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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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Mary Fahl

“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT, a band with a sound that was a perfect mixture of Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane and Adele.  The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. Since leaving October…

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Mary Jane Alm

Mary Jane Alm is one of today’s most remarkable and best known performers on the Midwest music scene. She has toured internationally, been featured on national network T.V. and advertising and has performed on stage for some of America’s largest corporations. Honored with fifteen Minnesota Music Awards including “Best female vocalist” and “Artist of the year,” Mary Jane’s performances have been called “music for singers.”

Mary Louise Knutson

Mary Louise Knutson

Mary Louise Knutson is one of the gems of the local music community. Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Knutson’s long-awaited new CD, In the Bubble, was just released in October 2011 and is currently ranked in the Top 50 on the national JazzWeek chart. Six standards and five originals – which range from…

Matt Haimovitz

Matt Haimovitz

Cellist Matt Haimovitz is redefining what it means to be a musician in the 21st Century. He has established a reputation for bringing classical music to exciting new venues and continues to champion new cello music with exciting results. Matt’s show tonight will be followed by the Brian Grivna & Dave Karr Quintet, a smoking jazz quintet led by two revered Twin Cities saxophone players. Read about Brian & Dave’s…

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Matthew Santos & Takenobu

Matthew Santos has established himself as one of the most exceptional talents to emerge from the Chicago music scene in decades. With a voice consistently compared to that of the late Jeff Buckley and likened to a male version of Adele, he has been the subject of praise from such artists as Kimbra, Eddie Vedder, and John Legend. His highly acclaimed collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, for which he received two…

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Maud Hixson

Presented as “Best New Voice” at the Twin Cities Winter JazzFest in 2003, Maud has since become a favorite with audiences and musicians in clubs, concerts, and festivals. A native of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, her work as a bandleader, and with groups such as the Wolverines, Twin Cities Seven, the JazzMN Big Band, the Mouldy Figs and the Twin Cities Hot Club has established her as a versatile performer.…

Maud Hixson & French 75

Maud Hixson & French 75

A continental jazz sextet, performing songs that got their start abroad and some from here that were popular there. Named for the cocktail. French 75 illuminates the British, French, and other unexpected foreign-born repertoire from the Great American Songbook. French 75 performs new arrangements by leader and clarinetist Tony Balluff (Southside Aces, Bill Evans New Orleans Jazz Band). He is joined by guitarist Robert Bell (Twin Cities Hot Club, Southside…

Max Weinberg Experience

Max Weinberg Experience

Mighty Max Weinberg blasts R&B with all-star band at Dakota - John Bream, June 28 Read the entire review of Monday’s show in the Star Tribune This show began as a group lead by Max. Then he decided to add the great Bill Champlin (multi-Grammy winning songwriter, singer, keyboard player – Sons of Champlin and Chicago). On Saturday, we learned that Bill’s son, Will Champlin is coming as well. Will…

Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena

This soul star in the making has been touring relentlessly for eight years, and it’s starting to pay off. Maya Azucena has wowed audiences wherever she has appeared, and brings her high-energy R&B show to the Dakota’s Late Night stage for her Minneapolis debut. She is one of the most original and independent voices to emerge from the New York scene in recent years, with songs that reflect her spirituality…

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