David Sanborn Jazz Quintet

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Sanborn can play anything he wants well—even his smooth jazz discs are a cut above the competition. But that “Jazz...

Mar 9

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

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In addition to helming the best Cajun band on the planet, fiddler Michael Doucet is one of the nicest, most...

Mar 6

Mindi Abair + Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer + David Sanborn Quintet + Special EFX + Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser

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The veteran saxophonist has been all over the place, touring with Mandy Moore, the Backstreet Boys and Dave Koz; backing...

Mar 6

Thanks to DownBeat for over 25 years of listing us as a “Best Jazz Venue Worldwide!”

"Open every night on the first floor of the Target Plaza Building, the Dakota features an eclectic mix of jazz,...

Mar 4

‘Very accomplished but very natural,’ Twin Cities jazz pianist Peter Schimke dies at 59

When he left Minneapolis to study jazz in New York and New Jersey in the mid-1980s, Peter Schimke happily discovered...

Mar 3

Jeremy Walker Quartet: When Duke Met Coltrane

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The Duke Ellington-John Coltrane collaboration in 1962 was musically tilted toward the 63-year old Duke even though Coltrane’s stellar rhythm...

Mar 2

Bill Frisell: HARMONY

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In 2019, the ever-inventive guitarist offered "Harmony," an album by a quartet of the same name. Along with fellow guitarist...

Feb 28

Nachito Herrera and Karen Briggs, Pieta Brown and David Huckfelt & Cyrille Aimée

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The powerhouse Minnesotan-Cuban pianist and versatile Los Angeles violinist were so spectacular in their debut as a duo a month...

Feb 27

Stacey Kent

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“I Know, I Dream,” the latest album by the delicately elegant New Jersey-born, London-based jazz vocalist, is her first effort...

Feb 21

James McMurtry + Curtis Stigers

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The son of an award-winning novelist/screenwriter and an English teacher, he fits in neatly with the Texas troubadour tradition. Like...

Feb 21