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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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mages

Mages

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…

Makana

Makana

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

Malamanya

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…

Prakash

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

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…

Marcia Ball keyboard

Marcia Ball

The title track of Marcia Ball’s new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It’s a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the song kicks off a CD of eleven dazzling…

Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento

the 31-year old Brooklyn-based pianist will be leading his trio, which includes bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Simon Lott. It marks the group’s first appearance in the city. The Los Angeles Times’ “Pop & Hiss” blog selected Marco Benevento as a “2009 Artist To Watch” in anticipation of Me Not Me. The ten-track collection, which debuted in the top five of the iTunes jazz and currently sits at no. 13…

Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller

An album entitled Renaissance is long overdue for the widely acclaimed Renaissance Man Marcus Miller. In among the most enviable careers in music, Miller is a two-time GRAMMY®-winner and the composer/producer of ten critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums (seven studio and three live). Even the most devoted follower may be astonished to realize that Renaissance is only his eighth studio project since his 1983 debut, Suddenly, considering the abundance of…

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