintage soul music with his mastery of modern production, Boney has created another genre-bending work following on the heels of his 2014 album The Beat. Following early pro gigs, (including sideman stints with Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Randy Crawford and Teena Marie) James released his debut album as…

Bonnie Koloc

Bonnie Koloc

  with Don Stille, former winner of Twin Cities Jazz Society ‘Pianist of the Year’   Bonnie’s 13th record ‘Beginnings’ includes material from Chicago’s legendary Earl of Old Town club, and her latest studio album ‘Here to Sing’ is described by Rich Warren of WFMT of the nationally syndicated ‘The Midnight Special’ show as “the best thing that she has ever recorded.” He also wrote a glowing review of the…

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Booker T. Jones

It can be argued that it is Booker T. Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and is largely responsible for its rise and enduring popularity.  On classic Stax hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameinductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awardrecipient pushed the music’s boundaries, refined it to its essence and then injected it…

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an exciting new ensemble led by Minneapolis/New York-based pianist and composer Jeremy Walker. Long a hub for all things jazz in the Minneapolis area, Walker has established himself in the New York jazz community for his unique harmonic vision, and his original music has won the praise of both the media and musicians. Acclaimed trumpeter Ron Miles called it, “music of exceptional beauty… a pianist who reminds…

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Boxcar feat. Wessell “Warmdaddy” Anderson

“Wess Anderson’s playing contains the essence of soul, that’s why we call him “WarmDaddy.” -Wynton Marsalis Boxcar is an exciting new ensemble created by JazzIsNow! director and New York by way of Minneapolis based pianist/composer Jeremy Walker. Walker has established himself in the New York jazz community for his unique harmonic vision, and his original music has won the praise of both the media and musicians. Acclaimed trumpeter Ron Miles…

Boz-Scaggs

Boz Scaggs

A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal followin, and an enduring respect among musicians. With MEMPHIS (429 Records), his first studio album…

Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau

One of the elite pianists of his generation, Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. While appearing as a sideman on several high-profile recordings, Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. His latest recording, Brad Mehldau Trio: Live, was…

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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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