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Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Rebirth Brass Band gets Dakota crowd on their feet

Aug. 1 | Do we have an agreement?,” asked lead trumpeter and Rebirth Brass Band (RBB) member Chadrick Honre at the beginning of the band’s second marathon set at the Dakota last Thursday night. He asked the audience if they were ready for some New Orleans...

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Minneapolis musician selected for Doris Duke Artist Award

Apr. 24 |   Minneapolis native, New York-based pianist and composer Craig Taborn among 13 jazz artists to receive 2014 Doris Duke Foundation awards     Earlier this week, The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced the first-ever...

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

This weekend, it’s jazz-related concerts galore!

Apr. 23 | Brooklyn-based ensemble Red Baraat makes its debut at Orchestra Hall on Friday, April 25 at 8 pm. Critics have described their performance as “a shot of pure adrenalin.” Established in 2008, Red Baraat is an eight-piece band from Brooklyn,...

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Hometown talent José James returns to the Cedar

Apr. 16 | José James and Kris Bowers return to the Cedar Cultural Center on Monday, April 21. Consider this an invitation to enjoy more new music from two young and gifted musicians with new albums.   But this is not just a fantastic reintroduction...

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...

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Minnesota Orchestra unveils 2014 “Live at Orchestra Hall” and Sommerfest concerts

Feb. 26 | Having just witnessed a richly entertaining musical show during the 2014 NBA All Star Game held in New Orleans featuring New Orleans own Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, and Dr. John, among others, I couldn’t help but think about our own musical...

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...

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...

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...

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Philanthropy for many is simply ‘doing the right thing’ for Blacks

Sep. 26 | MSR speaks with Minnesota Council on Foundations’ president Trista Harris   By Robin James Contributing Writer   Trista HarrisPhoto courtesy of theMinnesota Council on Foundations Who is Trista Harris? She’s an author, blogger, and self-described...