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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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Ben Utecht

Ben Utecht

With a microphone in one hand, and a Super Bowl ring on the other, Utecht is living the life he has been looking forward to since his youth. One year removed from his NFL career, he is pursuing his childhood dream: becoming a successful musician. Utecht grew up in Hastings, Minnesota in a very athletic family, and while he had a knack for sports, he also had a talent with…

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Benje Daneman Quartet

Story-telling always takes the front seat to the original music of trumpeter/composer, Benje Daneman. The quartet might ride the lines between genres,but never stray from the deep compositional concept in each song. The quartetfeatures some of the top young talent in jazz today including Chicago basedpianist Rob Clearfield and drummer Christian Euman, in addition to New York Citybassist Sam Weber. “Simple songs that open doors to complex reactions…”  – David…

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Benny Golson Quartet feat. Nnenna Freelon

“Benny Golson is the Noah Webster of jazz. His vocabulary is unsurpassed and few if any have contributed more to the lexicon.” -Kansas City Star As a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer, and especially a tenor saxophonist, Benny Golson is one of the legendary figures in jazz. As a player he has appeared in the bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey, in addition to…

Benny Weinbeck

Benny Weinbeck

Pianist Benny Weinbeck has performed, composed and arranged music for over 25 years in this town and many others. He has worked with some of the top musicians and producers in the music industry. His several self-produced recordings highlight his compositions as well as his piano chops. Involved in film scoring, corporate projects, and teaching at Macalester College, he has also produced 4 albums of original compositions and one of…

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Bernhoft

Since releasing his sophomore album Solidarity Breaks in early 2011, Norwegian retro-soul singer/multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft has thrilled crowds around the world with his stripped-down yet amped-up one-man-band act. Largely on the strength of his looping-enhanced and wonder-inspiring live show, Bernhoft racked up 250,000 sales of Solidarity Breaks and earned more than three million views for “C’Mon Talk” (a beatbox-infused, acoustic-guitar-laced single that Bernhoft performed during his September 2011 appearance on The…

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Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures represent an original, swinging take on roots-based Americana music. Live or on their self-titled album, the band’s brand of blues, bluegrass, and acoustic rockers showcase an impressive mix of Bernie King-penned originals and diverse covers by Johnny Cash, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Chubby Checker. The lineup features Bernie King on vocals and rhythm guitar, John Kurtis on lead guitar, mandolin and banjo, Matt…

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Bethany Larson & the Bee’s Knees

Raised in Austin Minnesota, Bethany grew up a preacher’s daughter with three older brothers. She began singing with the church choir at the age of five and picked up guitar at fifteen. Moving on to college, Bethany maintained a love for music while studying classical voice. She began performing at more traditional venues in 2006 such as The Acadia Café. Since then she has moved up the scale, most notably…

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Bettye LaVette

See Jon Bream’s Star Tribune review of Bettye’s opening night! With Maurice Jacox opening! “With each of her albums improving on the last, Thankful ‘n’ Thoughtful continues the upward curve. It is, possibly, the best set of songs she’s ever recorded.” -BBC Music “Every time I see Bettye LaVette perform at the Dakota Jazz Club I have to search for new superlatives.” Read the rest of Jon Bream’s Star Tribune…

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Beverly McClellan

Beverly McClellan, a soulful singer with honest lyrics and a raw sound who is wonderfully eclectic, has been entertaining the nation for years. It all started for Bev back in Kingsport, TN when, at the age of four, Bev started playing the piano and knew she just had to do more. Even though she loves and looks up to her mother and Dolly Parton as musical idols, her major non-musical…

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Big Sam’s Funky Nation is a driving force of urban funk. Led by trombonist/vocalist Big Sam Williams, the Funky Nation’s signature Noladelic Powerfunk sound masterfully combines a rock sensibility with jazz improvisation and the horn-heavy front section that’s the hallmark of big band funk. After playing trombone for only three years, Big Sam was picked up by New Orleans institution the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a job he took when…

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