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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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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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Patty and the Buttons

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste…

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Patty and the Buttons w/Cactus Blossoms

Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste…

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Patty Peterson

Patty is a dynamic vocalist and a radio personality. She is a world class Jazz/ R&B singer, a radio jazz show host on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis, is a mainstay in the radio jingle and voice over industry. She has performed to sold out audiences all over the country, including nationally renowned jazz venues: The Dakota in Minneapolis, MN as well as The Jazz Bakery and Herb Albert’s Vibrato…

Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa

Paul Metsa is a 30 year veteran of the MN music scene. He has won 7 MN Music Awards, including 2005 Americana Artist of the year. He has performed over 5,000 professional gigs in the Twin Cities, and has released 11 original recording projects on his label MaximumFolk.com (formerly Raven Records.)

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