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Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Lewis, Pizzarelli and McFerrin take over Orchestra Hall

Apr. 15 | When you’re in the business of moving people–and I mean by way of live musical artistry, it’s never an easy task. If the goal is to have an unforgettable experience with an audience that occurs in the now and that takes people places...

Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Ruben and Lalah play well in the Twin Cities

Apr. 7 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway On a great feeling Sunday evening, Ruben Studdard and Lalah Hathaway started their 2014 tour at The Dakota Nightclub, located in downtown Minneapolis, in grand fashion! Although...

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Get ready for a carnival of musical delights.

Feb. 13 |     Heading into this weekend and the next, an assortment of upcoming jazz related shows are set to take place at the Dakota. Get ready for a carnival of musical delights. Actually, it was trumpeter Russell Gunn who was to help kick things...

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

The 2012 MSP International Film Festival darling returns

Nov. 27 |     They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kowtowed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved. The Girls in the Band tells the poignant,...

Marcus Roberts Trio performing at the Dakota

Marcus Roberts Trio performing at the Dakota

Nov. 6 |                   On Wednesday, November 6, for two sets only, the Marcus Roberts Trio returns to the Dakota stage to bring its well-known one-of-a-kind virtuosity to local audiences. And for a group that...

Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40 Tour stops at the Dakota

Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40 Tour stops at the Dakota

Oct. 30 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The energy he displayed during a recent show in town truly belies Billy Cobham’s age. Billy Cobham on the drums.Photos by Keith Tolar The 69-year-old jazz fusion drummer has been on the road with...

Local legendary jazz club closing its doors

Local legendary jazz club closing its doors

Oct. 9 |     Yesterday it was announced on Minnesota Public Radio that the Artists’ Quarter jazz club located in St. Paul is closing at the end of year—on New Year’s Eve to be exact. The owner and jazz drummer Kenny Horst cites a recent hike...

The Artist’s Way: Sarah White on Music, Motherhood, and Her New Band

The Artist’s Way: Sarah White on Music, Motherhood, and Her New Band

Oct. 1 |       By Junauda Petrus Contributing Writer  “You can always break rules and challenge limits. You can always be the boss of your art, because it comes from the soul. I really love when the art becomes the boss of me and moves and...

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

An interview with jazz veteran Billy Cobham

Sep. 27 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Billy CobhamPhoto courtesy of publicist Nancy Balik   According to www.whosampled.com, Billy Cobham’s music has been sampled over 40 times, including two signature songs “Red Baron” (sampled...

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Lorber and company wow Dakota crowd

Sep. 18 | Jazz and R&B heavyweights come together for “special show”   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Last week was the first time I attended a Dakota Jazz Club late show. Several patrons that attended the earlier Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp,...