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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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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…

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 Automatic Message, Instinct Gallery

Exhibition Run: September 20 – November 1 , 2014 Featuring the artwork of David Aschenbrener, George Farrah, Catherine L. Johnson, Daniel Kaniess, Stefanie Motta, Larry Roberts, Welsa Stone, and Jim Williams.  “There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing.”  -Gottlieb and Rothko, 1943 Abstraction is a territory heavily explored, but as an expression of individual psyches, the territory is never-ending. The unrelenting appeal of abstraction is also due…

The Cookers

The Cookers

Jazz Supergroup Heats up the Dakota, Britt Robson, Star Tribune 9/22/14 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…

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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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