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Memorable musical moments from 2013

Memorable musical moments from 2013

Dec. 31 |     People have a huge thirst for connection. How well a song or an experience stays with you can be as easy as answering the question, does this art have resonance, or not? If I were to put together a musically inspired compilation of this...

Legendary guitarist performing at the  Dakota pursuing degree in music therapy

Legendary guitarist performing at the Dakota pursuing degree in music therapy

Jul. 10 |     Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan is world renowned for his unique two-handed guitar technique (also known as the touch technique, or two-handed tapping) and will return to the Twin Cities to play a special solo guitar set at the Dakota...

Three jazz artists producing quality material

Three jazz artists producing quality material

May. 29 |       What does it mean to work with a high level of musicality? Three cutting-edge musicians with new albums out — veteran artists Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and rising star Gerald Clayton —certainly know the answer to...

The SF JAZZ Collective at Dakota March 19

The SF JAZZ Collective at Dakota March 19

Mar. 13 |       The SF JAZZ Collective returns to the Dakota on March 19 for one of the most anticipated musical performances of the year. The world-class ensemble will feature the repertoire of Chick Corea, legendary keyboardist and new compositions. Stefon...

Best albums of 2011 make  for optimism about 2012

Best albums of 2011 make for optimism about 2012

Jan. 4 |     As the year 2011 ends and 2012 begins, one word comes to mind: optimistic. Optimistic is how I feel. Kind of like the song “Optimistic,” sung by the Sounds of Blackness and written by Jimmy Jam for his mother. It’s one of my favorite...