Brian Blade + Life Cycles

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One of the most esteemed and beloved drummers in jazz today, Blade joins with Rogerio Boccato on percussion, Jon Cowherd...

Sep 19

Donna Grantis

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As a young Canadian guitarist, Donna Grantis dreamed of jamming with Prince. This dream actually came true: one day, out...

Sep 18

Toko Telo

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The Dakota’s determined march away from a predominantly jazz menu is more easily forgiven when the venue offers up programming...

Sep 15

Pat Metheny Side-Eye

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Virtuoso jazz guitarist Pat Metheny’s career stretches back to the ’70s and encompasses popular infusions of rock and folk, eclectic...

Sep 3

Eddie Palmieri + Pat Metheny Side-Eye

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Hoping to create awareness for the ongoing post-hurricane struggles of his homeland of Puerto Rico, the nine-time Grammy-winning pianist will...

Aug 29

Nachito Herrera and Habana Social Club

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Though he keeps coming up with new themes and concepts, Nachito plays the Dakota so regularly that it’s too easy...

Aug 26

Latin Jazz Series

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The Dakota has assembled a fascinating four nights of Latin jazz. Kicking it off will be two evenings of Minnesota’s...

Aug 23

Dobet Gnahoré + Irv Williams’ 100th Birthday

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Tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 13) Originally from Côte d’Ivoire, now based in France, Gnahoré was being compared to Miriam Makeba and...

Aug 13

Dobet Gnahoré

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Charismatic Côte d’Ivoire singer Dobet Gnahoré’s music defies borders, her lyrics often advocating for African unity and women’s rights. Drawing...

Aug 12