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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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Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is undoubtedly one of the most recognizable voices in progressive rock as the lead vocalist and creative force behind Yes. Anderson was the author and a major creative influence behind the series of epics produced by Yes, and his role in creating such complex pieces as Close to the Edge, Awaken, and especially The Gates of Delirium was central to the band’s success. Additionally, Anderson co-authored the group’s…

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Jon McLaughlin

Barbara Jean opening, as heard on MPR’s Radio Heartland. Jon McLaughlin has sold more than 170 thousand albums and more than 1 million digital tracks. McLaughlin released his 2007 debut album Indiana, followed by OK Now in 2008. The albums yielded placements on the TV series Scrubs, and movies including Georgia Rule and Bridge to Terabithia. Following this, McLaughlin’s song “So Close” was featured in Disney’s Enchanted starring Patrick Dempsey…

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Jon Weber

“Jon Weber is a virtuoso, pure and simple.” Jon Weber is best known as the worthy successor to the late Marian McPartland on the NPR staple “Piano Jazz.” He’s at once an exceptional musician as well as a gifted historian and storyteller, and, above all, a true piano polymath. Playing and talking, Mr. Weber takes us through a century of history, making it crystal clear what Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson,…

Jonah Smith

Jonah Smith

New York-based singer-songwriter Jonah Smith has a little bit of everything in his show, elements of jazz, soul and country informing his heartfelt rock music. Steeped in the sounds of the blues, Smith’s sound is too unique to dismiss as kitsch or throwback. His woody, rich voice floats over the warm tones of the Fender Rhodes, evoking heartache and angst and somehow making us feel good about it. This is…

Jorma Kaukonen

Jorma Kaukonen

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. Kaukonen is best known as a founding member of two legendary bands: The Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Kaukonen has proven himself to be the stuff…

Jose Feliciano

Jose Feliciano

Loved by fans around the world, 8-time Grammy winning legend Jose Feliciano is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players on the planet. His musical repertoire spans the styles of Latin, jazz, pop, rock, blues… even classical and folk.

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José James

We’re excited to welcome back Minneapolis hometown hero, José James to the Dakota for two nights. Ready to burst into 2015 with his upcoming release, “Yesterday I had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday”, José will be featuring much his tribute to the great jazz singer with his own style and arrangements. Kicking things off on his birthday on January 20, these two nights with José will very likely…

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Jose Valle “Chuscales” Fajardo

A native of Antequera, Spain, Chuscales grew up in a traditional gypsy family well known for its professional musicians and dancers. His grandmother was among those who lived in the caves of Sacromonte, one of the legendary cradles of flamenco. Chuscales recalls, “there were shows, with Gypsies from Granada who grew up in families that lived there. I wish you could see it, the families in the caves and the…

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Josh Rouse

Intelligent, intimate, honest & sensual. Josh’s easy flowing melodies, coaxed along by his cherubic rasp, are as natural as each breath and equally as important. Josh Rouse’s roots exist from life in Nebraska, Nashville, New York and now Spain. This Midwestern native has been crafting atmospheric folk-pop for over 10 years. His music fits comfortably in the context of countless TV shows and movies, and recent records have found him absorbing…

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Joshua Radin

“Hey everyone, I am proud to announce the release of my upcoming new album ‘wax wings.’ I don’t know what to say about it. You just listen and tell me what you think. For the first time ever, I am self-releasing a record, so I could use all of your help with promoting it and sharing it. You’ve been so great about that in the past and I truly thank…

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