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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.



Audiyo Element

Audiyo Element is a collective out of Minneapolis that has quickly become one of the break-out bands in it’s city. The dynamic Hip-Hop/Rock/R&B group prides themselves in songs that have a message of positivity. Within 11 months, the 8-piece group has played various venues such as a sold out Christmas show at The Fineline Music Cafe and Bunkers Music Bar and Grill.  In 2014 they emereged victorious at The Pourhouse’s…

Avalon Moon

Avalon Moon

Maya Weisinger-Vocals, Guitar, Violin Mathias Hertel-Vocals, Guitar, Beatbox We’re Maya and Matty. We like playing music when the time is right but mostly when the time isn’t right. We’re one big blusey, poppy, soulful, harmonizy, hit-making mess.

Average White Band

Average White Band

Celebrate at The Dakota with a New Year’s Eve party for the ages! AWB are widely regarded as one of the best soul and funk bands in music. Though perhaps best known for their timeless instrumental mega-hit ‘Pick Up the Pieces,’ the band’s strength actually lay in their consistently accomplished songwriting, stretching across several gold selling albums and multi-Grammy nominations. Somewhat incongruously, given their Scottish roots, the six piece took…


The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional…


Badi Assad

Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of her generation. She fluently blends traditional Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz and other sounds from around the world. As a result, this extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is creating an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization. What makes Badi Assad so unique is her pursuit of experimentation: She combines an extraordinary…



With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of traditional Jewish Sephardic and Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) melodies. This music was born from Jews exiled from Spain and Portugal, traveling through the former Ottoman lands: Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Morocco. As such, the group brings together instruments and traditions from the wide span of cultures that fed…


Band 2 feat. Tim Ries, Bernard Fowler

Tim Ries has been an in-demand saxophonist in New York jazz and education circles for nearly two decades. A busy bandleader and sideman, Ries has performed with Maria Schneider, Donald Byrd, Phil Woods, Maynard Ferguson, and many others. In 1999, Ries was enlisted to join the Rolling Stones on their No Security tour (which he describes as “the gig of a lifetime”), playing in the horn section as well as…

Barbara jean

Barbara Jean Meyers

“Minnesota’s answer to Emmylou Harris.” Jon Bream, Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Whimsical Melodic Folk Inheriting a musical legacy passed from grandmother to mother to daughter, Barbara Jean honed an early gift for violin into sharp songwriting and skill as a multi-instrumentalist playing banjo, fiddle and viola. Calling Minnesota’s North Shore home, Barbara Jean crafted her debut record, The Great Escape, which brings together rich imagery from Lake Superior’s rugged banks, reflections…


Barnaby Bright

Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind Barnaby Bright, are truly the modern day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam, and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments…multiple guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards. Because of the great number…



Platinum-selling vocalist Basia and her collaborator Danny White have always drawn from timeless influences: the rhythms and styles of Latin music, the sound of classic American soul and R&B, and the polish of ’50s and ’60s jazz; yet the sound is undeniably fresh. After spending most of the late 1980s and 90s high on the Adult Contemporary charts, Basia returns with her global pop sound, fusing stick-in-your-head-for-days melodies with complex…

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