Cadence

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Champlin Park High School – 7:30pm


“…polished, professional.” –  Curtis Metcalf

  • Numerous Juno & CARA Award Nominations
  • Best Vocal Jazz Album- 2006, Juno

Cadence brings an infectious energy and verve to every song. Their shows feature a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate pop arrangements and vocal dexterity. Their on-stage antics and audience participation connects with all ages. Canada’s celebrated vocal phenomenon.

Vocal Trash

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Champlin Park High School –

7:30pm


“…most crowd-pleasing group…” –  Terry Fator, America’s Got Talent

  • “Best Musical Act” by Fort Worth Texas Magazine
  • High-Octane Entertainment

Vocal Trash is entertainment with a conscience. An urban-themed Broadway style production that performs on custom instruments made from recycled materials. The interactive performance of singing, break-dancing and comedy leave the audience not only entertained, but inspired to spread peace, love and recycling. Glee Meets Stomp!

Twin Kennedy

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Champlin Park High School –

7:30pm


“…100% made for the stage…” –  Nashville Music Examiner

  • Winner of Two 2016 VIMA Awards
  • 2015 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize Winners

Known for their sibling harmonies and high-energy show, two-time Canadian Country Music Award nominees, Twin Kennedy, are a Canadian country sensation. Carli (guitar) and Julie (fiddle) blend their classical training with their country roots to create a program enjoyed by all ages. Classical to Country!

Ilya Yakushev

Monday, January 21, 2019 at Champlin Park High School –

7:30pm


“…superb control…” –  New York Times

  • Astounds and Mesmerizes Audiences
  • Featured Soloist with International Symphony Orchestras

Ilya is an award-winning Russian pianist whose program will feature compositions by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Gershwin as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Featuring a multi-media presentation, Ilya’s performance is a visual and technical spectacular.

Vox Fortura

Friday, March 8, 2019 at Champlin Park High School –

7:30pm


“Masterful presentation…” –  Amanda Holden, Actress/Singer

  • Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist
  • Pop-Op Sensation

A powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. With backgrounds in musical theatre, Vox Fortura is able to perform almost any genre of music in their iconic crossover style including selections by Elgar and Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend, and Ed Sheeran. Bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream.

Paul McDermand

7:30pm Friday October 6th 2017 at Anoka High School

Paul McDermand
“Great mood music.” –  Eddy Arnold

  • Caribbean, Jazz and Pop favorites
  • Performed with Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett and The Temptations

Exotic Instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to the serene beauty of A Summer Place – with a surf medley thrown in for good measure.  Paul performs on his signature steel drums, marimba, and vibraphone joined by guitar, bass and drums. A sweeping musical excursion on a journey!

Two On Tap

7:30pm Monday November 20th 2017 at Anoka High School

Two On Tap
“…rhythm, style, humor, and Broadway flair…” –  New Orleans Times – Picayune, LA

  • High-energy routines
  • Heralded by presenters and critics

Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano take you to the days when Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography and unique musical arrangements. This duo breaths new life into classic song-and-dance.

Duo Baldo

7:30pm Tuesday February 20th 2018 at Anoka High School

Duo Baldo
“…exhilarating…” –  Redacon

  • First Prize Musicomicontest (2009)
  • Debut with Andrea Bocelli (2004)

Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture in critically-acclaimed performances. Brad performs on a 1736 Testore violin and Aldo performs on whatever piano he can find. High energy classical music with comedy and a touch of slapstick.

3 Redneck Tenors

7:30pm Monday March 5th 2018 at Blaine High School

3 Redneck Tenors
“Bravo!” –  Chicago Herald

  • Finalists on America’s Got Talent
  • Broadway and opera stars in their own respects

A new breed in the “tenor genre” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler. Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo.

Side Street Strutters

7:30pm Wednesday April 18th 2018 at Anoka High School

Side Street Strutters
“…fire and prescision.” –  Larry Elgart, “Ambassador of Swing”

  • First Place – Breda International Jazz Competition
  • Outstanding Musicianship Award (International Assoc. of Jazz Educators)

The Strutters with vocalist Meloney Collins celebrate the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz. Vinyl Jazz-A Century Celebration is a potpourri of jazz, pop and R&B songs like Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue, Ellington’s Mood Indigo and All Or Nothing At All recorded by Frank Sinatra.  Melodies that shaped our musical landscape.