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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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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…

Kevin Steinman

Kevin Steinman

Steinman has spent the better part of a decade playing self-described “arena folk:” larger-than-life acoustic pop that aims to be simple but not mundane. His latest album, Pre-Existing Condition, is due to be released in May 2011. • “Wish,” Kevin’s first single

Kevin Washington

Kevin Washington Quintet

Kevin Washington was born in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan to musicians and music scholars Donald and Faye Washington.  His musical career began at the age of five with his first performances at the Detroit jazz festival.  As a young performer he also played at jazz festivals in Chicago, Alabama, and Connecticut. After first moving to Minneapolis at the age of thirteen, Kevin went on to New York City in 1996…

Kneebody

Kneebody

A young up-and-coming jazz quintet, Kneebody is forging out a path directly on that line between popular music and jazz improvisation, with exciting, beautiful results. Eschewing the soloistic histrionics and other ego-driven tendencies young artists sometimes get caught in, Kneebody focuses on an ensemble sound, constantly blurring the line between composed and improvised music. Kneebody uses a series of musical cues, rhythmic or melodic signposts, to signal a change of…

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Kristy Lee

With Reno Roberts! That mighty rumble you hear coming out of Alabama is none other than Kristy Lee. Her voice like thunder, rolling in before a sweet southern rain, instantly washes the world away. Kristy Lee’s unique rhythms are absolutely nourishing, clean, pure, and unapologetic. This woman means it when she takes her voice out to play! By the time Kristy Lee reached 18, she landed her first album nationwide,…

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Kurt Elling

Chicago-based vocalist Kurt Elling is one of the most acclaimed figures in jazz. His voice, rich and bold, is always interesting, and his musical ideas emerge fully formed on record and in person. His constant goal is to do something new in vocal jazz, and this often leads to exciting results for his ensemble and his fans. His name appears on Downbeat polls and Grammy nomination lists nearly every year.…

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