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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…


Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee

Billy Martin (drums) Brian Drye  (trombone) Marcus Rojas (tuba) Steven Bernstein (trumpet) “I like to think of it as a juke joint band, if there is such a thing,” says Billy Martin about his new quartet, Wicked Knee. Martin, for the past two decades the drummer of the genre-busting trio Medeski Martin & Wood, wanted his new project to be something completely different. With a lineup consisting solely of trombone, tuba, trumpet and rhythm section, comparisons to…


Richard Smith

From Bach to Beatles and barn-burners to ballads Audiences delight, when world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith cuts loose Having witnessed one of his live performances, fellow musicians and music lovers alike sing hymns of praise about world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith. With fretboard fireworks and lyrical endeavours he will melt your heart­strings, make your toes tapping and your jaws hanging open. Richard’s ever growing repertoire comprises a wide variety of music from…


Will Kimbrough with Brigitte DeMeyer

Award-winning singer/songwriter Will Kimbrough has established an impressive career from years of non-stop touring and a constant desire to expand his skill set. Although the Alabama-native began his career with an influence from New Orleans jazz, Kimbrough has come to reach nearly all corners of music, having explored the blues, folk, country, and rock. As the founder of DADDY, Will and the Bushman, and The Bis-Quits, Will has performed and…



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…

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