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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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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 sax background, the accomplished singer-songwriter got his start playing with revered hip-hop ensemble Heiruspecs before embarking on a solo career. After self-releasing an EP in 2001, Martin followed with four full-length albums, each garnering more praise and attention from press…

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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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Mary Fahl

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT, a band with a sound that was a perfect mixture of Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane and Adele.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. Since leaving October…

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Mary Jane Alm

Mary Jane Alm is one of today’s most remarkable and best known performers on the Midwest music scene. She has toured internationally, been featured on national network T.V. and advertising and has performed on stage for some of America’s largest corporations. Honored with fifteen Minnesota Music Awards including “Best female vocalist” and “Artist of the year,” Mary Jane’s performances have been called “music for singers.”

Mary Louise Knutson

Mary Louise Knutson

Mary Louise Knutson is one of the gems of the local music community. Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Knutson’s long-awaited new CD, In the Bubble, was just released in October 2011 and is currently ranked in the Top 50 on the national JazzWeek chart. Six standards and five originals – which range from…

Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz

Cellist Matt Haimovitz is redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st Century. He has established a reputation for bringing classical music to exciting new venues and continues to champion new cello music with exciting results. Matt’s show tonight will be followed by the Brian Grivna & Dave Karr Quintet, a smoking jazz quintet led by two revered Twin Cities saxophone players. Read about Brian & Dave’s…

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Matthew Santos & Takenobu

Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents to emerge from the Chicago music scene in decades. With a voice consistently compared to that of the late Jeff Buckley and likened to a male version of Adele, he has been the subject of praise from such artists as Kimbra, Eddie Vedder, and John Legend. His highly acclaimed collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, for which he received two…

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