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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.


A wonderful sunset/twilight shoot with the beautiful Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment. Like many of Minnesota’s finest musicians, Jillian Rae grew up in the north, on the Iron Range…


Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music.  As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity – a living legend.”  After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. When he was sidelined by a football injury at the age…


Jimmy Webb

With Robin Spielberg Jimmy Webb is one of the preeminent songwriters of the last 40 years. His songs “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park” and more have been heard by millions of people. He is the only artist to have ever received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and according to BMI, his song “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” was the 3rd most performed song between 1940 and…


Joan Osborne

Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Joan Osborne’s sultry, husky vocals have won over fans spanning genres, from country to rock to folk to blues. Born in Kentucky, Osborne began her musical career in 1991 with the release of Soul Show: Live at Delta 88 on her own independent label, Womanly Hips. In 1995 she released Relish, which skyrocketed to success with the hit single “One of Us”. A collection of some…


JoAnn Funk

JoAnn received a degree in Classical Piano Performance (and Biology) from UW-Madison, and also studied with renowned jazz pianists Joan Wildman and David Hazeltine. Relocating to St Paul after a tour as a staff musician on the SS Norway, this talented jazz pianist has since performed and worked constantly. She began singing in 2000. She quickly realized that the combination of voice and piano was a marvelous gateway to the…

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Joe Ely

Joe Ely was born between Route 66 and the Rock Island Line in Amarillo, Texas, and he saw Jerry Lee Lewis playing on a flatbed trailer in an Amarillo dust storm when he was six years old. Since then he’s had a career than can fairly be called mythic. His songs about the geographic and romantic landscapes of the Lone Star State are pure poetry, but there’s no other Texas…

Joe Firstman and the Cordovas

Joe Firstman and the Cordovas

Joe and the boys are packing up and hitting the road next month to begin their spring/summer tour across the US. They’ll start with a residency in Nashville for the month of May, and continuing on through for a solid June and July.

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Joe Henry

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Joe Henry has left an indelible and unique imprint on American popular music. As a songwriter and artist, Henry is celebrated for his exploration of the human experience. A hyper-literate storyteller, by turns dark, devastating, and hopeful, he draws an author’s eye for the overlooked detail across a broad swath of American musical styles — rock, jazz and blues — rendering genre…


Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Russell Batiste Jr.

Joe Krown is one of the most notable and distinctive keyboardists in New Orleans, part of a great tradition that includes Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, James Booker and Professor Longhair. As the keyboardist in Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown’s band from 1992 until Gates’ death in 2005, Krown saw the world and shared the stage with Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Ike Turner, and countless other superstars. Krown keeps a busy schedule in New…


Joe Louis Walker

Award-winning blues master and 2013 Blues Hall Of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker released his new album, Hornet’s Nest, in February, 2014. Walker is among the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers — a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Walker’s music is equal parts rock ‘n’ roll fire and blistering, passionate blues. Hornet’s Nest was recorded in Nashville…

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