The Peter Kogan Quintet at Crooners

Dunsmore Jazz Room 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Originals And Jazz Classics Playing tunes from Peter’s CDs and their favorite jazz standards. Ryan Garmoe trumpet Joe Mayo tenor sax Abebi Stafford piano Kameron Markworth bass Peter Kogan drums The Peter Kogan Quintet has been playing around the Twin Cities since 2016. The current aggregation has been together since last July. Peter Kogan backed up Blues masters Lightnin’ Hopkins, Floyd Jones and Honeyboy Edwards, appeared with the Larry Elgart Big Band and played with jazz, rock and blues bands in New York City before joining The Minnesota Orchestra as Principal Timpanist from 1986 – 2015. “Peter Kogan mixes and matches hard bop ensembles of various sizes on this comfort food collection of jazz standards and originals. Eternal sounds for the ages.” –Jazz Weekly

The ACME Jazz Company at Crooners

Crooners Main Stage 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes. Classic Repertory Big Band, Basie-Style The ACME Jazz Company is an 18-piece big band featuring vocalist Arne Fogel, singing selections from the Great American Songbook. Saxophonist Bob Parsons contributes the classic charts, plus unique arrangements, to the band’s growing eclectic repertoire. Arne Fogel vocalsBob Parsons music director, arranger, saxophone Arranger and woodwind performer Bob Parsons grew up in St. James, Minnesota. After receiving an M.A. in composition from the University of Minnesota, Parsons moved to New York City in 1991, where he was involved in composition, arranging, and production work for major label recording projects, jingles, and film scores. Parsons provided in-studio arranging services for Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson, John Scofield, the Brecker Brothers, and many others. Since returning to Minnesota, Bob Parsons joined the Acme Jazz Company, which features his arrangements, giving him a forum for his personal eclectic style. “They’re a great swinging big band!”– Gerry Swanberg, Big Band Scene, KBEM

Sue Scott’s Island of Discarded Women with Rose McGee and Favourite Girl at Crooners

The Belvedere at Crooners 6161 Highway 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes. Live Show And Podcast Island of Discarded Women is a live show and podcast that is all about amplifying women’s voices via personal stories, social commentary, original music and special guest conversations. So excited to talk with our special guest Rose McGee, the founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Organization and hear all about her “baketivism.” And our musical guests, Katy Vernon and her band Favourite Girl will bring us to our feet with new songs underscoring female empowerment! Sue Scott HostRose McGee Special GuestKaty Vernon & her band Favourite Girl Musical GuestsJen Santoro Rotty Guest StorytellerShanan Custer Actor Writer + More to be announced! + Live Real-Time Captioning available at this show. Bring your smartphones! Creator, host Sue Scott is a veteran actor, who for 24 years was the female cast member on the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Since 2019, Sue has been thoroughly immersed in producing Island of Discarded Women live show & podcast. Special guest Rose McGee,founder of the Sweet Potato Comfort Pie Organization, is one of Minnesota’s 50 Over 50, and an author and facilitator whose ‘baketivism’ began in 2014 after she was inspired to bake and deliver 30 pies to those standing up for justice in Ferguson, MO following the killing of Michael Brown. Since then, her organization has been delivering comfort pies around the country to those impacted by racial trauma with what Rose calls ‘the sacred dessert of Black culture.’ Sweet Potato Comfort Pie uses creative forms of connection-building to create change. Musical guests Katy Vernon and her band Favourite Girl are proudly feminist and bold. They will be performing new songs all about women empowerment! And British-born singer/songwriter Katy Vernon, the “ukulele songbird,” will share 2 powerful personal songs and the stories that inspired them. “Island of Discarded Women…a popular happening dedicated to the idea that women’s voices must be heard.” –Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune

The Brueskes Present Harmony Across Generations: Timeless Musical Duets at Crooners

Dunsmore Jazz Room 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Harmony Across Generations: Timeless Musical Duets Timeless Songs from Classic Broadway Jazz Step back to the LP era with a dynamic brother-sister duo, delivering timeless tunes adorned with seamless harmonies. Their sparkling arrangements, featuring upright bass, piano, and drums, create a musical journey that resonates with nostalgic charm, complete with songs of their childhood and more. Immerse yourself in the golden age of music in America from the sultry notes of jazz standards to the dazzling melodies of Broadway. This will be an evening to evoke cherished memories from the past. Tara Brueske piano/vocalsJeff Brueske upright bass/vocalsTim Zhorne drums Jeff and Tara Brueske have been featured individually in performances on stages from Orchestra Hall, The Dakota, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Crooners, to the grand Madison Square Garden Theater, and the elegant St. Paul Hotel. Their journey began as young kids singing in a family Gospel singing group harmonizing in the heart of Northern MN and Ontario, Canada. Tim Zhorne joins the group with an exceptional performance resume including playing with these artists: Wessell “WarmDaddy” Anderson, Connie Evingson, Jeff Dayton, Nachito Hererra, Sara Renner, Eric Gales, Brian Duncan, Sheila Ray Charles, Jearlyn Steele, Brent Paschke, and many others. Their musical roots and talent blossom into an unforgettable symphony of shared memories. “Music we all love with gorgeous solo vocals and harmonies intertwined with the best musical chops in town. This brother/sister duo knows how to deliver and entertain with the Great American Songbook brought to life with their playful sophisticated arrangements.” Steve Kelser (Arts Consortium of Carver County)

MINUTE by MINUTE: A Tribute to Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins at Crooners

Crooners Main Stage 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins one hour before showtime. The Yacht Rock Icons of LA, Vocal R&B The Grammy Award-Winning Songs of co-writers Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins – What A Fool Believes, Minute By Minute, Heart to Heart & many more. Featuring… Wayne Anthony Cate Fierro Jack Cassidy Tony Axtell Michael Pilhofer Kevin Anderson Ronny Loew Chaz Peterson As a vocalist, Wayne Anthony is a true chameleon. Entertainer, story teller, multi-instrumentalist, composer & producer, Wayne came up on the East Coast as an inspired member of a very musical family under the guidance of his Father George Cullinan who was a renowned Crooners & Big Band Singer. With a vast repertoire of musical styles, he’s followed a lifetime allure for the stage which has lasted over 5 decades and is still running strong. Wayne performs in over 10 musical productions and has performed on prestigious stages such as Target Center, The Troubadour In West Hollywood, Grand Casino, The Dakota, The Guthrie Theatre, The Chanhassen Theatre, Paisley Park Studios, The Fitzgerald Theatre, Crooners & St. Paul River Center. You’ll also find Wayne at his artistic residency of 7 years at Birch’s Supper Club on Long Lake and countless other Supper Club Stages such as Mancini’s in St. Paul along with a collection of Performing Arts venues in the Midwest. “Wayne Anthony’s voice, and his profoundly musical performances are always a must hear and see.” — Ricky Peterson | Musician & International Producer