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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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Simon Townshend

Simon Townshend is straight from the lineage of one of British music’s most famous families, a familiar name but with an original sound. The son of England’s top big-band reed man and baby brother of Who legend Pete Townshend, Simon has been recording and performing since the age of nine, when he was recruited to add vocals to The Who classic Tommy.  On his own Stir Music Label, Simon has…



Simone is her own woman: a singer, songwriter and performer whose ability to transcend genres echoes the tradition of her mother, musical icon and pioneer Nina Simone. Blessed with a rich vocal range, an innate skill for lyrical interpretation and a soul-deep understanding of music as a means of healing, empowerment and celebration, Simone is very much her mother’s daughter, and is most assuredly a multi-talented artist in her own…

Sleep Study

Sleep Study

It took a near-death breakdown across the country to help Ryan Paul find his voice. The Minneapolis native entered the music scene in 1999 as Jeremy Ylvisaker’s (Andrew Bird/Alpha Consumer/Cloak Ox) guitar tech and began playing guitar and touring with a smattering of Twin Cities art-rock bands. Ryan gathered a band of veteran Minneapolis musicians, including Paul’s father on guitar and mandolin, and acclaimed drummer Steve Goold, Paul formed Ryan…

Small City Trio

Small City Trio

Hear this dynamic trio play original songs from their new release, Pumpkins’ Reunion, as well as some well-loved jazz standards. JazzIsNow! director Jeremy Walker brings us his new project, a piano trio dedicated to Walker’s unique harmonic adventures. Walker’s music has won the praise of both the media and musicians. Acclaimed trumpeter Ron Miles called it, “music of exceptional beauty…a pianist who reminds me of Ellington and Monk.” says,…



Formed in 2005 by music students at the University of Minnesota, their goals were to write original compositions, rehearse frequently to develop a deep sense of ensemble, and to perform as much as possible in the Twin Cities area. They have done that and more, performing at several clubs, most notably the Artist’s Quarter and the Dakota Jazz Club, releasing two CD’s, and gaining the respect of the Twin Cities…


Sofia Rei

Ground breaking vocalist, songwriter, and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive musicians on the current New York music scene. Her music explores connections between the various traditions of South American folklore, jazz, world music and electronic sounds. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sofia ties together diverse influences in a program full of rhythmic complexity, and a melodic purity that haunts even as it uplifts.…

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Solflower Collective

The Solflower Collective is a Group of Talented Minneapolis Based Musicians and Performers Dedicated to the Creation and Exhibition of Futuristic R&B, Post-Neoclassical Soul, and Sonic Funk. Our Driving Purpose is to Highlight and Document the Movement Surrounding the Minneapolis Musical Avant-garde through Sonic Vibrations. Taylor Johnson from Solflower: My name is Taylor Johnson, and I am a freelance performer, artist, songwriter and producer in the Minneapolis area. My current work…

Solate Web


Solate is a band of young and striving musicians, consisting of Joel Mandella (guitar), Maya Vilaplana (vocals), Jonas Yela (guitar), Theresa Piela (vocals), Kate Sinnott (vocals), Dan Lee (bass),  Reid Kruger (drums) and Maggie Molter (trumpet). Originally formed by Joel and Maya in their Macalester dorm room, Solate’s music merges many influences including pop, RnB, jazz, indie, and rock n roll sounds. They come from a range of backgrounds but…

Sonny Knight and the Lakers

Sonny Knight & the Lakers

For Sonny Knight and the Lakers, 2014 was equal parts unexpected and deserved. The creation of their debut album, I’m Still Here, nearly 50 years after a young Sonny recorded his first single, began a tidal wave of accomplishments that includes a successful international tour, critical attention from NPR’s World Café and WBEZ’s Sound Opinions, and plenty of love from their hometown of Minneapolis. Sonny Knight and the Lakers celebrate…

Sony Holland

Sony Holland

Sony Holland sings in a style that is both sophisticated and emotionally direct. Her melodic interpretations of the Great American Songbook show a deep respect and love for the material while adding an unmistakable spark of personality. Originally from northern Minnesota, Sony fell in love with jazz while spending a year in Paris and has earned a devoted following worldwide with her renditions of standards, contemporary and original songs. She…

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