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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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Larry McDonough

Larry McDonough Quartet

One of the most unique voices in the local jazz scene, Larry McDonough is an exceptional pianistic talent. His original music and odd-meter versions of jazz standards have kept him in demand since the 1970s. McDonough scaled back his performing and recording in the 90′s to raise a family and earn a law degree, and is now finding that perfect balance between work, family, and music. He has released several…

Latin Jazz All-Stars

Latin Jazz All-Stars

M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars are a phenomenal ensemble that features the current masters of Afro Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz. Steve Turre, Ray Vega, Chembo Corniel, Yunior Terry, Benito Gonzalez and Diego Lopez take the stage as one unit to render an evening of brilliant music! The ensemble has performed to sold out crowds and packed houses all over the country. This “super band” features no leader;…

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Lau Hawaiian Collective: Sueoka-Burk Duo

Sweet, poignant, rollicking music of the islands. Named among Minnesota Public Radio’s Top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013, Minneapolis-based Lau Hawaiian Collective is a group of performing artists dedicated to the perpetuation of Hawaiian music with reverence and imagination. Their concerts and educational programs illuminate the journey of Hawaii’s musical traditions through an ever-changing global landscape. The band has been featured on The Cedar Cultural Center’s Local World Music Showcase, Ticket to…

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Laura Caviani

Local jazz piano angel Caviani is perhaps best known for her studies of Thelonious Monk’s angular bebop piano stylings. She has also received a lot of national attention for her latest original CD, Going There. Her joyful, buoyant playing and smart, inventive horn and vocal arrangements make her one of the most original pianistic voices in town. Featuring Lucia Newell, vocals; Pete Whitman, saxophones; Adam Rossmiller, trumpet; Tom Lewis, bass;…

Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & the Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith has become an internationally recognized Diva of Jazz and Blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips and other legendary greats. Whether singing her own compositions or drawing on a large repertoire of classics, Lavay and her all-star 7-piece band bake up an instant recipe for dancing and good times.

Lee Engele

Lee Engele

“Lee is a wonderful vocalist who never fails to move her audiences with her passionate and sensual delivery of well thought musical arrangements. Lee always surrounds herself with the best musicians and her repertoire contains classic jazz songs as well as lesser known gems. Lee is solid and her humor and charm puts her audience at ease from the very beginning of each performance.” – Bruce Henry

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Lee Ritenour

With a sound that is all his own, Ritenour is one of the most versatile and sought after guitarists in popular music. Over his career he has earned 19 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. In his nearly 50 years in the business, he has recorded…

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Leftover Cuties

Leftover Cuties: an irresistible combination of sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and old-school musicianship. From the opening theme of Showtime’s “The Big C” to the infectiously happy “Smile Big” that propelled last Summer’s Olympic Samsung Galaxy S III commercial to the current worldwide Hyundai commercial that features the group’s cover of “When You’re Smiling,” Leftover Cuties are a band you’ve heard but may not know yet. This summer, Leftover Cuties will…

Lehto Wright Trio

Lehto & Wright

Lehto and Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto and Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock. follow the band at their website Lehto and Wright perform either as an acoustic duo, or a tastefully electric trio,…

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone is one of the most unique performers the last 50 years have produced, and one of the most enigmatic. He burst forth on the Toronto folk scene around 1970, and his appearance at the 1971 Mariposa Folk Festival is apparently the earliest accurate record of him appearing anywhere. As bizarre as his obscure beginnings is his choice of musical material. Redbone has spent nearly 40 years recreating the…

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