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The Downbeats play at the Downbeat Cafe every Wednesday night from 7-9:30.

The Downbeats play hard bop jazz with down- home grease and inspiration from the ethereal mothership! Tunes by Thelonius Monk, Bill Barrett Charlie Parker, Bobby Bradford, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and many others including originals are played in the spirit of 52nd Street, Central Avenue, the NY Loft scene and L.A. punk rock in the early days of the Germs, Top Jimmy, The Rhythm Pigs and The Minutemen.

Vitality, intensity, exploration and the groove, friends are the drivers - the mind and the body connected and deep fried with sauce. Members include or have included Marc Doten, Dan Potruch, Eric Holden, Corey Flanigan, Ted Kamp, Adam Levy and many others. The basic lineup includes saxes, flute, guitars, upright bass and drums but is often augmented by great sit-in artists.

  These are some of the artists you can hear on our jukebox everyday.
  Adderly, Cannonball
Armstrong, Louis
Baker, Chet
Basie, Count
Beiderbecke, Bix
Blakey, Art
Brubeck, Dave
Carter, Benny
Coleman, Ornette
Coltrane, John
Davis, Miles
Evans, Bill
Getz, Stan
Gillespie, Dizzy
Goodman, Benny
Gordon, Dexter
Hawkins, Coleman
Henderson, Joe
Hubbard, Freddie
Johnson, James P.
Lang, Kress, McDonough
McLean, Jackie
Mingus, Charles
Mobley, Hank
Monk, Thelonious
Montgomery, Wes
Morgan, Lee
Morton, Jelly Roll
Nelson, Oliver
Parker, Charlie
Pepper, Art
Peterson, Oscar
Powell, Bud
Roach, Max
Rollins, Sonny
Shorter, Wayne
Silver, Horace
Tyner, McCoy
Webb, Chick
Webster, Ben
Young, Lester
Baker, Josephine
Brown, Maxine
Carter, Betty
Christy, June
Clooney, Rosemary
Cole, Nat King
Davis Jr., Sammy
Dearie, Blossom
Fitzgerald, Ella
Forrest, Helen
Holiday, Billie
Horne, Lena
Jones, Etta
Jordan, Sheila
Lee, Peggy
London, Julie
Martin, Dean
McRae, Carmen
Mercer, Johnny
Newton, Wayne
O’Day, Anita
Prima, Louis
Shore, Dinah
Simone, Nina
Sinatra, Frank
Smith, Keely
Stafford, Jo
Starr, Kay
Staton, Dakota
Torme, Mel
Vaughan, Sarah
Washington, Dinah
Waters, Ethel
Whiting, Margaret
Barbecue Bob
Big Bill Broonzy
Blind Blake
Blind Boy Fuller
Carter, Bo
Champion Jack Dupree
Dixon, Willie
Howlin’ Wolf
James, Skip
Johnson, Lonnie
Johnson, Robert
Lead Belly
Lightnin’ Hopkins
Memphis Minnie
Mississippi John Hurt
Muddy Waters
Rainey, Ma
Sleepy John Estes
Smith, Bessie
Sykes, Roosevelt
Tatum, Art
Witherspoon, Jimmy
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