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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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Ollabelle

Ollabelle

With two feet planted firmly in the past but constantly looking forward, Ollabelle is making some of the most compelling music in the “traditional” genre. A truly democratic collective, this quintet creates fresh adaptations of gospel, bluegrass, and other old-time traditional songs while also establishing their voice with originals. Because all five members share vocal and songwriting duties, Ollabelle gains strength from its members’ shared sense of mission, as well…

Omaha Diner

Omaha Diner

featuring Charlie Hunter, Steven Bernstein, Bobby Previte & Skerik Omaha Diner is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in…

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet

Omar Sosa Afreecanos Quartet

Omar Sosa is one of the most electrifying and versatile musicians in modern jazz. He fuses a wide range of world music and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original urban sound – all with a Latin jazz heart. His work on piano and percussion has been at the forefront of what is exciting and new in Latin music, and has resulted in numerous…

Orange Mighty Trio

Orange Mighty Trio

“Bluegrassical” is the best way to describe this Minneapolis trio’s fresh new sound. Combining elements of bluegrass and classical music in an improvised format, this group covers an impressive amount of musical terrain in exciting fashion. find out more at orangemightytrio.com Zack Kline, violin Mike Vasich, piano Nick Gaudette, bass

Orchestra Baobab

Orchestra Baobab

We were really looking forward to hosting one of the most exciting African music ensembles working today. Unfortunately, touring costs have forced the band to cancel their entire North American tour. We hope to be able to bring them back soon. Orchestra Baobab are one of Africa’s great iconic bands, creators of one of the world’s most sublime and truly distinctive pop sounds. Founded in 1970, Orchestra Baobab fused Afro-Cuban…

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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