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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.



Boz Scaggs

A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal followin, and an enduring respect among musicians. With MEMPHIS (429 Records), his first studio album…

Brad Mehldau Trio

Brad Mehldau

One of the elite pianists of his generation, Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. While appearing as a sideman on several high-profile recordings, Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. His latest recording, Brad Mehldau Trio: Live, was…


Bre Lewis

Replete with hooks, overflowing with catchy melodies, Bre Lewis’s high-energy music draws you in and doesn’t let go. With influences from modern and classic pop, rock, and jazz, their songs are relatable and intriguing. The band has become a staple of the Minneapolis music scene and have recently released their new hit single, “Casey,” in anticipation of their upcoming full-length album release. Bre writes tunes based off of her personal…

Break Of Reality

Break Of Reality

Break Of Reality is three cellos and percussion…breaking new ground and sending audiences on a cool trip to new sounds and sensations. The band performs everything from original compositions to covers of Metallica and Radiohead to transcriptions of Bach. Having performed across the US, this is “Break’s” Minneapolis debut. check out more at

Brendan James

Brendan James

The Derry, New Hampshire-native started his professional career in New York City. An early champion of his refreshing folk-based sound was Carly Simon, who personally called and invited him for a duet session at her house in Martha’s Vineyard. “I couldn’t believe she called me, her music played in my house all the time as a kid,” James marvels. Simon and James recorded a duet called “Let The River Run”…


Brett James, Tim Nichols, Rivers Rutherford

The Nashville Convention and Tourism Bureau and the Dakota are proud to present three of Nashville’s hottest singer/songwriters in one special showcase! Over the past decade, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world, from Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry and Leona Lewis. His songs have appeared on…

Brian Auger

Brian Auger

Grammy-nominated artist Brian Auger is a jazz and rock keyboardist who specializes in playing the Hammond organ. A jazz pianist, bandleader, sesion musician and Hammond B3 player, Auger has played or toured with artists such as Rod Stewart, Tony WIlliams, Jimi Hendrix, Sony Boy WIlliamson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Burdon, and others. The Trinity incorporates jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul, and rock.


Brian Blade Fellowship

Multi-talented young veteran Brian Blade is widely respected in the jazz world, not only for his playing, but for his warm, generous personality. He is known as the drummer for many heroes of the music world, including Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Seal, Bill Frisell, and Emmylou Harris. Blade is always searching for the balance that gives a song a personal story with an outward reaching resonance.…


Brian McKnight

Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight is one of the most lauded entertainers in contemporary music. Along with a record 16 Grammy nominations, he has sold over 20 million albums, and has received American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. He has worked in just about every medium – be it music, film, television or theater. “I’ve never been able to…

Brianna Lane

Brianna Lane

Brianna Lane is a gifted singer/songwriter in true Americana form. She writes and performs on an acoustic guitar as well as a banjo, crafting songs that are clear-eyed and pure—with an integrity derived from her gritty, unflinching emotional honesty. Lane grew up in Minnesota and still calls Minneapolis home. In her eight years of touring Lane has shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Colin Hay, Dar…

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