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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.


Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook

After seven studio albums in fifteen years, Jesse Cook has dominated both the smooth jazz radio charts with his single, Café Mocha, and the Billboard New Age chart with his #1 album Frontiers, which to date has spent over 70 weeks in the Top 10. In his latest recording, Cook’s Cuban roots of rumba flamenco are merged with influences from the time he spent in Bogota, Colombia. The resulting body…


Jessica Berg

Minnesota native Jessica Berg has been a singer/songwriter/guitar player for almost two decades, performing around many campfires and at community events while pursuing her love of audio engineering.  A regular on the Dakota sound crew, it seemed a natural fit for Jessica to release her debut album at the venue she calls home.  In addition, this will be her “Moving to L.A.” party, as Jessica will be relocating to the…

Jessie Bryan Quartet

Jessie Bryan Quartet

Originating from Minneapolis Minnesota, Jessie Bryan began singing live, recording in the studio and appearing in commercials at the age of 10. Ms. Bryan paved her way to her bright future in performance. While studying classical music performance at Gustavus Adolphus and the University of Minnesota Jessie discovered her love for jazz music. In 2003 she formed the jazz quartet ‘SayLovey’, playing at several prestigious venues such as The Dakota…

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy.  Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence and the Christian right. Her recording career began in 1990 with her debut album Things Here are Different, recorded by Todd Rundgren. Her 1995 self-titled album, Jill Sobule, yielded the hit songs “I Kissed A…

A wonderful sunset/twilight shoot with the beautiful Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment. Like many of Minnesota’s finest musicians, Jillian Rae grew up in the north, on the Iron Range…


Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music.  As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity – a living legend.”  After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. When he was sidelined by a football injury at the age…


Jimmy Webb

With Robin Spielberg Jimmy Webb is one of the preeminent songwriters of the last 40 years. His songs “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “MacArthur Park” and more have been heard by millions of people. He is the only artist to have ever received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics, and orchestration, and according to BMI, his song “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” was the 3rd most performed song between 1940 and…


Joan Osborne

Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter Joan Osborne’s sultry, husky vocals have won over fans spanning genres, from country to rock to folk to blues. Born in Kentucky, Osborne began her musical career in 1991 with the release of Soul Show: Live at Delta 88 on her own independent label, Womanly Hips. In 1995 she released Relish, which skyrocketed to success with the hit single “One of Us”. A collection of some…


JoAnn Funk

JoAnn received a degree in Classical Piano Performance (and Biology) from UW-Madison, and also studied with renowned jazz pianists Joan Wildman and David Hazeltine. Relocating to St Paul after a tour as a staff musician on the SS Norway, this talented jazz pianist has since performed and worked constantly. She began singing in 2000. She quickly realized that the combination of voice and piano was a marvelous gateway to the…

Joe Ely Web

Joe Ely

Joe Ely was born between Route 66 and the Rock Island Line in Amarillo, Texas, and he saw Jerry Lee Lewis playing on a flatbed trailer in an Amarillo dust storm when he was six years old. Since then he’s had a career than can fairly be called mythic. His songs about the geographic and romantic landscapes of the Lone Star State are pure poetry, but there’s no other Texas…

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