About Foodie Nights
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 Katie Elsing and no cover for music. Come to the Dakota on a Foodie Night for engaging live music, acclaimed cuisine and select $10 bottles of wine. Call 612-332-1010 for reservations and visit dakotacooks.com for more details!
About Jana Nyberg Group
Since moving back home to the Twin Cities in 2008, Jana has become a force in the jazz scene. With an appearance on season 10 of American Idol, and the release of her second full-length album, Fever, Jana is moving forward full steam. Known for her unique blend of jazz and pop music, she is a sought after performer and recording artist. On stage, she brings a vibrancy and passion that is infectious and ignites her audiences. With three records to date and a new one in progress, she shows no signs of slowing down.
Winter Song, the band’s third full length album, is done in true JNG style. A mix of poppy, fun, original music and jazz classics is something we’ve come to expect from the band. Despite what the title might suggest, this 13-track album features a slew of original music enjoyable any time of the year. There are also those winter favorites that you’ve come to expect when a band does an album for the season. Jana’s husband, trumpeter Adam Meckler, is featured singing along with Jana on “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, “Águas de Março”, and the tittle track (an original tune with a rock flavor). The JNG breathes new life into standard winter fare with their renditions of “Santa Baby”, “Let it Snow” and other traditional tunes.
Whenever the Jana Nyberg Group takes the stage the audience is all smiles. The CD release should be no different. Nyberg’s sparkling personality and warm, smokey vocals are the perfect winter elixir.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Jana Nyberg has a big, elastic voice, and she knows how to use it…” -Bebopified.com
“Nyberg [has a] sultry, swaying voice and impeccable timing…” -JazzPolice.com
About Benje Daneman Quartet
Story-telling always takes the front seat to the original music of trumpeter/composer, Benje Daneman. The quartet might ride the lines between genres,but never stray from the deep compositional concept in each song. The quartetfeatures some of the top young talent in jazz today including Chicago basedpianist Rob Clearfield and drummer Christian Euman, in addition to New York Citybassist Sam Weber.
“Simple songs that open doors to complex reactions…” – David Sumner (birdistheworm.com)
“One of the rare chances in recent memory to hear world- class, big-city, top-shelf, intimate jazz!” – Mark Kahny (JazzNotes)