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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.


Mark Summer

Mark Summer

Mark Summer is a founding member of the two time Grammy winning Turtle Island Quartet and is widely regarded, thanks not least to his phenomenal percussion and pizzicato techniques, as one of the outstanding cellists of our time. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a recipient of their 2008 Distinguished Alumnae award, Summer was a tenured member of the Winnipeg Symphony for three years, before leaving the…


Marshall Crenshaw

Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was…


Martha Davis & the Motels

Whether you were there when The Motels first burst onto the music scene, or are just discovering them now, 2014 became a year of rediscovery for this iconic artist, which saw more Motels shows than in any year since 1985. Martha began writing songs at the age of 15 and has always known that the songs she writes are her mark. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, she moved to…

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas are one of the quintessential ensembles in American popular music. With hits like “Heat Wave,” “Dancing In the Street,” and “Nowhere To Run,” the Vandellas became, for many, the sound of Motown Records. Martha and the Vandellas recorded throughout the Sixties for Gordy’s Motown label, charting 24 R&B hits, and became one of the company’s most successful touring acts. As female artists at Motown, they…

Martin Devaney

Martin Devaney

Martin Devaney has always embraced his local identity, literally dubbed the Mayor of St. Paul by friends and compatriots in the music scene. A classically trained musician with a jazz sax background, the accomplished singer-songwriter got his start playing with revered hip-hop ensemble Heiruspecs before embarking on a solo career. After self-releasing an EP in 2001, Martin followed with four full-length albums, each garnering more praise and attention from press…


Martin Taylor & Laurence Juber

Described as “THE acoustic guitarist of his generation” by America’s Acoustic Guitar Magazine,Martin Taylor has established a unique career as an internationally acclaimed guitarist, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self taught, he has enjoyed a musical career spanning over 30 years, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion and humor, with a strong stage presence.…

Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

Marty Stuart is a five time GRAMMY-winner, platinum recording artist, Grand Ole Opry star, country music archivist, Southern culture historian, photographer, musician, songwriter, TV show host, charismatic force of nature, and country music fan. Since starting out singing gospel as a child, Stuart, 54, has spent over four decades celebrating American roots music with a missionary’s zeal. His teenage years on tour with bluegrass legend Lester Flatt in the ’70s…

Mary Bue

Mary Bue

“With a name like Mary Elizabeth and a reputation for playing piano, one might expect a more demure presence than Mary Bue brings to the stage. At once soothing, spunky, cathartic and full of vigor, when Mary appears behind the keys or guitar, her energy radiates to the back of any house. Since 1998, at age 17, Mary has been writing songs and taking them on the road – to…


Mary Fahl

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (, Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT, a band with a sound that was a perfect mixture of Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane and Adele.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. Since leaving October…


Mary Jane Alm

Mary Jane Alm is one of today’s most remarkable and best known performers on the Midwest music scene. She has toured internationally, been featured on national network T.V. and advertising and has performed on stage for some of America’s largest corporations. Honored with fifteen Minnesota Music Awards including “Best female vocalist” and “Artist of the year,” Mary Jane’s performances have been called “music for singers.”

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