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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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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Led by trombonist/vocalist Big Sam Williams, the Funky Nation’s signature Noladelic Powerfunk sound masterfully combines a rock sensibility with jazz improvisation and the horn-heavy front section that’s the hallmark of big band funk. After playing trombone for only three years, Big Sam was picked up by New Orleans institution the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a job he took when…

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Bilal

  When Bilal sings, you can feel the soul. This talented Philadelphian is one of the brightest stars of the new generation of neo-soul. His ability to sing in a freeform style and his stunning falsetto put him head and shoulders above his peers. A classically trained vocal veteran, Bilal released his debut album, 1st Born Second, in 2001, which boasted the popular single “Soul Sista.” The follow-up, Love for Sale (2006),…

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Bill Charlap Renee Rosnes

This husband and wife team have each enjoyed successful solo careers: Bill as one of the foremost interpreters of the Great American Songbook in the country and Tony Bennett‘s Musical Director, and Renee as an inveterate modernist who has worked with Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and the SFJAZZ Collective. With Charlap’s two Grammy nominations and Rosnes’s four Juno Awards, their collective musical experience packs a mighty musical punch. But on…

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Bill Charlap Trio

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed with many leading artists of our time, ranging from Phil Woods and Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan and Wynton Marsalis. He is known for his interpretations of American popular songs and has recorded albums featuring the music of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter…

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Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell is one of the true giants of the jazz world. With his unique sound and singular approach to his craft, he has nearly single-handedly established a new genre of music. He has lent that sound to a diverse array of musicians on recordings: John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III, Vic Chestnut and Gus Van Sant have all hired Frisell…

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Bill Payne

For the past four decades, Bill Payne has spent more time on the road, in studios, and working with rock n’ roll hall of famers than most of that rare group of musicians who can pay the bills with their talent and endurance. He’s one of rock’s most talented keyboardists, a legitimate legend among peers. A founding member of Little Feat, he’s appeared on hundreds of studio albums and toured with the…

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Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40

“Jazz-rock fusion can divide fans, cramp improv, or appeal mainly to drummers and guitarists, but this is vivid, inventive, meticulously crafted and thoroughly contemporary music for everybody.” -Guardian Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion-Billy Cobham…

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Billy Hart Quartet feat. Ethan Iverson

With Billy Hart on drums, Mark Turner on saxophone, Ethan Iverson on piano and Ben Street on bass. William “Billy” Hart (born November 29, 1940 in Washington, D.C.) is a jazz drummer and educator extraordinaire, who has performed with some of the most important jazz musicians in history. Early on Hart performed in Washington, D.C. with soul artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave, and then later with…

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Billy Taylor

Billy Taylor encompasses that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that make him one of our most cherished national treasures. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor’s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has also composed over three hundred and fifty songs, including “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as works for…

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The BKS Vine

Kathleen Johnson, a/k/a/ Druscilla Abernathy, once lit up area stages with her sisters in Best Kept Secret. She’s kept that flame going with the BKS Vine and this weekend it’ll burn with new intensity. If you’re looking for a party, this is the place to be! Come hear the wonderful harmonic blend of sisters Mocha, Rhonda, Kathleen Johnson and Mona with special guest vocalist Kiana Marie. On this evening you…

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