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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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Loose Ends

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.

Lowell-Thompson

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…

Luba Mason

Luba Mason

Luba Mason, jazz vocalist and wife of Latin superstar Ruben Blades, will embark on a national tour of key U.S. cities this summer including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis, and more in support of her critically-acclaimed new CD, KRAZY LOVE. Accompanying Luba on the tour will be a rotating group of stellar musicians including Blades, bassists Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) and Michael O’Brien, Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets) and Dario…

Lucette

At once beautiful and haunting, the chilling power of Lucette’s gentle voice is unwavering and undeniable.  Using just the texture of her voice, Lucette paints landscapes: starlit skies above a vast, cold desert; a deep river snaking lazily through the Deep South; and a dark thunderstorm rolling over an infinite prairie are just some of the images that her singing conjures up. Although young, it is obvious to all those…

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams has established a reputation as one of rock’s most uncompromising and consistently fascinating writers and performers, earning kudos from artists as diverse as Mary-Chapin Carpenter (who helped win Williams a Grammy with her recording of “Passionate Kisses”) and Elvis Costello (who joins her for a duet on the Little Honey mini-drama “Jailhouse Tears”). Over the course of a recording career that’s now in its fourth decade, the Louisiana-born…

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Lucy Michelle

Lucy Michelle is a songwriter as serious as they come. Twin Cities natives will know her as frontwoman of gypsy-pop outfit Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, a raucous and eclectic six-piece. At home and on the road, Lucy has stood boldly amidst that chugging whirlwind of cello and accordion, stomping her foot and singing out fiercely over the top of it all. It’s a collaboration five years strong whose…

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