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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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Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye

Marilyn Maye may be in her 80s, but she has the voice and showmanship of a singer half her age. A native of Kansas City, Maye has been a ubiquitous presence on the Midwest and National scene for most of her life, and slows down only occasionally to enjoy it. In addition to her record 76 appearances on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show, a recording of hers is included in The…

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Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty, Ansun Funderburgh, RW Grigsby, Wes Starr

The Golden State-Lone Star Revue is a concept of a cross country meeting of the minds between California and Texas musicians. All have known each other for years. The rhythm section have played in bands since high school, and all share a deep passion for REAL blues. Mark Hummel is at the forefront of West Coast harmonica-led blues, an exciting style that fuses classic Chicago blues with rock and roll…

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Mark Hummel with Corky Siegel and Billy Boy Arnold

A series started by Mark Hummel in 1991, the Blues Harmonica Blowout has become an international event, having played many notable blues festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe. The list of participants over the last 22 years is a Who’s Who of Blues Harp History, and every installment is an exciting collection of talent. The past two decades have seen the emergence of young harmonica-led blues bands. In…

Mark O’connor

Mark O’connor

A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical and flamenco music, Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling in the 1940′s, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along…

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Mark Summer

Mark Summer is a founding member of the two time Grammy winning Turtle Island Quartet and is widely regarded, thanks not least to his phenomenal percussion and pizzicato techniques, as one of the outstanding cellists of our time. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a recipient of their 2008 Distinguished Alumnae award, Summer was a tenured member of the Winnipeg Symphony for three years, before leaving the…

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas are one of the quintessential ensembles in American Popular music. With hits like “Heat Wave,” “Dancing In the Street,” and “Nowhere To Run,” the Vandellas became, for many, the sound of Motown Records. Martha and the Vandellas recorded throughout the Sixties for Gordy’s Motown label, charting 24 R&B hits, and became one of the company’s most successful touring acts. As female artists at Motown, they…

Martin Devaney

Martin Devaney

Martin Devaney has always embraced his local identity, literally dubbed the “Mayor of St. Paul” by friends and compatriots in the music scene. A classically trained musician with a jazz saxophone background, the accomplished singer-songwriter got his start playing with revered hip-hop ensemble Heiruspecs before embarking on a solo career. Devaney quickly gained a following with his poetic, unpretentious songs and inspired live performances. Martin Devaney recently released his fifth…

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Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber

Described as “THE acoustic guitarist of his generation” by America’s Acoustic Guitar Magazine,Martin Taylor has established a unique career as an internationally acclaimed guitarist, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self taught, he has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 30 years, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion and humor, with a strong stage presence.…

Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart, 54, has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music with a missionary’s zeal. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s…

Mary Bue

Mary Bue

“With a name like Mary Elizabeth and a reputation for playing piano, one might expect a more demure presence than Mary Bue brings to the stage. At once soothing, spunky, cathartic and full of vigor, when Mary appears behind the keys or guitar, her energy radiates to the back of any house. Since 1998, at age 17, Mary has been writing songs and taking them on the road – to…

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