The history of the Twin Cities' best jazz club circa 1977-2013.

Chris Lomheim's New Website

Fantastic pianist (and long time friend of the AQ) Chris Lomheim has a great new website at where you can keep up with his gig calendar, find info about his "hangouts" (the most common places he plays nowadays) and buy his albums on CD or via iTunes. Check it out!

Here's a great Youtube clip of Chris with the Dave Karr Quartet in 2009 at the club, playing Relaxin' at Camarillo.

Sad to see: McNally Smith Closure

Those of us associated with the Artists' Quarter are saddened to hear of the sudden and unexpected closing of the McNally Smith College of Music. Our hearts go out to the students and faculty forced to figure out how to pay their bills and move forward. We wish them all good luck and good fortune.
Click here to read more on the closure from the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Quarter Notes: Bobby Peterson Plays Jazz Piano

Pianist Bobby Peterson

Quarter Notes: Jazz from the Artists' Quarter. Produced by non-profit cable station Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), this series of ten hour-long television programs was recorded in 1998 at the Artists' Quarter Jazz Club in downtown St. Paul, MN. Eight episodes are available online for viewing. Click here for more info.