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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.



Always & Forever CD Release

When the first production of Always & Forever was on stage at Illusion Theater in 1996, it played to standing-room-only crowds for more than three months. After nearly 15 years of audience requests, creators Richard D. Thompson, Sanford Moore and Garry Q. Lewis teamed up with original cast members T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis Spears and Julius Collins III and newcomer Jackson Hurst re-staged the revue to wide acclaim in late…

American Roots Revue 11-2015

American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, Tonia Hughes, Pat Donohue, Cory Wong, Joe Savage and more!

American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. This November, the revue reinvents itself again with an exciting new line up that includes Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue, well known for his almost 20 years as the gui tarist and songwriter on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Donohue joins musicians that will also include the show’s producer, award-winning…

Amina Figarova

Amina Figarova

Composer and pianist Amina Figarova celebrates jazz as an international music, and New York City as a locale where jazz gypsies may feel most at home. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan and a longtime resident of Rotterdam, Figarova recently moved with her husband and musical partner, flutist Bart Platteau, to Forest Hills, Queens from their longtime European base. The move has served to suffuse Amina’s music with the heightened expectations, sense…

Ana Moura

Ana Moura

Akin to the blues in its heroically stoic response to suffering, loss, longing and the vicissitudes of fate, the Portuguese style known as fado is in the midst of a glorious renaissance, and the music’s brightest young star is Ana Moura. Her luxuriant voice and passionate stage presence have won her an international following, a rapidly expanding fanbase drawn by her ability to cross over into other styles while retaining…


Ana Popovic

Serbian-born Ana Popovic, one of the most lauded blues guitarists on the circuit, moved to Memphis to capture the city’s greasy Stax sound, record at Ardent Studios, and play with its finest musicians. A passionate student of the blues, Ana’s new album, Can You Stand The Heat, is equally inspired by Albert King and WAR. She belts from the gut and shreds her Strat…in a pair of high heels. Ana was…


Anat Cohen Quartet

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her original music with her quartet explores the rhythms and sounds of Central and South America in a jazz setting. She will be celebrating the release of Luminosa, her seventh album as a bandleader. Luminosa sees Anat play singing, dancing originals, interpret Brazilian classics by the likes of Milton Nascimento, and…

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Anat Cohen Quartet and special guest Evan Christopher

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing Anat’s 2008 headlining set with her quartet at the North Sea Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group – whooping it up when pianist…


Andrew Walesch Big Band

Singer and pianist Andrew Walesch is a new and exciting voice on the national jazz scene. Whether recording jingles, producing shows, composing and arranging, or singing as a solo artist and with big bands all over the country, Andrew is known for his unique approach to The Great American Songbook. He has sung and played on the stage of The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and the the legendary Chicago Theater…


Andriana Lehr

Singer-Songwriter Andriana Lehr carries song in her spirit, and has been dabbling in music from an early age. Growing up in South Dakota, she performed regularly throughout her youth singing and playing piano, guitar, and viola, pleasing local crowds at weddings and community events either solo or with three orchestra mates in a string quartet. After relocating to Minneapolis, MN in 2004 in pursuit of a richer music community, Andriana…

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Andy McKee

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists, and his crossover success to millions upon millions of YouTube viewers underscores his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. To fans of virtuoso musicianship it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms…

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