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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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Michael Hauser

The son of two artists,  sculptor Alonzo Hauser, and modern dancer Nancy Hauser, Michael Hauser began his first career with a degree in forestry, and upon graduating in 1960, worked in Alaska, and then as a forester in West Africa, where for two years he spent time continuing to teach himself flamenco from phonograph recordings, as he had done throughout college. In 1963, he finally made his way up to…


Michael Johnson

In his 40-plus years in the music business, guitarist and songwriter Michael Johnson has quietly compiled an impressive catalog as performer and songwriter. He has shared the stage and studio with the likes of John Denver, Leo Kottke and Peter Yarrow, and his songwriting credits include two #1 Country hits, a #1 Pop hit and a #1 R&B song. Johnson has established himself as a craftsman of gentle, virtuosic music,…

Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer

Hailed in Canada as a “triple threat” with his piano playing, vocals and sheer charisma, Michael Kaeshammer is a consummate entertainer of virtuosic proportions. Having already made his mark as a piano player, his latest recording, “Kaeshammer,” is a showcase for his sweetly soulful vocals and brilliant, witty songwriting. Born in Germany, Kaeshammer began piano studies there, and when his family moved to Canada he started playing in clubs almost…


Michael Shynes

Twin Cities-based singer/songwriter Michael Shynes grew up in a small town in Minnesota, and he brings that sensibility to his original music. Shynes pairs his lithe tenor voice with his piano to create wonderful, intimate stories. In his brief tenure as a songwriter, Shynes has performed on some of the most recognizable stages in the Midwest (The Excel Energy Center, The Taste of Minnesota Mainstage, and Mississippi Music Fest to…

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…

Mick Sterling, Cate Fierro, Katie Gearty

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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