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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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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…

Martin Dosh and Jon Davis

Def Kith Featuring Martin Dosh and Jon Davis

Musical brethren Jon Davis (Ghostband, James Patrick Plays…, Coloring Time) & Martin Dosh (Dosh, Andrew Bird, Cloak Ox) team up to bring you DEF KITH, a nascent offering of electronic sound and rhythm informed by jazz, house, techno, hip hop and IDM. Utilizing an arsenal of drum machines, samplers and synths, the duo realize original compositions you can move to, all the while flexing improvisational chops which set their jam apart from the electronic everyday. A nonstop dance…

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…

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