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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.


Toad the Wet Sprocket

Toad the Wet Sprocket

One of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early 1990s, Toad the Wet Sprocket’s mellow, melodic folk-pop sound helped define radio formats of that decade. With hit singles like “All I Want,” “Walk On the Ocean” and “Fall Down,” Toad sold millions of records throughout the 90s before their 1998 breakup. Since reuniting in 2006, the band hasn’t lost a step, and their first recording since 1997, All…


Toby Lightman

In a world of auto-tune, Toby Lightman’s pure and soulful voice cuts through the noise. From her major label debut in 2004 to her current independent spirit, Toby has mastered her own sophisticated urban pop. With each song, recording or collaboration, Toby continues to hone, craft and perfect her unique sound. 2014 brings another addition to Toby’s recording catalog, a new full-length titled “Every Kind of People.” Over the course…

Todd Clouser

Todd Clouser

Legendary Minnesota based guitarist Dean Magraw joins Todd Clouser for a night of jazz, improvisation and new music. “Meeting Dean, which just happened recently for me, and having the opportunity to sit with him and play for a couple hours was most of the most memorable moments in my life as a musician. His playing and character are what I got into music for. He’s such an honest musician, to…


Toki Wright

With a rapidly growing fan base, Toki Wright, the first graduate of Rhymesayers Entertainment’s Spotlight Series, uniquely blends intelligent rhymes and original production into an energetic stage show. Wright’s travels have taken him throughout the United States and Canada, Africa, Europe,and South America, solo and touring alongside artists like Brother Ali, Evidence of Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere, and more. Toki’s projects include the full-length album “A Different Mirror,” “The BlackMale EP,”…

Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is one of New Orleans’ premiere piano players and composers. He grew up in St. Louis, where he earned a Masters’ Degree in Music, wrote music journalism for the morning paper, and soaked up the sounds of ragtime and traditional jazz that flourished in the 1960s and 70s. In 1984, spurred by his love of James Booker, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, he moved to New Orleans, a…

Tom Paxtion Janis Ian

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…


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…


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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