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Otis Clay Interview in Italian Blues Magazine

Posted on March 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Interview taken from the March 2015 Il Blues Magazine. Few artists have a voice like his, can transport the listener into a kind of emotional elsewhere. Compared to some of his contemporaries he probably missed a few hits, but his career, which began more than half a century ago, has led him to alternate with coe-ence and credibility gospel and soul. We admired in concert several times, especially (but not…

The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members

Posted on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

$25 Special offer from orchestra hall! JAZZ IN THE TARGET ATRIUM SERIES KICK-OFF The Bootet Featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Members* Opening remarks by Wynton Marsalis Tuesday Dec 2 9:30PM Limited time 50% off tickets! $25 (regularly priced $50) · Jeremy (Boot) Walker, piano and bandleader · Ted Nash, saxophone* / Marcus Printup, trumpet* / Vincent Gardner, trombone* / Anthony Cox, bass / JT Bates, drums Join Wynton Marsalis as…

Dakota Street Fest

Posted on July 24, 2013 in Uncategorized

Come one, come all! The Dakota Street Fest is BACK! We’re proud to announce that The Dakota is once again bringing back our Dakota Street Fest this year on Saturday, July 27th. Not only is this the only FREE music festival held in Downtown Minneapolis, but we’ve got something for everyone. This event is bike, family AND dog friendly so don’t be afraid to bring the whole gang down. The…

Twin Cities Mobile Jazz Project

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Community, Uncategorized

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…

Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll?

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Are Foodies Slowly Killing Rock-n-Roll? Why is it the rule breakers in the movies are always music junkies? Washington Post suggest that for generations music has been used by adolescents and 20-somethings to define themselves, their politics, and their social standing. Bands like the Beatles, and artists like Bob Dylan have defined genres for decades. Rebel-rousers, pacifists, and intellectuals all found their niche in the music world. But that may no…