Barb Bailey is Dakota's Personal Manager
DAKOTA HORVATH! (34-yr-old Pop, Jazz, Soul Singer-Songwriter) Based in Chicago
Compared to Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble & Bobby Darin
RICK KOGAN, Chicago Tribune columnist/WGN Radio Host
"There is no better entertainer in Chicago than DAKOTA HORVATH."
Though DAKOTA started out his career tributing FRANK SINATRA at "Legends in Concert" in Las Vegas & singing for BRAD PITT & JENNIFER ANISTON'S wedding in LA, today, at 34 years old, he has established himself as a crossover Artist who sings multiple genres of music including JAZZ, POP, FUNK, SOUL and .R&B.
VEGAS! DAKOTA wrapped A ONE-YEAR RUN AS SINATRA (August 2013 - August 2014) "THE BROADWAY RAT PACK at THE FOUR QUEENS, 5 nights a week, 2 shows a night
DAKOTA has opened for Natalie Cole & performed at The Sopranos' Emmy Awards party. He has shared the stage with such celebs as Tony Bennett, Jimmy Buffet, Herbie Hancock, Seal, Rick Springfield, Clint Holmes, Don Rickles, Dennis Tufano, Melissa Etheridge, Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Michael Bolton & Tony Orlando. DAKOTA has worked with legendary Musical Director, MR. VINNIE FALCONE. DAKOTA recently performed at "The South Point Casino" in Las Vegas singing the original charts of BOBBY DARIN with a 14 piece orchestra, featuring the "Fat City Horns" from the Las Vegas based mega-watt band, "SANTA FE."
DAKOTA'S first professional gig was at MICKEY ROUTKE'S club in Miami at the age of FIVE.
A few years later, FRANK SINATRA asked TOM DREESEN to bring DAKOTA back stage to meet him. SINATRA handed him his handkerchief from his vest pocket & said, "you've got it kid," & THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER ran the story the next day. DAKOTA has been tributing SINATRA ever since.
DAKOTA has shared the stage with such celebs as Tony Bennett, Jimmy Buffet, Herbie Hancock, Seal, Rick Springfield, Clint Holmes, Don Rickles, Dennis Tufano, Melissa Etheridge, Lou Rawls, Paul Anka, Michael Bolton & Tony Orlando. Dakota has appeared in Las Vegas at numerous venues & has worked with Bobby Rosario on "The Dennis Bono Show." Following a 3-month tour in Beijing, China, DAKOTA has headlined at numerous venues including LA clubs…Catalina Bar & Grill, Jazz at the A-Frame & Spazio. In Chicago Dakota has worked at The House of Blues, The Auditorium Theatre, The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, Andy's Jazz Club, Katarina's, Fly Me to the Moon & The Joynt. His list of clients are many including The City of Hope, Boys Town, Coach for Kids, Sketchers & the Chicago Bulls.
FRANK SINATRA was not DAKOTA'S only singing influence. He grew up listening to Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder & Gino Vanelli. Now 34, DAKOTA has emerged with his own vocal styling…mixing it up & appealing to audiences of all ages.
DAKOTA'S Shows: "Dakota Swings The American Songbook" & "Dakota Swings Frank Sinatra."
DAKOTA'S most recent CD features the virtuosity of the Jazz great, BENNY GREEN, on piano.
DAKOTA'S voice has been compared to MILES DAVIS' trumpet. (Music Industry Newswire)
His voice has also made news on Regis Philbin, Diane Sawyer, Jerry Springer, Phil Donohue, Jenny Jones, Fox in the Morning, Good Morning America, US Weekly, London Mirror, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, The NY Times & The LA Times, WGN Radio in Chicago & KJAZZ Radio in LA.
DAKOTA has plans to go back into the studio to record his next CD which will include several original songs of DAKOTA'S as well as great arrangements of some of your favorite hits. STAY TUNED FOR THE CD RELEASE DATE!