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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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Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

Blues Music Award winner James “Super Chikan” Johnson is one of the most unique performers in the blues world. Chikan pays homage to traditional Delta blues players while creating original new music with his homemade guitars and signature vocal style. In the Clarksdale, MS area, “Super Chikan” is probably best-known for performing regularly at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero blues club, and for being Freeman’s favorite blues performer. “Super Chikan” has…

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Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega is one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation. She single-handedly ignited the contemporary folk revival of the early 1980s with her acoustic guitar and clear, distinctive voice. Her performances steer clear of dramatic histrionics but are still emotional experiences, allowing listeners to focus on her masterful storytelling Born in California, Vega grew up in the cultural melting pot of the Upper West Side of New York…

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Suzy Bogguss

20 years ago Suzy Bogguss was one of country music’s rising stars. Today she is one of its enduring treasures. With a string of hit singles, numerous awards, and acclaim from fans, critics, and peers, Bogguss is an artist truly in control of her own destiny. Her strong, supple voice and straightforward style were a clarion call for country fans looking for music with meaning. Songs like “Aces,” “Drive South,”…

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Taj Raj

Taj Raj loosely binds a collection of late 70’s roots-pop, tear in my beer country, and new folk rock to create a sound that is strangely familiar yet entirely their own. Their sonic palate comfortably utilizes spacious arena rafter grandeur, as well as the warm timbres found at a bedroom drawing board. Born from the hardcore pedigrees of its founding members, Taj Raj exudes a desperate and frantic energy while…

Taylor Baggott

Taylor Baggott

Taylor Baggott is a Minneapolis based singer-songwriter. He began writing and performing his own original music at age 15 and soon found his true voice in soul music. His coined style, “Blue Eyed Roll n Soul”, is reminiscent of the old school soul of the 60s and 70s; this new school groove stays true to Taylor’s roots, while adapting to the vibe of today’s acoustic pop music. Taylor is confidently…

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Taylor Robert

Minneapolis based singer-songwriter Taylor Robert began writing and performing his own original music at age 15 and soon found his true voice in soul music. His coined style, “Blue Eyed Roll n Soul”, is reminiscent of the old school soul of the ’60s and ’70s; this new school groove stays true to Taylor’s roots, while adapting to the vibe of today’s acoustic pop music. Taylor is confidently making strides to…

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Terence Blanchard

Real artists are originals who have a calling. The majority of people in the music world are often mere marketing confections or showcase acts, but not real artists. Acts can have hits, but usually their time in the spotlight is short lived. Real artists have a vision and follow it for the long term, creatively expressing themselves in abundance. Witness Terence Blanchard who early on made a name for himself…

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Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

For more than 2 decades Grammy award winning artist Terrance Simien, an 8th generation Louisiana Creole, has been shattering myths about what his indigenous Creole Zydeco music is and is not. Leading his Zydeco Experience Band, Simien has become one of the most respected and internationally recognized touring and recording artists in roots music today. He has performed over 7000 concerts, toured millions of miles to over 40 countries, and…

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Terrence Hughes

Terrence Hughes (born 1955), a native of Los Angeles, relocated to the Twin Cities in 1982 and soon started studying with Brazilian-born pianist Manfredo Fest (1936–1999). Hughes had previously performed with various jazz and rock groups in St. Louis, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. During a jazz class in Monterey in 1977, Hughes met renowned bassist Ray Drummond. “Ray really had a lot to do with setting my musical compass…

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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…

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