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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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Lonnie Knight

Lonnie Knight

Singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight may joke that “Legendary is just another way of saying ‘…been around a long time,’ ” but the lanky Minnesotan is one of those rare musicians who has truly earned the title Legendary. He got his start as a folkie, learning from the likes of Townes Van Zandt. Then he played in some of the Midwest’s seminal rock bands, including Jokers Wild, the Nielsen-White Band and the…

Lott Umbrella

LOTT

LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows, Better Bones, and batteryboy). The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on…

Luba Mason

Luba Mason

Luba Mason, jazz vocalist and wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, will embark on a national tour of key U.S. cities this summer including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, and more in support of her critically-acclaimed new CD, KRAZY LOVE. Accompanying Luba on the tour will be a rotating group of stellar musicians including Blades, bassists Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and Michael O’Brien, Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets) and Dario…

Lucette

At once beautiful and haunting, the chilling power of Lucette’s gentle voice is unwavering and undeniable.  Using just the texture of her voice, Lucette paints landscapes: starlit skies above a vast, cold desert; a deep river snaking lazily through the Deep South; and a dark thunderstorm rolling over an infinite prairie are just some of the images that her singing conjures up. Although young, it is obvious to all those…

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams has established a reputation as one of rock’s most uncompromising and consistently fascinating writers and performers, earning kudos from artists as diverse as Mary-Chapin Carpenter (who helped win Williams a Grammy with her recording of “Passionate Kisses”) and Elvis Costello (who joins her for a duet on the Little Honey mini-drama “Jailhouse Tears”). Over the course of a recording career that’s now in its fourth decade, the Louisiana-born…

Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles

Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles

A six piece acoustic explosion featuring the irrepressible vocal stylings of Lucy Michelle. “Combine a dash of equal parts old-time, mountain, bluegrass, gypsy, rag, polka, folk, punk, pop, with the whistle of Andrew Bird.” -Lucy Michelle’s Twitter Lucy Michell on vocals/Ukelele/Piano, Geoff Freeman on Drums/vocals, Chris Graham on Guitar, Ashley Boman on Accordion/trinket jar and Eamonn McLain on Cello/Throat Trombone. • a clip from their January 2009 Dakota appearance •…

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Lucy Michelle with John Munson & Chan Poling

At 25, Lucy Michelle is a songwriter as serious as they come. Twin Cities’ natives will know her as frontwoman of gypsy-pop outfit Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, a raucous and eclectic six-piece. At home and on the road, Lucy has stood boldly amidst that chugging whirlwind of cello and accordion, stomping her foot and singing out fiercely over the top of it all. It’s a collaboration five years…

Luisa Maita

Luisa Maita

Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Maita’s new recording Lero-Lero has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and down-tempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB. Fans of Bebel Gilberto, Céu and…

Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson

In case you were wondering, yes, Lukas is the son of American music icon Willie Nelson. Lukas does have the same thick country vocals that his father does. Also yes, the guitars wail, and the overall tone is inundated with 60′s rock and blues. The recipe is simple, possibly because it’s plain home cookin’: three parts genuine rock and roll, two parts American heart and soul, one part blues, one…

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Lura

Lura is part of a new generation of musicians rediscovering the hidden traditions of her ancestral homeland. Born in Portugal, she coniders herself a Cape Verdean, an archipelago 300 miles west of Dakar, Senegal. Her third and most recent CD explores the African side of her heritage through rhythms like the funana and, in particular, the batuku. Key to understanding her appeal is to see her onstage, where her warm,…

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