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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.



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…


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.


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…


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…


Jerry Douglas

Internationally recognized as the world’s most renowned Dobro player, Jerry Douglas ranks among the top contemporary artists in American music. In addition to his groundbreaking work as a member of Alison Krauss & Union Station, acoustic supergroup Strength in Numbers (with Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck and Sam Bush), Elvis Costello’s Sugarcanes and others, Douglas has graced over 2000 recordings by such distinguished artists as James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Charles,…

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…

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