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Davell Crawford

Posted on January 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

“I don’t know that I’ve ever been brought to tears by a piano piece. Davell Crawford has changed that. … his performance of “Southern Nights/Many Rivers To Cross,” the marriage of an Allen Toussaint song to a Jimmy Cliff song, is transcendent. I cried. It felt like a gift to hear it.”- Melissa Bratcher, Popshifter.com http://popshifter.com/2013-05-23/music-review-davell-crawford-my-gift-to-you/#.dpuf The Dakota has long felt a strong connection with New Orleans, and the great…

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A note from Corky Siegel

Posted on January 5, 2016 in Uncategorized

Try to imagine the iconic Ernie Watts performing with Chamber Blues. …  I did. “He’s one of the greatest living saxophonists, at the top of his game.“ – All About Jazz Magazine Ernie Watts with Chamber Blues – Sun. Jan. 10 – The Dakota in Minneapolis First show at 7pm.  Phone: 612-332-1010.  Ticket link above. Dear Cousins,  I met Ernie (Two-time Grammy Award winner, featured on over 500 recordings by…

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Sonny Knight and The Lakers Team With Former JB’S Fred Wesley and Jabo Starks to Bring Sizzling Funk to the Dakota Jazz Club

Posted on December 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

No one deserves a musical tribute more than the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. When Sonny Knight and the Lakers join forces with two of Brown’s former backers from JB’s, trombonist Fred Wesley, and drummer Jabo Starks, we will most definitely need some air freshener handy at the Dakota Jazz Club because the funk will be flowing! Both Wesley and Starks have copious amounts of contributions as players with an iconic queue…

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Jazz in August at the Dakota

Posted on August 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

We have so much jazz cooking here in August we thought we’d lay it all out for you here. Check out this list and some of the video samples to get an idea of what to expect from the wide range of musicians we are fortunate enough to have grace the Dakota stage, some for the first time. August is always a hot month and with this stellar schedule it’s…

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Mother’s Day Brunch at the Dakota with Southside Aces!

Posted on April 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Dakota with a Lavish 3 Course Brunch, with swinging New Orleans style jazz from Minnesota favorites, The South Side Aces! Brunch is served from 10:00-3:00, and starts at $29.95. Call 612-332-5299 for reservations! MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH 2015 Platters Charcuterie, fruit, pickled egg, corn bread, marinated beans, pastries Entrees Green Onion Sauasage and Shrimp Gravy Buttermilk Biscuits Pork Grillades Jalapeno and cheddar grits. Cilantro. Tomato…