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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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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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Cate Fierro

Cate Fierro has one of the strongest and freshest voices to hit the Twin Cities music scene. She is one of the lead singers in THE IRRESISTIBLES, a soul R&B Band led by legendary and award winning frontman, Mick Sterling also performing in MICK STERLING & HIS BAND and enjoys their newest project, A Band Called SOUL.  She has her own band, THE CATE FIERRO BAND and performs acoustically with Joshua Stigen. She has…

Catherine Russell

Catherine Russell

Vocalist Catherine Russell is a rare bird indeed: a true jazz and blues singer who can sing virtually anything. She showcases that ability on her third album, Inside This Heart Of Mine, taking inspiration from many facets of the Great American Songbook. With her soulful voice and fearless interpretations, she has joined the ranks of the greatest interpreters of American Song. Russell grew up in a musical family. Her father,…

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Cécile McLorin Salvant

Read the glowing review from Jazz Police of Salvant’s recording Woman Child. Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of…

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MF Production’s A Celebration of Lionel Hampton: Marsalis, Schurr, Wesley and more!

The Celebration of Lionel Hampton is a phenomenal ensemble created by producer/vocalist Jacey Falk that features Hampton orchestra alumni and admirers of the Hampton songbook. “Those who value serious musicianship, sensitive phrasemaking and thoroughly idiomatic performances of a broad span of repertoire will find this work deeply satisfying.” -Chicago Tribune youngest brother of the 2010 NEA Jazz Master Marsalis family, Jason Marsalis has long been recognized as an in-demand drummer…

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CéU

The latest in a great tradition of Brazilian singer-songwriters, CéU’s unique sound combines Afro-beat, soul, and electro-jazz with a voice of unforgettable beauty. Two albums into her young career, CéU has left fans and critics breathless with her sensuous and slinky take on Brazilian pop. Her roots are in samba, which “sticks to the soles of her feet”. But she covers many other musical territories too, from soul to afrobeat…

Chapin Sisters

Chapin Sisters

Abigail and Lily Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters who have been performing under the name The Chapin Sisters since 2004. They are known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies that have gained comparisons to sister acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their songs and arrangements have a very contemporary aspect, with elements of pop, blues and psychedelic rock. Some of their education in American roots music and folk-rock…

Charles Lazarus

Charles Lazarus

Charles Lazarus is known for his distinctive blend of lounge/exotica and funk fired jazz. The trumpeter / composer’s eclectic career has been met with acclaim from critics worldwide. Lazarus made his main stage Carnegie Hall solo debut with the New York String Orchestra at the age of 19 while still a student at The Juilliard School in New York. He has been a member of the Dallas Brass, Meridian Arts…

Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd

Charles Lloyd, saxophones Reuben Rogers, bass Eric Harland, drums Special Guest Gerald Clayton, piano One of the giants of jazz saxophone, Charles Lloyd’s appearances have been rare and special since the late 1960s. Lloyd’s commanding presence and mercurial ideas have changed the face of jazz, and his influence and experimental nature are still growing. “I know the winds of grace are always blowing. I must raise my sails high enough…

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