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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.



Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard

Join Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard for an evening of classic soul coupled with rhythm and blues hits – an elegant show with a seamless blending of classic duets, fan favorites, and selections from each artist’s respective catalogs. Born to R&B/Soul music royalty, most people know Lalah Hathaway simply as the daughter of late Soul music legend, Donny Hathaway. But there is more to Lalah Hathaway than that. A trained…



For nearly 20 years, this Nashville-based ensemble has taken the label “country band” to task, at once defying and embracing the musical legacy of its hometown. Led by singer-songwriter Kurt Wagner, alt-country experimentalists Lambchop have released their eleventh album, Mr. M, a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence. The entire album is dedicated to the late Vic Chestnutt, whom the band occasionally backed.…


Lamont Cranston Band

From the rural hometown settings of Hamel, Minnesota and the riverbanks of Minneapolis/St. Paul, the blues influence surfaced as early as the mid 1960’s for what was to become “The Lamont Cranston Blues Band”. By 1969, The Lamont Cranston Blues Band was well on its way to becoming the legend that it is today. From the clubs, concert halls and festivals to the auditoriums and stadiums, the Cranstons have shared…


Larry Coryell

Larry Coryell is one of the world’s foremost acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 85 albums over the past 45 years as a bandleader, soloist and featured accompanist. As one of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters, Coryell has played with top-ranking guitarists like B.B. King, Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Bob Dylan, and Les Paul. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of “the guitar gods” in the late 1970s…


Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey, & Lenny White

This lineup conjures musical magic in the minds of Jazz Rock fans, and rightfully so. Larry Coryell is a true Jazz Rock pioneer and arguably inventor as well. Lenny White – the legendary drummer in Return to Forever and on the groundbreaking Miles Davis Bitches Brew recordings – is a monster often overlooked by fans in favor of flashier style drummers. Victory Bailey gained notoriety for taking over for Jaco…


Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Bass legend Larry Graham is one of the most accomplished and influential personalities in the R&B world. From his early days with Sly and the Family Stone and Graham Central Station to his celebrated solo career and recent work with Prince, Graham’s iconic “Thumpin’ and Pluckin’” style has inspired countless artists. Graham’s sound is certainly one of the defining characteristics of modern R&B and soul music. Growing up in Oakland, Graham grew up in a musical…

Larry McDonough Quintet

Larry McDonough Quintet

Larry McDonough Quintet Larry McDonough, Piano and Vocals Steve Kenny, Trumpet Paul Peterson, Saxes Greg Stinson, Bass Dean White, Drums Don Shelby, Poetry Reading Singer and trumpeter Chet Baker died in 1988 at age 58, and never played the Dakota. On Thursday, April 9, 2015, “Chet – The Beautiful Music and Tragic Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker” played at the Dakota to a full house. Come to the Dakota…

Latin Jazz All-Stars

Latin Jazz All-Stars

M.F. Production’s Latin Jazz All Stars are a phenomenal ensemble that features the current masters of Afro Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian, and Latin Jazz. Steve Turre, Ray Vega, Chembo Corniel, Yunior Terry, Benito Gonzalez and Diego Lopez take the stage as one unit to render an evening of brilliant music! The ensemble has performed to sold out crowds and packed houses all over the country. This “super band” features no leader;…


Lau Hawaiian Collective: Sueoka-Burk Duo

Sweet, poignant, rollicking music of the islands. Named among Minnesota Public Radio’s Top 9 Minnesota Arts Stories in 2013, Minneapolis-based Lau Hawaiian Collective is a group of performing artists dedicated to the perpetuation of Hawaiian music with reverence and imagination. Their concerts and educational programs illuminate the journey of Hawaii’s musical traditions through an ever-changing global landscape. The band has been featured on The Cedar Cultural Center’s Local World Music Showcase, Ticket to…


Laura Caviani

Local jazz piano angel Caviani is perhaps best known for her studies of Thelonious Monk’s angular bebop piano stylings. She has also received a lot of national attention for her latest original CD, Going There. Her joyful, buoyant playing and smart, inventive horn and vocal arrangements make her one of the most original pianistic voices in town. Featuring Lucia Newell, vocals; Pete Whitman, saxophones; Adam Rossmiller, trumpet; Tom Lewis, bass;…

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