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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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Paula Cole

Paula Cole

Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. She has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with icons in many genres of music from Peter Gabriel to Dolly Parton (and many more.) Cole’s emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. Her compositions have been covered by…

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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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Pedrito Martinez

The Pedrito Martinez Group has its roots planted firmly in the Afro-Cuban Rumba tradition and in the Bata rhythms and vocal chants of the music of Yoruba and Santeria. Ben Ratliff of the New York Times summed it up aptly, calling it, “complex, blenderized Africa-to-the-New-World funk.” With its formation in the current lineup in 2008, the group has developed into an extraordinarily tight and creative unit. With a home base…

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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…

The Peterson Family

The Peterson Family

The Peterson Family has been performing locally, nationally, and internationally for many years. The family consists of Matriarch, Jeanne Arland Peterson, her five children Linda, Billy, Ricky, Patty and Paul as well as members of the third generation including Jason. Jeanne Arland Peterson, jazz pianist extraordinaire, is a living legend. She has won numerous awards, including the Arts Midwest Jazz Masters’ award in 1998. Jeanne’s husband, Willie, was also a…

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Pharoah Sanders

“These are the first local performances by saxophone giant Pharaoh Sanders in about 15 years, a rare opportunity to catch a highly influential and enduring jazz tenor player whose living peers can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Although Sanders, 72, has a rich catalog of recordings as a leader, he will always be renowned for his seminal work with John Coltrane in the mid-’60s, when that icon…

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