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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.



Dave Holland: Prism

Read the preview of Dave Holland: Prism by Britt Robson in the Star Tribune! Now in his 5th decade of performing, Dave Holland is one of the grand masters of modern jazz, and his bass playing and composing is without equal. From his early days with Miles Davis to his Grammy Award-winning big band recordings (2002 and 2005), Holland has consistently changed the game at every turn. Holland’s new project,…

Dave Holland Quintet

Dave Holland Quintet

The Dave Holland Quintet Dave Holland, bass Chris Potter, saxophones Robin Eubanks, trombone Steve Nelson, vibraphone Nate Smith, drums Now in his 5th decade of performing, Holland is one of the grand masters of modern jazz, and his bass playing and composing is without equal. From his early days with Miles Davis to his Grammy Award-winning big band recordings (2002 and 2005), Holland has consistently changed the game at every…

Dave Karr

Dave Karr

Dave Karr has performed with some of the finest local and national jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. In addition to performing, he has composed and arranged music for film, radio, television commercials and various recording projects. Young at heart, the 80-year-old claims, “I have found the fountain of youth in the challenge of Jazz Improvisation.” He is the winner of a McKnight Fellowship for Performance Excellence for the year 2007-2008.


Dave King Trio

Dave King is one of the most celebrated drummers in modern jazz. His contributions to the Minneapolis and New York jazz scenes are incalculable, and his imagination and boundless enthusiasm behind (and around) the drum set are singular and stunning. King can be seen regularly with Happy Apple, The Bad Plus, the Dave King Trucking Company, Halloween Alaska, Buffalo Collision, Gang Font, and others. Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist…

Dave King Trucking Company

Dave King Trucking Company

Dave King’s big personality and diverse musical expertise shine through in his newest creation, The Dave King Trucking Company. King began his long-lasting and career-defining relationship with the drums at the age of nine, and his musical passion has taken him around the world and back in regards to style, venue and collaboration. The Minnesota native has founded and co-founded nine musical ensembles, including Happy Apple and the Bad Plus,…


Dave Mason

Dave Mason is one of the true legends of rock music. As a founding member of Traffic and original member of Derek and the Dominos, Mason expanded the sonic palette of rock music in previously unheard of ways. As a solo performer he has had great success, with millions of records sold and a number of hit singles. Always growing as a performer, his acoustic trio tour finds Mason in…


Davell Crawford

Known as “The Prince of New Orleans,” Davell Crawford is one of the city’s most exciting performers. His imaginative original music incorporates traditional jazz, gospel, funk and R&B elements into an intoxicating rhythmic stew. This preternaturally gifted pianist and vocalist has taken the stage with a who’s who list of New Orleans musicians, from Dr. John and Jon Cleary (a special Blues Tent event at the 2010 Jazz & Heritage…


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…


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…


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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