CHORO das 3 – Traveling Musicians from Brazil

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

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Choro, Brazilian Instrumental Music The trio plays Brazilian instrumental music based on choro, an instrumental music genre that emerged in Brazil in the 19th century to become the foundation for all Brazilian music. Corina Meyer Ferreira flute, piccoloLia Meyer Ferreira 7 string guitarElisa Meyer Ferreira mandolin, clarinet, banjo, piano, accordion Eduardo taught his daughters that they could do anything they set their minds on. Guided by this spirit, Corina, Lia, Elisa, and their mother, Cristina, arrived in the USA in May with their two dogs, Lola and Bibi. They plan to drive their motor home over 10,000 km, from Cape Cod to Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois, California, Oregon, and other states. They intend to prove to the world that strong, independent women can do a major tour and play great music in a man’s world!

Miss Shannan’s Comedy Through the Chaos at Crooners

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

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Comedian and Storyteller Miss Shannan Paul has curated a combination of stand-up comedy and storytelling guaranteed to help you laugh through the hard times. Miss Shannan was named “Best Stand-Up Comedian” by City Pages in 2020. Campus Activities Magazine® included her as one of eight Top Speaker Picks for 2015. She has appeared on “Nick Mom’s Night Out,” “Laughs TV,” Hulu and as part of the SXSW Comedy and Music Festival. She has performed with Louie Anderson, Sinbad, and Christopher “Kid” Reid. She is also an award-winning storyteller and regular host of the Moth StorySlams held in the Twin Cities. She regularly brings her wit, whimsy and pop culture expertise to Twin Cities television as part of “The Jason Show.” Plus, hear Miss Shannan weekly on MyTalk 107.1, 830 WCCO and her podcast called “Be Our Geek.” “With comedy that’s personal and relatable, she has the ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends for years, even if you’re only seeing her for the very first time.” –City Pages MissShannan.com

Masters of Improvisation

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

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Instant Theatre, Comedy And Music Back again by popular demand Dane Stauffer is hosting some esteemed fellow Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop alumnae for another fun evening of “Instant Theatre.” They need you in the audience for suggestions and the usual improv byplay. Dane StaufferMelissa DentonMichelle HutchisonJay ReillyJim DetmarShirley Mier piano Dane Stauffer celebrates 45 years in the business of entertainment, performance and creative expression. A crowd favorite at Crooners, he returns to our stage after appearing in the recent smash “Glensheen” at the History Theatre. Along with the other performers, he traces his history back to the comedy heyday of the mid 1980’s where these performers cut their teeth together making up sketches, songs, and improvising nightly at the Brave New Workshop. “Masterful comedy. Every nuance is expertly judged.” –Three Weeks, Edinburgh, Scotland DaneStauffer.com

An Evening of Solo Piano with Tedd Firth Feat. Jennifer Grimm & Maud Hixson

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

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. Jazz, Piano Jazz pianist Tedd Firth, most often seen in the Twin Cities as accompanist to such vocalists as Marilyn Maye, Michael Feinstein and Bernadette Peters, makes his solo debut at Crooners with an evening of solo jazz piano along with some very special guests. Tedd Firth pianoJennifer Grimm guest vocalistMaud Hixson guest vocalist Tedd Firth is a musical director, pianist and arranger. As musical director and accompanist he has worked with Bernadette Peters, Michael Feinstein, Marilyn Maye, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barbara Cook, Maureen McGovern, Elaine Paige, Tom Wopat, Leslie Uggams, Joshua Bell, Melissa Errico, Christine Ebersole, Lee Ann Womack, Faith Prince, John Schneider, Betty Buckley, Mary Cleere Haran, Margaret Whiting, Carol Sloane and many others. Among the jazz musicians he has performed or recorded with are John Pizzarelli, Houston Person, Frank Wess, Mark Whitfield, Red Holloway, Benny Golson and Joe Morello. As an arranger and orchestrator, Tedd’s work has been performed by all major American symphony orchestras. In 2023, Tedd created the two piano arrangements and full orchestrations for the concert “Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?” featuring Michael Feinstein and classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Television appearances include “The Today Show,” “Live From Lincoln Center” and “All My Children.” TeddFirth.com