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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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Albare

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…

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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…

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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

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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…

Alice PEacock

Alice Peacock

Nashville based recording artist Alice Peacock has released five albums as a major label and independent artist. Her eponymously titled album Alice Peacock featured the hit “Bliss”, a duet with John Mayer and her most recent CD, Myrick/Peacock is a duo project with long time collaborator Danny Myrick. Many of Peacock’s songs have appeared in feature films and TV shows including Because of Winn Dixie, Men In Trees, The Ghost…

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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