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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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Ryan Montbleau Band

Ryan Montbleau Band

The Ryan Montbleau Band’s distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana is timeless in its appeal. Their relentless touring schedule over the past decade has won them fans in every corner of the country. With new album Heavy On the Vine, these elements meet in an irresistible way. keep up with the band at their website Montbleau spent a number of years as an acoustic solo artist…

Ryan Paul & the Ardent

Ryan Paul & the Ardent

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) 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 Paul…

Sacbe

Sacbe

Eugenio Toussaint, keyboards Enrique Toussaint, bass Fernando Toussaint, drums with special guests Jean-Pierre Zanella, saxophones Luis Conte, percussion Originally formed in 1976, the Toussaint brothers conceived of Sacbe as a means to explore their Latin-American identity through improvised music. Over 30 years and seven recordings, the music is every bit as vibrant and iconoclastic as it was in the 1970s. While the past few decades have taken them to other…

Sachal Vasandani

Sachal Vasandani

Sachal Vasandani is one of the most startling and significant additions to the vocal jazz world in years. Not content with the standard “Sinatra revisited” approach most male vocalists take, Sachal’s sound is a singular blend of jazz, pop, Indian music, and other musical influences. His debut recording, Eyes Wide Open, is a refreshing set of originals and cleverly reinvented standards and pop tunes. His second release, We Move, is…

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Salif Keita

A master of West African rhythms credited as one of the founders of the Afro-pop genre, Keita is world renowned for his unforgettable live performances, soaring vocals and his emotionally-fueled songs. Born in Mali, West Africa in 1949, Salif Keita comes from a noble family, and is a descendant of Sundiata Keita, who founded the Mali Empire in 1240. Keita was the third of thirteen children born to Sina Keita, a landowner…

Saltee

Saltee

SALTEE is a 3-piece band who represents a broad musical pallet, but manages to congeal together into one unique and modern power trio. Their sound meshes an Indie, urban, organic, neo classical hip hop groove driven by Afro-Cuban beat boxing, raw cello, and DJ-phonic guitar, creating the ultimate soundtrack experience that combines memorable global melodies with unearthly acoustic and electronic sounds. Call it a rhythmic and melodic shot of morphine. Formed…

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Sandra Bernhard

Since she first stepped on stage at the Comedy Store in the ‘70s, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her outrageous humor, keen satire and rollicking stage shows. “Give the dame her due,” writes the New York Times, “It’s invigorating to be in the presence of a true original.” Bernhard, who writes and develops all of her own material, has produced numerous one-woman shows over the years,…

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Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz is a 22- year-old Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who hails from just outside Austin, TX. A recent graduate from the prestigious New England Conservatory, she recently released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones. Over the past four years, Jarosz, who musically fits comfortably where contemporary folk, Americana and roots music intersect, has covered a remarkable amount of ground thus far. She has toured the United…

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Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris is a Minnesota-born singer-song writer with a flair for songs about the highs, and lows of love. Her writing is evocative – a kind of melodic poetry that can make you sing along even when you don’t know the song. Sarah balanced her classical training with a 4 year immersion in Nashville’s singer-songwriter community, allowing her voice to transition easily from genre to genre, creating a sultry sound…

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