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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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Bebel Gilberto

The multi-Grammy-nominated Bebel Gilberto will release her new album Tudo on Sony Masterworks in August 2014; her first studio recording in five years. Tudo, which means “everything” in English, showcases Bebel’s ethereal vocals and wistful, dreamy song writing in each of the CD’s 12 tracks. Bebel splits her time between Rio de Janeiro and New York City; she’s exquisitely synthesized musical influences from both cities in every track. Bebel’s sultry…

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Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens Band expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. The multifaceted singer-songwriter-guitarist has already won widespread acclaim and built a loyal fan base, both for her own visionary releases and for her work as a versatile collaborator who has lent her talents to a diverse array of projects with a wide…


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

One of the most prominent banjo players in the world, Béla Fleck and his wife and banjo companion Abigail Washburn, have been playing together since they met. Now taking their music on the road, Fleck and Washburn are traveling all over and bringing their Nashville roots along with them. The pair, proudly putting their banjos and vocals in the spotlight, just released a new record in October. As their first…

Bela Fleck and Chick Corea

Bela Fleck and Chick Corea

As befitting jazz, where stylistic boundaries slide away in the face of creativity, an innovative but unlikely pairing of two virtuoso instrumentalists—pianist Chick Corea and banjo player Béla Fleck—was born. Fleck, a multiple Grammy award winner, and Corea, an NEA Jazz Master and likewise multiple Grammy winner, have long been admirers of each others’ music, and once the idea for a collaboration came about the synthesis between piano and banjo…


Bella Ruse

In the last year, minimalist folk duo, Bella Ruse, fronted by singer Kay Gillette, have proven themselves to be a talented hardworking band, going on three national tours and recording three EPs. Their simple but engagingly intimate show has impressed festival and club audiences from their hometown of Minneapolis to Seattle to Hollywood, and their songs “Push On” and “Dark Horse” have received radio and podcast play worldwide. Bella Ruse…


Ben Sidran

“2 Families – 1 Groove” – Mordecai Spektor, American Jewish World, 8/12/15 Although best known in some circles for writing Steve Miller’s hit song “Space Cowboy”, Ben Sidran is more widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio’s landmark jazz series “Jazz Alive”, which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series, which received the Ace Award for best music series. Twin Cities…

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Ben Sidran

Ben Sidran is widely recognized as the host of National Public Radio’s landmark jazz series “Jazz Alive”, which received a Peabody Award, and as the host of VH-1 television’s “New Visions” series, which received the Ace Award for best music series. A pianist, producer, singer and composer, he has recorded more than thirty solo albums, including the Grammy nominated Concert for Garcia Lorca, and produced recordings for such noted artists…


Ben Street

Bassist Ben Street is a member of the jazz groups Orange then Blue and Sephardic Tinge. His work in avant-garde and free jazz during the ’90s include performing and recording with Lee Konitz, Tim Berne, and in a variety of line ups with drummer Kenny Wolleson. Street has also worked with Lisa Hilton, Joey Calderazzo, Ben Monder, Sam Rivers, Danilo Perez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, the Frank Carlberg Quintet, and Once Blue.

Ben Utecht

Ben Utecht

With a microphone in one hand, and a Super Bowl ring on the other, Utecht is living the life he has been looking forward to since his youth. One year removed from his NFL career, he is pursuing his childhood dream: becoming a successful musician. Utecht grew up in Hastings, Minnesota in a very athletic family, and while he had a knack for sports, he also had a talent with…

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Benje Daneman Quartet

Story-telling always takes the front seat to the original music of trumpeter/composer, Benje Daneman. The quartet might ride the lines between genres,but never stray from the deep compositional concept in each song. The quartetfeatures some of the top young talent in jazz today including Chicago basedpianist Rob Clearfield and drummer Christian Euman, in addition to New York Citybassist Sam Weber. “Simple songs that open doors to complex reactions…”  — David…

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