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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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The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional…

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Badi Assad

Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of her generation. She fluently blends traditional Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and other sounds from around the world. As a result, this extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is creating an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization. What makes Badi Assad so unique is her pursuit of experimentation: She combines an extraordinary…

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Baladino

With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of traditional Jewish Sephardic and Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) melodies. This music was born from Jews exiled from Spain and Portugal, traveling through the former Ottoman lands: Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Morocco. As such, the group brings together instruments and traditions from the wide span of cultures that fed…

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Barbara Jean Meyers

“Minnesota’s answer to Emmylou Harris.” Jon Bream, Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Whimsical Melodic Folk Inheriting a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, Barbara Jean honed an early gift for violin into sharp songwriting and skill as a multi-instrumentalist playing banjo, fiddle and viola. Calling Minnesota’s North Shore home, Barbara Jean crafted her debut record, The Great Escape, which brings together rich imagery from Lake Superior’s rugged banks, reflections…

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Barnaby Bright

Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind Barnaby Bright, are truly the modern day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam, and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments…multiple guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards. Because of the great number…

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Basia

Platinum-selling vocalist Basia and her collaborator Danny White have always drawn from timeless influences: the rhythms and styles of Latin music, the sound of classic American soul and R&B, and the polish of ’50s and ’60s jazz; yet the sound is undeniably fresh. After spending most of the late 1980s and 90s high on the Adult Contemporary charts, Basia returns with her global pop sound, fusing stick-in-your-head-for-days melodies with complex…

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Bebel Gilberto

The multi-Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto will release her new album Tudo on Sony Masterworks in August 2014; her first studio recording in five years. Tudo, which means “everything” in English, showcases Bebel’s ethereal vocals and wistful, dreamy song writing in each of the CD’s 12 tracks. Bebel splits her time between Rio de Janeiro and New York City; she’s exquisitely synthesized musical influences from both cities in every track. Bebel’s sultry…

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Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Considered one of the most prominent banjo players in the world, Béla Fleck and his wife and banjo companion Abigail Washburn, have been playing together since they met. Now taking their music on the road, Fleck and Washburn are traveling all over and bringing their Nashville roots along with them. The pair, proudly putting their banjos and vocals in the spotlight, just released a new record in October. As their…

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Bela Fleck and Chick Corea

As befitting jazz, where stylistic boundaries slide away in the face of creativity, an innovative but unlikely pairing of two virtuoso instrumentalists—pianist Chick Corea and banjo player Béla Fleck—was born. Fleck, a multiple Grammy award winner, and Corea, an NEA Jazz Master and likewise multiple Grammy winner, have long been admirers of each others’ music, and once the idea for a collaboration came about the synthesis between piano and banjo…

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Bella Ruse

In the last year, minimalist folk duo, Bella Ruse, fronted by singer Kay Gillette, have proven themselves to be a talented hardworking band, going on three national tours and recording three EPs. Their simple but engagingly intimate show has impressed festival and club audiences from their hometown of Minneapolis to Seattle to Hollywood, and their songs “Push On” and “Dark Horse” have received radio and podcast play worldwide. Bella Ruse…

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