July 31, 2014
Jazz Diva meets Cello Virtuoso
Grammy award winning cellist Mark Summer and six-time Grammy nominee vocalist Tierney Sutton will perform an evening of chamber jazz celebrating the music of Joni Mitchell. They will be joined by Parisian guitarist Serge Merlaud, performing selections from Tierney’s Grammy nominated release “AfterBlue” as well as jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, and Mark’s celebrated solo cello repetoire. This evening is presented under the auspices of Cello: An American Experience, a summer music program for young cellists where Mark has been an instructor for the past 3 years.
Listen to the interview with Mark Summer and Anna Clift, founder of Cello: An American Experience on MPR, and check out the exchange between Alison and Tierney.
August 1, 2014
Roots Blues Jazz Pop
A melting pot of Blues, American Roots, and New Orleans music.
Davina Sowers hit the Minneapolis scene and it didn’t take her long to start making a name for herself. With great vocals...
Kevin Washington was born in 1975 in Detroit, Michigan to musicians and
music scholars Donald and Faye Washington. His musical career began at the
age of five with his first performances at the Detroit...
August 2, 2014
Smart, Witty and Poignant Singer Songwriter
Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy. Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia,...
Trumpeter Jake Baldwin is one of the brightest talents of the new generation of jazz artists, dedicated to creating improvised music for the 21st Century. After two years of playing trumpet in The Dakota...
August 4, 2014
Originals, Chestnuts and Roots
Those of you with good memories may recall Tom Lieberman as the tallest member of the seminal jazz trio Rio Nido… Those of you who are fans of A Prairie Home Companion may remember Tom as the voice of...
Foodie Nights are floating nights for food lovers at the Dakota - check dakotacooks.com for upcoming foodie nights.
Foodie Nights feature a menu by Chef Derik Moran with sweet treats by pastry Chef...
August 5, 2014
Early Jazz & Blues
Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite...
From Bach to Beatles and barn-burners to ballads
Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose
Having witnessed one of his live performances,...
August 6, 2014
Juke Joint Brass Band
New quartet from Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood)
Sponsored by KFAI
August 7, 2014
Benny Weinbeck, Gordy Johnson, Phil Hey