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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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Paris Bennett

Paris Bennett

At only 4’ 11”, Paris Bennett may be pint-sized. But she definitely packs a wallop when it comes to singing. The national television audience got a taste of what she can deliver when Bennett auditioned and later became one of the 24 contestants on the fifth season of the hugely popular reality series “American Idol.” Early into the sing-off, Bennett was a standout, capturing the audience’s and voters’ hearts with…

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Paris Combo

The jazz-influenced Paris Combo first formed in 1995 and has gained popularity in Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, with a succession of increasingly well-received CD releases.  The French-based acoustic combo has struck a positive chord with critics and audiences for their fun-loving mix of jazz, French pop, cabaret, gypsy, Latin, and Middle Eastern rhythms.  Fronted by the smoky vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the group now includes…

Paris Strother Trio

Paris Strother Trio

Paris Strother has been playing piano professionally since age 13, having started playing at age 2. After accepting a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, Paris graduated with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2008. As a pianist, Paris has had the opportunity to perform with such artists as Stevie Wonder, Patti LaBelle, Lalah Hathaway, Philip Bailey, Steve Winwood and a host of others; and has…

Parisota Hot Club

Parisota Hot Club

Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area.

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Pat Donohue

Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue’s devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. A versatile guitarist’s guitarist, Pat enjoys entertaining fans with intricate fingerpicking, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and original tunes.  A regular on NPR’s The Prairie Home Companion for many years, Pat Donohue has become a household name nationwide.…

Pat Metheny Unity Band

Pat Metheny Unity Band

With his first solo recording, Bright Size Life, in 1975, Pat Metheny essentially reinvented the classic “guitar sound” for a new generation of players. Over the past 40 years, Metheny has continued to change the game, winning 18 Grammy awards and creating his own place in modern music. 2012 brings us yet another new project from Metheny, featuring a stellar All-Star ensemble of Chris Potter on saxophone, Ben Williams on…

Patches and Gretchen

Patches and Gretchen

“She’s extremely creative, probably the most creative person I know. Her creativity bleeds into all kinds of different areas, where like the visual bleeds into the musical and poetry and stuff. I also think she’s very insightful and very tough with her approach to life. There’s this no-[b.s.] stance, like: ‘This is what it is and I’m going to acknowledge the reality of that and not pretend it’s something else.’”…

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Patricia Barber

Patricia Barber is a study in contradictions. She is one of the most highly sought-after concert artists in jazz, and one of the most difficult to understand. Her music is uniquely hers; she doesn’t explain it or herself (most probably the reason she has never been nominated for a Grammy). She is at once a big success and a well-kept secret. She will turn down most offers, choosing instead to…

Patti Austin

Patti Austin

Vocal superstar Patti Austin has literally sung it all: jazz, commercials, backup singing for pop and rock acts, a string of R&B hits and a dizzying list of credits. Now entering her seventh decade of performing and on the heels of her Grammy Award-winning album Avant Gershwin, Austin is truly a vocalist without peer. Born in Harlem, Austin’s career started out somewhat auspiciously: as a four year old, she took…

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Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone is one of the biggest names in international theater. A regular on Broadway and other New York stages, LuPone has not only performed on the biggest stages in theater, her creations of roles have set the template for every other production of the shows she is in. Winner of two Tony awards and a number of other honors, she is best known for her performance as Eva Peron…

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