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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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Terence Blanchard

Real artists are originals who have a calling. The majority of people in the music world are often mere marketing confections or showcase acts, but not real artists. Acts can have hits, but usually their time in the spotlight is short lived. Real artists have a vision and follow it for the long term, creatively expressing themselves in abundance. Witness Terence Blanchard who early on made a name for himself…

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Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

For more than 2 decades Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien, an 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 7000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries, and…

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Terrence Hughes

Terrence Hughes (born 1955), a native of Los Angeles, relocated to the Twin Cities in 1982 and soon started studying with Brazilian-born pianist Manfredo Fest (1936–1999). Hughes had previously performed with various jazz and rock groups in St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. During a jazz class in Monterey in 1977, Hughes met renowned bassist Ray Drummond. “Ray really had a lot to do with setting my musical compass…

Tex Pistols

The Tex Pistols Band couldn’t be much further from Texas, and nobody in the band is from Texas, but that doesn’t stop these four Minneapolis vets of stage and studio (Michael Johnson, Mary Jane Alm, Daisy Dillman) from producing some seriously kick butt music. The sound is classic yet new all at once. Shades of Neil Young & John Hiatt, Steve Earle & Steve Winwood, throw in some Eagles and…

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The Get UP

The Get UP is a dynamic and exciting addition to the Mpls-St. Paul soul scene. With a number of recent local shows their reputation for providing a fresh and fun angle to acoustic soul and pop is growing.

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The Iguanas

Based out of New Orleans for the past twenty years – save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin – the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras, and even languages. The Iguanas’ two-decade road has taken them all over the map, both figuratively and literally. While bassist René Coman is the only member of the band who is a native of the Crescent City, a…

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The Klezmatics

Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They have…

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The OK Factor

Classically trained musicians from the Midwest, Olivia and Karla started thinking outside the box in 2012, joining forces as string players for insightful and inspiring musical experiences that challenge their formal training. Experimenting with Irish fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and popular music, they are self described as a progressive folk duo, writing original music inspired by these multiple genres. Influences range from artists such as Eileen Ivers, Nickel Creek, and the…

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The United Trumpet Summit featuring Randy Brecker, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Jeremy Pelt & Leon Jordan Jr.

Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. Eddie Henderson grew up in San Francisco, studied trumpet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,…

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