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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.



Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funk, his pedigree impeccable; his band, the tightest little funk orchestra on earth. Maceo has played with each and every funk pioneer, from his start with James Brown, to jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton, to his ongoing part in Prince’s tours. He’s the living, breathing pulse that connects the history of Funk in one golden thread, the cipher that unravels dance…

The Mad Ripple

The Mad Ripple

The Mad Ripple is a song-oriented rock and roll band from Minneapolis that has been compared to The Frames, The Waterboys, The Replacements, and The Velvet Underground. The group is led by writer/songwriter /journalist Jim Walsh, with a lot of help from his friends Tony Nelson (guitar), Pete Christensen (keyboards), Rick Widen (bass), Katy Vernon (vocals), Paul Odegaard (trumpet), and Ken Goldman (drums). The Philadelphia Inquirer deemed The Mad Ripple’s…

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux’s new album, The Blue Room, is currently the #1 Jazz album in the world! With a peerless dedication to the core of the song combined with a once-in-a-generation voice, Madeleine Peyroux has gone from busking on the streets of Paris all the way to mainstream recognition. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved…



Mages formed as a two-piece acoustic guitar act in Minneapolis, composed of songwriters John Paul “Jack” O’Connor and Tyler Martin. After gaining members during the recording and release of a self-titled debut album, the group settled into its current lineup: Martin and O’Connor on guitars and vocals, sister Amy on vocals and auxiliary percussion, Scott Barden on upright bass and vocals, and Robert T. Goswitz on drums. Mages are eager…



Born and raised in Hawai’i, Makana is an internationally acclaimed slack key guitarist, singer, composer, philosopher, activist and one of Hawaii’s cultural ambassadors to the world. He is considered the youngest authority on his art form and recognized as one of the top guitarists in the US (Guitar Player Magazine 2008). The NY Times calls him “A dynamic force within the style” of slack key and National Geographic Society says…



Malamanya is a Minneapolis-based group that celebrates the traditional rhythms and melodies of Cuban son, salsa, samba, and the country music of Central and Latin America. The band’s acoustic driven dance rhythms draw on the organic form of simpler times. Convivial and contagious, Malamanya brings “el sabor” of times past into the present. • the band lights up the First Ave stage

The Malone Brothers

The Malone Brothers

Dave Malone (of the The Radiators) & Tommy Malone (of The Subdudes) Bringing together the similar but fantastically different worlds of two of the finest New Orleans rock bands today – The Radiators and The Subdudes – is a brand new collaboration. Turns out, the two are practically family– sharing a pair of Cajun brothers who just can’t go at it alone anymore. Prone to heavy N’Orleans jam sessions, the…


Mandolin Prakash Trio

Prakash started playing the mandolin when he was six years old under the tutelage of Mandolin Shri. U.P. Raju. From his twelfth year he has been undergoing advanced Carnatic Music training, with Vocal and Vainika Vidhushi Innisai Maamani Smt. Padma Veeraraghavan, who is a disciple of yester-year stalwarts Ariyakudi Sri. Ramanuja Iyengar and Palghat Sri K.V.Narayanaswamy. Prakash Hariharan, is a carnatic mandolin artist, a versatile composer and a performing musician.…


Manhattan Transfer

This award winning vocal group has been performing since the early 70’s. Several Grammies and a few decades later, and this group has not slowed down. Arguably one of the most notable jazz vocal ensembles, these vocalists wanted to push the envelope of what four-part harmonies can do, and they have certainly succeeded. The group’s flexibility and growing expertise enables them to perform music from the ‘30s to the ‘80s,…

Ray Manzarek:Roy Rogers Band

Ray Manzarek/Roy Rogers Band

Ray Manzarek, co-founder and pianist for The Doors, and Roy Rogers, world-renowned slide guitarist, have collaborated on a new project that can only be described as 21st Century Blues. These two virtuosic performers skillfully weave rock, blues and a tinge of jazz together with poetry from the likes of Jim Carroll, Warren Zevon and beat poet Michael McClure into an innovative tapestry. Their new album, Translucent Blues, was released in…

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