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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,...

United Trumpet Summit comes to the Dakota

United Trumpet Summit comes to the Dakota

Sep. 11 |     By Robin James Contributing Writer   For one-night only on September 11 (sets at 7 & 9) at the Dakota, jazz fans are in for a rare treat with a performance featuring the United Trumpet Summit consisting of some of today’s...

Legendary guitarist still going strong with new CD — Self-taught virtuoso has recorded over 30 albums

Legendary guitarist still going strong with new CD — Self-taught virtuoso has recorded over 30 albums

Jul. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Earl Klugh’s 60th birthday is this coming September. As a result he is celebrating with his first solo record since 2006. “A birthday gift to me? I didn’t think of it that way,” admits...

True artists shine in concert: Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller

True artists shine in concert: Esperanza Spalding, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller

Oct. 1 | True artists know how to captivate an audience. Inspiration from their musical mentors may have something to do with it. Bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding is an artist who knows how to captivate an audience. Just ask Prince. He is very supportive...

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Marcus Miller: Music a reflection of revolution, a link to the past

Sep. 12 |   We are pleased to present part-two of our interview with world-class bassist Marcus Miller. He performed with his band at the Dakota on Sept 11-12. His new album is Renaissance on Concord Records.   MSR: As it’s been referenced in the...