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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.



Sasha Dobson & Richard Julian

Originally from Santa Cruz, California, Sasha Dobson began singing w/ her family professionally by the age of 12. Daughter to the late great jazz pianist and singer Smith Dobson, and jazz vocalist Gail Dobson. It was they who truly gave Sasha her first break! Sasha 28, resides in Brooklyn. Her debut album, Modern Romance, a fusion of Brazilian groove/pop/jazz/American songbook. Jesse Harris and Richard Julian co-produced as well as contributed…



Though they may have come from different musical places and disciplines, the four members of SayLovey have arrived together under a common love for the sound of classic jazz. And arrive they have. This quartet has established a sound of its own by a tried-and-true method: hard work and lots of practice. Fronted by the sweet, lissome vocal style of Jessie Bryan and countered by the lush guitar tone of…


Scott Lorber

Grammy-nominated keyboardist Jeff Lorber brings a formidable quintet to the Dakota for two nights, including young trumpet phenom Christian Scott, guitarist Matthew Stevens and drummer Tony Moore. Uniquely combining elements of funk, rock, R&B and electric jazz, Lorber had a hand in creating the sound known today as smooth jazz. As the leader of the Jeff Lorber Fusion, he spent most of the early 80s as one of the most…

Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller and his band perform a wide range of contemporary New Orleans/Delta/barrelhouse/piano blues, with rich and soulful vocals. His piano playing re-kindles the long lost styles and spirits of legendary players like Professor Longhair, Otis Spann, and Pinetop Perkins.


Secret Stash Soul Revue: Sonny Knight, The Valdons, Maurice Jacox, Chastity Brown

Secret Stash Records is an independent record label owned and operated in Minneapolis, MN. They are dedicated to releasing great music in great collectible LP packages. Whether you are a DJ looking for rare grooves to sample, or just an average Joe looking for great music, they’ve got you covered. Secret Stash made a huge impact in 2012 to bring to life elements of a bygone era in the local…

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

Founded in 1927 by Ignacio Piñeiro Martínez, Septeto Nacional is widely considered to be the flagship of Cuban traditional music and is the group credited with evolving and popularizing the sound of Cuban son—one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music. Septeto Nacional is made up of Eugenio “El Raspa” R. Rodríguez (vocals), Francisco D. Oropesa-Fernández (bongo), Enrique Collazo (Cuban tres guitar), Dagoberto Sacerio Oliva (guitar/vocals),…


Seven Steps to Havana

Great Latin jazz from a septet of international talent. Composed of members from North America, Brazil, Africa and the Caribbean, Seven Steps to Havana truly brings the world into their music. Based in Latin jazz, this septet covers salsa, rumba, and bolero rhythms, transporting its audience to another place and time. This group features bandleader Doug Little, who has been active on the Twin Cities scene for many years with…


Sexy Delicious

By combining established, professionally educated local musicians with a mediocre creative artist, Sexy Delicious has managed to produce some of the most interesting sounds to come out of the 2200 block of St. Paul’s St. Anthony Ave in months. Blending gangster attitudes with a Midwest lifestyle, Sexy Delicious is the gaudy wink in the eye of the Twin Cities.

SF Jazz Collective

SFJAZZ Collective

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today. Launched in 2004 by SFJAZZ—the West Coast’s largest nonprofit jazz institution and the presenter of the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival—the Collective has become one of the most exciting and acclaimed groups on the jazz scene. In addition to its outstanding line-up, the SFJAZZ Collective has been praised for its innovative…


Shahar Eberzon

Singer/songwriter Shahar Eberzon is poised to shake the world with her voice. Hailing from Israel, she brings a very unique sensibility to the local music scene. Her humility, warmth, sincerity and general aura are enough to make you want to invite her over for tea. And then you hear her voice. . .

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