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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.



Soul Accord

Soul Accord is a Twin Cities-based 8-piece musical powerhouse performing classic Soul and hypnotic R&B grooves guaranteed to start the party! Endia Howze - VOCALS Yinka Ayinde - SAXOPHONE Lauren Husting - TROMBONE Christine Palmer - TRUMPET Alex Budrow - DRUMS Alan Estevez - GUITAR Matt Palin - BASS Mookie Tierney - KEYS  

Sound System Sabotage

Sound System Sabotage

Sound System Sabotage is an exciting new dub reggae ensemble featuring Tasha Baron (Black Blondie) on keyboards, Andy Mark on bass, and Jordan Carlson on drums. Check out their sound here

Sounds of Blackness

Sounds of Blackness

“SOUL OF THE SIXTIES” By the GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Performing the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Sly & The Family Stone and many more!  Hear the top soul hits of the 60s, see the choreography and costumes, feel the funk! Since January 1971, the Grammy…


Southside Aces

Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of Clarinetist Tony Balluff and Sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions”. The Aces have self-produced and released three CDs:…



“Part gospel, part folk, the group evokes basement revivals and post-church, front porch jams. Frontwoman Jerree Small’s vocal abilities are incomparable, and her deep, hearty crooning is bolstered by smoldering spoken word passages from Ben Larson (a.k.a. Crew Jones MC Burly Burlesque).” -Andrea Swenson, Local Current Blog A band is not just the sum of its parts. It’s how those parts — the band members — come together to create…


Spare Parts

Chicago-based jazz-funk, keyboards-driven trio SPARE PARTS have been playing together sinced 2000 and have opened for and/or shared the stage with Victor Wooten, The Wailers, Lenny Pickett, Snoop Dogg and many others!

The Spinners

The Spinners

After more than fifty years together, Detroit soul group and Motown legends The Spinners are still at it. Since forming in 1954, the band has released eighteen studio albums, twelve of which hit gold status, and have yielded two UK chart successes and numerous American top 100 hits (The Rubberband Man, I’ll Be Around, Then Came You, Could It Be I’m Falling In Love). Often cited as the birth of the Philadelphia Sound,…

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra

Spyro Gyra have consistently been one of the commercially successful pop-jazz groups of the past 30 years. Their music combines R&B and elements of pop and Caribbean music with jazz, and their live performances are exciting and transportive. Formed in 1974 by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra has spent more than three decades pushing the boundaries and definitions of jazz beyond commonly accepted parameters. Their breakthrough success with the Calypso-inspired…

Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent The acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul. She tells us her stories with her faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. New Jersey born but now living in Colorado, Stacey is currently on a worldwide tour, marking the release of her third album on Blue Note/EMI, ‘Dreamer in Concert.’ Her new album is also her first ever live album and captures Stacey’s magical onstage persona. ‘Dreamer…


Stanley Clarke Band and Victor Wooten Band

Stanley Clarke is one of the most talented and visible bassists in the world. From his groundbreaking work in fusion supergroup Return to Forever to his top-selling solo records, Clarke has been a pioneer in propelling the bass to the front of the stage. His “hit records,” “Lopsy Lu” and “School Days,” are standard rites of passage for young bassists, and his list of firsts is simply staggering. Five-time Grammy…

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