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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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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 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…

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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Anat Cohen Quartet

“(Anat Cohen) will be playing songs from Claroscuro, with her ace quartet..”–Anat Cohen returns to Dakota Jazz Club 2012 “Anat Cohen is creating a unique body of work. Her …shows should not to be missed.” – Clarinet artistry: From Benny to Anat 2010 Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing Anat’s 2008 headlining set with her quartet…

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Anat Cohen Quartet and special guest Evan Christopher

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Reviewing Anat’s 2008 headlining set with her quartet at the North Sea Jazz Festival, DownBeat said: “Cohen not only proved to be a woodwind revelation of dark tones and delicious lyricism, but also a dynamic bandleader who danced and shouted out encouragement to her group – whooping it up when pianist…

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Andriana Lehr

Singer-Songwriter Andriana Lehr carries song in her spirit, and has been dabbling in music from an early age. Growing up in South Dakota, she performed regularly throughout her youth singing and playing piano, guitar, and viola, pleasing local crowds at weddings and community events either solo or with three orchestra mates in a string quartet. After relocating to Minneapolis, MN in 2004 in pursuit of a richer music community, Andriana…

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