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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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Robert Robinson

“I’m sure there are a lot of people like me who wish they had the ability to embrace every hurting person in the world and assure them that their lives will get better.  I can share that embrace and assurance in my songs.” - Robert Robinson Robert Robinson is reason to believe that the greatest music reaches every name and crosses every boundary, from audiences in the Pontiac Silverdome to troops in…

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Robert Robinson and Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele

Robert Robinson is a stunning vocalist with one of the biggest voices in the region, and he joins Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele for this rousing Tribute to Martin Luther King at the Dakota. The Twin Cities’ “Pavarotti of Gospel” (Star Tribune) has been leading gospel choirs since he was 15, and works tirelessly in his church and community.  His new album, Lullabies from the Heart, redefines the very notion of a…

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Roberta Gambarini

Check out this great interview from the last time Roberta was in town to learn more about this growing artist! A native Italian, Gambarini has been turning heads since her 1998 move to Boston and concurrent third-place finish in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition. A vocal virtuoso, she has incredible technique and a warm tone, owing to her instrumental approach. Her first domestic release, Easy to Love, was nominated for a Grammy…

Robin Mckelle

Robin Mckelle

appearing with Xavier Davis, piano Peter Slavov, bass Mark McLean, drums Susan Stamberg of NPR’s Morning Edition says McKelle “brings new life to some old standards.” The Christian Science Monitor remarked, “She sings with the ease and grace of Ella Fitzgerald and the soul of Sarah Vaughan.” Jazziz declared, “Whether it’s ‘Dream,’ ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ or ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street,’ McKelle gives the words lilt,…

Robyn Hitchcock

Robyn Hitchcock

American Songwriter Magazine interviews Robyn about Bob Dylan and more As a former member of punk/new wave band The Soft Boys, Robyn Hitchcock is one of Britain’s most revered cult artists. His prolific solo career began in 1981 with the release of his first album Black Snake Diamond Röle. Since then he has released 18 studio albums, both as a solo artist and with various groups: he formed the Egyptians…

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell, a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, and artist, brings poetry and earthy tautness to the soundtrack of people in the cracks, carving out lives that matter – if only to themselves and the people they know. Long known as a poet among songwriters, since Rodney Crowell moved from his native Texas to Nashville in the early 70s, he has cemented himself as one of the most influential and critically acclaimed…

Rogue Valley

Rogue Valley

Assembled of Chris Koza’s longtime musical collaborators Peter Sieve (guitars, vocals), Luke Anderson (drums), and Linnea Mohn (bass, vocals), Rogue Valley made its debut on April 10 2010, kicking off an ambitious year with the release of the first in a series of four albums – one for each season. Already recognized in the Twin Cities and elsewhere as a prolific songwriter, Koza has set the bar high. Four albums…

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Romero Lubambo

In 1985, Romero Lubambo came to the United States, and brought with him a new sound in Brazilian jazz guitar. Romero’s guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazil with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound. From the cool, sophisticated rhythms of his native Brazil to hard bop, Romero is a guitarist who’s comfortable in any musical setting. He is…

Rondi Charleston

Rondi Charleston

Not many graduates of the Juilliard School of Music have won Peabody awards or Emmys, but opera singer/investigative reporter/jazz songbird Charleston has all three on her resumé. Rondi Charleston comes from a long line of singers and songwriters, dating back to her great-grandmother toiling on the Great Plains in the 1800s. Like the restless spirit of her ancestors, Charleston inhabits a deep sense of adventure. As a performer, she can’t…

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