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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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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…

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Lucy Michelle

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 strong whose…

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Lucy Michelle with John Munson & Chan Poling

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 strong whose…

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,…

Luther Kent

Luther Kent

Luther Kent was born to sing the blues. Born in New Orleans, Kent was surrounded by music at an early age and started singing professionally at age 14. After dabbling in the national scene for a number of years (including a few world tours singing for Blood Sweat and Tears), Kent has spent most of the last 30 years in his hometown, not so quietly becoming one of the most…

Lynhurst

Lynhurst

Lynhurst is the sibling alternative-pop band from Minneapolis, MN. Younger sister Mari fronts the group as its lead singer-drummer. With brothers Matt and Jake on guitars, keyboards, and harmonies, the trio delivers a big sound. Mari’s sultry-sweet voice beautifully contrasts her rocking drumming and wry lyrics about love and all that goes with it. Named after the band’s childhood park, Lynhurst began when the brothers started making music in junior…

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