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Cookin’ at the O


Oldenburg House and the Carlton Room dedicates one weekend a month to serve up world-class blues/jazz, great food, drink and fun. Let the good times roll! This concert dining experience will not leave you wondering why we chose to call it, Cookin’ at the O.

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Event Schedule

Friday, September 27

Debbie Duncan | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


CHRIS LOMHEIM, piano
BILLY PETERSON, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Debbie has sung with Bobby Watson and Horizon, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Lyle, Jack McDuff, John Hendricks, Mark Murphy, Chicago’s legendary Von Freeman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Rececca Paris. She received rave reviews opening for greats such as Herbie Hancock, Stephan Grapelli, Miles Davis, Lou Rawls and Joe Henderson.

Debbie Duncan may be considered the upper Midwest’s “best-kept-musical secret” but she has become a local legend and treasure in her home of Minneapolis. Her personality, vitality, and versatility all contribute to that fact. She is a terrific entertainer, and this is certainly part of her appeal. Most importantly, however, “she’s a superb vocalist, probably the finest in the area/” [Bob Protzman, St. Paul Pioneer Press]

Best Female Jazz Vocalist, Best Jazz Vocalist, Best Female Performer, Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz CD: Minnesota Music Awards

Best Female Jazz Vocalist: Minnesota Black Music Awards

Saturday, September 28

Debbie Duncan | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


CHRIS LOMHEIM, piano
BILLY PETERSON, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Friday, October 11

Juli Wood | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


PAUL SILBERGLEIT, guitar
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

For the past twenty years with four albums as a leader, several studio projects as a side man, and countless worldwide performances, saxophonist, vocalist and composer Juli Wood has established herself as a solid, swinging, lyrical and entertaining performer on Chicago’s music scene. Juli has played many jazz clubs and festivals nationally and internationally; Chicago Jazz Fest, Hyde Park Jazz Fest, Milwaukee’s Summerfest, Chicago’s main jazz clubs – Jazz Showcase, Green Mill, Andy’s and Katerina’s. Skansen Jazz and Blues (Stockholm , Sweden), Pori Jazz Fest (Finland), Bent J’s club (Aarhus, Denmark), Storyville (Helsinki Finland), Arlandia Jazz Fest (Aaland Islands, Finland) and the ” Made in Chicago ” jazz festival in Poznan Poland to name a few.

Saturday, October 12

Juli Wood | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


PAUL SILBERGLEIT, guitar
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Friday, November 8

Bruce Henry | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


RYAN FRANE, piano
RICK HOULE, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Influenced by Nina Simone, Al Jarreau and John Coltrane, to name a few, Bruce’s music has taken him to four continents, garnering a large following in France and the Far East. He has an eclectic style of world influenced jazz vocals and composition. “he is a true master of the jazz art form.” – Mpls-St.Paul Magazine

Saturday, November 9

Bruce Henry | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


RYAN FRANE, piano
RICK HOULE, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Friday, December 13

Debbie Duncan | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


RYAN FRANE, piano
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


PURCHASE TICKETS

Debbie has sung with Bobby Watson and Horizon, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Lyle, Jack McDuff, John Hendricks, Mark Murphy, Chicago’s legendary Von Freeman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Rececca Paris. She received rave reviews opening for greats such as Herbie Hancock, Stephan Grapelli, Miles Davis, Lou Rawls and Joe Henderson.

Debbie Duncan may be considered the upper Midwest’s “best-kept-musical secret” but she has become a local legend and treasure in her home of Minneapolis. Her personality, vitality, and versatility all contribute to that fact. She is a terrific entertainer, and this is certainly part of her appeal. Most importantly, however, “she’s a superb vocalist, probably the finest in the area/” [Bob Protzman, St. Paul Pioneer Press]

Best Female Jazz Vocalist, Best Jazz Vocalist, Best Female Performer, Best Jazz Group, Best Jazz CD: Minnesota Music Awards

Best Female Jazz Vocalist: Minnesota Black Music Awards

Recurring Events



Oldenburg House dedicates one weekend a month to serve up world-class blues/jazz, great food, drink and fun. This concert dining experience will not leave you wondering why we chose to call it, Cookin’ at the O. Let the good times roll!

Cookin’ at the O – sponsored by:



Every Thursday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Oldenburg House and the Magnolia Cafe of Carlton, serve up a light assortment of sandwiches, soups, drink and discussion. The topics and presenters vary and surround creative professionals and ideas. Come join in and let your voice be heard!