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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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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,…

Mighty Clouds of Joy

Mighty Clouds of Joy

It’s not hard to divide the world of Gospel quartet music into categories. In fact, there are really only two.  There’s the Mighty Clouds of Joy, and then there’s everybody else. After 49 years and 39 albums, three Grammys and trophy-cases full of almost every award imaginable; shows that have run a gamut from the church-house to the White House, top-billings with a dazzling roster of superstar artists from nearly every…

Mighty Sparrow & Calypso Rose

Mighty Sparrow & Calypso Rose

“The Mighty Sparrow, affectionately known as the Birdie, is an icon everywhere calypso’s infectious tendrils reach…” read the Star Tribune article here The Mighty Sparrow is the unrivaled Calypso King of the World, with a career that spans over 55 years. The Elvis Presley of Calypso has entertained audiences across the globe, including the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, to name but a few. An 11-time winner…

Miguel Zenon

Miguel Zenon

Miguel Zenon’s “Esta Plena” Quintet Miguel Zenon, alto saxophone Luis Perdomo, piano Hans Glawischnig, bass Henry Cole, drums Hector “Tito” Matos, percussion “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” –MacArthur Foundation, 2008. Saxophonist Miguel Zenon is one of the most riveting figures in 21st Century jazz. Born in San…

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Mike Doughty

With a singular percussive guitar cadence and an off-kilter, stream-of-consciousness vocal delivery, Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mike Doughty has carved out a special niche for himself. He has been recording and touring seemingly nonstop since going solo in 2000, and is turning out some of the most focused work of his career. He returns with his lauded Question Jar show, an acoustic evening where Mike also picks audience questions out of a…

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Milk Carton Kids

After forming in 2011, the duo of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan have quickly built a devoted following with the simple purity of their music. They have toured with a host of established acts (Old Crow Medicine Show, Sarah Jarosz, Punch Brothers, and more), and have appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, Daytrotter, A Prairie Home Companion, Austin City Limits and other shows. They are adept at charming audiences…

Mina Agossi

Mina Agossi

French vocalist Mina Agossi is one of the most unique and identifiable voices in modern jazz. With a personal “Voice and bass” style that can begin to be described as Bjork-meets-Billie Holiday, she has radically changed people’s perceptions of the limitations of jazz singing. Her originals are funky and fresh, and her rearrangements of classics by Thelonious Monk and Jimi Hendrix are startling in their inventiveness. Born to French and…

Mindi Abair

One of the most recognizable saxophonists in the US, Mindi Abair has sold a half million records as a solo artist, but you probably know her as the featured saxophonist on American Idol for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. Over the past 2 years she has toured the US with Aerosmith as their only saxophonist since 1973, sat in for a night with Bruce Springsteen at the famed Beacon Theater…

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