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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.



CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

C.J. Chenier, son of the ‘King of Zydeco’ Clifton Chenier, joined his father’s Red-Hot Louisiana Band playing saxophone at the age of 21. After Clifton’s death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and took charge of his father’s ministry – to spread the word of Zydeco music to the world. Since then, Chenier has pushed the genre to new heights with his virtuosity. The Boston Globe has called him…

Claire Lynch Band

Claire Lynch Band

Over a 30-plus year career, Lynch has become one of the greatest vocalists in modern bluegrass, and one of the best songwriters as well. Her voice and songs can be found on records by Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, and many more. Her own projects have received numerous awards and Grammy nominations, and her live shows convey an energy few can match. Lynch was considered…


Clarice Assad

Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy-nominated composer, pianist, and vocalist of musical depth and ability. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a serious triple threat,” Assad is equally comfortable as a performer and band leader. Her music is vibrant, diverse, soulful, colorful. Carefully crafted textures permeate her musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, including her own original concepts. She has recorded four solo albums, the latest…

Claudia Acuna

Claudia Acuña

Chilean singer/songwriter/arranger CLAUDIA ACUÑA possesses one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music. While singing primarily in Spanish, her music crosses language barriers to communicate with power and deep feeling. A guitar was always around the house, as is the case in most South American homes, but her parents provided limited exposure to music and little encouragement when their daughter expressed an interest in the…


Claudia Schmidt

Michigan native Claudia Schmidt has covered a lot of musical ground, beginning with a stirring rendition of “Tammy” at age 4 around a neighborhood bonfire. Then came years of choirs, a guitar, a dulcimer, and some theatre thrown into the pot. Nearly four decades as a touring professional have found her traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival…

Clayton Bros

Clayton Bros

Bassist John Clayton is often compared to Ray Brown in terms of sound, stage presence, and professionalism. Along with brother Jeff on alto and son Gerald on piano, with supporting members Terrell Stafford on trumpet and Obed Calvaire on drums, the Clayton Brothers are true patrons of the traditional swing jazz they grew up on. Their new project focuses on music by other musical brothers: Nat and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley,…


Coco Montoya

Guitar One Magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering soul.” From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring. It…


Collin Hauser

Collin Hauser is a singer/songwriter who blends folk, blues, jazz and pop with skillful guitar textures and a truly unique voice. He has toured with artists like Cas Haley and was nominated for two Grammy Awards for his participation in the UNT One O’clock Lab Band in 2009. Collin graduated with honors from UNT with a BA in Jazz Studies saxophone performance in 2010. Collin tours his own solo show…

CT and SD Dakota

Coloring Time with Special Guest Steve Davis

A rebellious cadre of Twin Cities jazz and hip hop luminaries, Coloring Time is a musical accident waiting to happen, so to speak. Instrumentalists Casey O’Brien (bass), Graham O’Brien (drums), John Keston (keys), Robert Mulrennen(guitar), Jon Davis (reeds) and Zach Bagaason (sampler & keys) pave nebulous jazzways on which vocalist/MCs Joe Horton, Kristoff Krane and Adam Svec race headlong to rapture and epiphany. The group often reinforces its numbers with…


Commander Cody

Ever since his early days as front man for the Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has been a truly unique and iconoclastic figure. His special blend of old-time rock ‘n’ roll, country, boogie-woogie, R&B and Western swing have virtually defined American roots music. The band’s straightforward energy was evident on their debut single, 1968’s “Hot Rod Lincoln,” and is still on display at their blistering live shows. After 23 years…

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