Latin Jazz Series Coming to Dakota


Nachito Herrera & Habana Social Club
WED AUG 28 + THURS AUG 29 • 7PM + 9:30PM

“One of the world’s great Cuban pianists. [Nachito] blends jaw-dropping technique and rich, powerful soulfulness in an amazing display of musical power and emotion.”
– TEDx Talks

Nachito Herrera, acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest Cuban pianists in command of traditional classical and contemporary musical idioms, presents a night in Habana with a band of musicians who hail from some of the most exciting bands in Cuban music – Celia Cruz, Buena Vista Social Club,  Benny Moré, Afro-Cuban All-Stars, ¡Cubanismo!, Los Van Van, and more.  This a a band of musical monsters led by one of the greatest Cuban pianists in the world.

Nachito Herrera (piano, keyboards & musical director)
José Perico Hernández (percussion, actor & singer)
Calixto Oviedo (drum & timbales)
Yaure Muñiz, Chucho Valdez, Leider Chapotin (trumpets)
Carlos Caro (Cuban & Afro-Cuban percussion)
Hammadi Bayard (alto & soprano flute)
Luis Rosca Beltràn  (tenor saxophone & flute)
Daymar Calvario (bass)
Raymanis Garcia (percussion)
Perico Hernández (singer)
Mirdalys Herrera (singer)
Alberto Alberto (singer)

Marialy Pacheco Trio
Prominent Cuban Pianist
FRI AUG 30 • 7PM

“Her own compositions are breathtaking, she can twist old Standards in a new way and the classical world is also familiar to her.”
– Hifi-Stars Magazine

Marialy Pacheco can surely be considered as one of the most prominent rising stars of the Jazz piano. Chucho Valdes once called her “the greatest of young piano talents”. Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Solo Piano Competition in 2012, Cuban pianist Marialy Pacheco combines Caribbean temperament and excellent technique to produce a truly breathtaking music full of virtuosity, authenticity and joy in performing.

Marialy Pacheco (piano)
Francisco Mela (drums)
Yunior Terry (bass)

Eddie Palmieri
Latin Jazz Giant
SAT AUG 31 • 7PM + 9:30PM

“The Spanish Harlem, New Yorker is a living legend and cultural treasure”
– Star Tribune


Known as one of the finest pianists of the past 60 years, Eddie Palmieri is a bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His playing skillfully fuses the rhythm of his Puerto Rican heritage with the complexity of his jazz influences: Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner as well as his older brother, Charlie Palmieri.



Effective immediately, all concerts and events at the Dakota will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72-hours. Masks are requested to be worn indoors no matter your vaccination status, except when eating or drinking.

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Effective immediately, Dakota will require either proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination regimen OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (which was administered up to 72 hours prior) for any person* to enter any events** held at Dakota. The COVID-19 vaccination card must show a completed regimen that concluded at least 14 days before the date of the event that the patron plans to attend. Dakota does NOT accept self-administered Antigen Rapid Test results or provide them to patrons without either of the above listed required proofs. PCR and Antigen Rapid Test results are accepted if administered by a clinic or State-certified testing facility.

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  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
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In accordance with the City of Minneapolis, Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1 MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be worn indoors, except for the purposes of eating, drinking, or performing on stage.

Staff: This policy applies to all staff for all events and it also applies for entry into the building when there are no events.

Questions? Email Joe Doermann, Director of Operations at: [email protected]

Children under 5 not vaccinated may show a negative COVID-19 test as outlined above.

*This policy applies to all people entering Dakota. This includes staff, performers, etc.

**This policy applies to any and all events held at Dakota. This includes shows that other venues and organizations present in Dakota’s space.

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