Musician Aaron Neville returns to the Dakota Jazz Club this evening. Photo by Sarah A. Friedman.
We lost Allen Toussaint in 2015, Fats Domino in 2017, Charles Neville in 2018, Dr. John this past June, and Art Neville in July. Aaron Neville may be that last great New Orleans voice of
Left: Jean-Willy Kunz standing amongst organ pipes (photo by Koralie Woodward); Branford Marsalis (photo by Palma Kolansky); and Jean-Willy Kunz at an organ console (photo by Antoine Saito).
If politics has its First Families, so does music. Branford Marsalis is a well-known member of the "First Family of Jazz", a group
Donna Grantis in concert at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, MN. Photo by Joe Lemke.
As a young Canadian guitarist, Donna Grantis dreamed of jamming with Prince. This dream actually came true: one day, out of the blue, a call came from Hannah Welton – Prince’s drummer – asking Grantis
A publicity photo of Pat Metheny. Photo by J. Peden.
Pat Metheny has won nearly every honor there is for a musician to win. His 44 recordings have sold over 20 million records sold worldwide, and have included three gold records. Those recordings have earned him an amazing 34
A promotional photo of master musician Stanley Clarke. Photo by Raj Naik.
Stanley Clarke gave a masterful and energetic performance at The Dakota Jazz Club last night. Clarke, who returns to the downtown Minneapolis location tonight for two additional performance, has been an important figure in contemporary music for 45 years.
The company of the North American tour of the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
If you do not already know the plot of Dear Evan Hansen, be warned: this review is chock full of plot spoilers about the musical now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in
David Bromberg in concert. The artist performed at the Dakota Jazz Club on Friday, May 17.
David Bromberg made his reputation in the 1960s and 1970s, starting as a skilled and versatile sideman and session musician. He played with everyone from Bob Dylan to Willie Nelson to Jerry Garcia to Carly
Kasidy Devlin (center) as Sir Robin in the national tour of Spamalot. Photo by Lance Evans.
Nerds and geeks of a certain age grew up with the British comedy group Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The Python television shows were broadcast late at night on PBS, and by the next morning, we
Avishai Cohen in concert. Photo by Brian Bix.
The Chicago Reader describes Avishai Cohen as “arguably the most exciting Israeli jazz musician in the world.” This might initially sound like praise so faint that it risks turning into criticism – like a building being described as “the tallest one in Cokato,
Songstress legend Mavis Staples in concert.
Last night at Mystic Lake, the audience was privileged to see two icons of American popular music, Mavis Staples and Buddy Guy. Staples may be best known as the lead singer for the family group the Staples Singers, whom she started singing with them at