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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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Vinicius Cantuaria

As singer, songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Vinicius Cantuária’s career connects several zones of Brazilian music. And though his music is known for its decidedly twenty-first century feel, Cantuária’s band might best be described as ‘post-electronica acoustic.’  Their repertoire typically includes songs by Jobim and Gilberto Gil, as well as Cantuária’s own fund of songs. Cantuária got his start as the drummer in Caetano Veloso’s late 1970s band, and it was…

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Viva Brazil

Viva Brazil plays authentic MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). From Samba to Jazz, Funk & Fusion this high energy band led by Altamir Coelho will give you a complete and original Brazilian experience! Repertoire consists of Internationally recognized Brazilian tunes sung in both English and Portuguese as well as American classic hits played with a unique twist of Brazilian flavor and spice making them both original and unforgettable. Will Lopes- Vocals…

Voodoo Patsy

Voodoo Patsy

Local music treasure Pat Frederick leads this eclectic ensemble through some fresh material. Fans of the Daisy Dillman Band will enjoy the energy and verve this group brings to the stage. Pat Frederick, violin/vocals Chris Lomheim, piano Haralds Bondaris, drums Jeremy Boettcher, bass

Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as ‘The Voice’ in his home country, South Africa, is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, where he still resides, Vusi became a singer-songwriter and poet-activist at an early age teaching himself how to play guitar and later joining the Congress…

Big Walter Smith

Big Walter Smith

Big Walter Smith celebrates life after achieving 55 years as a lead vocalist and band leader in the music business. Blues, R&B, soul, rock, country and reggae is what he sings about these days. Big Walter’s music career began long before he landed in Minnesota. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1930. He moved to Kansas City, MO. where he met and helped a struggling Albert Collins becoming a life-long friend.…

Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

Unfinished Business, the new album from legendary singer and “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” inductee Wanda Jackson, is out now on Sugar Hill Records. This is Jackson’s 31st studio album and marks the producing debut of fellow renowned musician and songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Of the release, The Wall Street Journal asserts, “Her twangy cap-gun voice and feisty confidence haven’t dimmed much…,” while Relix magazine heralds, “Jackson teases, taunts…

War

War

One of the most popular funk groups of the ’70s, WAR were also one of the most eclectic, freely melding soul, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock influences into an effortlessly funky whole. Although WAR’s lyrics were sometimes political in nature (in keeping with their racially integrated lineup), their music almost always had a sunny, laid-back vibe emblematic of their Southern California roots. WAR kept the groove loose, and they…

Willie Murphy & the Angel-Headed Hipsters

Willie Murphy & the Angel-Headed Hipsters

Willie Murphy is not just a bluesman. He is a soul, R&B, blues and rock legend who is a charter member of the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame along with Bob Dylan and Prince. Influenced by the piano playing of Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis, Murphy created a style of his own in the early 1970s. With John Koerner and later with Willie and the Bs, Murphy would fuse…

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Willie Nile

The New York Times called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. He has been called everything from “a one-man Clash” (UNCUT) to “the next Bob Dylan” and his critically acclaimed solo albums have gotten rave reviews around the world. Bono, Lou Reed, Lucinda…

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Willie Walker

One of the great soul and blues singers in the Twin Cities, Willie Walker has lent his sweet tenor voice to a number of high-profile projects, yet still remains one of the region’s best kept secrets. His new quintet will feature all of the soul classics you know and love, done in Walker’s own inimitable style.

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