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April 2015

April 08, 2015

Maud Hixson

Maud Hixson

Classic Jazz Vocals

Presented as “Best New Voice” at the Twin Cities Winter JazzFest in 2003, Maud has since become a favorite with audiences and musicians in clubs, concerts, and festivals. A native of St. Louis Park,...

April 09, 2015

Larry McDonough Quintet perform “Chet – The Beautiful Music and Tragic Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker”

Larry McDonough Quintet

Jazz Pianist, Vocalist Composer and Educator

Singer and trumpeter Chet Baker died in 1988 at age 58, and never played the Dakota. On Thursday, April 9, 2015, his music will fill the Dakota. Pianist, singer, and composer Larry McDonough’s trademarks are unique harmonies and rhythms in both arrangements and compositions, often in the uncommon meters of 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. He usually features the other musicians, with only a handful of vocals in his recordings and performances. For years, his quiet singing style has been compared to legendary singer and trumpeter Chet Baker. Larry turns the tables on himself, putting his vocals in the spotlight in “Chet - The Beautiful Music and Tragic Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker.” Joining Larry to complete the Chet Baker sound is Steve Kinney on trumpet, saxman Richard Terrill, bassist Greg Stinson, and drummer Dean White. In the first set, “Chet” will cover the range of the Chet Baker catalog, performing pieces from the 1950s, including My Funny Valentine, Autumn Leaves, When I Fall in Love, You Don’t Know What Love Is, and There Will Never Be Another You, as well as songs from the end of Chet’s life, such as All Blues (the rare vocal version), Softly as in a Morning Sunrise, and Moon and Sand. In the second set, Larry will add pieces from his catalog sung in Chet’s style, including My Romance, How Insensitive, Night and Day (from his “Solitude, poetry in jazz” CD), Lady Day (an original from his “Simple Gifts” CD), and Summertime in 7/4 time. Larry and Steve also will discuss Chet’s life and music and their impact on jazz as well as themselves, and Richard, an award-winning poet, will add his poetry about Chet. The debut of “Chet - The Beautiful Music and Tragic Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker” in January played to a full house. Come see and hear why.

Larry McDonough, Piano and Vocals Steve Kenny, Trumpet Richard Terrill, Saxes Greg Stinson, Bass Dean White, Drums Larry...

April 10, 2015

Nachito Herrera

Nachito Herrera

Transportive Piano and Cuban Rhythms

Nachito is one of the world's great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the rich, powerful soulfulness of his playing blend in what is often an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera...

April 10, 2015

Ray Barnard

Ray Barnard

WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT YOU is Ray Barnard's second solo LP It's self-produced & largely self-performed. Ray recorded it at the Blatz Litehaus, Barking Jack, RealPhonic, and Horseshoe Road studios. It...

April 11, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

Folk Rock Pioneer

kfai-logoWith a new release in 2015 on Red House Records, Jorma Kaukonen stands on his own as one of the greatest classic rock guitarists as well as a renowned acoustic picker. Having recently packed the house at the Dakota with his long standing group, Hot Tuna, it will be refreshing to have Jorma on his own and with a songbook full of new music and classic tracks! 

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle...

April 11, 2015

Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

Folk Rock Pioneer

kfai-logoWith a new release in 2015 on Red House Records, Jorma Kaukonen stands on his own as one of the greatest classic rock guitarists as well as a renowned acoustic picker. Having recently packed the house at the Dakota with his long standing group, Hot Tuna, it will be refreshing to have Jorma on his own and with a songbook full of new music and classic tracks! 

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle...

April 11, 2015

The Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound

The Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound

Swamp Country Blues and Truck Driving Music

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April 12, 2015

Anat Cohen Quartet

Anat Cohen Quartet

Jazz Clarinet Enchantress

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her original music with her quartet explores the rhythms and sounds...

April 12, 2015

Anat Cohen Quartet

Anat Cohen Quartet

Jazz Clarinet Enchantress

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Her original music with her quartet explores the rhythms and sounds...

April 13, 2015

Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl KeenThe Roosevelts

Americana Troubadour

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With special guests The Roosevelts

From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, Robert Earl Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that has earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world. Keen’s ability...

"It's rock - with a mandolin."

Though it's virtually impossible to classify the thoroughly unique entity that is The Roosevelts, this statement by guitarist Jason Kloess certainly tells part...

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