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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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Terry Hughes

Terry Hughes

For the past two decades, Terrence Hughes has been a staple of the Twin Cities jazz and world music scenes, lending his expert piano chops and good energy to various projects, most notably his own solo work and the Brazilian music ensemble The Mandala Trio, which performed its sweet bossa nova on area stages for much of the ‘90s. Now the ever-curious Hughes is exploring his various musical alter-egos yet…

Tex Pistols

The Tex Pistols Band couldn’t be much further from Texas, and nobody in the band is from Texas, but that doesn’t stop these four Minneapolis vets of stage and studio (Michael Johnson, Mary Jane Alm, Daisy Dillman) from producing some seriously kick butt music. The sound is classic yet new all at once. Shades of Neil Young & John Hiatt, Steve Earle & Steve Winwood, throw in some Eagles and…

The Cookers

The Cookers

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 septet continuing to keep the faith in swinging fashion – their third release, celebrating their fifth…

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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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