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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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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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Orquesta Aragón

The importance of Orquesta Aragón to Cuban music is similar to that of the Duke Ellington Orchestra or the Count Basie Orchestra to American jazz. Orquesta Aragón’s extraordinary adventure started on September 30, 1939, when double-bass player Orestes Aragón Cantero brought his small charanga group to Cienfuegos, the third largest town in Cuba, for their debut.  The formation comprised three violins, piano, flute, percussion and one singer.  Orquesta Aragón would…

OSO

OSO

OSO is an intersection of Minnesota fashion and soulful R&B, electronic, hip-hop music featuring singer/songwriter/dancer/actor/model Tearra and other multi-talented Minnesota artists. OSO has been a familiar face in the international modeling and acting scene, on air and in print, for Target, Best Buy, Aveda and 3M. In 2011 her musical passion was thrust to the forefront of her evolving career in the arts under her moniker, OSO.

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Otis Clay

Otis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. Clay was born in Waxhall, Mississippi, and grew up surrounded by gospel music of the 1940s and ’50s. It was here that he got his…

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Ottmar Liebert

Ottmar Liebert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in the world. A pioneer in the Nouveau Flamenco style, which incorporates traditional flamenco technique in a modern pop context, his success seems to stem naturally from his pan-cultural upbringing. Born in Cologne, Germany to Chinese-German father and Hungarian mother, he began playing guitar at 11, and traveled extensively through Europe and Asia intent on fully absorbing each musical tradition…

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Pablo Ziegler

Pianist Pablo Ziegler is known as one of Astor Piazzolla’s foremost protégés. He began performing classical music in concert as a teen and became inspired by Dixieland jazz soon after; he combined the two styles in his Pablo Ziegler Trio, which performed classical pieces with jazz arrangements. After his years with the trio, Ziegler was invited to play with Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Quintet in 1978, and performed and recorded…

Pali Wine Company

Pinot Noirs from Pali Wine Company are the featured wines for our June Wine Lunch on the 4th.   Named for the picturesque Pacific Palisades, these wines are made from appellations named for different local neighborhoods in the town of Lompoc, CA.  Pali Wine Company started by producing just Pinot Noirs, and the narrow grape selection of Pinot by Pali allowed them to refine and deeply explore each appellation’s qualities.  Pinot…

Paola Ancona

Paola Ancona

Born in Mexico city, Paola’s love for music started very young. Her father Ramiro José Esperanza is a very talented and famous song writer/singer in México and at a young age, he introduced her to music from around the world . Paola started her career as a singer when she was 17. Her influences are jazz greats such as Diana Krall, Emilie Clare-Barlow, Sophie Milman, Sarah Vaughan, Esperanza Spalding and…

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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