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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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Ravi Coltrane Quartet

To say Ravi Coltrane was born into auspicious circumstances is a bit of an understatement. The son of saxophone legend John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, he was named after sitar master Ravi Shankar. Yet, Ravi has followed his own path in music since 1991, and while working within his father’s long shadow (as all saxophonists do), he has established himself as a major player with a unique personal sound. Ravi…

Ray Barnard

Ray Barnard

WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOU is Ray Barnard’s second solo LP It’s self-produced & largely self-performed. Ray recorded it at the Blatz Litehaus, Barking Jack, RealPhonic, and Horseshoe Road studios. It continues the direction of Ray’s last LP, Tinted Windows to the Soul, in a soul/roots vein. This time, though, the performances are more stripped down and intimate, the songs are more direct. The arrangements run a gamut from…

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Ray Covington

Ray Covington is becoming a household name in the hit-producing Twin Cities of Minnesota. Showcasing his talents as a singer and songwriter, his debut solo CD was titled simply, “RayCovington.” It was released in the summer of 2001 and created a buzz that would quickly spread throughout the Twin Cities music scene. The album was almost entirely written and arranged by Ray, with Al Demmings of Semaj Records producing the…

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Rebirth Brass Band

The Rebirth Brass Band have been at the forefront of the brass band revival that they helped kick off almost 30 years ago. Formed by the Frazier brothers, Phil and Keith, along with Kermit Ruffins in 1983, The Rebirth Brass band has gone from playing on corners in the French Quarter to selling out concert halls across the world and appearing in David Simon’s HBO hit “Tremé.” It’s been a…

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Red Baraat

Formed in 2008, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound — a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its…

Red Molly

Red Molly

If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. From their soaring, signature harmonies to the rich, varied tones of their individual voices, Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and perfectly crafted heart-full ballads alike. Though each…

Regina Carter

Regina Carter

Regina Carter, violin Yocouba Sissoko, kora Will Holsouser, accordion Chris Lightcap, bass Alvester Garnett,drums Acclaimed as one of the most transcendent voices of contemporary violin, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter hones her tenacious force with a new ensemble. Consisting mainly of African folk tunes, Reverse Thread is her latest contribution to the world of contemporary jazz offering an uplifting and stirring new perspective on music from Mali, Senegal and other areas.…

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Regina Marie Williams

A phenomenal actor and world-class vocalist, she consistently wows critics and leaves audiences enthralled, staying in high demand. This lady of the stage leaves cataracts of applause in her wake at such nationally renowned venues as The Guthrie Theater, Penumbra Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theatre and The Dakota. For good measure, acclaim comes from no less a source than Angela Bassett who, in Entertainment Weekly, named Regina Marie Williams “the…

The Regulars!

The Regulars!

The Regulars! have been hailed as “a funky Twin Cities supergroup” from Minnesota by City Pages, including members of the Big Wu, Gypsyfoot, Hyentyte, MN Bluegrass Band, and Burnin’ Hyder. The Regulars bring the sensibilities of Funk, R&B, and Fusion together with original material and the power of Rock and Roll. Band members have played all over the country, and at some of the biggest festivals in the country. The…

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Reina del Cid and the Cidizens

The Cidizens are led by Reina del Cid, described by Minneapolis’ Secrets of the City as “the way-more-talented-than-you girl next door.” Del Cid’s honest, unassuming stage presence is coupled with a raw energy that animates every meticulously crafted and lyrically driven song she puts forward. Hailing from Fargo, ND, the self-described “nerd rocker” moved to Minneapolis for school and used the tens of thousands of dollars she earned in academic…

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