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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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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,…

Coloring Time feat. No Bird Sing

Coloring Time feat. No Bird Sing

This bassless hip-hop trio packs a powerful punch. With a stripped-down sound and emotive, erudite lyrics, No Bird Sing was named one of the Best New Bands of 2009 by City Pages. Joe Orton, vocals Robert Mulrennan, guitar Graham O’Brien, drums • “Ars Poetica” from a recent show • “Land Mines” at The Current’s studios

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Commander Cody

Ever since his early days as front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has been a truly unique and iconoclastic figure. His special blend of old-time rock ‘n’ roll, country, boogie-woogie, R&B and Western swing have virtually defined American roots music. The band’s straightforward energy was evident on their debut single, 1968′s “Hot Rod Lincoln,” and is still on display at their blistering live shows. After 23 years…

Communist Daughter

Communist Daughter

A few years ago John Solomon walked away from music. After a long struggle with addiction and a brief stint in jail he broke up his critically acclaimed band Friends Like These and moved to a small town in Wisconsin. And supposedly that was that. Even though Solomon left music, music never left him. After a long hiatus, he called some friends to come to Wisconsin and demo up a…

Como Ave. Jug Band

Como Ave. Jug Band

Most great bands are born out of a group of friends who, while hanging out, decide to make music together. This is certainly the case with the Como Ave Jug Band, except that this group is a lot bigger than most. Led by guitarist/vocalist Ken Tyborski, this ensemble is comprised of between six and 14 players, including a jug, spoons, and a tap dancer along with more “traditional” instruments. The…

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Composed Artists and Designers

The tableware maker | designers involved are: Kathryn Adams (Glass Artist) currently maintains a studio practice and manages the Asheville Glass Center in North Carolina. http://www.kathryn-adams.com/ Tina Councell (Metal Artist) is the owner of Iron Maiden Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iron-Maiden-Studios/109916722373156 Elisa N. Di Feo & David Eichelberger (Ceramic Artists) are the owners of TWO.ONE.Ceramics in Floyd, Virginia. http://www.twooneceramics.com/ Heather Mae Erickson (Ceramic Artist) is the current the chair…

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Connie Evingson

One of the Twin Cities’ favorite vocalists, Connie can swing the standards with the best of them.  And she can hold her own with a Beatles book.  And she sounds great in a hot club/gypsy jazz setting.  She has recorded CD’s with all of these projects and more, and for her newest,  ALL THE CATS JOIN IN,   she’s joined by one of the premier gypsy jazz groups in the world, the…

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Connie Lim & Michael Shynes

Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Michael Shynes grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and he brings that sensibility to his original music. Shynes pairs his lithe tenor voice with his piano to create wonderful, intimate stories. In his brief tenure as a songwriter, Shynes has performed on some of the most recognizable stages in the Midwest (The Excel Energy Center, The Taste of Minnesota Mainstage, and Mississippi Music Fest to…

Cookie Coleman

Cookie Coleman

Cookie Coleman has delighted audiences across the country with her cabaret performances. Singing jazz standards in a timeless fashion, she has performed in nightclubs and theaters as well as with the renowned Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. For 10 years, she also led a 12 piece orchestra, Club Lucky. With that group, she performed for Hillary Clinton and George Bush, opened for Aretha Franklin, and performed for hundreds of corporate and…

CounterClockWise

Counterclockwise

Tanner Taylor, organ Zacc Harris, guitar Jay Epstein, percussion Three of Minnesota’s best combine in the classic organ trio format and lay down some swingin’ soul jazz.

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