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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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The Cookers

The Cookers

Featuring Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, Craig Handy, George Cables, Cecil McBee, and Billy Hart In an interview, drum great Billy Hart summed up his attitude toward The Cookers succinctly but emphatically: “Believe in us,” he insisted. Over the course of two albums, The Cookers have given jazz audiences plenty of reason to believe, and their Motéma Music debut, bearing the simple but eloquent title Believe, finds the all-star…

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The Get UP

The Get UP is a dynamic and exciting addition to the Mpls-St. Paul soul scene. With a number of recent local shows their reputation for providing a fresh and fun angle to acoustic soul and pop is growing.

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The Iguanas

Based out of New Orleans for the past twenty years – save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin – the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras, and even languages. The Iguanas’ two-decade road has taken them all over the map, both figuratively and literally. While bassist René Coman is the only member of the band who is a native of the Crescent City, a…

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The Klezmatics

Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They have…

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The OK Factor

Classically trained musicians from the Midwest, Olivia and Karla started thinking outside the box in 2012, joining forces as string players for insightful and inspiring musical experiences that challenge their formal training. Experimenting with Irish fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and popular music, they are self described as a progressive folk duo, writing original music inspired by these multiple genres. Influences range from artists such as Eileen Ivers, Nickel Creek, and the…

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The United Trumpet Summit featuring Randy Brecker, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Jeremy Pelt & Leon Jordan Jr.

Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. Eddie Henderson grew up in San Francisco, studied trumpet at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,…

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The Webb Sisters

Dynamic performers with expressive voices and plangent harmonies, The Webb Sisters are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters of originality and intelligence. Their singing and playing (harp, guitar, mandolin, piano, drums) draw from the folk and pop traditions of Britain and the United States. The Webb Sisters have recorded three albums, building a following on their travels, achieving Album, Single and Record of the Week on iTunes and BBC Radio Two. Charley and…

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The Ye Ye Pow

Twin Cities band Stephanie Says has been including some of these songs, along with originals in their set.  Singer/songwriter Stephanie’s love of these French singers and their songs was so great that she decided to start a tribute band along with boyfriend/bass player Paul McFarland, and friends guitarist Terry Isachsen, drummer Steve Kent and keyboardist Pete Christensen.

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Tia Fuller

Jazz musicians are blessed with the desire and ability to play a genre that has a history as rich as its sound. All the greats, past and present know that it’s not enough to simply play the notes, one has to live the music and feel it with every breath. When Mack Avenue recording artist, Tia Fuller picks up her sax to play, the two become one and something amazing…

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