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SHOWSTOPPERS: PURPLE REIGN a gala dinner party

Thursday, June 13, 2024

THE DEPOT The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

225 3RD AVENUE SOUTH, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401

6PM /// COCKTAIL RECEPTION

7:30PM /// DINNER & CABARET ENTERTAINMENT

with performances by Phinehas Bynum, Katherine Fried, Jennifer Grimm, Evan Tyler Wilson, and more!

remarks by Rodolfo Nieto and Sally Wingert Phinehas Bynum Katherine Fried Jennifer Grimm Evan Tyler Wilson Sally Wingert Rodolfo Nieto music direction by Bob Kelly, curated in partnership with Denise Prosek

directed by Justin Lucero

9:30PM /// DESSERTS & FAREWELLS

Expert pianist Rick Carlson & masterful vocalist Jennifer Grimm relax and play together as they make their way through their favorite jazz standards. Requests welcome, chit chat and visiting welcome, cocktailing and other such nonsense also welcome. No Cover Charge - just an easy breezy jazzy hang in the relaxed atmosphere of Maggie’s Lounge @ Crooners Supper Club in Fridley, MN - just north of 694 off Central.

Jazz pianist Tedd Firth, most often seen in the Twin Cities as accompanist to such vocalists as Marilyn Maye, Michael Feinstein and Bernadette Peters, makes his solo debut at Crooners with an evening of solo jazz piano along with some very special guests.

Tedd Firth piano Jennifer Grimm guest vocalist Maud Hixson guest vocalist

Tedd Firth is a musical director, pianist and arranger. As musical director and accompanist he has worked with Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barbara Cook, Maureen McGovern, Elaine Paige, Tom Wopat, Leslie Uggams, Joshua Bell, Melissa Errico, Christine Ebersole, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Betty Buckley, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and many others.

Among the jazz musicians he has performed or recorded with are John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Frank Wess, Mark Whitfield, Red Holloway, Benny Golson and Joe Morello.

As an arranger and orchestrator, Tedd’s work has been performed by all major American symphony orchestras. In 2023, Tedd created the two piano arrangements and full orchestrations for the concert “Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?” featuring Michael Feinstein and classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Television appearances include “The Today Show,” “Live From Lincoln Center” and “All My Children.”

$25-$35

The best of Reza‘s repertoire from seven albums, including new music from his new release “Mystical.” Reza Khan guitar Jeff Kashiwa sax Mauricio Zottarelli drums Matt King piano Leo Traversa bass Jennifer Grimm vocals Tushar and Joy special guests

Over the course of his six previous albums, starting with his debut ‘Painted Diaries’ in 2009, Reza Khan has worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz while developing a fascinating trademark fusion of pop, jazz, soul and world influences.

His empowering world jazz guitar music is steeped in his international roots and status as a socially conscious musical citizen of the world. Along the way, the Bangladesh-born, NYC-based composer and guitarist has enjoyed several breakthrough hits on the Billboard Jazz chart, including his first Top Ten single “Drop of Faith” (featuring Nils) from his critically acclaimed fifth album ‘Next Train Home’ and “Waiting for the Sky” from the 2021 collection ‘Imaginary Road.’

“His acclaim as a guitarist, composer and globally conscious musical visionary over the past 13 years has earned him the respect of the contemporary jazz community and many high-profile collaborations.” –Jonathan Widran

$25-$35

Come to Crooners Supper Club for a classic dining experience and enjoy "The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade,” a truly entertaining show jam-packed with hit after hit from some of the best-loved female vocalists of all-time. You'll not only hear fantastic music performed by an outstanding cast, Colleen Raye, Jennifer Grimm, and Debbie O'Keefe, but also take a nostalgic trip back to a simpler time. Accompanied by three extraordinary musicians under the direction of Norton Lawellin, the music has a "true to the era" sound with background vocals and instrumentals.

Sit back and enjoy your favorites including Rosemary Clooney’s "Hey There” & "Come Ona My House,” Patti Page’s "Tennessee Waltz” & "Old Cape Cod,” Doris Day’s "Que Sera Sera” & "Secret Love,” Connie Francis’ "Where The Boys Are" & "Who's Sorry Now," and Peggy Lee’s "Is That All There Is?” & "Fever," just to mention a few.

Audiences join in singing, and sometimes swaying, to their favorites, laughing along with some of the novelty tunes and stories, and even getting a little teary-eyed during some of the familiar ballads. Great music, laughter and a trip down memory lane awaits you. Don't miss this unforgettable show.

$30-$40

Experience an enchanting 1920's jazz-themed evening with laughter, live music, and heartwarming moments.

Joined by local superstars and award-winning vocalists:

  1. Mychael Rambo

Jennifer Grimm

Jamecia Bennett

Thomasina Petrus

Lisa Pallen

Unite for a noble cause and create impact! Reserve a whole table for your friends and/or colleagues or join with your special someone. VIP tickets are limited, so grab them now. Enjoy food, drinks, and celebration, all in support of the arts in your community! Anticipate a night of joy, generosity, and unforgettable memories!

General $75 • VIP $160

Guitarist Joe Cruz leads an electrifying 7-piece band as he passionately delivers the all-time favorite hits of Carlos Santana. Groove along with classics including ‘Black Magic Woman,’ ‘Evil Ways,’ and ‘Oye Como Va’ as well as radio hits ‘The Game Of Love’ and ‘Smooth.’

Joe Cruz - lead guitar, vocals Jennifer Grimm - vocals Tom Peterson - bass Josh Alfaro - drums Brian Ziemniak - B3 organ Joel Arpin - percussion Andrew Gillespie - percussion

$35-$45

Performing jazz, Latin, and original music from a 5-octave marimba.

Jenny Klukken marimba Chris Bates upright bass Chris Olson guitar Dave Schmalenberger drumset

Jenny Klukken, marimba extraordinaire’s recent and notable performances include: Icehouse in Minneapolis, University of Minnesota in Duluth, Center for Mallet Research in Kutztown Pennsylvania, University of Northern Iowa, and Studio Z of St. Paul. Jenny studied music locally at the University of Minnesota and internationally in Paris, France, with Erik Sammut.

“A gifted musician with a knack for sonic portraiture.” –Kevin O’Connor, KBEM, MPR

JennyKlukken.com

$25-$35

Jennifer Grimm with Lori Dokken

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The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis

Jennifer Grimm returns to the Club, where she’s performed at Club Day Mondays and presented her signature production, Jennifer Grimm Sings Judy Garland. She’s recently had a few original song placements in Showtime’s House of Lies, NBC’s Parenthood, USA’s Suits, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and NBC’s Sing Off. All of this has led to more opportunities writing for Sony and being published by Universal Publishing. Oh, and Jennifer has a degree in mathematics from Augsburg College.

5:00 pm Open for tapas and drinks 5:30 - 7:00 pm Concert