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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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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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Sophia Shorai

This honey-toned vocalist is one of the scene’s best kept secrets. Shorai and pianist Tommy Barbarella released their duo album, “Long as You’re Living,” in 2010. Catch a preview of the record at http://sophiashorai.bandcamp.com Check out her other recording projects at http://sophiashoraimusic.com/ “There’s been buzz about Sophia Shorai for some time. I think I heard Leigh Kamman rave about her a while back on his radio show The Jazz Image, and…

Sophie Milman

Sophie Milman

Vocalist Sophie Milman operates at levels most artists have never heard of. Still in her 20s, Milman has just released her fourth album, and is the spark that the jazz world has been missing for many years. Her first three releases topped the jazz charts in several countries, and drew accolades for her “classic jazz voice that evokes smoky lounges, softly clinking glasses and the cool of the night.” (-NPR’s…

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Soul Accord

Soul Accord is a Twin Cities-based 8-piece musical powerhouse performing classic Soul and hypnotic R&B grooves guaranteed to start the party! Endia Howze – VOCALS Yinka Ayinde – SAXOPHONE Lauren Husting – TROMBONE Christine Palmer – TRUMPET Alex Budrow – DRUMS Alan Estevez – GUITAR Matt Palin – BASS Mookie Tierney – KEYS  

Sound System Sabotage

Sound System Sabotage

Sound System Sabotage is an exciting new dub reggae ensemble featuring Tasha Baron (Black Blondie) on keyboards, Andy Mark on bass, and Jordan Carlson on drums. Check out their sound here

Sounds of Blackness

Sounds of Blackness

“SOUL OF THE SIXTIES” By the GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Performing the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Ike & Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Sly & The Family Stone and many more!  Hear the top soul hits of the 60s, see the choreography and costumes, feel the funk! Since January 1971, the Grammy…

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Southside Aces

Southside Aces perform traditional New Orleans jazz. The band first began as the brainchild of Clarinetist Tony Balluff and Sousaphone player Erik Jacobson. Their whispers and rumors materialized in Tony’s foyer near Pillsbury and 27th in South Minneapolis, late August 2003. Since their first gig on a flatbed truck in Apple Valley, they’ve played weddings, festivals, clubs— “music furnished for all occasions”. The Aces have self-produced and released three CDs:…

Southside Desire

Southside Desire

Southside Desire make original music influenced, but not limited by vintage soul, R&B and disco. Marvel Devitt recorded a cappela demos and sent them to local musician friends and family. In March of 2012, she assembled a rhythm section of Minneapolis scene vets (including her husband Trevor Engelbrektson) and a set of gifted backup singers. Marvel’s detailed lyrics are simultaneously personal, insightful, funny and poetic. She is supported by meticulously-crafted…

Southwire

Southwire

“Part gospel, part folk, the group evokes basement revivals and post-church, front porch jams. Frontwoman Jerree Small’s vocal abilities are incomparable, and her deep, hearty crooning is bolstered by smoldering spoken word passages from Ben Larson (a.k.a. Crew Jones MC Burly Burlesque).” -Andrea Swenson, Local Current Blog A band is not just the sum of its parts. It’s how those parts — the band members — come together to create…

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