Aja Parham and Quartet Carioca: Sarah Vaughan in Brazil at Crooners

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

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Brazilian Jazz Paying homage to her influence, with a Brazilian spin, Aja brings another side of Sarah Vaughan to the stage in a first-time collaboration with Quarteto Carioca, singing such songs as Corcovado, Fascinating Rhythm and Triste. Aja Parham vocalsDaniel Williams piano, vocalsAndrew Gillespie drumsMatt Senjem bassJohn Croarkin flute, sax Aja Parham has performed with the Minnesota Opera, Skylark Opera, Penumbra Theatre and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. Quarteto Carioca plays a range of songs from the contemporary Brazilian repertoire–samba jazz, Brazilian popular music, and other traditional genres with a contemporary influence. “Aja Parham is one of the Twin Cities’ most well-versed singers, with a wide vocal range and a deep knowledge of music. You can find her singing anything from jazz standards to pop tunes, R&B, gospel, and Motown.”–The Current Aja-Parham.squarespace.com

L.A. Buckner and Big Homie at Crooners

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

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes. Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop Playing all original music, combining jazz and hip-hop influences. With funky beats and extended solos, their live show is a high energy, musical journey that needs to be experienced to be believed. L.A. Buckner drums David Feily guitar David Smith keyboards Javon Williams saxophone Jamani Buckner percussion Ethan Yeshaya bass L.A. Buckner and Big Homie have opened for Stokley at the new Uptown Theater and played to sold out audiences across the country. Their debut album charted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart, and they were selected as one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands for 2023. “With a respectful nod to traditional jazz, while combining elements of soul, rock and hip-hop, L.A. Buckner and Big Homie have created a sound that is entirely their own. Glasper, Kamasi, Cory Henry and others should watch their backs…’cause here comes Buckner!” –Jazz Times LABuckner.com