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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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Living Colour

Beginning with their landmark debut, Vivid in 1989 and throughout the 1990’s, New York’s Living Colour were on the vanguard of genre transcendence that’s become commonplace in popular music. Along with artists like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction and Fishbone – all who rode the lines between rock, jazz, funk, punk and heavy metal – Living Colour blended a fusion of sound that was heavily steeped in guitarist…

Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright

This rising star of the jazz/R&B world has arrived. Wright has established herself as both an accomplished songwriter and an effortlessly magnetic performer, delivering subtly persuasive vocal performances in understated settings. keep up with Lizz at lizzwright.net Wright has been the recipient of nonstop critical acclaim and ever-increasing audiences ever since her debut recording, Salt, in 2003. But she’s confounded expectations along the way about what should be expected of…

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Lolo’s Ghost

James Loney has been writing music for over 30 years. From fronting House of Mirrors to his new side project Lolo’s Ghost, his journey has been filled with the usual ups and downs of the music business. From recording an album at Prince’s revered Paisley Park in the late ’80’s (which never saw the light of day) to having his “Book About Dreams” included in two different major motion pictures…

Lonnie Knight

Lonnie Knight

Singer-songwriter Lonnie Knight may joke that “Legendary is just another way of saying ‘…been around a long time,’ ” but the lanky Minnesotan is one of those rare musicians who has truly earned the title Legendary. He got his start as a folkie, learning from the likes of Townes Van Zandt. Then he played in some of the Midwest’s seminal rock bands, including Jokers Wild, the Nielsen-White Band and the…

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Loose Ends featuring Jane Eugene

One of the top British dance and urban contemporary trios in the early ’80s, Loose Ends formed in London. They were originally called Loose End, and included Carl McIntosh, Jane Eugene, and Steve Nichol. Virgin signed them in 1981, and their debut was written by Chris and Eddie Amoo of the Real Thing. The group changed its name to Loose Ends in 1983, and signed with MCA in America in…

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LOTT

LOTT is the solo project of Minneapolis musician Leah Ottman (We Are The Willows, Better Bones, and batteryboy). The core inspiration for LOTT’s compositions is the Romantic Period of classical music. The chordal structures, intervals, and melodies heard throughout her songs are reminiscent of those used by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel, and then condensed into pop songs. She explores the range on…

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Loudon Wainwright III

What if you could go back in time and have a dialogue with your younger self, stopping to appreciate the triumphs and chuckle at the foibles you might’ve experienced years — or even decades — back. That’s the concept at the core of Loudon Wainwright III’s Recovery, a fascinating collection on which the celebrated singer-songwriter revisits some of his earliest work, imbuing the songs with the voice of experience and…

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Love Nocturnal

Love Nocturnal is a new music fusion project out of Minneapolis, with the pulse of Americana and a spirit that spans genres. Grounded in the vocal harmonies of songwriters Renée Copeland and Kalen Rainbow Keir with Lightnin Joe Peterson on the keys, Jesse Kiel on bass, and Ben Peterson on drums, it’s a little dark, a little sensitive, and a lot of soul.

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Lowell Thompson

“When it’s time to make a record, you can go to a studio or you can take your friends and set up in somebody’s house. If there are cemeteries to the north and south, the neighbors are dead anyway, and so who cares if you play all night? Not long ago, Lowell Thompson went to a house in Burlington, Vermont’s Old North End and stood in the kitchen with his…

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LP Music

Out of the depths of the Minneapolis funk/jazz scene raises a new sound, a new idea. L.P. Music, aka Leeds-Peterson Music features Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Eric Leeds, and multi-instrumentalist St. Paul Peterson. L.P. Music blends the funk and jazz roots of Leeds and Peterson, and allows these true musicians a platform to express themselves. The concept is freedom…improvisation. Just a groove and a key…the rest is up to the…

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