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Loudon Wainwright III and “Spider” John Koerner

Posted on November 12, 2014 in Community, Uncategorized

Such a treat to have the great Loudon Wainwright III play the Dakota this week. We took the opportunity of the two nights he’d be with us to have local legend, “Spider” John Koerner start things off each night as we felt it was the perfect primer for the evening. Koerner is well known in Minnesota and around the world as one of Bob Dylan’s contemporaries starting out in the…

Hiromi – The Trio Project leaves the Dakota in complete amazement!

Posted on November 7, 2014 in Community

We are just catching our breath from another great series of concerts from Hiromi and The Trio Project. This time around Hiromi had long time collaborator Anthony Jackson playing contra-bass and drummer Steve Smith. Though Steve Smith may be most famously known as a former drummer of 70′s rockers, Journey, his jazz chops of which he has honed through the years with Vital Information among other gigs truly showed through…

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Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Community, Press

At the Dakota, we believe in cultivating jazz appreciation in our community.  With organizations like the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and our record label: Dakota Live, we believe it is important to pass on the tradition of jazz for the sake of America’s cultural heritage. Jazz is a uniquely American art form. Having formed from a combination of influences ranging from african to swing, jazz is a melting pot…