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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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Little Anthony and The Imperials

Little Anthony and The Imperials

With hits like “Tears on My Pillow,” “Goin’ Out of My Head,” “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop” and “I’m on the Outside (Looking In),” Little Anthony and The Imperials are one of the most popular doo-wop ensembles in music history. Their string of hits from the late 1950s through the 1960s resonated throughout the music world, adding elements of soul and R&B to the classic doo-wop formula. Since reforming in 1991, the…

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LiV Warfield and the NPG Hornz

LiV Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/Soul. Her singing career can be traced back to her college years in Portland, Oregon, a city that holds her up as “Portland’s most soulful singer” (Portland Monthly). Some of her musical heroines are Nina Simone, Etta James, Tina Turner, Sade, and Mary J. Blige. With her idols in mind, the local musicians…

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Living Colour

Beginning with their landmark debut, Vivid in 1989 and throughout the 1990′s, New York’s Living Colour were on the vanguard of genre transcendence that’s become commonplace in popular music. Along with artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone – all who rode the lines between rock, jazz, funk, punk and heavy metal – Living Colour blended a fusion of sound that was heavily steeped in guitarist…

Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright

This rising star of the jazz/R&B world has arrived. Wright has established herself as both an accomplished songwriter and an effortlessly magnetic performer, delivering subtly persuasive vocal performances in understated settings. keep up with Lizz at lizzwright.net Wright has been the recipient of nonstop critical acclaim and ever-increasing audiences ever since her debut recording, Salt, in 2003. But she’s confounded expectations along the way about what should be expected of…

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Lolo’s Ghost

James Loney has been writing music for over 30 years. From fronting House of Mirrors to his new side project Lolo’s Ghost, his journey has been filled with the usual ups and downs of the music business. From recording an album at Prince’s revered Paisley Park in the late ’80′s (which never saw the light of day) to having his “Book About Dreams” included in two different major motion pictures…

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…

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Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene

One of the top British dance and urban contemporary trios in the early ’80s, Loose Ends formed in London. They were originally called Loose End, and included Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, and Steve Nichol. Virgin signed them in 1981, and their debut was written by Chris and Eddie Amoo of the Real Thing. The group changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983, and signed with MCA in America in…

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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…

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Loudon Wainwright III

What if you could go back in time and have a dialogue with your younger self, stopping to appreciate the triumphs and chuckle at the foibles you might’ve experienced years — or even decades — back. That’s the concept at the core of Loudon Wainwright III’s Recovery, a fascinating collection on which the celebrated singer-songwriter revisits some of his earliest work, imbuing the songs with the voice of experience and…

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…

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