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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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Acoustic Alchemy

Acoustic Alchemy

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings – despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled…

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Acoustic Cafe Tour: Carrie Rodriguez, Kelly Joe Phelps, Pieta Brown

This year’s version of the Acoustic Café evening Tour features Pieta Brown, Carrie Rodriguez (hosting), and Kelly Joe Phelps.   Each evening is hosted by Carrie Rodriguez who explains the evening and how it will flow. The order of artist appearances on stage changes every night at the whim of the artists and the promoters. Each act performs a solo set that may or may not include some musical or…

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Acoustic Sunday hosted by Kevin Bowe

Kevin Bowe is a writer/producer whose songs have sold over 12 million units in the last few years. He got his start in the Minneapolis music scene that spawned Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du in the 1980’s. After being discovered at a club gig by uberproducer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Big Head Todd), Kevin began writing for other artists. His first cut (“Riverside” on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s…

Adam Meckler Quintet

Adam Meckler Quintet

Adam Meckler, trumpet Shilad Sen, saxophone Zacc Harris, guitar Graydon Peterson, bass Greg Schutte, drums Adam Meckler may be new to the Twin Cities, but this well-studied trumpeter is poised to make some real noise in the scene. A recent graduate of Lawrence University’s esteemed jazz program, Meckler brings a highly refined melodic sense to his writing, and takes chances with his solos in very exciting ways. Meckler is also…

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

“Quite simply, there is no one else like him,” popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, which begins to describe this incredible guitarist’s 40-year career. A solo recording artist since the early 1970s, Legg has achieved international acclaim for his records, clinics, articles, instructional books, compositions, and overall dazzling technique With his 1990 American recording debut on Guitars & Other Cathedrals, Legg found even greater success across the…

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel took up the piano at a very young age, honing her craft amidst the strains of Bartok and Chopin emanating from the fingers of her musician mother. She later drew inspiration from the work of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, and it was between those two worlds that her own sound began to emerge. Citing influences as diverse as PJ Harvey and Claude DeBussy, and drawing…

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Aimee Mann

Mann has been making music since the 1980s; first, with the group ‘Til Tuesday, and since then as an accomplished solo artist. Her latest album, Charmer, contains a series of character sketches — including the title track, about that person who draws you in and may even exploit you. “I’m fascinated by charming people,” Mann says. “They’re fun to be around, they’re entertaining, they pay attention to you. They’re a…

Al Di Meola & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Al Di Meola & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba was a guest musician on Al Di Meola’s latest release “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody.” A guest artist with Di Meola’s World Sinfonia, these two virtuosos are playing a select few duo shows. The fusion of world class guitarist Al Di Meola and exceptional pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba promises to be a breathtaking event. Combining passion, intelligence and outstanding technique, Al Di Meola is one of the most virtuosic guitarists…

Al Stewart

Al Stewart

Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you’re likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Sometimes it’s into the library stacks where the late historian Ms. Tuchman dug for material. Sometimes it’s into…

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle

With Special Guest Dustin Bentall Newfoundland-based singer/songwriter Alan Doyle was already a successful solo artist when he founded Great Big Sea. As the group’s main vocalist, Doyle has taken his music to millions of people, fusing Newfoundland traditional music with their own pop sensibilities. After 19 years with Great Big Sea, Doyle is charting his own territory with a new solo record and show. Boy on Bridge, due in May,…

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