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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.


Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & the Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith has become an internationally recognized Diva of Jazz and Blues, with a singing style influenced by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Little Esther Phillips and other legendary greats. Whether singing her own compositions or drawing on a large repertoire of classics, Lavay and her all-star 7-piece band bake up an instant recipe for dancing and good times.

Lee Engele

Lee Engele

“Lee is a wonderful vocalist who never fails to move her audiences with her passionate and sensual delivery of well thought musical arrangements. Lee always surrounds herself with the best musicians and her repertoire contains classic jazz songs as well as lesser known gems. Lee is solid and her humor and charm puts her audience at ease from the very beginning of each performance.” – Bruce Henry


Lee Ritenour

With a sound that is all his own, Ritenour is one of the most versatile and sought after guitarists in popular music. Over his career he has earned 19 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. In his nearly 50 years in the business, he has recorded…


Leftover Cuties

Leftover Cuties: an irresistible combination of sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting, and old-school musicianship. From the opening theme of Showtime’s “The Big C” to the infectiously happy “Smile Big” that propelled last Summer’s Olympic Samsung Galaxy S III commercial to the current worldwide Hyundai commercial that features the group’s cover of “When You’re Smiling,” Leftover Cuties are a band you’ve heard but may not know yet. This summer, Leftover Cuties will…

Lehto Wright Trio

Lehto & Wright

Lehto and Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary guitar-based arrangements, Lehto and Wright have taken a fresh approach to the world of folk and folk rock. follow the band at their website Lehto and Wright perform either as an acoustic duo, or a tastefully electric trio,…

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone

Leon Redbone is one of the most unique performers the last 50 years have produced, and one of the most enigmatic. He burst forth on the Toronto folk scene around 1970, and his appearance at the 1971 Mariposa Folk Festival is apparently the earliest accurate record of him appearing anywhere. As bizarre as his obscure beginnings is his choice of musical material. Redbone has spent nearly 40 years recreating the…


Leon Russell

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell is a music legend, and is one of the most accomplished and versatile musicians in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a…


Les Nubians

With a distinctive “Afropean” sound and irresistible grooves, Les Nubians have spent the last decade becoming the most popular French-speaking act in the U.S. These Grammy nominated sisters have intrigued audiences with their inventive and glamorous style, and their unique sound embodies the timeless vibrations of Miriam Makeba, Ella Fitzgerald, The Fugees, Fela Kuti, Edith Piaf, and Soul II Soul. • A backstage interview from their last visit the the…

Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore was a junior at Englewood, NJ’s Dwight School for Girls when she stepped into a Manhattan recording studio with a young trumpet player who was trying his hand at production. The trumpet player was Quincy Jones, and the song that came out of this session was “It’s My Party (I’ll Cry If I Want To).” Rushed out ahead of schedule, the single was the Number 1 record in…


Liam Ó Maonlaí

“…the best white boy soul singer on the planet…” — Bono, U2 From County Dublin, Ireland, Liam Ó Maonlaí is best known as a member of the Hothouse Flowers. Ó Maonlaí formed the band in 1985 with his schoolmate Fiachna Ó Braonáin.  Fluent in Irish, in 1985, he won the Irish music award known as Gradam Shlogadh along with Hothouse Flowers bandmates. In 2005 he released a solo album entitled Rian which is a collection of tunes…

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