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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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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…

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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…

Alicia Steele

Alicia Steele

Alicia Steele has been surrounded by music all her life. Singing since she was young, Alicia earned significant roles in college musicals and studied performance at the Children’s Theater Company. After taking a break from singing while getting her degree, Alicia has been singing and traveling with local hip-hop ensemble Kanser since 2009. She officially joined the group with the 2010 release Kanser: Two For One. Her latest project, The…

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Alison Scott

Out of this fertile music scene comes a vocalist who is reminding people what pop and soul music is all about. Alison Scott has a one in a million voice and remarkable songwriting skills, and is making believers out of everyone who hears her. Her live DVD, “Live at the Dakota,” was recorded here in May 2009 and released in September. Alison’s third album, Chinese Whispers, was released in September…

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All Eyes

All Eyes is an exciting new project from local favorite Alicia Wiley, who has been recording and performing jazz-informed electric pop for nearly a decade. This new band, featuring scene veterans Jacob Hanson (guitar), Joe Christenson (bass), and Luke Anderson (drums, programming) refines Wiley’s vision with exciting and dynamic results. Vocalist/keyboardist Alicia Wiley is well versed in standard jazz, but her music has a flavor more akin to the rock…

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Allen Toussaint

He is one of America’s greatest musical treasures. As singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer, the New Orleans native has been making hit records for over forty years. His massive influence on American music reaches deep into the roots of R&B, pop, country, blues and jazz. Toussaint has been part of the New Orleans musical landscape since the 1950s. Already a veteran of Earl King’s band at 17, he was…

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Alma Andina

Alma Andina, or Soul of the Andes, is a Minneapolis-based group that performs Andean and Latin American music. The group’s director Vladimir Garrido hails from Arica in northern Chile, where his mother Nia has been singing folk music for over 30 years. Along with a cousin and an uncle they created Alma Andina in March of 2007. When his uncle returned to Chile, Vladimir sought new band members among his…

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Always & Forever CD Release

When the first production of Always & Forever was on stage at Illusion Theater in 1996, it played to standing-room-only crowds for more than three months. After nearly 15 years of audience requests, creators Richard D. Thompson, Sanford Moore and Garry Q. Lewis teamed up with original cast members T. Mychael Rambo, Dennis Spears and Julius Collins III and newcomer Jackson Hurst re-staged the revue to wide acclaim in late…

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American Roots Revue with Larry Long, Robert Robinson, JD Steele, Tonia Hughes

with Cory Wong (guitar), Brian Ziemniak (keyboards), Yohannes Tona (bass), and Michael Bland (drums) Join four regional powerful vocalists as they take you on a journey through the heart of America—bringing together gospel, reggae, Cajun, country, swing, folk, R&B and rock.  You’ll be treated to the “volcanic talent” of Robert Robinson, the “artistic range and gifted storytelling” of Larry Long,  “Midwest’s best kept secret” Tonia Hughes,  “world renowned” JD Steele,…

Amina Figarova

Amina Figarova

Amina Figarova is without doubt one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players from Europe. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and now living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Amina started playing piano and composing at a very early age. She studied as a classical concert pianist at the Baku Conservatory, jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.   check out Pamela…

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