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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.



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

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond. In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings – despite a tragic setback in the late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry – the group has assembled…


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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Adam Levy

Adam Levy is a singer-songwriter. For nearly 20 years he’s led The Honeydogs. His various projects afford him the opportunity to explore different musical styles and identities: rock, psychedelia, folk, soul, the avant-garde, jazz, children’s music, and orchestral pop. Considering himself a “musical archeologist” he’s spent his life studying the history of music, the art of songwriting and finding ways to create unique music. Adam Levy loves teaching. “Politics, history…

Adam Meckler Quintet

Adam Meckler Quintet

Adam Meckler, trumpet Shilad Sen, saxophone Zacc Harris, guitar Graydon Peterson, bass Greg Schutte, drums Adam Meckler may be new to the Twin Cities, but this well-studied trumpeter is poised to make some real noise in the scene. A recent graduate of Lawrence University’s esteemed jazz program, Meckler brings a highly refined melodic sense to his writing, and takes chances with his solos in very exciting ways. Meckler is also…

Adrian Legg

Adrian Legg

“Quite simply, there is no one else like him,” popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, which begins to describe this incredible guitarist’s 40-year career. A solo recording artist since the early 1970s, Legg has achieved international acclaim for his records, clinics, articles, instructional books, compositions, and overall dazzling technique With his 1990 American recording debut on Guitars & Other Cathedrals, Legg found even greater success across the…


Aero Flynn

It is 2002 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin upstairs in a rented student house and Justin Vernon is in my arms weeping, saying, “I just want my band back.” Over a decade has passed and still, just today, I was on the phone with a writer from the New York Times who was doing a story on Wisconsin music, and really all anyone wants to talk about is the early aughts…

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel took up the piano at a very young age, honing her craft amidst the strains of Bartok and Chopin emanating from the fingers of her musician mother. She later drew inspiration from the work of Swedish jazz pianist Jan Johansson, and it was between those two worlds that her own sound began to emerge. Citing influences as diverse as PJ Harvey and Claude DeBussy, and drawing…

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