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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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New Sound Web

New Sound Underground

Minneapolis Superfunk group NEW SOUND UNDERGROUND is bringing their exciting, melody-driven instrumental music to DAKOTA LATE NIGHT. New Sound Underground is a genre-defying, Minneapolis-based ensemble who has built a reputation around their energetic & riveting live performances, and is quickly becoming one of the most respected names among musicians & audiences alike. While their influences include such instrumental music heavyweights as Soulive, Weather Report, The RH Factor & Snarky Puppy,…

New Standards

The New Standards

The New Standards are a rock and jazz trio known for their personality-laden brand of engaging performance and extraordinary musicality. Each member, coming from distinguished backgrounds in pop, rock, and jazz, brings something unique to the project: John Munson on string bass and vocals, a founding member of legendary and chart-topping bands Trip Shakespeare and Semisonic, brings melodious rock-steady chops plus distinctive slacks; Chan Poling, the leader of the seminal Twin Cities 80’s (and resurgent!)…

The Nexus Ensemble

The Nexus Ensemble

The Nexus Ensemble, founded by drummer Pete James-Johnson and pianist Ted Godbout, is a genre-bending group mashing Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro-beat and R&B with acoustic and electronic instruments. The Nexus Ensemble is collective of some of the finest musicians in the Twin Cities: trumpeter Adam Meckler, trombonist Nick Syman, conguero/percussionist Chico Harris, drummer Pete James-Johnson, pianist Ted Godbout, and bassist Steve Crowe. Whether at a jazz, rock n’ roll, or…

Nichola Miller

Nichola Miller

She’s a jazz singer with great phrasing, a distinctively pleasing voice, and a sassy, sultry attitude. Lauren Bacall meets Anita O’Day.  

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Nichole Carey

Nichole is a jazz and cabaret artist based out of the Twin Cities. A chanteuse for all seasons, her repertoire is varied and vast. From Gershwin to Sondheim, Peggy Lee to John Prine, The Beatles to Billy Strayhorn, just to name a few, there is no genre or style she doesn’t love or love to sing. A beautiful, smoky alto one minute and a bright mezzo the next, critics and…

Nick Haas Trio

Nick Haas Trio

The Nick Haas Trio is a modern jazz ensemble based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With repertoire ranging from traditional standards to off-beat originals, this trio is just as comfortable entertaining in ballrooms as in bar rooms. Nick Haas (guitar) holds a degree in performance from Hamline University and teaches at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music. When he is not playing in this trio, he can be found in one of…

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

Singer/songwriter Lowe was one of the most influential figures of the latent British punk/new wave scene in the late 70′s. His penchant for writing perfect three-minute pop songs and his production of records for Elvis Costello, the Pretenders, and Graham Parker made him one of the most acclaimed new artists of the time. Since 1980′s “Cruel to Be Kind,” Lowe has leaned steadily more towards roots-rock and country. With his…

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Nicole Henry

Nicole Henry has firmly established herself as one of the most acclaimed entertainers in jazz. Her powerfully expressive voice and her soulful, sophisticated and uplifting energy has earned her three top 10 albums. Adding to her vocal talents, Nicole’s beauty and on-stage rapport combines confidence, sincerity and a touch of sass, confirming her as an all-around beguiling performer to audiences in over 15 countries. Her 2004 debut CD release, The…

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Nightinghales

This Britpop influenced indie band features Yardbirds inspired guitars, vintage piano and organ, and a punchy, melodic sound all their own. Original rock songs in a contemporary, fashionable package, from nervous and quirky to solemn and poppy, with a nod to the sounds of 60′s and 70′s NYC. Formed in Minneapolis in late 2004, the band Nightinghales (sic) is an indie pop/rock band that plays inspired original music. The band…

No Bird Sing

No Bird Sing

This bassless hip-hop trio packs a powerful punch. With a stripped-down sound and emotive, erudite lyrics, No Bird Sing was named one of the Best New Bands of 2009 by City Pages. Joe Orton, vocals Robert Mulrennan, guitar Graham O’Brien, drums • “Ars Poetica” from a recent show • “Land Mines” at The Current’s studios

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