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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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Victor Wooten

Five-time Grammy award winner Victor Wooten, known for his solo recordings and tours and as a member of the Grammy-winning super group Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, has won most every major award given to a bass guitarist. He was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times and is the only person to have won the award more than once. Continuing to grow as a person,…

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Vienna Teng

Vienna Teng has been playing piano all her life. But it was a series of unlikely events that led to her pursuit of music as a career. Her synthesis of folk, pop and classical influences has garnered national acclaim and a strong fan base. Born in California, Teng began playing piano at age 5, learning classical technique but also composing original music. It wasn’t until she got to Stanford University…

Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel Quartet

Vieux Farka Touré and Idan Raichel Quartet

“[Raichel] has both a gift for creating beautiful music and the courage to spread a message. He preaches universalism, the power of shunning labels and celebrating humanity.” -Jewish Journal “…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that it is virtually unequaled…” -All Music Pianist/composer Idan Raichel and guitarist/songwriter Vieux Farka Touré are two virtuosic artists from vastly different musical traditions. One hailing from Israel and the…

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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…

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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…

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