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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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Mina Agossi

Mina Agossi

French vocalist Mina Agossi is one of the most unique and identifiable voices in modern jazz. With a personal “Voice and bass” style that can begin to be described as Bjork-meets-Billie Holiday, she has radically changed people’s perceptions of the limitations of jazz singing. Her originals are funky and fresh, and her rearrangements of classics by Thelonious Monk and Jimi Hendrix are startling in their inventiveness. Born to French and…

Mindi Abair

One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Over the past 2 years she has toured the US with Aerosmith as their only saxophonist since 1973, sat in for a night with Bruce Springsteen at the famed Beacon Theater…

Mindy Smith

Mindy Smith

With Special Guest Rosi Golan The country scene has no shortage of fresh faces, and one of its rising stars is Mindy Smith. Smith is on tour in support of her fifth album, a self-titled record released in May. Co-produced with Jason Lehning, the collection features 11 original compositions—seven of which Smith wrote with the remaining four as co-writes. Recorded in Nashville, the album features some of Nashville’s best players,…

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Minor Planets

The Minor Planets is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Dana Thompson and singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Eric Christopher, along with a cast of supporting musicians that over the years has included pedal steel player Jimmy Johnson (Bellwether), bassists Michael Carvale (Davina and the Vagabonds), Rich Casey (The High 48s), and Rob Skoro (Mason Jennings), and drummers Ram Zimmerman (Buck-Fifty Boys) and Mick Wirtz (Martin Devaney). Listen the The Minor Planets’ new record here Shadow…

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Miracles of Modern Science

Miracles of Modern Science are a string section in mutiny: guitars overboard! The Brooklyn, NY band squeezes together classical textures, disco kinetics, and explosive dynamics you might file under “post-rock” if their instruments weren’t decidedly pre-rock. MOMS’ 2011 debut Dog Year earned raves from NPR and Paste and ended up on year-end best-of lists for Wired and Beats Per Minute. Their new followup EP, Meems, pushes the limits of their…

Missy Raines & The New Hip

Missy Raines & The New Hip

“The New Hip is making some of the greatest music you will ever hear- very innovative and bursting with talent.” -San Diego Troubador This is not your typical bluegrass show. Missy Raines has won seven International Bluegrass Music Association Bass Player of the Year awards, and is gaining the respect of musicians and fans from all circles of music. This unique blend of bluegrass, pop, jazz and more is focused…

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Mitch Woods & Rocket 88s w/Johnny Reno

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 40’s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’ roll. Mitch takes his cue from predecessors like Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe and Jimmie Liggins, and Louis Prima, just to name a…

Molly Dean

Molly Dean

Music has taken Molly Dean across the globe to London, England, and Amsterdam, Holland for both academic study & performance. It was upon returning to Minneapolis in 2001 when she began to seriously develop her musical career as a solo artist. Incorporating the RC 20 Loop Station into her live shows, which allows her to weave vocal and instrumental harmonies, truly sets her apart from the archetypal female folk artist.…

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…

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