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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.



Dar Williams

Artist Biography by Sandra Brennan Dar Williams has become a major force on the New England folk scene. An idiosyncratic songwriter who writes folk songs from a unique, often insightful perspective, Williams takes pains to avoid the coy and the quirky; her songwriting and performing style has been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, but with a few acidic and at times hilarious twists. She was born in Mount Kisco, New York, but raised…

Dave - Phil Alvin

Dave Alvin with The Guilty Ones

“We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy,” says Dave Alvin when explaining why he and brother Phil, who haven’t made an album together in almost 30 years, were inspired to record Common Ground.  The Alvin brothers, who founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, have shared a fascination with Broonzy since childhood.  After an illness nearly took Phil’s life in 2012, they…

Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones

This Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and self-described “barroom guitarist” is widely considered to be one of the pivotal founders of the current Americana music scene. Since forming the highly influential roots rock/R&B band The Blasters, and throughout his long and critically acclaimed solo career, his recordings and live performances move through loud, aggressive rock and roll to contemplative acoustic storytelling. Alvin’s songs have been recorded by a who’s who of contemporary…

Dave Brubeck im Konzerthaus Dortmund

Dave Brubeck

One of the legendary pianists of this century makes a rare club appearance! Dave Brubeck, piano Bobby Militello, saxophones/flute Michael Moore, bass Randy Jones, drums Due to the relationship the Dakota Foundation has had with the Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, a portion of the proceeds for this show will be going to fund scholarships for the Dakota Foundation. Declared a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress,…


Dave Holland: Prism

Read the preview of Dave Holland: Prism by Britt Robson in the Star Tribune! Now in his 5th decade of performing, Dave Holland is one of the grand masters of modern jazz, and his bass playing and composing is without equal. From his early days with Miles Davis to his Grammy Award-winning big band recordings (2002 and 2005), Holland has consistently changed the game at every turn. Holland’s new project,…

Dave Holland Quintet

Dave Holland Quintet

The Dave Holland Quintet Dave Holland, bass Chris Potter, saxophones Robin Eubanks, trombone Steve Nelson, vibraphone Nate Smith, drums Now in his 5th decade of performing, Holland is one of the grand masters of modern jazz, and his bass playing and composing is without equal. From his early days with Miles Davis to his Grammy Award-winning big band recordings (2002 and 2005), Holland has consistently changed the game at every…

Dave Karr

Dave Karr

Dave Karr has performed with some of the finest local and national jazz instrumentalists and vocalists. In addition to performing, he has composed and arranged music for film, radio, television commercials and various recording projects. Young at heart, the 80-year-old claims, “I have found the fountain of youth in the challenge of Jazz Improvisation.” He is the winner of a McKnight Fellowship for Performance Excellence for the year 2007-2008.


Dave King Trio

Dave King is one of the most celebrated drummers in modern jazz. His contributions to the Minneapolis and New York jazz scenes are incalculable, and his imagination and boundless enthusiasm behind (and around) the drum set are singular and stunning. King can be seen regularly with Happy Apple, The Bad Plus, the Dave King Trucking Company, Halloween Alaska, Buffalo Collision, Gang Font, and others. Bill Carrothers has been a professional pianist…

Dave King Trucking Company

Dave King Trucking Company

Dave King’s big personality and diverse musical expertise shine through in his newest creation, The Dave King Trucking Company. King began his long-lasting and career-defining relationship with the drums at the age of nine, and his musical passion has taken him around the world and back in regards to style, venue and collaboration. The Minnesota native has founded and co-founded nine musical ensembles, including Happy Apple and the Bad Plus,…


Dave Mason

Dave Mason is one of the true legends of rock music. As a founding member of Traffic and original member of Derek and the Dominos, Mason expanded the sonic palette of rock music in previously unheard of ways. As a solo performer he has had great success, with millions of records sold and a number of hit singles. Always growing as a performer, his acoustic trio tour finds Mason in…

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