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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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Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa is a 30 year veteran of the MN music scene. He has won 7 MN Music Awards, including 2005 Americana Artist of the year. He has performed over 5,000 professional gigs in the Twin Cities, and has released 11 original recording projects on his label MaximumFolk.com (formerly Raven Records.)

Paul Renz

Paul Renz

Guitarist Paul Renz has an impressive resume as a recording artist, and no less impressive is his composing and teaching background. Renz’s warm tone and clever, diverse songwriting was featured on his 2008 release Rebop, and he revisits those tunes here.

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Paul Metsa with Willie Walker

Guitarist/folksinger/eclectic musician Paul Metsa was responsible for the first meeting of blues/soul singers Willie West and Willie Walker (of the Butanes), and the collaboration continues. Memphis soul man Walker and New Orleans blues/funk veteran West converge for some sweet sounds together. Paul Metsa is a 30 year veteran of the MN music scene. He has won 7 MN Music Awards, including 2005 Americana Artist of the year. He has performed…

Paula Cole

Paula Cole

Paula Cole is one of pop’s most compelling vocalists, and she has enthralled audiences with her soaring, agile soprano since the early 1990s. After leaving the music industry at the beginning of the decade, her latest release is 2010′s Ithaca. Again on display are Paula’s intensely personal original songs set on a shimmering backdrop of acoustic and electric instruments, with her amazing voice front and center. keep up with Paula…

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PaviElle

Twin Cities native PaviElle is an interdisciplinary artist focused on bringing truth to light through dance, writing, speaking, and political activism. As a dramatist, she has staged such plays as Steppingstone Theatre’s “Young MLK” (1999), Penumbra Theatre’s “Black Nativity” (2004), and most recently Ahanti Young’s acclaimed one-man piece, “Aklound Sowell” in (2012). PaviElle has been performing professionally as a vocalist/songwriter/pianist since 1989. Her powerful, soulful voice lead her to work…

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Pedro Luis Ferrer

Pedro Luis Ferrer has been active in Cuban music since 1965. In his native Cuba he is famous as a musical innovator as well as a sharp social critic and a master of the guaracha musical style. He combines the influences of dynamic Cuban sounds, including Cuban son, guaracha-style songs with his own lyrical poetry. Ferrer’s latest record Tangible (2011) sparkles with bursts of horns, Latin percussion, earthy guitar and…

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Pennyroyal

“Genre-bending, harmonica player-having, blond mohawked singer-led Pennyroyal will leave listeners completely sated. Like a highly evolved, adaptive beast of music, Pennyroyal puts a glam spin on the rock ‘n’ blues sound other bands are circling in on today. Listen to “Minot” and you’ll detect an almost terrifying genius powering lead singer Angie Oase’s at once ethereal and guttural vocals. Set against the landscape of a steady bass line and pitch…

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Peter Asher

“From the Beatles to Courtney Love, singer, producer and manager Peter Asher has had a remarkable career. He’ll share anecdotes in shows this week.” Read Jon Bream’s Star Tribune preview from Peter’s 2012 performance here Peter Asher has had a long and storied career as a performer, a record executive, Grammy-winning producer, and “man about town.” Peter was a key component of the 1960s rock and roll scene and the…

Peter Himmelman

Peter Himmelman

During his multi-pronged career as a singer, songwriter and all-around performer, as a children’s entertainer, TV and film composer and pioneering webcast star, Peter Himmelman has maintained extremely high standards. From his early days with Shangoya and Sussman Lawrence to his recent solo work, Himmelman’s music burns with honesty and conviction. With a colorful and lengthy career in music already under his belt, Peter is back with a new CD,…

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Peter Kogan

“Most striking throughout [Cornucopia] is Kogan’s sense of touch that is not only idiomatic but also tasteful and musically sensitive.” – Sarah Schmalenberger, PhD, Music Listen to clips on Amazon of Peter’s new CD Cornucopia. Peter Kogan knows what it takes to stay busy. As the Principal Timpanist of the still-on-hiatus Minnesota Orchestra, he has turned his creative energies to another one of his abiding passions: jazz drumming. He wrote and…

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