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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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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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Rachel Sara Roberts

Rachel Sara Roberts is a dynamic, versatile and determined singer/ songwriter. Originally from the small town of Anoka, MN, Rachel’s soulful tone and smoky timbre win over every audience. She is the writer, band-leader, lead singer and lead acoustic guitar player of her own band. In addition to writing for and performing with the band, Rachel performs in many forms; musical theater, solo shows, classical voice competitions, background vocalist for other…

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Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell is a revelation. The whole of her show is more than the sum of its parts: her voice, disarming in its elasticity, her remarkable piano playing, her brilliant songwriting. Her command over each of these elements provides such a focused, emotional impact, she will have you searching for superlatives when it’s over. Pianist/vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is one of the most prodigiously talented voices on today’s R&B/soul scene. While…

The Radiators

The Radiators

Saturday, Aug 14: PreWar Blues Sunday, Aug 15: The Radiators Heralded as “New Orleans’ longest-running and most successful rock band,” (Offbeat) The Radiators have been brewing their signature “fish-head” music since 1978. Their original lineup still intact, they present a bouncy, funky variety of swamp-rock that one might expect from a premier New Orleans party band. Their longevity stems not only from the incredible musicianship of the artists, but also…

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis Electric Band

“…the best vehicle for Lewis to express his mastery of keyboard touch and nuance.” Read the rest of Dan Emerson’s review in the Pioneer Press here One of the legendary pianists in the history of jazz, Ramsey Lewis transcends superlative. Classically trained, he has lent his brilliant technique to the vast musical treasures of gospel and blues music, becoming one of the most accessible and widely respected pianists in music.…

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Ramsey Lewis w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater

When jazz was soul and soul was jazz, and radio played just about everything that was good, no matter what the genre, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis made some of the finest sides of vinyl there was. Spend the night with some of their faves from back in the day, pumping your heart and soul into overdrive, then simmering it on down to a sensual smooth glow. One of…

Randy Sabien

Randy Sabien

“Bob Wills meets Art Blakey meets the Allman Brothers.” That’s how jazz violinist Randy Sabien describes his new band. ”I took the idea of having multiple violins like Bob Wills famous Western Swing bands and injected them into the world of a be-bop three horn ensemble. In addition, because I grew up listening to rock and roll, I’ve always liked the way Duane Allman and Dickey Betts blended their guitars,…

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Raul Midón

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices. He is “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,” according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to…

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