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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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Shawn Phillips

Dubbed “the best kept secret in the music business” by the late rock musician Bill Graham, Shawn Phillips’ musical palate is as wide as his more-than-4-octave vocal range. Praised for his unusual style and full use of the English language, Phillips defies all conventions of popular music. He has composed some of the most intense and thought-provoking music in the business, and has earned a devoted following. Phillips got his…

Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne

She has established herself as a country singer. She has flirted with success in the pop world. She has taken on a rock persona, channeling Dusty Springfield. And still, ten albums and over 20 years into her music career, Shelby Lynne is still one of the most unique voices in popular music today. The artist whose sixth album, I Am Shelby Lynne, won her a Best New Artist Grammy in…

Shemekia

Shemekia Copeland

At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B.…

ShiroDame

Shiro Dame

Shiro Dame is neon soul. A new project inspired by a desire to break and integrate musical genres. Shiro Dame seeks to move into explorative and fresh sound terrain as a collective of dynamic musicians and hearts. Ready to jump back into the Minneapolis music maze, Sarah White (Black Blondie/Traditional Methods) on vocals and pedals joins with Rico Simon Mendez (Don Cuco) on beats and guitar, Blayr Alexander on drums,…

Sidewalk Chalk

Sidewalk Chalk

Coming together in the Spring of 2008 after meeting at Columbia College in Chicago, Sidewalk Chalk is rapidly emerging as a shining star in the burgeoning Chicago hip-hop scene. Fronted by MC K’neqta Dots (Rico Sisney) and vocalist S-Star (Margaret Vagle), Sidewalk Chalk’s sound is a unique blend of jazz, soul, and hip- hop. The group is rounded out by Charlie “Chuck” Coffeen on keys, Fatty Jeff (Garrett McGinn) on…

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Simon Townshend

Simon Townshend is straight from the lineage of one of British music’s most famous families, a familiar name but with an original sound. The son of England’s top big-band reed man and baby brother of Who legend Pete Townshend, Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was recruited to add vocals to The Who classic Tommy.  On his own Stir Music Label, Simon has…

Simone

Simone

Simone is her own woman: a singer, songwriter and performer whose ability to transcend genres echoes the tradition of her mother, musical icon and pioneer Nina Simone. Blessed with a rich vocal range, an innate skill for lyrical interpretation and a soul-deep understanding of music as a means of healing, empowerment and celebration, Simone is very much her mother’s daughter, and is most assuredly a multi-talented artist in her own…

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

It took a near-death breakdown across the country to help Ryan Paul find his voice. The Minneapolis native entered the music scene in 1999 as Jeremy Ylvisaker’s (Andrew Bird/Alpha Consumer/Cloak Ox) guitar tech and began playing guitar and touring with a smattering of Twin Cities art-rock bands. Ryan gathered a band of veteran Minneapolis musicians, including Paul’s father on guitar and mandolin, and acclaimed drummer Steve Goold, Paul formed Ryan…

Small City Trio

Small City Trio

Hear this dynamic trio play original songs from their new release, Pumpkins’ Reunion, as well as some well-loved jazz standards. JazzIsNow! director Jeremy Walker brings us his new project, a piano trio dedicated to Walker’s unique harmonic adventures. Walker’s music has won the praise of both the media and musicians. Acclaimed trumpeter Ron Miles called it, “music of exceptional beauty…a pianist who reminds me of Ellington and Monk.” Minnpost.com says,…

Snowblind

Snowblind

Formed in 2005 by music students at the University of Minnesota, their goals were to write original compositions, rehearse frequently to develop a deep sense of ensemble, and to perform as much as possible in the Twin Cities area. They have done that and more, performing at several clubs, most notably the Artist’s Quarter and the Dakota Jazz Club, releasing two CD’s, and gaining the respect of the Twin Cities…

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