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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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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels is probably best known to American audiences as a film, television and stage actor, from his slapstick escapades with Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber, to his critically acclaimed and award-winning portrayal of news anchor Will McAvoy on the hit HBO series The Newsroom. Most don’t realize that besides his acting career Daniels is also a playwright and director who founded the Purple Rose Theatre Company in his…

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Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, Shaun LaBelle, Stokley Williams

A special show featuring four of the biggest names in contemporary jazz and R&B! Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber is one of the primary architects of the style known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk and other electrified sounds. Lorber is well known to national and international audiences through a relentless touring schedule, with music featuring his now signature complex harmonies, unconventional time…

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Jeff Lorber Fusion feat. Jimmy Haslip, Randy Brecker

Trailblazing keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber revisits a sound he helped pioneer on his latest recording, Galaxy, set for release in January 2012. “…this is a dandy walk through the fusion garden with some of it’s finest practitioners showing the way. Totally solid contemporary jazz listening date that you really don’t have to be sitting down to enjoy.” -Midwest Record Yellowjackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip joins him in this 21st century version of…

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Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry’s music incorporates elements of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and soul. Most importantly, he incorporates the often overlooked element of fun in his music.

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Jeffrey Osborne

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and changed its name to L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as…

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Jenn Bostic

Jenn Bostic’s career as a singer and songwriter began when she was 10 years old, in the back seat of her father’s car with her older brother on the way to school. A horrific crash that killed her dad, a musician who taught her folk songs like “Sunny Side of the Street,” and turned her on to Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt, changed the 26-year-old’s life forever. The song “Jealous…

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Jennifer Castle

Greeted in Canada with five star reviews from Now Magazine and the country’s national daily The Globe and Mail, Castlemusic firmly established Jennifer as one of the country’s most talented singer/songwriters. Her intuitive take on musical tradition coupled with a deeply affecting and instantly recognizable voice soon found its way beyond Canada when Castlemusic was rereleased 8 months later on American label No Quarter Records. Profiles and reviews for the…

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Jennifer Grimm

Jennifer Grimm has traveled the globe and is home now with some of her music from her Holiday CD, “A Christmas with Family and Friends.” Known for her crystal clear yet sultry voice and her charismatic on-stage ease, Jennifer visits the Dakota again to bring her songs back home where Christmas lives.

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Jeremy Spencer

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and early member of Fleetwood Mac, slide guitarist Jeremy Spencer has enjoyed an on-again-off-again career that has spanned nearly five decades and taken some unexpected turns.  Born in West Hartlepool, England on July 4, 1948, Spencer started piano lessons at age nine; he picked up the guitar at 15, and soon after discovered Elmore James, who would greatly influence his playing style. In 1967 Spencer joined…

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Jeremy Walker

Walker is a prolific composer and pianist who started playing the saxophone at age ten in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He was the founder of the club Brilliant Corners – voted by Downbeat magazine as “One of the 100 Great Jazz Clubs Worldwide,” and co-founder of the non-profit organization Jazz is NOW!– which launched with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet and surprise guest, Itzhak Perlman. In 2003, City Pages voted…

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