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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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Bryan Sutton

Bryan Sutton is one of the most sought after acoustic guitarists on the planet. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Bryan grew up in a musical family and was immersed in the rich heritage of western North Carolina music. Sutton entered the bluegrass world in 1995 as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder band, playing on two Grammy award winning records. After his tenure with Skaggs, Bryan went on to…

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…

Butch Thompson

Butch Thompson

In a career spanning over 45 years, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson has earned a world-wide reputation as a traditional jazz and ragtime master. He tours widely as a soloist or at the helm of any of his several ensembles, including his well-known Butch Thompson Trio, his eight-piece Jazz Originals band, the Butch Thompson Big Three, or his unique blues duo with fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue. In 1974, he joined…

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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…

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Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a 1930’s Recording King guitar and a dusky alto, painting the line between joy and pathos with uncanny precision and power. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of the Artists…

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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