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Debbie Duncan


Posted on August 18, 2017 in Featured Blog Post, Music

Debbie Duncan, the Twin Cities First Lady of Song, is an internationally known local legend. Ever since she first came to Minneapolis to sing in the house band at Rupert’s Nightclub, she has consistently captivated us with her instrument’s beauty and elegance. We are blessed to have her world class talent right in our own backyard, where we can enjoy and appreciate it whenever we are lucky enough to catch…

Bass player Jay Young


Posted on June 29, 2017 in Music

Always a crowd pleaser, Jay Young & the Lyric Factory return to the Dakota Sat. July 1st. Listen to the podcast with Jay. Jay recently stopped by Brave New Radio for an entertaining chat about everything from his early days as a struggling young artist, to his current status as a legendary band leader and educator. The conversation was charming and funny, we think you will dig it! Jay gives…


Posted on June 12, 2017 in Music

You will never be the same after seeing Candy Dulfer in concert. Plain and simple. This Amsterdam born artist has rightfully gained respect from the numerous industry heavyweights she has collaborated with, including Prince, Pink Floyd, the Eurhythmics’ Dave Stewart, Van Morrison, Maceo Parker, Alan Parsons, and so many other popular artists one could almost become exhausted naming them. She began her “career” as a drummer at age five, but…

Going with the flow and the astonishingly unique sound of HOUSE OF WATERS – Monday June 12

Posted on June 11, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Transcendent of being categorized into a single genre, House of Waters offer a refreshing musical experience, featuring Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Moto Fukushima on six string bass, and Ignacio Rivas Bixio on drums. This ensemble was described by one observer as “the most original band on the planet”. With this in mind, anticipation is high for the band’s two shows, Monday June 12th at the Dakota Jazz Club in…

“Confident, Soulful” Jon Regen: Live on Sunday Evening!

Posted on June 8, 2017 in Music

Dakota Jazz Club is pleased to play host to singer-songwriter extraordinaire Jon Regen this Sunday. A protégé of the legendary pianist Kenny Barron, Jon Regen began his career as a sympathetic sideman to renowned jazz artists like Kyle Eastwood and Little Jimmy Scott. His 2015 release, Stop Time, continued to affirm that Regen is a more-than-capable frontman. Paste Magazine gave the album a glowing 8.0 rating, commenting that “Stop Time…

The music of Miles Davis at the Dakota

Posted on April 22, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

  The SFJAZZ Collective are an octet, who come together each year to honor a single iconic musician, by performing new arrangements of their established works. They also sponsor a wide array of classes, and workshops, in addition to playing family friendly concerts in the San Francisco Bay area. Community outreach is a huge part of what SFJAZZ Collective is all about. SFJAZZ Collective have an immense respect for music,…

A conversation with the Kirk Joseph from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Catch them at the dakota live Sunday April 23

Posted on April 18, 2017 in Music, Upcoming Shows

Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with New Orleans’ own Kirk Joseph, who is the sousaphone extraordinaire of Dirty Dozen Brass Band. The world renowned festive groundbreaking band has an amazing story, historic legacy and a truly lasting influence. Celebrating their 40th anniversary, DDBB continues to thrive today and into the future. Kirk & I have been friends for over 20 years. We take great pleasure in deeply talking about music, our adventures and various…