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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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Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Two of America’s greatest songwriters, each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as an affinity for fearlessly tackling controversial issues. Always armed only with his acoustic guitar, Paxton emerged in the days of hootenannies and wrote his share of what were then called protest songs. But he also…

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Tommy & the Liebermen

Songwriter and guitarist Tommy Lieberman was a founding member of the seminal vocal jazz trio Rio Nido, and a regular contributor to Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” for 10 years. His music has been heard far and wide, on productions ranging from Sesame Street to Sweet Land. Tommy’s recent recording of original songs, “Common Denominator,” has been received enthusiastically by listeners and broadcasters worldwide, and was named one of…

Tony Hauser

Few guitarists play the range of music that Tony Hauser covers. Growing up playing flamenco since the age of 13 led him to the intensive study of the classical guitar and its complete range of 500 years and several continents. In his 50th year of guitar performance he offers  Brazilian music (with his group-The Brasilnutz) as well as classical and original flamenco music. Having studied with the late great maestros…

Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner

Toots Thielemans & Kenny Werner

The unmistakable chromatic harmonica of Toots Thielemans is on hundreds of soundtracks, including the Sesame Street theme. But for decades Thielemans performed as an electric guitarist, often whistling in unison with his own solos. His hauntingly beautiful improvisations are typified by “Bluesette,” a song that became a worldwide hit in 1962 and a certified jazz standard since. The NEA Jazz Master has collaborated with a range of jazz legends from…

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Tower of Power

Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of “Urban Soul Music” to audiences around the world. The band’s horn driven sound is unclassifiably cool, and they feature one of the funkiest rhythm sections alive. Amazingly, 5 of the ten current members of the band are founding members, something unheard of from most 40 year old bands. Emilio Castillo, tenor saxophone Stephen “Doc” Kupka, baritone saxophone Francis “Rocco”…

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Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and…

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson’s immense talent is difficult to categorize. She has flirted with psychedelic rock stardom, with her band Mother Earth. She has scored country hits, including a Grammy-nominated duet with Willie Nelson. She has recorded rock and R&B albums to great acclaim. But the common thread through all of Nelson’s music is the blues, and it is the blues she returns to on her latest recording, Victim Of the Blues.…

Trent Romens

Trent Romens

Trent was 11 when he started playing the guitar. One day while jamming in the living room, Trent’s dad observed, “You know what you’re playing? That’s the blues!” That moment resounds vividly in Trent’s memory; it changed his life. Ever since, Trent has been listening to the blues and the music the genre has inspired. It was obvious that the blues came naturally to Trent. His innate talent and passion…

Tresa Sauer

Tresa Sauer

“For more than a decade, vocalist Tresa Sauer has been infusing jazz and nonjazz standards with her singular sound. She’s performed at nearly every Twin Cities jazz club and with some of the best musicians around…”

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