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March 2015

March 12, 2015

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

Crown Prince of Zydeco

C.J. Chenier, son of the 'King of Zydeco' Clifton Chenier, joined his father's Red-Hot Louisiana Band playing saxophone at the age of 21. After Clifton's death in 1987, C.J. picked up the accordion and...

March 13, 2015

Davina & The Vagabonds

Davina & the Vagabonds

Roots Blues Jazz Pop

Over the last nine years, Davina and the Vagabonds have grown from a down-and-dirty blues band into one of the most exciting acoustic ensembles in the region. This high-energy quintet has established...

March 13, 2015

Commodore Late Night featuring Ashley Commodore

Ashley Commodore

Ashley Commodore Ashley Commodore - vocals Brian Ziemniak - Keys Deevo - Guitar Bobby Commodore - Drums Mark Weisberg - Bass +Special Guests

Ashley Commodore Best known as "Ash Smash" front line singer with Twin Cities premiere band MPLS will answer her fans request for a solo night here at the Dakota. In addition to MPLS she is also a member...

March 14, 2015

Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill

Roots Rock and Soul

With incredible stage presence and energetic magnetism, the new Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, Nikki Hill comes to us from North Carlina and is making her Dakota debut in March. With her own brand of precise but gritty blues and 50's style rockabilly as delivered on her debut "Here's Nikki Hill", this woman and this band are guaranteed to get the crowd moving!

Those who have seen Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’...

March 14, 2015

James Patrick Plays…

James Patrick

James Patrick is a 15+ year DJ, producer, curator, and educator. He is a sound artist who thrives on bringing together the creative energy and ideas of his community. Through collaboration and experimentation,...

March 15, 2015

KFAI Jazz Benefit with Maurice Jacox Trio, Zack Lozier Trio & New Sound Underground


Brass Bash II - Spring Fundraiser is happening at "A Room with a Vieux" in the former Artists Quarter Space in the Hamm Building in Downtown Saint Paul

Maurice Jacox "A Room with a Vieux" is hosting a fundraiser for one of our favorite radio sponsors, KFAI Radio! DJ Larry Englund of Rhythm and Grooves has put together a wonderful night with proceeds from the event going to benefit KFAI. KFAI-FM FUNDRAISER CONCERT AT VIEUX CARRE On Sunday, March 15, 2015, KFAI presents Brass Bash II, a fundraising benefit for the station. The event will be a celebration of the versatility and power of horns-based bands. Performers: 4:00 p.m. KFAI DJs spinning before show and between sets 4:45 p.m. Maurice Jacox Trio 5:45 p.m. Zack Lozier & His Trio 7:00 p.m. New Sound Underground Host: Larry Englund, host of KFAI’s “Rhythm & Grooves” Maurice Jacox is a highly respected and sought after vocalist, known for his work with Willie & The Bees, The Butanes Soul Revue, and the Soul Tight Committee. Lately he has worked with Nachito Herrera and the Cuban National Symphony in Havana. For this date, he will be joined by guitarist Bobby E. and tuba player Tom Wells of Dick & Jane’s Brass Band. Trumpeter Zack Lozier came to prominence in the Twin Cities playing with Davina & The Vagabonds and the Jack Brass Band. He is a first call player who has been a featured soloist with Doc Severenson’s mid-nation tours. Lozier is a member of the Southside Aces, Big Blue Station Wagon, and the Zack Lozier Trio. New Sound Underground is a seven-piece band whose high energy, passionate performances have electrified audiences at First Avenue, Paisley Park, and the Telluride Jazz Festival. They’ve shared the stage with folks like John Scofield, the Dirty Dozen, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, playing a blend of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and R&B, with some world rhythms thrown in for good measure. With a versatile, three horn frontline, electric keyboards, and in-the-pocket rhythm sections, NSU provides a groovilicious soundscape for dancers and listeners alike. newsoundunderground

Vieux Carre is located at 408 St. Peter St. St. Paul, MN 55101 | 612-332-5299

March 15, 2015

Hannah von der Hoff

Hannah von der Hoff


Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Hannah von der Hoff just may have stepped out of a classic Film Noir to haunt your dreams. With a dramatic stage presence, gritty, intoxicating...

March 16, 2015

Sofia Rei

Sofia Rei

Dynamic South American Songstress


featuring multi-instrumentalist JC Maillard, Musical Director with Lisa Fischer who played such memorable shows here last year.

Ground breaking vocalist, songwriter, and producer Sofia Rei is considered one of the most passionate and inventive musicians...

March 17, 2015

Terry Hughes Music

Terry Hughes


For the past two decades, Terrence Hughes has been a staple of the Twin Cities jazz and world music scenes, lending his expert piano chops and good energy to various projects, most notably his own solo...

March 18, 2015

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Tom Paxton and Janis Ian

Folk Music Royalty

Two of America’s greatest songwriters, each with ties to the classic Greenwich Village folk scene, Tom Paxton and Janis Ian are nearly a generation apart yet share a slew of folk influences as well as...

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