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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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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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Delfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis is one of the most in-demand trombonists and freshest voices in the jazz world. A New Orleans native and part of the NEA Jazz Master-awarded Marsalis family (which includes father Ellis and brothers Wynton, Branford, and Jason), Delfeayo is also an inveterate spokesman for traditional jazz and jazz education. Marsalis has toured internationally with Art Blakey, Abdullah Ibrahim, Elvin Jones, Slide Hampton and Max Roach, as well as…

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Dennis Spears

2013 Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Inductee Dennis Spears became known as the male voice of Moore By Four, the locally-based, internationally heeled quartet headed by pianist/arranger Sanford Moore, featuring the voices of Spears, Yolanda Bruce, Ginger Commodore and Connie Evingson. Dennis has kept himself busy and visible ever since, performing in theater, in music ensembles, and gigging with his own band(s). He is one of the best entertainers around…

Deolinda

Deolinda

Deolinda Reflects Lisbon’s Unexpected, Happy-Go-Lucky suburban side. Meet the passionate, whimsical and colorful alter-ego, Deolinda. With Ana Bacalhau on vocals, brothers Pedro da Silva Martins and Luis Jose Martins on guitars, and José Pedro Leitão on bass, Deolinda’s fresh if not iconoclastic take on the traditional Fado, Portugal’s closest equivalent to the American Blues, has won them both praise and chart-topping popularity in their native country. Americans will get to…

DEPEDRO

DEPEDRO

You may not know the name DePedro, but you don’t have to know it to like it, it’s accessible music no matter the genre or name. There is something familiar, yet decidedly new about what is going on here. Sure there is something tex-mex about it, but it goes much further than that, there’s a classical edge along with a good sense of songcraft to it, unexpected arrangements and underspoken…

Desert Rose Band

Desert Rose Band

“Desert Rose Band is Still in Hearty Bloom” Read the rest of this Washington Post review here Chris Hillman,  John Jorgenson on guitar, Herb Pedersen on banjo/guitar, and Bill Bryson on bass. With a blend of country-rock, bluegrass, and honky-tonk, topped with a touch of singer/songwriter intimacy, the Desert Rose Band was one of country music’s hottest tickets throughout the 1980s and 1990s, earning numerous Top 10 and Number 1 hits. The…

Devine Collection

Devine Collection

To quote from neo soul singer, Sy Smith’s “Aquarius Rising,” the Devine Collection ranges from “hip hop to be-bop to funk to fusion, from high life to reggae to rock and roll”. The Devine Collection was founded by Stephanie Devine (The New Congress) in 2009. It began with an invitation to Debra G (Copasetic/The New Congress) and Jessica Johnson (8 Switch Assembly) to perform with Stephanie at a solo show…

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves has been one of the top singers in jazz ever since the late ’80s. A logical successor to Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae (although even she can not reach the impossible heights of Ella and Sarah Vaughan), Reeves is a superior interpreter of lyrics and a skilled scat singer. She was a talented vocalist with an attractive voice even as a teenager when she sang and recorded with…

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Dionne Farris and Russell Gunn

It’s well known that Dionne Farris knows her way around rock, pop, soul and even hip hop, and is lauded for her vocal contribution to Arrested Development’s hit single “Tennessee.”  But what about jazz? If her recent collaboration with Russell Gunn and his quartet is any indication, she has no problem mastering that genre either. The two powerhouse musicians came together for Atlanta performances in which the Russell Gunn Quartet re-imagined Farris’ songbook. Not wanting the…

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Dirt Road Ramblers

The Dirt Road Ramblers has roots in the soil of America and a wayfaring spirit recognizable in the narrative pilgrimages – from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Nashville, Tennessee to roads unnamed and unknown – undertaken in their music. With members reared in northern Minnesota and central Florida, the DRR uses Minneapolis, Minn., as its current hitching post. With three years of collaboration under its belt, the band showcases songs…

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