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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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Prudence Johnso- A Girl Named Vincent

Prudence Johnson: A Girl Named Vincent

Prudence Johnson sings music inspired by the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay   A Girl Named Vincent is a multi-media concert in which a free-spirited young poet of a century ago comes to life in stories, pictures and songs. Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of America’s greatest poets. She would become a national celebrity and, at 31, win the Pulitzer Prize. Thomas Hardy would say there were really…

Quentin Tschofen Trio

Quentin Tschofen Trio

Quentin Tschofen, piano Caitlin Kelliher, bass Emerson Hunton, drums Quentin Tschofen is currently attending the University of Minnesota while finishing his final year in the Light House Program of Spring Lake Park Schools. A student of Bryan Nichols at MacPhail and the pianist for the Dakota Combo, directed by Adam Linz, Quentin has played piano for ten years, with an interest in jazz for the past five. Tschofen is the…

Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell

Pianist/vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is one of the most prodigiously talented voices on today’s R&B/soul scene. While she got her start as a pianist and songwriter in the urban contemporary genre, she is primarily known as a jazz singer, notably for her astonishing six+octave vocal range.   Ferrell got started in music at an early age, but didn’t turn to the piano until her mid-teens. Her father purchased one with the…

The Radiators

The Radiators

Saturday, Aug 14: PreWar Blues Sunday, Aug 15: The Radiators Heralded as “New Orleans’ longest-running and most successful rock band,” (Offbeat) The Radiators have been brewing their signature “fish-head” music since 1978. Their original lineup still intact, they present a bouncy, funky variety of swamp-rock that one might expect from a premier New Orleans party band. Their longevity stems not only from the incredible musicianship of the artists, but also…

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band

“…the best vehicle for Lewis to express his mastery of keyboard touch and nuance.” Read the rest of Dan Emerson’s review in the Pioneer Press here One of the legendary pianists in the history of jazz, Ramsey Lewis transcends superlative. Classically trained, he has lent his brilliant technique to the vast musical treasures of gospel and blues music, becoming one of the most accessible and widely respected pianists in music.…

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Ramsey Lewis w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater

When jazz was soul and soul was jazz, and radio played just about everything that was good, no matter what the genre, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis made some of the finest sides of vinyl there was. Spend the night with some of their faves from back in the day, pumping your heart and soul into overdrive, then simmering it on down to a sensual smooth glow. One of…

Randy Sabien

Randy Sabien

“Bob Wills meets Art Blakey meets the Allman Brothers.” That’s how jazz violinist Randy Sabien describes his new band. ”I took the idea of having multiple violins like Bob Wills famous Western Swing bands and injected them into the world of a be-bop three horn ensemble. In addition, because I grew up listening to rock and roll, I’ve always liked the way Duane Allman and Dickey Betts blended their guitars,…

Raul Malo

Raul Midón

A superlative acoustic guitarist and vocal marvel, Raul Midón erupted onto the national scene in 2006 with a much-needed fresh acoustic take on soul music. Midon’s silky, soulful tenor and dazzling percussive guitar style has taken him from backup vocal duties on Top 40 records to a special solo feature at Carnegie Hall. His singular timeless soul-pop-jazz sound garnered him a standing ovation during his television debut on Letterman and…

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet

To say Ravi Coltrane was born into auspicious circumstances is a bit of an understatement. The son of saxophone legend John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, he was named after sitar master Ravi Shankar. Yet, Ravi has followed his own path in music since 1991, and while working within his father’s long shadow (as all saxophonists do), he has established himself as a major player with a unique personal sound. Ravi…

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Ray Covington

Ray Covington is becoming a household name in the hit-producing Twin Cities of Minnesota. Showcasing his talents as a singer and songwriter, his debut solo CD was titled simply, “RayCovington.” It was released in the summer of 2001 and created a buzz that would quickly spread throughout the Twin Cities music scene. The album was almost entirely written and arranged by Ray, with Al Demmings of Semaj Records producing the…

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