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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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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…

Chris Eldridge

As a member of Punch Brothers since the band’s inception, guitarist Chris Eldridge has been at the vanguard of acoustic music for much of the past decade.  Although initially drawn to the electric guitar, by his mid-teens Chris Eldridge had developed a deep love for acoustic music, thanks in part to his father, a banjo player and founding member of the seminal bluegrass group The Seldom Scene. Eldridge later gained…

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Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Arguably the pioneer of the “Country Rock” genre, Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, and the Desert Rose Band. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, four-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of numerous CMA…

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Chris Mann

Chris Mann certainly shined as a finalist on The Voice, but his star has risen even higher since the hit show’s second season. In 2012, Mann signed with Faircraft/Republic, a new label formed by renowned producer/music executive Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige). His debut full-length, Roads, introduced a whole new generation to the classical-pop genre and shot straight to No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and Top 5…

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Chris Speed Trio w/Dave King, Chris Tordini

Saxophonist-clarinetist Chris Speed is one of the most in-demand reedmen in New York. For over 20 years his brilliant tone and imaginative compositions have made him one of the busiest collaborators in the Brooklyn scene. Speed has appeared on stage and on record with Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Tim Berne, Myra Melford, John Hollenbeck, Cuong Vu, Kurt Rosenwinkel and many more. Speed is a member of a number of ensembles,…

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Christian Mcbride & Inside Straight

Christian McBride, bass Steve Wilson, saxophones Warren Wolf, vibraphone Eric Reed, piano Carl Allen, drums Bass virtuoso Christian McBride is one of the most important figures in jazz in the last 20 years, and figures prominently in the renewed interest in the music among young people. Since moving to New York in 1989, he has worked with the best of the best in the jazz, pop and rock worlds, and…

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