"Inspired by classical works and the challenge of making jazz music more expansive, the latest project (HIGHER) came to life. And again Barber knows how to create a more artistic side of modern jazz, without denying the traditional roots of American jazz music."
– hifi Magazine

As a pianist and vocalist, Patricia Barber is a force to be reckoned with selling over 100,000 albums. Barber, who has won a Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition, once again brings thrilling original material into the jazz orbit. Featured on Higher is an art song cycle that toured in 2015 with Renee Fleming, “Angels, Birds, and I…”, that can be performed by jazz vocalists and instrumentalists as well as classical singers.

Performing with her long-time jazz trio—Patrick Mulcahy (bass), Jon Deitemyer (drums) and guests—Barber juxtaposes “Angels, Birds, and I…” with some of her celebrated arrangements from the American Songbook

On April 16, Patricia Barber was elected to the illustrious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 to honor excellence and convene leaders from every field of human endeavor toward advancing the common good. Among others elected this year are Michelle Obama and Jonathan Franzen. Jazz inductees from recent years include Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter who join the rolls with musicians Bob Dylan, Renée Fleming and Stephen Sondheim.

Learn More: http://www.patriciabarber.com


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.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test

  • Must be shown at the time of entry into Dakota.
  • Must match the ticket holder’s ID.
  • May come in the form of: a physical vaccination record card, a printed out file of vaccination record, a printed out negative test result, or a digital document on a mobile device (i.e. a photo image of a vaccination record card, a PDF file, a Word file, a Pages file, Docket app, Bindle app, Clear app, or other options).

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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