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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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Joy Kills Sorrow

Joy Kills Sorrow has always had a knack for writing and performing intimate songs. Now the Boston-based string band is emphasizing their epic side, too, on Wide Awake, a new EP released in June. The seven-song collection serves as a milepost in the blossoming career of an extremely talented band. Joy Kills Sorrow formed in 2005, bringing together virtuoso musicians who share a love of American roots music. Vocalist Emma Beaton,…

Joyce Lyons

Joyce Lyons

Joyce Lyons, originally from Gaithersburg, MD was born to perform. Ms. Lyons has performed nationally and in Sapri, Italy, receiving conclusive critical and audience acclaim. From center stage at the Kennedy Center, to the Music Mountain Jazz Series in Falls Village, CT, and all the way to the Supreme Court, Joyce has spread her “joie de vivre” for jazz standards and the Great American Songbook far and wide. Lyons was…

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. Her crystal clear, pure soprano voice is just as captivating today as it is on her debut 1961 recording, A Maid of Constant Sorrow. A classical piano prodigy, she turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements…

Julian Lage

Julian Lage

Hailed by All About Jazz as “a giant in the making,” Grammy-nominated virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage grew up in California and was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight. He gained pivotal early exposure as a protégé of legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton, recording and touring with Burton on two projects: Generations (2004) and Next Generation (2005). Other recent high-profile sideman appearances include Lucky To Be Me and…

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Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

The Guitar duo of Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge is a collaborative effort founded in the roots of acoustic music, exploring the worlds of improvisation and composition. With Lage’s background in modern jazz and new music, and Eldridge’s deep relationship with bluegrass as well as his work with the widely acclaimed Punch Brothers, this duo lives at the nexus of improvisation, spontaneous composition, and virtuosic refinement, all performed on their…

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Junior Brown

“You don’t fnd stylists today like you did in the Ernest Tubb era. That’s what sets Junior aside from a lot of other artists. He’s got his own style. And his rapport with his fans, he draws a vast audience, from young college kids up to the older, traditional country music fans.” –David McCormick, owner, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Nashville “Junior told me once that he was very impressed by…

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Justin Currie

As singer and main songwriter in Del Amitri, formed in Glasgow in 1983, Justin Currie wrote many of their biggest hits including ‘Roll To Me’, ‘Always The Last To Know’, and ‘Nothing Ever Happens’. During their long and distinguished career Del Amitri released four Top 10 albums, including Waking Hours (1989), which sold over a million copies in the UK alone. In 2013 Currie released his critically acclaimed fourth solo…

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K.Raydio and Psymun

City Pages says “For a while now, Psymun and K. Raydio have individually been names to watch. Since their latest string of collaborations, in preparation for their LucidDreamingSkylines LP, they’ve made some significant noise locally and nationally. Psymun’s glitchy, ambient grooves meld perfectly with K. Raydio’s nuanced voice for a fresher take on R&B.”

Karriem Riggins

Karriem Riggins

If jazz and hip-hop passionately and cleverly intertwined with one another, the hybrid result would be a musically gifted lovechild. Born August 25, 1975 in Detroit, MI, Karriem Riggins’ parents realized their son was gifted when he began digging through their records. He joined his father Emmanuel (who used to perform with jazz guitarist Grant Green) in the studio to play with instruments in the likeness of a musical great.…

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Karrin Allyson

Watch and listen to Karrin in a vocal drum duo recorded at KPLU studios. Karrin Allyson is one of the freshest voices on the vocal jazz scene, and one of the most exciting talents to have emerged in the last 20 years. A rare singer with an instrumentalist’s approach to her art, Allyson’s sound is influenced by the rich tradition of jazz vocalists but remains free of direct comparison to…

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