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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.



Rory Block

 Heralded as “a living landmark” (Berkeley Express), “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra), and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that…

Rose Room

Rose Room

Rose Room plays music from an era when ‘rock and roll’ only meant getting lucky. Singer-songwriter Adam Levy (The Honeydogs,And The Professors, Bunny Clogs)has brought together diverse instrumentalists and singers (Ashleigh Still –vocals, Ben Kelly–bass, Jon Davis–bass clarinet, joe savage–pedal steel guitar, vocals, Alex Young–drums, Jason Craft–piano) for an inspired septet take on mid-20th Century traditions like the American Songbook, Bebop, Western Swing, bossa nova, Latin soul, and lounge music.” Order an…

Roseanne Cash

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash may have become famous because of her father (music legend Johnny Cash), but she has certainly backed that fame up with her music. Over her 30 year recording career, Cash has scored eleven number one hits from her fourteen albums. While owing a lot to the folk and country traditions, Cash’s lyrics and music are poignant and personal, giving her songs substance and weight that elude…

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

One of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s and an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and ’80s, Roy Ayers’ reputation is now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. With his R&B work, Ayers created the blueprint for the shuffling hip-hop groove that became ubiquitous on acid jazz records, and his music has been heavily sampled by…

Roy Clark

Roy Clark

If the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name “Roy Clark” is his stint as pickin’ and grinnin’ co-host of television’s Hee Haw, that would be understandable. Not many performers can boast starring on a show that ran for more than 23 years. But there was always a lot more than comic timing and charm to the man who first played at the Opry when he…

Roy Hargrove trumpet

Roy Hargrove

Roy Hargrove (flugelhorn, trumpet) Justin Robinson (Flute, Saxophone) Sullivan Fortner (Piano) Ameen Saleem (bass) Quincy Phillips (Drums) Pamela Espeland described Hargrove’s June 2010 appearance here as “A night of shifting moods, rhythms and speeds, fine solo turns, and fun all around, on stage and in the audience.” Read the review here. Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of the premier players in jazz and beyond. Always looking…


Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings

Roy Rogers is one of the world’s premier slide guitarists. With 8 Grammy nominations as producer and performer, he has also produced critically acclaimed recordings for John Lee Hooker and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others.  He has received numerous accolades for his songwriting as well as his work on movie soundtracks and television.  Most recently, Roy has released two collaborations with The Doors Keyboardist, the late legendary Ray Manzarek – Translucent…

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Ruthie Foster

Ascendant folk blues star Ruthie Foster is an artist to watch: on the strength of her record The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, she won a 2010 Blues Music Award and was nominated for a Grammy. One of Austin, TX’s finest musical exports in recent years, Foster blends gospel revival, blues and soul with lyrics that bleed and a voice that rings with joy. As Foster’s star grows, her tours…

Ryan Montbleau Band

Ryan Montbleau Band

The Ryan Montbleau Band’s distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana is timeless in its appeal. Their relentless touring schedule over the past decade has won them fans in every corner of the country. With new album Heavy On the Vine, these elements meet in an irresistible way. keep up with the band at their website Montbleau spent a number of years as an acoustic solo artist…

Ryan Paul & the Ardent

Ryan Paul & the Ardent

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) 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 Paul…

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