7:30pm Friday October 6th 2017 at Anoka High School
“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!
7:30pm Monday November 20th 2017 at Anoka High School
“…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.
7:30pm Tuesday February 20th 2018 at Anoka High School
“…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.
7:30pm Monday March 5th 2018 at Blaine High School
“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.
7:30pm Wednesday April 18th 2018 at Anoka High School
“…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.