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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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Lura

Lura is part of a new generation of musicians rediscovering the hidden traditions of her ancestral homeland. Born in Portugal, she coniders herself a Cape Verdean, an archipelago 300 miles west of Dakar, Senegal. Her third and most recent CD explores the African side of her heritage through rhythms like the funana and, in particular, the batuku. Key to understanding her appeal is to see her onstage, where her warm,…

Luther Kent

Luther Kent

Luther Kent was born to sing the blues. Born in New Orleans, Kent was surrounded by music at an early age and started singing professionally at age 14. After dabbling in the national scene for a number of years (including a few world tours singing for Blood Sweat and Tears), Kent has spent most of the last 30 years in his hometown, not so quietly becoming one of the most…

Lynhurst

Lynhurst

Lynhurst is the sibling alternative-pop band from Minneapolis, MN. Younger sister Mari fronts the group as its lead singer-drummer. With brothers Matt and Jake on guitars, keyboards, and harmonies, the trio delivers a big sound. Mari’s sultry-sweet voice beautifully contrasts her rocking drumming and wry lyrics about love and all that goes with it. Named after the band’s childhood park, Lynhurst began when the brothers started making music in junior…

The Mad Ripple

The Mad Ripple

The Mad Ripple is a song-oriented rock and roll band from Minneapolis that has been compared to The Frames, The Waterboys, The Replacements, and The Velvet Underground. The group is led by writer/songwriter /journalist Jim Walsh, with a lot of help from his friends Tony Nelson (guitar), Pete Christensen (keyboards), Rick Widen (bass), Katy Vernon (vocals), Paul Odegaard (trumpet), and Ken Goldman (drums). The Philadelphia Inquirer deemed The Mad Ripple’s…

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, is currently the #1 Jazz album in the world! With a peerless dedication to the core of the song combined with a once-in-a-generation voice, Madeleine Peyroux has gone from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved…

mages

Mages

Mages formed as a two-piece acoustic guitar act in Minneapolis, composed of songwriters John Paul “Jack” O’Connor and Tyler Martin. After gaining members during the recording and release of a self-titled debut album, the group settled into its current lineup: Martin and O’Connor on guitars and vocals, sister Amy on vocals and auxiliary percussion, Scott Barden on upright bass and vocals, and Robert T. Goswitz on drums. Mages are eager…

Makana

Makana

Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine 2008). The NY Times calls him “A dynamic force within the style” of slack key and National Geographic Society says…

Malamanya

Malamanya

Malamanya is a Minneapolis-based group that celebrates the traditional rhythms and melodies of Cuban son, salsa, samba, and the country music of Central and Latin America. The band’s acoustic driven dance rhythms draw on the organic form of simpler times. Convivial and contagious, Malamanya brings “el sabor” of times past into the present. • the band lights up the First Ave stage

The Malone Brothers

The Malone Brothers

Dave Malone (of the The Radiators) & Tommy Malone (of The Subdudes) Bringing together the similar but fantastically different worlds of two of the finest New Orleans rock bands today – The Radiators and The Subdudes – is a brand new collaboration. Turns out, the two are practically family– sharing a pair of Cajun brothers who just can’t go at it alone anymore. Prone to heavy N’Orleans jam sessions, the…

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