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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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Roy Hargrove trumpet

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove (flugelhorn, trumpet) Justin Robinson (Flute, Saxophone) Sullivan Fortner (Piano) Ameen Saleem (bass) Quincy Phillips (Drums) Pamela Espeland described Hargrove’s June 2010 appearance here as “A night of shifting moods, rhythms and speeds, fine solo turns, and fun all around, on stage and in the audience.” Read the review here. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of the premier players in jazz and beyond. Always looking…

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Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Roy Rogers is one of the world’s premier slide guitarists. With 8 Grammy nominations as producer and performer, he has also produced critically acclaimed recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others.  He has received numerous accolades for his songwriting as well as his work on movie soundtracks and television.  Most recently, Roy has released two collaborations with The Doors Keyboardist, the late legendary Ray Manzarek - Translucent…

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Ruthie Foster

Ascendant folk blues star Ruthie Foster is an artist to watch: on the strength of her record The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, she won a 2010 Blues Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy. One of Austin, TX’s finest musical exports in recent years, Foster blends gospel revival, blues and soul with lyrics that bleed and a voice that rings with joy. As Foster’s star grows, her tours…

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…

Salif

Salif Keita

Salif Keita gave up a lot to pursue his dreams of a career in music. Born albino, he was cast out by his family and ostracized by the community. In Mandinka culture albinism is seen as a sign of bad luck and there are beliefs that it’s a mark of the devil.  From a royal lineage, with ancestral roots going back to Soundjata Keita, the founder of the Malian Empire…

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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