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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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Nichole Carey

Nichole is a jazz and cabaret artist based out of the Twin Cities. A chanteuse for all seasons, her repertoire is varied and vast. From Gershwin to Sondheim, Peggy Lee to John Prine, The Beatles to Billy Strayhorn, just to name a few, there is no genre or style she doesn’t love or love to sing. A beautiful, smoky alto one minute and a bright mezzo the next, critics and…

Nick Haas Trio

Nick Haas Trio

The Nick Haas Trio is a modern jazz ensemble based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With repertoire ranging from traditional standards to off-beat originals, this trio is just as comfortable entertaining in ballrooms as in bar rooms. Nick Haas (guitar) holds a degree in performance from Hamline University and teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. When he is not playing in this trio, he can be found in one of…

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

Singer/songwriter Lowe was one of the most influential figures of the latent British punk/new wave scene in the late 70′s. His penchant for writing perfect three-minute pop songs and his production of records for Elvis Costello, the Pretenders, and Graham Parker made him one of the most acclaimed new artists of the time. Since 1980′s “Cruel to Be Kind,” Lowe has leaned steadily more towards roots-rock and country. With his…

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Nicole Henry

Nicole Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. Her 2004 debut CD release, The…

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Nightinghales

This Britpop influenced indie band features Yardbirds inspired guitars, vintage piano and organ, and a punchy, melodic sound all their own. Original rock songs in a contemporary, fashionable package, from nervous and quirky to solemn and poppy, with a nod to the sounds of 60′s and 70′s NYC. Formed in Minneapolis in late 2004, the band Nightinghales (sic) is an indie pop/rock band that plays inspired original music. The band…

No Bird Sing

No Bird Sing

This bassless hip-hop trio packs a powerful punch. With a stripped-down sound and emotive, erudite lyrics, No Bird Sing was named one of the Best New Bands of 2009 by City Pages. Joe Orton, vocals Robert Mulrennan, guitar Graham O’Brien, drums • “Ars Poetica” from a recent show • “Land Mines” at The Current’s studios

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan

NOAM PIKELNY has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which The Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation” and The New Yorker describes as “wide- ranging and restlessly imaginative.” In September of 2010, Pikelny was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for…

Oleta Adams

Oleta Adams

Since the runaway success of her platinum-selling 1990 debut album Circle of One, and the impassioned hit single “Get Here,” Oleta Adams has inspired millions of people with journeys of the heart. Her songs draw deeply from her roots in gospel, while crossing effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Her success, nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton, and Luther…

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Oliver Mtukudzi

Zimbabwe’s legendary guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi (affectionately called “Tuku” by his fans) is one of the most powerful creative forces to emerge in the Afro-pop scene in the last three decades. His music mixes hypnotic guitar loops, percussive beats, and the African thumb piano with his soulful voice and vocal harmonies to superb effect. Tall, slim and handsome, with a big stage presence, an easy manner, and a slick line in…

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