"a hard-swinging group that plays with bravado and passion that transcends the genre and captures its fundamental appeal and excitement” -- Jeremy Walker, Jazz is Now!

"When Sidewalk Cafe takes the stage, we know we're in for a swinging treat..." --Andrea Canter, Jazz Police

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

"Her voice, her arrangements, and her timing are sui generis, and she has the ideal musical partner in bassist Jeff Brueske." --MinnPost

After nine years of performing together in Jazz in the Lobby Bar, Jeff and JoAnn perform for private events in the Twin Cities and elsewhere.  Watch the calendar for rare Twin Cities performances...


The Brueskes

This brother/sister duo performs the great songs of the crooners era of the 1940s and 50s.  Tight vocal harmonies and tasty piano and double bass arrangements bring to life this timeless music for audiences of all ages.  For info and booking visit