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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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Steve Forbert & Amy Helm

Singer/songwriter Steve Forbert began his musical career in a small town in Mississippi playing a plastic guitar. At 14, with a real guitar in tow, Forbert formed his first band. His passion for music hasn’t dwindled since. He moved to New York City in 1978 and signed his first record deal just months later. His largest success came in 1980 when his single, “Romeo’s Tune,” reached #11 on the Billboard…

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Steve Kenny’s Group 47

Group 47 is a great new quartet featuring Steve Kenny, who has been a mainstay on the Minneapolis-St. Paul jazz scene for years. Kenny is a regular at the Artist’s Quarter in St. Paul, and can be seen with the Illicit Sextet, the Bastids, and many other projects. Group 47 features 16-year old phenom Will Kjeer on keyboards, Alex Burgess on drums,  and Brian Courage on bass.

Steve Noonan

Steve Noonan

Steve Noonan grew up in the Northeast corridor. At Boston’s Berklee College of Music, he learned to appreciate and fine tune the craft of songwriting and singing. His influences range from singer-songwriters of the ’70s, to postmodern British bands of the ’80s, to producer/songwriters of today like John Shanks and Dann Huff. Think of a sound you might get when Warren Zevon, Oasis, and Aimee Mann are stirred and shaken.…

Steve-Smith

Steve Smith

Steve Smith’s drumming, while always decidedly modern, can best be described as a style that embodies the history of U.S. music. His original love of rudimental parade drumming is evident in his intricate solos. Likewise, his command of jazz, from New Orleans music, swing, bebop, avant-garde to fusion, is applied with his powerful rock drumming sensibilities and allows him to push the boundaries of all styles to new heights. His…

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Steve Tyrell

Grammy Award-winning vocalist extraordinaire Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In his 4 decades in the music business he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor and performer, and is a two-time Emmy nominee. With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. With the grit and…

Storm Large

Storm Large

Storm Large has been singing and slinging inappropriate banter at audiences around the globe for more than 15 years. Her blend of rock vocals, jazz influences and theater has made her a favorite of audiences looking for a new cabaret experience. Storm shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world…

Story City

Story City

Story City was put together to explore the music of jazz guitarist Pat Metheny and the late saxophone great, Michael Brecker. The ensemble has now expanded its reach to include the Yellowjackets and most importantly, original compositions all their own. A wide variety of musical styles has been pursued by these composers in their conscious effort to promote, advance and develop original musical voices. This music is so complex that…

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The Subdudes

In 1987, four musicians got together for what they envisioned would be a one-time performance at Tipitina’s in New Orleans. It was a night of mostly acoustic music – sparse instrumentation with a strong emphasis on songwriting and vocal harmonies. The show far exceeded expectations, and on that March night the subdudes were born. Nearly 10 years later, after releasing five critically acclaimed albums and building a hard-core cadre of…

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The Sudden Lovelys

Danny Ferraro and Paige Prescher make up the Sudden Lovelys, an acoustic pop duo with a simple recipe: minimal instrumentation, plaintive, earnest vocals and a genuine passion for what they do. In a relatively short amount of time, they have made an impact on the local scene, and are gearing up for a South by Southwest tour this coming spring. follow the band at thesuddenlovelys.com

Sue Ann Carwell

Sue Ann Carwell

SueAnn Carwell’s voice has captured and enthralled audiences and seasoned performers since she started winning local talent shows in Minneapolis at the age of 15. A rare talent, she has the voice to carry any genre of music. From funk, R&B, pop, jazz, to blues, SueAnn’s voice will carry the listener to the highs and lows of life with a depth and richness that is unparalleled. As an experienced artist,…

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