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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.



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…


Jon McLaughlin

Jon McLaughlin has sold more than 170 thousand albums and more than 1 million digital tracks. Over the last decade, Jon has toured and recorded constantly, bringing his emotional, confessional piano pop to all corners of the globe. After initially flirting with major label success, McLaughlin has chosen to produce his own recordings, cutting out the middlemen between his audience and him. Jon performed at the 80 Academy Awards ceremony…


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…


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…


Joseph Arthur

For every song Joseph Arthur has released in a critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated career that has spanned nine full-length albums and 11 EPs, he’s probably kept three others in the vault for safekeeping. Indeed, Arthur has been known to start working on a new album — or two — while simultaneously trying to finish another. From his early days of dues-paying in Northeast Ohio to his current base of Brooklyn, Arthur…


Josh Rouse

Intelligent, intimate, honest & sensual. Josh’s easy flowing melodies, coaxed along by his cherubic rasp, are as natural as each breath and equally as important. Josh Rouse’s roots exist from life in Nebraska, Nashville, New York and now Spain. This Midwestern native has been crafting atmospheric folk-pop for over 10 years. His music fits comfortably in the context of countless TV shows and movies, and recent records have found him absorbing…

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