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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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Melissa Manchester

Melissa Manchester

Pop music icon Melissa Manchester is in her fourth decade of working at the top of her field, and is still finding new ways to entertain people. After achieving great success as a pop singer in the late 1970s, Manchester has remained active in songwriting, film composing, and theater work. She has stayed so thoroughly relevant in the music world that she recently received The Governor’s Award from the National…

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Melody and the Dramatics

Melody and The Dramatics is a very fresh and unique funk and groove band. They burst through deep cuts of Motown, Southern soul, New Orleans funk, Stax and current artists in that groovy hip shaking and percussive sound. Melody is a versatile and bluesy cabaret-style songstress. She entertains with the depth of her vocal performance and maintains a great audience connection. Some notable past performances include a Cabaret debut at…

Meshell Ndegeocello

Meshell Ndegeocello

10 time Grammy nominee Meshell Ndegeocello is a pop music anomaly, boldly following her voice wherever it takes her and still remaining a visible part of the pop music landscape. Her singular sound has earned her critical acclaim and ten Grammy nominations. Her music, energetic and assertive, is equal parts funk, folk, hip-hop, jazz, and African roots music, with political and personal messages put on the same plane. Her bass…

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Michael Hauser

The son of two artists,  sculptor Alonzo Hauser, and modern dancer Nancy Hauser, Michael Hauser began his first career with a degree in forestry, and upon graduating in 1960, worked in Alaska, and then as a forester in West Africa, where for two years he spent time continuing to teach himself flamenco from phonograph recordings, as he had done throughout college. In 1963, he finally made his way up to…

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Michael Johnson

In his 40-plus years in the music business, guitarist and songwriter Michael Johnson has quietly compiled an impressive catalog as performer and songwriter. He has shared the stage and studio with the likes of John Denver, Leo Kottke and Peter Yarrow, and his songwriting credits include two #1 Country hits, a #1 Pop hit and a #1 R&B song. Johnson has established himself as a craftsman of gentle, virtuosic music,…

Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer

Hailed in Canada as a “triple threat” with his piano playing, vocals and sheer charisma, Michael Kaeshammer is a consummate entertainer of virtuosic proportions. Having already made his mark as a piano player, his latest recording, “Kaeshammer,” is a showcase for his sweetly soulful vocals and brilliant, witty songwriting. Born in Germany, Kaeshammer began piano studies there, and when his family moved to Canada he started playing in clubs almost…

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Michael Shynes

Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Michael Shynes grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and he brings that sensibility to his original music. Shynes pairs his lithe tenor voice with his piano to create wonderful, intimate stories. In his brief tenure as a songwriter, Shynes has performed on some of the most recognizable stages in the Midwest (The Excel Energy Center, The Taste of Minnesota Mainstage, and Mississippi Music Fest to…

Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand Trio feat. Willie Jones III and John Pattitucci

This is a rare club event! Multiple Academy Award winning film composer Michel Legrand brings his celebrated jazz chops to the Dakota with a killer trio – the great Willie Jones III (of Roy Hargrove & Clayton Brothers fame) on drums, and one of the world’s undisputed and most revered bass greats, John Pattitucci. Michel Legrand is one of the great film composers in the world. His celebrated career has…

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked is one of the most unique artists of her generation. A focused, erudite songwriter, Shocked’s songs hold fast to a definite core, but owe no stylistic allegiance to any single genre. One of the great success stories of the 1990s, Shocked rose to fame independently of major label support, an unheard-of feat even 15 years ago. This eclectic and prolific singer-songwriter is touring in support of her thirteenth…

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Mick Sterling & the Irresistibles

The Irresistibles is an explosive and sexy mix of The Commitments meets Amy Winehouse, meets Otis Redding at Monterey. Led by multiple Minnesota Music Award winner Mick Sterling on lead vocal, along with the beautiful duo of Katie Gearty and Cate Fierro, The Irresistibles vocals are energy filled and brimming with passion. The killer rhythm section that drives The Irresistibles is matched by no other, with the band’s Musical Director,…

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