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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.



Jazz Noir

Jazz radio station Jazz88 KBEM 88.5 FM will host its original radio drama series Jazz Noir in front of a live audience from the beautiful Dakota in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, April 27.  Seatings  are at 4 p.m. for sweet and savory petite fours and 7 pm for a 3 course dinner menu.  The late performance will be broadcast live on Jazz88.5 FM. Ticket information is available at The cast for this original drama has…

Jazz Crusaders

The Jazz Crusaders featuring Joe Sample, Wilton Felder & Wayne Henderson

With a sound rooted in hard bop and an emphasis on R&B and soul, The Crusaders are one of the most commercially successful bands in the history of jazz. Founding members Joe Sample, Wayne Henderson and Wilton Felder hit on a brilliant idea in the mid-1960s: the blending of inventive jazz and get-down rhythm-and-blues.

JD Souther

If you ask John David where he’s from, he may say without hesitation; “I’m from Amarillo.” But depending on who’s asking, he may shrug and say: “I’m from everywhere, I guess.” He would be mostly right either way. Born in Detroit and raised in Texas, Souther came into his own upon moving to Los Angeles and becoming part of the burgeoning singer/songwriter scene surrounding the Troubadour bar. It was here…

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Jeff Austin and Chris Castino

Jeff Austin (formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band) and The Big Wu’s Chris Castino first met in 2000 when a very green Yonder Mountain String Band appeared for the first time at the annual Big Wu Family Reunion in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Not only was it the beginning of an extraordinary musical friendship but it was also the first exposure to the bluegrass sounds of YMSB for many Midwest…


Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels is probably best known to American audiences as a film, television and stage actor, from his slapstick escapades with Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, to his critically acclaimed and award-winning portrayal of news anchor Will McAvoy on the hit HBO series The Newsroom. Most don’t realize that besides his acting career Daniels is also a playwright and director who founded the Purple Rose Theatre Company in his…


Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Shaun LaBelle, Stokley Williams

A special show featuring four of the biggest names in contemporary jazz and R&B! Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber is one of the primary architects of the style known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber is well known to national and international audiences through a relentless touring schedule, with music featuring his now signature complex harmonies, unconventional time…

Jeff Lorber

Jeff Lorber Fusion feat. Jimmy Haslip, Randy Brecker

Trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer on his latest recording, Galaxy, set for release in January 2012. “…this is a dandy walk through the fusion garden with some of it’s finest practitioners showing the way. Totally solid contemporary jazz listening date that you really don’t have to be sitting down to enjoy.” -Midwest Record Yellowjackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip joins him in this 21st century version of…


Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry’s music incorporates elements of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and soul. Most importantly, he incorporates the often overlooked element of fun in his music.


Jeffrey Foucault

Lauded for ‘…stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest.’ (The New Yorker) and described as ‘Quietly Brilliant’ (The Irish Times), Jeffrey Foucault has released four collections of original songs under his own name, and two full-band collaborations with contemporary poet Lisa Olstein under the moniker Cold Satellite. His songs, ‘Beat-up troubadour folk, whittled to dolorous perfection’ (Uncut), mine the darker seams of…

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Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and changed its name to L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as…

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