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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.

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Dirt Road Ramblers

The Dirt Road Ramblers has roots in the soil of America and a wayfaring spirit recognizable in the narrative pilgrimages – from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Nashville, Tennessee to roads unnamed and unknown – undertaken in their music. With members reared in northern Minnesota and central Florida, the DRR uses Minneapolis, Minn., as its current hitching post. With three years of collaboration under its belt, the band showcases songs…

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Jon Cleary

My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now: The Mardi Gras Party to attend! For a band that has always been known for pushing boundaries forward, it was a bit of a dilemma when the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were faced with celebrating the 25th Anniversary of their debut release, “My Feet Can’t Fail Me Now.” The album heralded the coming of a new breed of brass band in the city of…

Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré, a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the force of the “Bété“ tradition from her father, Boni Gnahoré, a master percussionist. Dobet met French guitarist Colin Laroche de Féline, who went there to immerse himself in African melodies and rhythms, after being introduced to them by Toroma Sika in France. Having spent some time in the well-known Tché Tché dance company, Dobet decided with Colin…

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Doc Severinsen & His Big Band

Doc Severinsen is one of the most well-known trumpeters in the world. He has enjoyed a six-decade career as conductor, trumpet soloist and bandleader, well-known as the former music director of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, a position he held for more than 25 years. With a tone as colorful as the jackets he wears, Doc has enjoyed a productive “retirement:” recent years have seen him reprise his Pops…

Don Ross

Don Ross

One of today’s true innovators of guitar composition and technique, Don Ross has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the top guitarists in the world. The only person to win the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice, his performances are technically brilliant and highly emotive.

Donald Thomas

Donald Thomas

Donald Thomas joins Dorothy to add some vocal spice to the night. He’s a great jazz and blues singer with a deep baritone voice that sounds like crushed velvet feels. More often associated with blues and R&B, he nevertheless gives jazz standards a golden touch. He’s been on the bandstand at the Times, Fine Line, Dakota County Music Café, Dakota Jazz Club and more.  

Dorado Schmitt All-Stars

Dorado Schmitt All-Stars

DORADO SCHMITT, GUITAR LUDOVIC BEIER, ACCORDION PIERRE BLANCHARD, VIOLIN XAVIER NIKQ, BASS FRANCKO MEHRSTEIN, RHYTHM GUITAR Hot club music is one of the most exciting styles a guitarist can play, where nuance and melodic structure are as important as technique. Its recent renaissance can be credited to a few captivating players. Dorado Schmitt, born in France to a gypsy family (the same Sinti heritage Django Reinhardt came from), is one…

Dorothy Doring

Dorothy Doring

Vocalist Dorothy Doring is a chanteuse specializing in jazz standards with a hint of gritty blues.

Double Bass Double Voice

Double Bass Double Voice

Vocalists Nancy Harms and Emily Braden are exploring the low end. Two contrasting voices that work wonderfully well together lock in with an electrically-charged blend of confidence, teamwork, and pure musicianship. Add to this the brilliantly sympathetic bassman Steve Whipple, whose driving yet subtle accompaniment brings just the right blend of rhythm and color needed to cast their exciting spell. The trio collaborates on arrangements of standards, folk songs and…

Doug Little

Doug Little

Doug Little is a saxophonist, flutist and composer whose distinctive sound blends soulful American jazz and Contemporary Cuban rhythms. A leading figure on the Twin Cities music scene, Little has recorded multiple CDs and performed throughout the United States and Europe. His talents have won him awards and acclaim including grants to study music in Cuba, an artist residency in Paris, and the prestigious McKnight Artist Fellowship. He currently leads…

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