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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.



Aimee Mann

Mann has been making music since the 1980s; first, with the group ‘Til Tuesday, and since then as an accomplished solo artist. Her latest album, Charmer, contains a series of character sketches — including the title track, about that person who draws you in and may even exploit you. “I’m fascinated by charming people,” Mann says. “They’re fun to be around, they’re entertaining, they pay attention to you. They’re a…

Al Di Meola & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Al Di Meola & Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Gonzalo Rubalcaba was a guest musician on Al Di Meola’s latest release “Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody.” A guest artist with Di Meola’s World Sinfonia, these two virtuosos are playing a select few duo shows. The fusion of world class guitarist Al Di Meola and exceptional pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba promises to be a breathtaking event. Combining passion, intelligence and outstanding technique, Al Di Meola is one of the most virtuosic guitarists…

Al Stewart

Al Stewart

Ask Al Stewart to sum up where he is now, musically speaking, and you’re likely to wind up two steps behind where you started; this is by no means an unusual circumstance in conversation with Al, keenly aware as he is that making a leap forward often entails taking a step backward. Sometimes it’s into the library stacks where the late historian Ms. Tuchman dug for material. Sometimes it’s into…

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle

With Special Guest Dustin Bentall Newfoundland-based singer/songwriter Alan Doyle was already a successful solo artist when he founded Great Big Sea. As the group’s main vocalist, Doyle has taken his music to millions of people, fusing Newfoundland traditional music with their own pop sensibilities. After 19 years with Great Big Sea, Doyle is charting his own territory with a new solo record and show. Boy on Bridge, due in May,…



Albare is the nom de guerre of Albert Dadon, a virtuoso jazz guitarist with a strong melodic sense and a wealth of global influences. Born in Morocco and raised in Israel and France, Albare first worked as a musician in Paris before emigrating to Australia at the age of 27. Albare has been and remains a major force in the Australian jazz scene. He has directed the Melbourne Jazz Festival…


Albert Lee

Albert Lee is “the guitar player’s guitar player,” universally recognized in music circles as one of the world’s finest, as well as one of the top rockabilly guitarists in history. In England he’s been a household name, and in Nashville and Los Angeles he’s been one of the most in-demand session guitarists there is; but outside of professional music circles in America, he’s one of those vaguely recognizable names. Albert…

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty.…

Alex Cuba

Alex Cuba

This Cuban-born Canadian’s trademark sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and rock chords subtly subvert commonly held notions of what Cuban music is. Alex is crafting a cross-cultural sound that mirrors his geographical journey. An award winner in both Cuba and Canada, Alex is the newest face of Cuban music. Hear “Si Pero No” from NPR’s studios


Alexander O’Neal

Alexander O’Neal returns to The Dakota to reprise his acclaimed Christmas show! Soul man Alexander O’Neal established himself nearly 30 years ago as one of the greatest pure singers the genre had ever seen. With his new record, Five Questions… the New Journey, O’Neal proves he hasn’t lost a step, bringing fresh songwriting to his classic soul-funk sound. With a sweet, gritty voice and take-no-prisoners stage show, he has frequently…


Algebra Blessett

Algebra enters the contemporary soul music landscape following legacies created by artists like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and India.Arie. The career of this Atlanta-based phenom began to take shape with background vocal credits on various mainstream albums. Algebra appeared alongside Anthony Hamilton and Miri Ben Ari before releasing her first album, 2008’s “Purpose.” Blessett has also done backing vocals for Monica and Bilal, has toured with Anthony Hamilton, and has collaborated…

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