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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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Saul Williams

Born in Newburgh, New York in 1972, Saul Williams is considered a powerful voice of the hip-hop generation as a poet, actor, rapper, singer and musician. Best known for his blend of spoken word poetry and hip-hop, and for his leading role in the independent film Slam, he received notable recognition while supporting Nine Inch Nails for parts of their 2005-2006 tour. Saul’s third album, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation…



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…


Scarlet Rivera

Though Scarlet is a composer and performer in her own right, she has made vital contributions to Bob Dylan’s Desire and Hard Rain albums, and was featured in Dylan’s World of John Hammond Special for NBC and film Renaldo and Clara, and several cuts on Dylan’s Biograph and The Bootleg Series. Scarlet is also featured on Keb Mo’s The Door, Tracy Chapman’s Crossroads; Stanley Clarke’s Just Family, David Johanson’s Funky…


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.



Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience. Celebrating 10 years of getting people dancing all night, Scythian released their new album, Jump at the Sun, this summer, with new songs debuting at album release shows across the country. Ed Helms’s The Bluegrass Situation has chimed in with praise, calling “Paint This Town”…


Secret Someones

Secret Someones is a New York City-based new project comprising singer/songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist, Zach Jones. Drawing inspiration from bands like Weezer, Talking Heads, and the entire Tom Petty catalog, the band is pure songwriting excellence. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they’re just getting started. If you don’t know them yet, you will soon – and don’t let it be the news you hear from someone else.  Better…


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),…


Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta featuring Salvador Duran

A mambo big-band like you’ve never experienced, bandleader Sergio Mendoza helms one of the most exciting latin music bands operating today. He and his orchestra – which can stretch to 19 pieces – bring a fevered energy and vital approach to classic mambo and cumbia sounds. Informed by influences like Perez Prado and Chico Che y La Crisis, the band is also directly influenced by Mendoza’s experience playing in Calexico,…

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