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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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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…

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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

Al Stewart emerged as one of the most unique singer-songwriters of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s. While he attained stardom with classic songs like “Year Of the Cat” and “Time Passages,” he is revered for his musical storytelling ability. Stewart’s acclaimed duo shows with guitarist Dave Nachmanoff vividly recast Stewart’s stories, making his songs sound as fresh as ever.

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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Albare

Albare is the nom de guerre of Albert Dadon, a virtuoso jazz guitarist with a strong melodic sense and a wealth of global influences. Born in Morocco and raised in Israel and France, Albare first worked as a musician in Paris before emigrating to Australia at the age of 27. Albare has been and remains a major force in the Australian jazz scene. He has directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival…

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Albert Lee

Albert Lee is “the guitar player’s guitar player,” universally recognized in music circles as one of the world’s finest, as well as one of the top rockabilly guitarists in history. In England he’s been a household name, and in Nashville and Los Angeles he’s been one of the most in-demand session guitarists there is; but outside of professional music circles in America, he’s one of those vaguely recognizable names. Albert…

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Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty.…

Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba

This Cuban-born Canadian’s trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. An award winner in both Cuba and Canada, Alex is the newest face of Cuban music. Hear “Si Pero No” from NPR’s studios

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