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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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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…

Connie Evingson

Connie Evingson

With an all-star band featuring some of Minnesota’s finest musicians – 
Dave Karr, saxophone/clarinet/flute • Tanner Taylor, piano • Terry Burns, bass • Mac Santiago, drums 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 CDs with all of…

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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.

Courageous Endeavors

Courageous Endeavors

Courageous Endeavors is the Twin Cities’ answer to the question of the relevance of jazz in the 21st century. The group brings together four of Minneapolis’s most prominent young professionals who share an interest in exploring new original music. All four members have contributed compositions that draw from a wide range of stylistic sources, but have been unified through a collective musical vision. Since the group’s inception in the fall of…

Courtney Yasmineh

Courtney Yasmineh

Through hard work and dedication Courtney Yasmineh has taken her music not only all over the U.S., but around the world. Her latest release, Beautiful Lonely, has taken her revealing and emotional songwriting in more of a rock direction. With top notch players, highly creative arrangements, and Courtney’s sultry and heartrending vocal delivery, the Courtney Yasmineh Band has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France in…

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Cowboy Junkies

With the 2012 release of The Wilderness, Volume 4 of The Nomad Series, Cowboy Junkies conclude an ambitious schedule of four releases over an 18-month period. Paste said of the series, “Cowboy Junkies may never step out of the shadow of their seminal The Trinity Session recording, but there’s no reason the ambitious opus of the Nomad Series couldn’t otherwise serve as their masterwork.” Cowboy Junkies began in Toronto in…

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Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith

“Craig Handy is always exciting: he has humor, poise, a little outlandishness, and the intuitive power to jolt a solo into an unexpected area.” –The New York Times Born in Oakland, CA, as a music-hungry youngster, Craig Handy experimented with guitar, trombone, and piano before settling on his true love, the saxophone. At age 11 while listening to the radio, Handy fell under the spell of the transcendent saxophone of…

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Cristina Pato

Cristina Pato is one of the foremost talents in the world on the Galician gaita, a Northern Spanish variety of bagpipe. Internationally acclaimed as a Gaita master and classical pianist, Cristina Pato enjoys an active professional career devoted to both Galician popular and classical music. Her dual careers have led to performances throughout major stages throughout the world, including USA (Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center), India (Kamani Auditorium), Jerusalem (Jerusalem Festival),…

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