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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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piano2piano – David Benoit & Brian Culbertson

Two of the highest profile keyboardists in contemporary jazz come together for a rare and special performance. Playing two acoustic grand pianos, Benoit and Culbertson combine their very distinctive styles to perform their best known compositions along with original music. Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist has included over 25 solo recordings, earning critical and commercial acclaim and several Grammy…

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David Broza

Israeli superstar David Broza is one of the most vibrant and engaging artists on the worldwide singer-songwriter scene. He has released over two dozen albums in three different languages, several of which have gone platinum. His 1983 album The Woman By My Side went 5X platinum in Israel, and remains one of the top-selling Hebrew language records ever. Broza has been called “the post-modern Leonard Cohen” and has opened concerts…

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David Grisman

For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions. An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David has forged a unique personal artistic path, skillfully combining elements of the great American music/art forms, jazz and bluegrass, with many international flavors and…

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David Murray Infinity Quartet w/ Macy Gray

David Murray, one of the giants of modern jazz, teams up with Macy Gray, one of the most unique voices of her generation, for a special new project. Murray has rearranged his original music and some of the covers Gray did on her last record, with predictably stunning results. Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. From the moment he first visited New…

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David Wilcox

Cleveland-born David Wilcox was inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell.  His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music.  He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk award in 1988, and by 1989 he…

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Davina & the Vagabonds

A melting pot of Blues, American Roots, and New Orleans music. Davina Sowers hit the Minneapolis scene and it didn’t take her long to start making a name for herself. With great vocals and piano, she commands attention onstage and leaves everyone smiling. Lately she has been garnering regional and even international attention, wowing crowds throughout the Midwest and stealing the show at theThunder Bay Blues Festival, the Sierre Blues Festival…

Dean Magraw

Dean Magraw

Dean Magraw has a resume too long and varied for this page to list. He studied classical guitar at the University of Minnesota and the Berklee School of Music, and has spent decades performing in jazz, bluegrass, folk and other situations. A short list of collaborators: Peter Ostroushko, Claudia Schmidt, Greg Brown, Nigel Kennedy, Nirmala Rajasheker, Bill Carrothers, Anthony Cox. A Dean Magraw performance is always an unforgettable journey. A…

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Debbie Duncan

Debbie Duncan, the Twin Cities’ “First Lady of Song” as she is so often referred to by media people, club owners, and dj’s, is a stunning and versatile vocalist who captivates audiences and jazz musicians. Minneapolis Star Tribune reports “She’s superb on funky upbeat workouts, tender ballads and all kinds of jazz numbers; she energizes the ordinary and puts her stamp on just about everything she does.”  

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater has been one of the most celebrated vocalists in jazz for over four decades, and her role as ambassador of jazz to the world is growing. Winner of two Grammy awards and a Tony (for her role on Broadway in “The Wiz”), Bridgewater has been involved in an incredible breadth of projects. She broke into the New York scene in the early 1970s as the vocalist with…

Del McCoury Band

Del McCoury Band

For fifty years, Del McCoury’s music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans, as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. This Grammy-winning iconic bandleader has been a force in the bluegrass world for over 50 years, and he is making it clear that he and his band have plenty of great music yet to play. McCoury started out as an…

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