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Having originated as a jazz club, we consider it a badge of honor to host a variety of genres, from classic jazz, to hip hop/funk and acoustic African ensembles. We don’t plan on stopping, see for yourself in our Artists Archive; a running call list of those who have graced our stage.


10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs was founded in the fall of 1981 and together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became known as the alternative rock format on FM radio. The band released their latest studio album (Music from the Motion Picture) in February 2013 after celebrating their…


Amy Cook

Amy Cook came to music early in life. As an only child growing up in San Jose, California, she says, “I got really used to being in my own world a lot of the time, and I ended up listening to a lot of music in my room. I loved new wave pop but I also raided my mom and dad’s record collection a lot, so I heard plenty of…



Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, known as 2Cellos, achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level and breaking the boundaries between different genres of music. Their unique cello version of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” took the world by storm. Within only a week, this YouTube video became a huge viral sensation leading to a record deal with Sony Masterworks and an invitation to join…


4 Generations of Miles: Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune

Jimmy Cobb: A superb, mostly self-taught musician, drummer Jimmy Cobb is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Jimmy’s inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Co. spanned 1957 until 1963, and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince will Come, Live at Carnegie Hall, Live at the Blackhawk,…



9Tomorrows is a new band formed by international songwriter, producer, and guitarist David Kellogg (Lenny Kravitz, Beres Hammond). 9Tomorrows features the newly discovered vocal talents of lead singer Dax Young, guitarist/vocalist Stephen Helvig, and bassist Jai Bowie. 9Tomorrows brings a song-oriented approach to their music, whether it be high-energy reggae grooves or classic rock riffs.


Aakash Mittal Quartet

This Boulder, CO based saxophonist melds jazz techniques with East Indian musical traditions in his moving original music. His recent recording, Possible Beginnings, is an excellent representation of these cross-cultural ideas. While rooted in traditional jazz, there are Indian meters, rhythmic cycles, and raga-informed melodies throughout his music. He brings his quartet to the Dakota for one special Late Night show. Andrea Canter previewed Mittal’s 2011 show on Jazz Police…


Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman feat. Dobet Gnahore

Dobet Gnahore, the Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music. Dobet, who won the BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music 2006 “Best Newcomer”, made her North American debut in the fall of 2006 in Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa, alongside Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela. In 2010 Dobet Gnahoré won the Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for…

Acoustic Alchemy

Acoustic Alchemy

After more than two decades of performing and recording, AA have established themselves as an ever-evolving, powerhouse force in contemporary jazz. The trademark two-guitar attack of Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale makes their music instantly recognizable, winning them several Grammy nominations and millions of fans worldwide.   • One of their best-known tunes, “The Beautiful Game”


Acoustic Cafe Tour: Carrie Rodriguez, Kelly Joe Phelps, Pieta Brown

This year’s version of the Acoustic Café evening Tour features Pieta Brown, Carrie Rodriguez (hosting), and Kelly Joe Phelps.   Each evening is hosted by Carrie Rodriguez who explains the evening and how it will flow. The order of artist appearances on stage changes every night at the whim of the artists and the promoters. Each act performs a solo set that may or may not include some musical or…


Acoustic Sunday hosted by Kevin Bowe

Kevin Bowe is a writer/producer whose songs have sold over 12 million units in the last few years. He got his start in the Minneapolis music scene that spawned Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du in the 1980’s. After being discovered at a club gig by uberproducer David Z (Prince, Fine Young Cannibals, Big Head Todd), Kevin began writing for other artists. His first cut (“Riverside” on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s…

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