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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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Morgan James

For Morgan James, honing in on the ideal use for her stunningly powerful vocals took years of soul-searching and discovery. After joining a choir in junior high, James left her Northern California home at age 18 to study opera at the Juilliard School. While the rigorous conservatory training went a long way in refining her vocals and building her remarkable range, James ultimately abandoned opera and devoted her initial post-Juilliard…

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Mother Banjo

Mother Banjo is a one-woman band featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals. Selected as a 2008 Midwest Finalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, the Minneapolis singer/songwriter has garnered high praise for her mix of original indie-folk and Americana songs that contain poetic lyrics and haunting vocals. Following up on her success of her EP Swing Low, Mother Banjo releases her first full-length album The Sad and Found, produced…

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New Orleans Mothers’ Day Brunch with the Southside Aces

New Orleans Mother’s Day Brunch with the Southside AcesThe Dakota announces our Mother’s Day Brunch at the Dakota Sunday, May 11th from 10:30-3 with New Orleans-style music from the South Side Aces. The menu from Chef Derik Moran with pastries and sweet treats from Pastry Chef Katie Elsing shows New Orleans influence, and there are selections for all tastes and a children’s menu! This New Orleans Mother’s Day celebration at…

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#MPLS

#MPLS is one of Minneapolis’ premier live R&B, Soul, Funk, and Hip-Hop bands. First organized just three years ago as a back-up band, #MPLS has quickly become the house band of choice for many touring neo-soul artists and a complete show package on their own. #MPLS have shared the stage with such national recording artists as Mint Condition, Eric Roberson, Jamecia Bennett, Paris Bennett, Next, and many others. This “All-Star”…

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Nachito Herrera

“monster technique, bottomless energy, and infectious enthusiasm “ — Jazz Police Nachito is one of the world’s great Cuban pianists. His jaw dropping technique and the rich, powerful soulfulness of his playing blend in what is often an amazing display of musical power and emotion. Herrera recently received a nod from the state of Minnesota in 2014 when he was named an Immigrant of Distinction and an American Heritage Award from…

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Nanci Griffith

Grammy-award winning singer Nanci Griffith is equal parts crooning country vocalist and insightful folk songwriter, a style she describes as “folkabilly”. Griffith grew up in a musical family and was involved with music from a young age. She started performing in her hometown of Austin, Texas at 14 and never stopped. She released her first album There’s a Light Beyond These Woods in 1977 and has since worked and toured…

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Nancy Harms

Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms has relocated to New York City, where she made her jazz club debut in 2010 in the Village’s The Bar Next Door. She appears frequently at such leading venues as Birdland, Kitano, Zinc Bar, Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia St. Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Vivaldi’s, The Lamb’s Club and many others. She performed at the 2010 Sortland Jazz Festival in Norway, and has toured Italy…

Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy

Natalie Lovejoy is one of the Twin Cities’ premier songwriters, easily moving between lighthearted love songs and deep, soulful ballads. Her two solo albums, Wish I Could Fall, and One False Move, are both works of outstanding artistry. Having cultivated a rare and poignant perspective on human relationships, she weaves this wisdom into music with an almost magical grace.

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Naturally 7

With their rich harmonies, an unbelievable ability to replicate instruments and a stage presence that can be felt in every seat of the house, Naturally 7, the first vocal play group ever, are amazing, charming fans where ever they perform. Today Naturally 7 are Roger Thomas (musical director, arranger, 1st baritone, rap), Warren Thomas (percussion, guitar, clarinet, 3rd tenor) Rod Eldridge (1st tenor, scratching, trumpet), Napoleon (Polo) Cummings (4th tenor,…

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Neema

“in the midst of all the static, a voice of true feeling arises – a rare event!” – Leonard Cohen (about NEeMA) Montreal-based singer-songwriter NEeMA seamlessly melds elements of world music, folk, and jazz with a good measure of pop. Her presence on and off stage is powerful and charismatic, and her voice is honest and unique. An inveterate spokesperson for world peace, her second album, Watching You Think, has…

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