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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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Johnny Iguana

Chicago and New Orleans piano blues get a shot in the arm and Tin Pan Alley gets the hot-rod treatment, while ’60s pop-soul and French Yé-Yé make ravishing returns on the Claudettes’ second Yellow Dog Records album NO HOTEL. The Claudettes (of Chicago) are Johnny Iguana on piano, Michael Caskey on drums and singer/dancer Yana. This immensely entertaining trio mixes the deep roots of Chicago blues with the spunk of…

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 Cleary

In the hallowed ranks of New Orleans “piano professors,” Jon Cleary is on the tenure track. Born in England and bred in New Orleans, Jon Cleary is a triple threat, combining soulful vocals, masterful piano skills, and a knack for composing infectious grooves with melodic hooks and sharp lyrics. He balances a career performing on solo piano, with noted funk band The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, and his power trio Jon…

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Jon McLaughlin

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 and Amy Adams and McLaughlin was later asked to…

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Jon Weber

“Jon Weber is a virtuoso, pure and simple.” Jon Weber, a true original, is rapidly emerging as a youthful, singular personality in jazz. 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…

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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