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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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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 northern Chile, where his mother Nia has been singing folk music for over 30 years. He created Alma Andina in 2007 with his cousin and uncle, and when his uncle returned to Chile, Vladimir sought new band members and recruited Nicolas Munoz and Matthew Levin,…

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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: Robert Robinson, Prudence Johnson, Chastity Brown, Larry Long

American Roots Revue works from the core of America’s richest musical traditions of First Nation, gospel, blues, folk, rock and R&B. Fresh off of a 2014 five-city ‘Legacy’ summer tour in Minnesota, American Roots Revue continues to reinvent itself with a new line-up of powerful vocal artists that spans generations and genres. Joining its ranks for a special November 1, 2014 concert at the Dakota at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., are…

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…

Ana Moura

Ana Moura

Akin to the blues in its heroically stoic response to suffering, loss, longing and the vicissitudes of fate, the Portuguese style known as fado is in the midst of a glorious renaissance, and the music’s brightest young star is Ana Moura. Her luxuriant voice and passionate stage presence have won her an international following, a rapidly expanding fanbase drawn by her ability to cross over into other styles while retaining…

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Ana Popovic

Serbian-born Ana Popovic, one of the most lauded blues guitarists on the circuit, moved to Memphis to capture the city’s greasy Stax sound, record at Ardent Studios, and play with its finest musicians. A passionate student of the blues, Ana’s new album, Can You Stand The Heat, is equally inspired by Albert King and WAR. She belts from the gut and shreds her Strat…in a pair of high heels. Ana was…

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