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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.



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…


Kat Edmonson

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson’s music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from singing in small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals around the world, playing dates with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak. She’s made memorable turns on “Austin City Limits”, “A Prairie Home Companion”and had her…

Katey Bellville

Katey Bellville

Katey Bellville has been a part of the Midwest music community for decades. Born into the Minneapolis West Bank scene, Bellville’s first performances came in rural Wisconsin with her father, Rod Bellville. Her own distinct style of songwriting incorporates bluegrass instrumentation, blues and folk, and modern pop. Bellville’s music has taken her onto the stage with Alison Krauss at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville TN, to a 3,000 seat outdoor…

Katia Cardenas

Katia Cardenas

Katia Cardenas is a professional vocalist in the Twin Cities, recognized for her radiant energy, impeccable range, and dynamic yet powerful voice. She grew up in the Pacific Northwest in a musical family, and was raised on jazz, funk, and r&b. She moved to Sacramento, California in 2000, where she received a Waldorf education, which instilled in her a deep appreciation and passion for music. Katia came to the Twin…


Katie Gearty

Katie Gearty is one of the most versatile and in-demand young vocalists in the region. She is regularly seen singing in clubs and studios, festivals and theaters, and other events in the Metro area and beyond. She has collaborated with some of the Twin Cities’ finest artists, including Bruce Henry, Debbie Duncan, J.D. Steele, Kurt Jorgensen, and many others. A regular member of Mick Sterling’s soul powerhouse The Irresistibles, she…

Katie Melua

Katie Melua

Katie Melua is a unique and remarkable vocalist/guitarist known and loved for singing open-hearted ballads. Born in Georgia (former USSR) in 1984, she lived in Belfast for five years before settling in South East London. At sixteen Katie joined the Brit School for Performing Arts where she met composer/producer Mike Batt. After an appearance on The Royal Variety Show, 19-year-old Katie shot to the top of the UK album charts…

Katy Vernon

“Katy Vernon has done something it’s not easy to do: sustain country roots, go pop, and be distinctly original at the same time.” Recently featured on WCCO News: And MPR News.. Katy Vernon is a Minneapolis / St. Paul based singer songwriter. She grew up in London, England and has been writing and singing as long as she can remember. it’s been the way she can get out…

Keiko Bob

Keiko Matsui & Bob James

Two titans of smooth jazz piano converge for two special nights! While their styles are as different from those legends of jazz’s past as fusion is from boogie-woogie, James and Matsui are linked to the tradition of what’s called “four-hand piano,” where two players sit down at one instrument and play together. They toured the world and garnered rave reviews in 2001, now it’s time to revisit this incredible show…


Kelley Hunt

Kansas City-based blueswoman Kelley Hunt has been defying description for over a decade, and she shows no sign of slowing down. With a commanding, passionate stage presence and superior skills as a vocalist, piano player and songwriter she has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe. Kelley’s cinematic 6th release “The Beautiful Bones” no doubt poises her for a giant leap forward.  The early press…

Kelley Johnson

Kelley Johnson

Seattle-based vocalist Kelley Johnson understands the many uses of a song, and focuses on her favorite: the storytelling aspect of it. Her honest, unaffected voice brings her audience straight to the core of the song, illuminating new meaning in the lyrics with each performance. Johnson received most of her jazz education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, attending classes at the Wisconsin Conservatory for Music (graduating Magna Cum Laude) and at the Jazz…

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