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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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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…

Christine Rosholt

Christine Rosholt

Jazz vocalist and beloved Twin Cities arts fixture Christine Rosholt passed away on December 28. This night is a celebration of her life in music, featuring her regular quartet and some of the many friends she made over the years. a great overview of Christine’s life and work by Jazz Police and a piece by MinnPost “Christine Rosholt has a subtle but powerful voice, one that sneaks up on the…

Christopher O'riley

Christopher O’riley

As a prestigious artist, pianist and national media personality, Mr. O’Riley has dazzled the world over on stage, the radio and his records. His memorable interpretations of traditional and popular repertoire make him a cherished bridge between musical tastes, genres and audience worldwide. Mr. O’Riley’s exquisite and poetic interpretations have granted him phenomenal reviews and several recording contracts with labels like Sony Classical. His warm personality has brought him to…

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Cindy Cashdollar

Austin-based Dobro and steel guitarist Cindy Cashdollar’s career has taken some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres; including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert, & Peter Rowan. Cindy’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a…

City On the Make

City On the Make

Mike Massey, vocals Peter Blumgren, guitar Stephen Rowe, bass Colin Stumbras, drums Mischa Kegan, guitar One of the most musically compelling local bands to emerge in recent years, City on the Make exists at a musical intersection of rock, hip-hop, funk, jazz, and blues, with enough spit and vinegar to go around. Andrea Swensson interviews the band for City Pages • Check out their hit single from 2008 at cityonthemake.net…

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CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

With a solo career dating back to 1987 and five previous albums under his belt, C.J. Chenier is widely and wildly regarded as one of the genre’s best singers, musicians and live performers. C.J.’s music has always embraced the traditions of his famous father, zydeco legend Clifton Chenier, but he continues to push the music to new levels. This is state-of-the-art zydeco from a masterful musician and performer. • CJ…

Claire Lynch Band

Claire Lynch Band

Over a 30-plus year career, Lynch has become one of the greatest vocalists in modern bluegrass, and one of the best songwriters as well. Her voice and songs can be found on records by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, and many more. Her own projects have received numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and her live shows convey an energy few can match. Lynch was considered…

Claudia Acuna

Claudia Acuña

Chilean singer/songwriter/arranger CLAUDIA ACUÑA possesses one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music. While singing primarily in Spanish, her music crosses language barriers to communicate with power and deep feeling. A guitar was always around the house, as is the case in most South American homes, but her parents provided limited exposure to music and little encouragement when their daughter expressed an interest in the…

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Claudia Schmidt

Michigan native Claudia Schmidt has covered a lot of musical ground, beginning with a stirring rendition of “Tammy” at age 4 around a neighborhood bonfire. Then came years of choirs, a guitar, a dulcimer, and some theatre thrown into the pot. Nearly four decades as a touring professional have found her traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival…

Clayton Bros

Clayton Bros

Bassist John Clayton is often compared to Ray Brown in terms of sound, stage presence, and professionalism. Along with brother Jeff on alto and son Gerald on piano, with supporting members Terrell Stafford on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums, the Clayton Brothers are true patrons of the traditional swing jazz they grew up on. Their new project focuses on music by other musical brothers: Nat and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley,…

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