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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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Charmin Michelle

Charmin Michelle

“Taste and understatement. Swing and savoir-faire. Grace and grooves. Intimacy and panache. Singer Charmin Michelle delivers all of the above and more.” This is what the Minneapolis Star/Tribune had to say about this charismatic chanteuse whose conversational style recalls Billie Holiday and other legendary ladies of jazz. And, yet, her music is free of tiresome camp and easy nostalgia. She’s a savvy songstress and, while putting her own imprint on…

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Charmin & Shapira w/Friends

“Taste and understatement. Swing and savoir-faire. Grace and grooves. Intimacy and panache. Singer Charmin Michelle delivers all of the above and more.” This is what the Minneapolis Star/Tribune had to say about this charismatic chanteuse whose conversational style recalls Billie Holiday and other legendary ladies of jazz. And, yet, her music is free of tiresome camp and easy nostalgia. She’s a savvy songstress and, while putting her own imprint on…

Chastity Brown

Chastity Brown

Tennessee-raised, Minneapolis-based soul songstress Chastity Brown has an alluring tendency to turn heads and hold audiences captive with her jazz-tinged folk compositions, mesmerizing voice and expressive acoustic guitar. She has released three full-length albums. Her first disc was recorded live on television and her sophomore disc, Sankofa (2009), was recorded solo in the studio. In midst of releasing her solo works, Chastity and her bandmates, Michael X. (percussion), Adam Wozniak…

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies

For the past twenty five years, Cherish the Ladies have proven themselves worthy to live up to these accolades and in doing so have become one of the most engaging ensembles in the history of Irish music. Taking their name from a traditional Irish jig, the group initially began in 1985 with a series of concerts celebrating the rise of female musicians in once a male dominated scene. The concerts…

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Chiara String Quartet

Playing “Chamber Music in Any Chamber,” the Chiara String Quartet (Rebecca Fischer, Julie Yoon violin; Jonah Sirota, viola; Gregory Beaver, cello) reaches from the concert hall into clubs, bars and galleries, expanding the places to hear live classical music while returning chamber music to its roots in intimate spaces.

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Chic Gamine

NPR’s Laura Sullivan chats with Chic Gamine’s leader Andrina Turenne – listen here. Mavis Staples told Chic Gamine “you reminded me of my sisters and I singing!”  Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine embody the ‘60s girl-group vibe all grown up and living in a new century. Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women could be straight out of Motown, before you throw in the curveball of French pop and four…

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Chick Corea and the Vigil

A DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, 20-time Grammy winner, and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering. Chick is the fourth-most-nominated artist in the history of the Grammys, with 61 nominations. He’s also earned 3 Latin Grammy Awards, the most of any artist in the Best Instrumental Album category. From straight ahead to…

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

” Thirty-eight years later, the crystal silence endures…” read more from Britt Robson’s interview here These two virtuosic improvisors first worked together in 1972, and their album from that year, Crystal Silence, is one of the landmarks of jazz history. Since then the duo has only recorded five other albums, but they perform together nearly every year. This deep and substantive musical friendship is evident in their seamless interplay and…

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Chihuahua City

Chihuahua City is assembled of five fine Twin Cities musicians: keyboardist/bassoonist DeVon Grey (Heiruspecs, Brother Ali, Chastity Brown, Liminal Phase…), guitarist Jeremy Ylviskaker (Alpha Consumer, Andrew Bird, Cloak Ox, Brother Ali…), saxophonist/clarinetist Nelson Devereaux (New Sound Underground, Adam Meckler Orchestra, Hustle Rose, Alicia Steele…), percussionist Greg Schutte (Jello Slave, Mickey Hart Band, Minneapolis Dub Trio, Sophia Shorai…) and bassist/bass clarinetist Jon Davis (Ghostband, DKO, Black Audience, Coloring Time…). With a…

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Choro Borealis

Choro (Show-doo) Borealis is a recently-formed trio of three Midwesterners with a long-running deeply rooted passion for Brazilian music: Robert Everest on 7-string guitar, cavaquinho (a steel-string cousin of the ukulele), vocals and percussion; Pat O’Keefe on Bb Clarinet, bass clarinet, and percussion; and Tim O’Keefe on mandolin, cavaquinho, and percussion. The magic of the group is in the playful rotation of instruments. For one number Tim and Pat take turns…

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