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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.



Rachel Sara Roberts

With her passion for songwriting, love for story-telling, and effortless way of reaching her audiences, Rachel Sara Roberts is a Twin Cities up and coming artist to be reckoned with. From her country roots to her soulful, jazz, pop inspired vocals, she is capable of making you feel something. Similar to the songwriting stylings of Patti Griffin, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Bareilles, and Tori Kelly, Rachel blends these sounds into a…

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Rachelle Ferrell

Rachelle Ferrell is a revelation. The whole of her show is more than the sum of its parts: her voice, disarming in its elasticity, her remarkable piano playing, her brilliant songwriting. Her command over each of these elements provides such a focused, emotional impact, she will have you searching for superlatives when it’s over. Pianist/vocalist Rachelle Ferrell is one of the most prodigiously talented voices on today’s R&B/soul scene. While…

The Radiators

The Radiators

Saturday, Aug 14: PreWar Blues Sunday, Aug 15: The Radiators Heralded as “New Orleans’ longest-running and most successful rock band,” (Offbeat) The Radiators have been brewing their signature “fish-head” music since 1978. Their original lineup still intact, they present a bouncy, funky variety of swamp-rock that one might expect from a premier New Orleans party band. Their longevity stems not only from the incredible musicianship of the artists, but also…

Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis

“…the best vehicle for Lewis to express his mastery of keyboard touch and nuance.” – Dan Emerson, Pioneer Press One of the legendary pianists in the history of jazz, Ramsey Lewis transcends superlative. Classically trained, he has lent his brilliant technique to the vast musical treasures of gospel and blues music, becoming one of the most accessible and widely respected pianists in music. Winner of three Grammy Awards and the recipient of…


Ramsey Lewis w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater

When jazz was soul and soul was jazz, and radio played just about everything that was good, no matter what the genre, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis made some of the finest sides of vinyl there was. Spend the night with some of their faves from back in the day, pumping your heart and soul into overdrive, then simmering it on down to a sensual smooth glow. One of…

Randy Sabien

Randy Sabien

“Bob Wills meets Art Blakey meets the Allman Brothers.” That’s how jazz violinist Randy Sabien describes his new band. ”I took the idea of having multiple violins like Bob Wills famous Western Swing bands and injected them into the world of a be-bop three horn ensemble. In addition, because I grew up listening to rock and roll, I’ve always liked the way Duane Allman and Dickey Betts blended their guitars,…

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Raul Midón

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music’s most distinctive and searching voices. He is “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus,” according to The New York Times. Midón has collaborated with such heroes as Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder, along with contributing to recordings by Jason Mraz, Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg and the soundtrack to…


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…


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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