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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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Molly Maher

Molly Maher & Erik Koskinen

A new project featuring two of the area’s most inventive performers. “St. Paul Americana musician Molly Maher sounds like she’s had her dose of wandering. Her guitar playing is rural and soulful. Breaking all convention, she plays guitar upside down and in different tunings. Elizabeth Cotton would be proud.” – Eric Loama, musician “Her music is a window to the lonely world of a nomadic spirit, someone who has loved…

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Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald became an icon of the big screen at an early age, and in recent years has become a best-selling author. Now Ringwald turns her inexhaustible creative energies to jazz singing, with a new record and tour in April 2013. “Except…Sometimes,” the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald, will be released on April 9th, 2013. An homage to the Great American Songbook, Ringwald has crafted a carefully…

Moore By Four

Moore By Four

Moore by Four is one of the region’s most acclaimed vocal ensembles, their regular appearances at the Dakota throughout the 1980s and 1990s made them one of the hottest acts in town, and in turn bolstered the Dakota’s reputation for hosting top-tier music. While their performances as a group have been few and far between, the members of the ensemble have helped to make this one of the most vibrant…

Morgan James

Morgan James

For Morgan James, honing in on the ideal use for her stunningly powerful vocals took years of soul-searching and discovery. After joining a choir in junior high, James left her Northern California home at age 18 to study opera at the Juilliard School. While the rigorous conservatory training went a long way in refining her vocals and building her remarkable range, James ultimately abandoned opera and devoted her initial post-Juilliard…

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Mother Banjo

Mother Banjo is a one-woman band featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals. Selected as a 2008 Midwest Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, the Minneapolis singer/songwriter has garnered high praise for her mix of original indie-folk and Americana songs that contain poetic lyrics and haunting vocals. Following up on her success of her EP Swing Low, Mother Banjo releases her first full-length album The Sad and Found, produced…

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#MPLS

#MPLS is one of Minneapolis’ premier live R&B, Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop bands. First organized just three years ago as a back-up band, #MPLS has quickly become the house band of choice for many touring neo-soul artists and a complete show package on their own. #MPLS have shared the stage with such national recording artists as Mint Condition, Eric Roberson, Jamecia Bennett, Paris Bennett, Next, and many others. This “All-Star”…

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Nachito Herrera

“monster technique, bottomless energy, and infectious enthusiasm “ — Jazz Police Nachito is one of the world’s great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the rich, powerful soulfulness of his playing blend in what is often an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera recently received an American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Council, one of three musicians in 2012 (along with Australian Tommy Emmanuel and South…

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Nanci Griffith

Grammy-award winning singer Nanci Griffith is equal parts crooning country vocalist and insightful folk songwriter, a style she describes as “folkabilly”. Griffith grew up in a musical family and was involved with music from a young age. She started performing in her hometown of Austin, Texas at 14 and never stopped. She released her first album There’s a Light Beyond These Woods in 1977 and has since worked and toured…

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Nancy Harms

Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 in the Village’s The Bar Next Door. She appears frequently at such leading venues as Birdland, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Vivaldi’s, The Lamb’s Club and many others. She performed at the 2010 Sortland Jazz Festival in Norway, and has toured Italy…

Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy is one of the Twin Cities’ premier songwriters, easily moving between lighthearted love songs and deep, soulful ballads. Her two solo albums, Wish I Could Fall, and One False Move, are both works of outstanding artistry. Having cultivated a rare and poignant perspective on human relationships, she weaves this wisdom into music with an almost magical grace.

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