"Trading blazing solos with the late Purple One on a nightly basis, she proved her mettle, and earned a place in guitar history."
– Guitar Player Magazine

Canadian guitarist, Donna Grantis played with Prince as part of 3RDEYEGIRL and the New Power Generation. She was also working with him in a fusion jazz collective that he set aside to concentrate on his solo piano performances before his death in April 2016. Prince would have served as producer on Diamonds & Dynamite, an eight-track set that takes Grantis back to the improvisational fusion roots she was exploring before joining the Prince universe.

Grantis told Billboard, “the direction of the record overall was really influenced by him in so many ways. He introduced me to a whole new repertoire of jazz music I wasn’t familiar with.”

Her incendiary guitar playing is highlighted against the percussive tabla rhythms of guru Suphala to create a sound described by the Star Tribune as, “New millennium jazz-rock fusion, sorta like Jeff Beck meets a post-modern Mahavishnu Orchestra.”

w/JT Bates, Cody McKinney, Bryan Nichols and Suphala

 

Grantis was named one of 50 sensational female guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine, and has shared the stage with Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Janelle Monáe and Kendrick Lamar.

Learn More: https://www.donnagrantis.com

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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.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
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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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