"a hard-swinging group that plays with bravado and passion that transcends the genre and captures its fundamental appeal and excitement” -- JAZZ IS NOW!

Sidewalk Café is a trio of three virtuosos whose music echoes the Hot Club music of Paris in the 1930s.  Infectious rhythm, freewheeling solos and soulful balladry make their performances unique and memorable.



"...musicians who not only soothe patrons with refined artistry, but at the same time can engage jazz cognescenti with their interpretive skills and serious repertoire. Pianist/vocalist JoAnn Funk and bassist Jeff Brueske effectively cross that line every weekend..." -- JAZZ POLICE

After nine years of performing together in Jazz in the Lobby Bar as a duo, Jeff and JoAnn perform for private events in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.  Watch Jeff's calendar for rare public performances of this distinctive duo!

The Brueskes

A brother/sister vocal duo in the tradition of the classic crooners with tasteful piano and upright bass accompaniment performing American standards from Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme to the Carpenters.  Details at