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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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Lisa Fischer

Featured in the celebrated documentary, 20 Feet from Stardom — Lisa Fischer is a singer who really gets around. Her life is an endless round of planes, trains, and automobiles, rehearsals and fittings. On tour with the Rolling Stones for every tour since 1989 as well as stints with Sting, Chris Botti and Nine Inch Nails, her name may not be on the marquee, but she doesn’t care. She’s busy…

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Lisa Marie Presley

With all the hoopla that has surrounded her, it’s easy to forget that Lisa Marie Presley is at heart a simple Southern girl whose earliest musical memories are of obsessively listening to 45’s in her bedroom at Graceland and of her dad catching her singing into a hairbrush in front of a mirror at the age of three. The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots on her latest album Storm and Grace,…

Little Anthony and The Imperials

Little Anthony and The Imperials

With hits like “Tears on My Pillow,” “Goin’ Out of My Head,” “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop” and “I’m on the Outside (Looking In),” Little Anthony and The Imperials are one of the most popular doo-wop ensembles in music history. Their string of hits from the late 1950s through the 1960s resonated throughout the music world, adding elements of soul and R&B to the classic doo-wop formula. Since reforming in 1991, the…

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LiV Warfield and the NPG Hornz

LiV Warfield, a native to Peoria, IL, has one of the most distinct and promising voices in R&B/Soul. Her singing career can be traced back to her college years in Portland, Oregon, a city that holds her up as “Portland’s most soulful singer” (Portland Monthly). Some of her musical heroines are Nina Simone, Etta James, Tina Turner, Sade, and Mary J. Blige. With her idols in mind, the local musicians…

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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

Lizz Wright has been charming music fans worldwide ever since she appeared on the late pianist and composer Joe Sample’s 2002 disc, The Pecan Tree (Verve). The following year, she gained even wider recognition for her critically acclaimed debut record, Salt (Verve). Produced by the legendary Tommy LiPuma – best known for his award-winning work with George Benson, Diana Krall, and Natalie Cole – the album helped introduce one 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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