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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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Kelly Rossum

Kelly Rossum has singlehandedly engineered countless rewarding musical experiences to people of all ages in the Mpls/St. Paul area over the last 15 years. Creator of the Jazz Studies program at the MacPhail Center for Music, Rossum left Minneapolis to pursue professional trumpet playing in New York. He is currently the Director of Jazz at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Rossum is one of the most fearlessly inventive musicians in…

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Kenneth Brian Band

The music of The Kenneth Brian Band is an introduction to the New South, featuring masterful song-crafting, blistering guitar work, spot-on harmonies, and a take-no-prisoners-rhythm section, all tied together by Brian’s honest voice and unapologetically straight-forward point of view. The Kenneth Brian Band’s smokin’ brand of outlaw country music meets Southern rock is led by the powerful vocals and incendiary lead guitar of Kenneth Brian. The rest of the band…

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron

Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired The Los Angles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.” His recordings have netted him nine Grammy nominations, and Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and…

Kenny Werner

Kenny Werner

If ever there was a post-Bill Evans pianist’s jazz pianist, it would be Kenny Werner. He is one of the most lyrical interpreters and composers in the jazz world, and is known for his ability to integrate spiritual aspects with strong performances. Werner’s talent was recognized early on, becoming a student at the Manhattan School of Music while still in high school. After graduating from the Berklee School of Music,…

Keri Noble

Keri Noble

Keri Noble is a piano-driven singer/songwriter whose passion and penchant for living life on her own terms radiates from her music. Her alto voice has a depth of character brimming with charisma, and prompted The Washington Post to compare her to Melissa Etheridge. Noble has recorded albums for EMI/Manhattan and Telarc, landing a song on Gray’s Anatomy and appearing on CBS’s The Early Show. Kelly Clarkson recorded one of Keri’s…

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Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Trumpeter Kermit Ruffins is one of New Orleans’ biggest personalities. For over three decades Ruffins has been a champion of the Crescent City’s traditional jazz roots, channeling Louis Armstrong as only someone who grew up in the Ninth Ward can. Co-founder of the legendary Rebirth Brass Band, Ruffins has been leading the Barbecue Swingers since 1992, doing his part to keep traditional jazz alive for future generations.

Keston Westdal

Keston Westdal

Watch electronic improvisation at its best when this trio creates groove music on the fly. As well as being composers and producers Keston and Westdal are also accomplished musicians and performers. Stylistically, Keston and Westdal focus on carefully evolving their compositions, layering them with contagious melodic themes and lush harmony. This duo has been consistently producing and performing original work since 1999.

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Kevin Bowe

Kevin Bowe has a long history as a guitarist/writer/producer, landing 3 platinums and songs on 2 Grammy winning albums working with Paul Westerberg, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Etta James and others. Bowe can also usually be seen playing with his band, The Okemah Prophets. The Okemah Prophets are what happens when he’s singing and playing his own songs….their live shows are a reminder that American rock and roll will always be cool,…

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Kevin Bowe & the Okemah Prophets

Kevin Bowe is a writer/producer whose songs have sold over 12 million units in the last few years. He got his start in the Minneapolis music scene, and after being discovered at a club gig by uberproducer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Big Head Todd), Kevin began writing for other artists. His first cut (“Riverside” on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s Warner Bros. debut “Ledbetter Heights”) went gold and led to…

Kevin Eubanks Quintet

Kevin Eubanks Quintet

For nearly two decades, the world at large knew precisely where to find the acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks. For five nights a week, Eubanks was cranking up the band and issuing steamy solos as music director on NBC’s “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In spring of 2010, after 18 years on the job, Eubanks decided to move on, although retirement was the last thing on his mind. That much is…

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