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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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Pippi Ardennia

Another master has emerged as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Dinah Washington. Pippi is a natural entertainer, sultry at times, always powerful and exciting, but what sweeps you away is the electric raw emotion that emanates from her to you, telling a story in song like you’ve never heard before, a natural power in nature. A Chicago native and singing since she was 13 years old, has performed…

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Playing For Change

Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire, connect and bring peace to the world through music. In 2005, co-founders Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke created the concept of the Songs Around The World by uniting together musicians from many different countries and cultures to perform on the same track. Mark and a small crew traveled across 5 continents with a mobile recording studio and cameras with the vision of building a global…

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Poncho Sanchez

Since his solo recording debut in 1982, Grammy award winning percussionist Sanchez has led some of the most popular and influential Latin jazz bands around. With over 20 records under his name and a full performance schedule, he is one of the most respected American percussionists alive. Sanchez was born in Laredo, Texas, but grew up in Los Angeles. There he experienced an unusual cross section of sounds that included…

Pop Wagner

Pop Wagner, Tony Glover, Charlie Maguire

Minnesota folkies, Pop Wagner, Charlie Maguire, and bluesman Tony Glover come together for a special celebration on what would have been Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Drawing from their personal experiences with Guthrie, his friends and family, and Guthrie Foundation archivists, Wagner, Maguire, and Glover create an evening of warm reminiscences and performances befitting the folk icon.  Bringing to life the spirit of Woody Guthrie and his musical wanderings “from California…

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies…

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Prior Avenue

Prior Avenue is a Twin Cities based funk band with a whole new flavor of original funk music as well as the classics. Get Yo’ Groove On! Phyllis Rutter – lead vocal Elliott Bonner – tenor saxophone, lead vocal Christine Palmer – trumpet, Jim Weglewski – trombone Mookie Tierney – keyboards, vocal Alex Budrow – drums Jared Anderson – bass guitar Sean McGee – guitar, lead vocal

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Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard: A Night of Gershwin

Prudence Johnson’s long and happy career as a singer, writer, and teacher has landed her on the musical theatre stage, in two feature films (A River Runs Through It, A Prairie Home Companion), national radio (several long stints on A Prairie Home Companion), and on concert stages across North America and occasionally Europe. She has released more than a dozen recordings, including albums dedicated to the music of Hoagy Carmichael,…

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Pure Prairie League

Now in their fifth decade as a band, Pure Prairie League remains one of country-rock’s most vital and best-loved groups. Over the years, they have scored Top 40 hits and built a loyal following, even while undergoing numerous personnel changes and major label contracts. Pure Prairie League was formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1969 by singer/songwriter/guitarist Craig Fuller, singer/guitarist George Powell, bass player Jim Lanham, and drummer Tom McGrail, who…

Quentin Tschofen Trio

Quentin Tschofen Trio

Quentin Tschofen, piano Caitlin Kelliher, bass Emerson Hunton, drums Quentin Tschofen is currently attending the University of Minnesota while finishing his final year in the Light House Program of Spring Lake Park Schools. A student of Bryan Nichols at MacPhail and the pianist for the Dakota Combo, directed by Adam Linz, Quentin has played piano for ten years, with an interest in jazz for the past five. Tschofen is the…

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