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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.



Rickie Lee Jones

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona.  A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance.  Chuck E. Cheese is named for her hit song; Chicky Baby from Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is modeled after…

Ricky Lee Jones

Ricky Lee Jones

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of her generation in a rare intimate setting! Her brand of pop music, informed by the improvisatory nature of jazz and the sheer emotional impact of soul, have garnered her two Grammy awards and accolades from all corners of the art and music world. Now in her 30th year in music, this “Duchess of Coolsville” is proving to be at the height of her…

Ricky Peterson

Ricky Peterson

A life long Minnesotan whose sound has always focused on a characteristically “Minneapolis” sound, Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn and for having, produced, written and played keyboards for Prince on and off since his early days on the Twin Cities scene (perhaps most notably producing and arranging the song “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”). This is just…

The Rippingtons

The Rippingtons

Over 25 years and 18 studio albums, The Rippingtons have become one of the most successful ensembles in contemporary jazz. Led by guitarist Russ Freeman, the band is back and better than ever with their new record, Cote D’Azur.

RJ and the Soul

RJ and the Soul

RJ & The Soul (formerly MPLS South) is the phenomenal five-some of the Midwest that’s been turning audiences on to their “21st century juke joint” style and high energy ‘get up to get down’ sound. Raised on the same jazz, blues, funk and r&b records that provided the soundtrack to the last six decades, RJ & The Soul earned their stripes the old fashioned way- playing anywhere and everywhere people…


Robert Bell

Robert Bell is one of the most in-demand jazz guitarists in the area. His passion for music is evident in his playing, and he is well versed in several styles. Robert formed the Twin Cities Hot Club in 2005. The group has released a self titled CD and the DVD Live at the Times. Robert is also a member of the traditional jazz band the Southside Aces and the world music…

Robert Everest World Ensemble

Robert Everest World Ensemble

World music from renowned multi-instrumentalist and his acoustic ensemble. Robert Everest, 7-string classical guitar, Brazilian cavaquinho, Cuban tres One of the busiest artists on the international music scene, Everest regularly plays 150-200 shows a year locally and nationally. His unique blend of Brazilian and Latin styles makes for some enchanting original music, and his exciting live performances showcase his vast repertoire of acoustic world music. Read more and hear his…

Robert Glasper

Robert Glasper Trio feat. Derrick Hodge

Since arriving in New York almost ten years ago, Robert Glasper has crafted a career out of seemingly diverse interests and influences. Highly regarded for his piano trio jazz work, Glasper gets just as many calls from hip-hop artists looking for his energizing backup work. He works so much in New York that he sometimes has two gigs in one night: a jazz show in the evening and a hip-hop…

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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…

Jevetta and Jearlyn

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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