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
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.
Come celebrate the birth of the blues, Broadway, jazz, movie musicals and more. Birth of the Beat takes the audience on a musical journey through the cities where these American musical genres were born. Re-discover the “routes” of American music!
“Tenoré will blow you away from the first listen…” – Brett Manning
Uplifting Passionate Performers
Tenoré unleashes a glorious sound that breaks down musical barriers, draws together diverse cultures, and celebrates a repertoire of lyrical sweetness and dramatic strength. They are known for their powerhouse vocals, rock star charisma and invitations with audiences to sing along with them. A powerful concert experience.
“…truly stunning, enjoyable and memorable performance…” – Charlie Huff DCI Newspaper
Kuba Kawnik: Vibraphone Virtuoso & Multi-Instrumentalist
Rebecca Lowe: Broadway Musical Vocalist
Kubecca combines the classical and jazz education of Kuba with Rebecca’s musical theater experience to create a diverse program featuring country, jazz and showtunes arranged for unique instrumentation including the marimba, kalimba, flute and theremin. An amalgam of musical expression.
Adam was voted small venue entertainer of the year by CA Magazine. An incredible presentation using state-of-the-art techniques. Adam was voted top 10 most influential youths in the country by US News and World Report Magazine. Bring the entire family!
“…With a crowd notoriously hard to please, you had them swinging from the first song to the last.” – Sage Crump, Program Director, PAE
Style, Swagger and the Great American Songbook
High-Energy Class Act
Audiences have fallen in love with Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson and The Fabulous Equinox Little Big Band. Along with the greatest songs, the best original arrangements and phenomenal musicianship, these two bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage. Big Band for a new generation!