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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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NoamandStuart

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…

Ollabelle

Ollabelle

With two feet planted firmly in the past but constantly looking forward, Ollabelle is making some of the most compelling music in the “traditional” genre. A truly democratic collective, this quintet creates fresh adaptations of gospel, bluegrass, and other old-time traditional songs while also establishing their voice with originals. Because all five members share vocal and songwriting duties, Ollabelle gains strength from its members’ shared sense of mission, as well…

Omaha Diner

Omaha Diner

featuring Charlie Hunter, Steven Bernstein, Bobby Previte & Skerik Omaha Diner is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in…

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet

Omar Sosa is one of the most electrifying and versatile musicians in modern jazz. He fuses a wide range of world music and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound – all with a Latin jazz heart. His work on piano and percussion has been at the forefront of what is exciting and new in Latin music, and has resulted in numerous…

Orange Mighty Trio

Orange Mighty Trio

“Bluegrassical” is the best way to describe this Minneapolis trio’s fresh new sound. Combining elements of bluegrass and classical music in an improvised format, this group covers an impressive amount of musical terrain in exciting fashion. find out more at orangemightytrio.com Zack Kline, violin Mike Vasich, piano Nick Gaudette, bass

Orchestra Baobab

Orchestra Baobab

We were really looking forward to hosting one of the most exciting African music ensembles working today. Unfortunately, touring costs have forced the band to cancel their entire North American tour. We hope to be able to bring them back soon. Orchestra Baobab are one of Africa’s great iconic bands, creators of one of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive pop sounds. Founded in 1970, Orchestra Baobab fused Afro-Cuban…

Orkestar Bez Ime

Orkestar Bez Ime

While they specialize in Balkan folk music, OBI plays traditional music from all over the Old Country, ranging from Ireland to Norway to Greece. Orkestar Bez Ime, meaning “orchestra without a name” in Bulgarian, was formed in 2002 to bring Balkan dance music to the Upper Midwest. Since then OBI has performed at many local Twin Cities venues and has toured in North Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Alabama, and Pennsylvania to…

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