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a performance space with a nightclub atmosphere
in a historic house and timeless setting

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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, May 10

PIPPI ARDENNIA | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


PIPPI ARDENNIUA, vocals
DANIEL LEAHY, piano
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


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A Chicago native who has been singing since she was 13 years old, Pippi has performed in Chicago’s most respected jazz clubs – from the Burning Spear and Mr. Kelly’s to the famous Rosebud on Rush, Green Dolphin, the Chicago Symphony Center and the Taste of Chicago. In Minnesota, Pippi has appeared at every Twin Cities jazz venue. She recently moved her PipJazz Foundation programs, including Women of Jazz and From Blues to Jazz workshops, to the House of Payne on St. Paul’s East Side.

Pippi is a natural entertainer, sultry at times, always powerful and exciting, but what sweeps you away is the electric raw emotion that emanates from her to you, telling a story in song like you’ve never heard before, a natural power in nature.
“Ms. Ardennia’s classy style puts her in the Major League of jazz vocalists. Her easy-going style and varied delivery does stand in comparison to the great jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne.” –Ian Telle

Saturday, May 11

PIPPI ARDENNIA | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


PIPPI ARDENNIUA, vocals
DANIEL LEAHY, piano
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


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Friday, May 17

JULI WOOD | $20

6:30 – 10:00 pm


JULI WOOD , saxophone & vocals
Paul Silbergleit, guitar


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Chicago saxophonist Juli Wood delved into her own Finnish heritage for material to explore on her newest recording. With hauntingly beautiful melodies and harmonies that invite new interpretations, Juli creates inspired performances of Finnish folk songs.

“She weaves her own straight forward statements from the horn with a great deal of heart and a real heaping helping of soul.”

Paul Silbergleit, a Milwaukee-based jazz guitarist, composer, educator, and author, accompanies Juli on guitar.

Friday, June 14

Debbie Duncan | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


CHRIS LOMHEIM, piano
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


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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, June 15

Debbie Duncan | $65

6:30 – 10:00 pm


CHRIS LOMHEIM, piano
MATTHEW MOBLEY, bass
GLENN SWANSON, drums


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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!