Music Calendar

Artist ArchivesWorld Renowned Music

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.



Curtiss A and the Dark Click

Born at the exact moment the age of Aquarius dawned, the enigma known as Curtiss A began his not-yet ended trip to nowhere. Named after a 20th century Minneapolis downtown landmark , the Curtis Hotel, Curt’s just glad his Dad wasn’t facing south or he’d be Lemington A. His Mama was a Lewis so he always felt an affinity to “Uncle” Jerry. Curt hints at the possible assignation with Carl…

Daisy Dillman Band- Acoustic

Daisy Dillman Band

The Daisy Dillman Band has been lighting up stages with a blend of country, rock & roll and Americana flair for over 30 years. Founding members Steve Solmonson, Steve Seamans, Michael C Wolf and Pat Frederick combine high energy rock with great vocal harmonies reminiscent of CSNY, Poco and other “west coast” groups. The Daisy Dillman Band holds a well deserved place in Minnesota music history. With a small handful…



DakhaBrakha  is a world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Their music is equal parts elemental sound and soul and Ukranian “ethnic chaos,” creating a new world sound that is unexpected and fresh. Taking their name from the old Ukranian language (the literal translation is “give/take”), DakhaBrakha was created at the Kiev Center of Contemporary Art by theatre director Vladislav Troitskyi. The theater figures prominently in their show, from their costumes…

Dan Bern

Dan Bern

“…a troubador of the road warrior variety.” Read a great piece on Dan in American Jewish World Dan Bern is best known for his prolific songwriting and magical stage presence. He has released some dozen albums since 1997, while performing everywhere from small clubs to Carnegie Hall. Recently, Bern has focused much of his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects. He composed over a…

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks

“So few truly original figures exist in pop music that Dan Hicks should be a national treasure.” – San Francisco Chronicle “Dan Hicks is the eternal hipster, purveyor of the drollest and most swingin’ tunes the rock generation ever enjoyed.” -Star Tribune Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks is truly an American original. Since the early 1960s, Hicks has deftly blended elements of swing, jazz, folk and country music to create the appealing…


Dan Israel

Dan Israel’s not your average rock star. Or maybe he’s a little too average. Or maybe he’s not really a rock star at all. A lot of people just know him as that kid from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, who grew up to be a husband, parent of two, and state worker. He rarely goes out, doesn’t keep up on the latest trends, barely knows how to burn a CD…

Dan Musselman Quartet

Dan Musselman Quartet

 Dan Musselman is a jazz pianist who leaves a lasting impression with listeners. With his technical ability and sensitive musicianship, Dan gives an emotional, high-intensity performance that showcases his eclectic style. He has studied with New York pianists Craig Taborn and Kenny Werner, and their collective influence is evident. His technical prowess and intense live performances have led to comparisons to Keith Jarrett, and his original music reveals a mature…


Dan Newton’s Cafe Accordion Orchestra

“Berets and Bongos” describes the Café Accordion experience. A loungy, eclectic mix, full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the Café Accordion repertoire is the romantic, gypsy-influenced valse-musette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show. They inject their music with good humor and expressive abandon. Their high level of musicianship and passion…


Dan Penn

Treehouse Records Presents Unsung Legends Soul music’s Do Right Man Rick Mason, Special to the Star Tribune  August 11, 2011   Dan Penn is one of the most influential figures in Southern soul music. Penn has produced and written hits for the Box Tops, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin and Ronnie Milsap, among others. Included in these hits are “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, made famous by Aretha Franklin, “Dark…

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is a Grammy Award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. He is renowned in music circles for the elegance of his melodies, the intelligence of his lyrics and the purity of his voice. The onetime member of storied cult band Trip Shakespeare and the critically acclaimed Semisonic , Dan is also well known for the number of songs he co-wrote with the Dixie Chicks’ on their 2006 album Taking the…

Artist Testimonials & Reviews

View All