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

Remembering Gary Berg

We're very saddened to hear of Gary Berg's recent passing. Gary was a fantastic saxophonist, a pretty good MTC bus driver, and spent many nights sharing his love of good music with the patrons of the Artists' Quarter. We will miss him immensely.

Rest in Peace, Peter Schimke

We're very saddened to hear of the recent passing of pianist Peter Schimke. He was a fantastic genre-defying musician known and loved by so many folks. So many wonderful nights of fantastic music at the AQ were driven by his piano playing. He will be missed.

KBEM-FM Jazz 88 has posted a tribute to Peter here.

Here's his obituary from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Here's the song "Gorilla" from the 2004 "How Birds Work" album, featuring Peter on piano and vocals.