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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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Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz

Cellist Matt Haimovitz is redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st Century. He has established a reputation for bringing classical music to exciting new venues and continues to champion new cello music with exciting results. Matt’s show tonight will be followed by the Brian Grivna & Dave Karr Quintet, a smoking jazz quintet led by two revered Twin Cities saxophone players. Read about Brian & Dave’s…

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Matthew Santos & Takenobu

Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents to emerge from the Chicago music scene in decades. With a voice consistently compared to that of the late Jeff Buckley and likened to a male version of Adele, he has been the subject of praise from such artists as Kimbra, Eddie Vedder, and John Legend. His highly acclaimed collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, for which he received two…

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Maud Hixson

Presented as “Best New Voice” at the Twin Cities Winter JazzFest in 2003, Maud has since become a favorite with audiences and musicians in clubs, concerts, and festivals. A native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, her work as a bandleader, and with groups such as the Wolverines, Twin Cities Seven, the JazzMN Big Band, the Mouldy Figs and the Twin Cities Hot Club has established her as a versatile performer.…

Maud Hixson & French 75

Maud Hixson & French 75

A continental jazz sextet, performing songs that got their start abroad and some from here that were popular there. Named for the cocktail. French 75 illuminates the British, French, and other unexpected foreign-born repertoire from the Great American Songbook. French 75 performs new arrangements by leader and clarinetist Tony Balluff (Southside Aces, Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band). He is joined by guitarist Robert Bell (Twin Cities Hot Club, Southside…

Max Weinberg Experience

Max Weinberg Experience

Mighty Max Weinberg blasts R&B with all-star band at Dakota - John Bream, June 28 Read the entire review of Monday’s show in the Star Tribune This show began as a group lead by Max. Then he decided to add the great Bill Champlin (multi-Grammy winning songwriter, singer, keyboard player – Sons of Champlin and Chicago). On Saturday, we learned that Bill’s son, Will Champlin is coming as well. Will…

Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena

This soul star in the making has been touring relentlessly for eight years, and it’s starting to pay off. Maya Azucena has wowed audiences wherever she has appeared, and brings her high-energy R&B show to the Dakota’s Late Night stage for her Minneapolis debut. She is one of the most original and independent voices to emerge from the New York scene in recent years, with songs that reflect her spirituality…

McCoy-Tyner

McCoy Tyner Trio w/Gary Bartz

McCoy Tyner, piano Gary Bartz, saxophones Gerald Cannon, bass Eric Kamau Gravatt, drums Celebrate The Dakota’s 25th Birthday with one of the legends of jazz!McCoy Tyner’s 1988 appearance at The Dakota was a significant moment for the club, and his return engagements have been no less magical. McCoy Tyner’s blues-based piano style has become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices…

McNasty Brass Band

McNasty Brass Band

From one end of the Mississippi to the other, McNasty is bringing Brass Band Music from New Orleans to Minnesota. Nothing brings a ready-made party like a brass band. Be it in a bar, at a private event, or on the street, McNasty is ready to show the Twin Cities what real party music is. Mc​Nasty puts a young and energetic face on an old genre. We play music that…

Melanie

Melanie

Armed with a stunning voice, disarming humor, and a preternatural ability to connect to her audiences, Melanie catapulted from the Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene to the big stage at Woodstock. This performance, and her hit single inspired by the event, “Lay Down (Candles In the Wind),” put Melanie on the map. She was introduced by Keith Moon at 1970′s Isle of Wight Festival, where she received four standing ovations. The…

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