"For the Holidays" with Moore by Four

Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, 6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake, Fridley, MN

MOORE BY FOUR quickly established themselves as a fixture on the Twin Cities music scene when the group was created in 1986 at Ruby's Cabaret in Minneapolis. The group performed sold out concerts at the Guthrie and Fitzgerald Theaters and went on to tour Europe and Japan, sharing concert billing with Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Williams, Carmen MacRae, Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie at concert halls and jazz festivals around the world. They've sung for the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Super Bowl, the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves, former President and Mrs. Clinton, Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, Vaclav Havel, the King and Queen of Sweden and at countless special events, benefits, corporate functions, colleges and universities, concert halls and festivals in the U.S., Europe and Japan. The harmonies put forth by the four vocalists Ashley Commodore, Ginger Commodore, Connie Evingson and Dennis Spears immediately invoke thoughts of Manhattan Transfer with their precise vocal control and polish, pulsating rhythms and innovative arrangements. But the individuals' grounding in gospel, jazz, pop and theatre provides a far broader range to the group's musical offerings. Originally specializing in music from the swing era, the group’s repertoire, arranged by Director Sanford Moore, also includes contemporary jazz, original compositions and new arrangements of the great standards from Broadway, Hollywood and the Cotton Club period - all performed in what has become known as the 'signature style' of MOORE BY FOUR

35.00 - 40.00

Ginger Commodore CHRISTMAS… WITH A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen

-with T Mychael Rambo & Ashley Commodore

Sometimes it happens when you’re looking through an old family photo album. Other times the thought may come with the smell of a tasty treat baking in the oven. Or maybe it comes later, during the act of hanging an ornament on a tree. But something will eventually trigger the words, “OK, now it feels like Christmas.”

Ginger Commodore and friends brings you a program of Christmas classics and originals, remixed and reframed as R&B, soul, funk and gospel – Christmas…With a Whole Lot of Soul! Classic holiday tunes like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “My Favorite Things,” “This Christmas,” “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Let It Snow” and more! Plus some band originals laced with R&B stylings, jazz riffs and gospel harmonies.

Ginger Commodore is a Midwest music scene veteran – she began her performing as a long-time member of the Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, touring across the United States. She was last on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Main Stage starring as “Motormouth Maybelle” in 2012’s Hairspray and the Concert Series in Night of Wonder – The Music of Stevie Wonder and Hot Buttered Classic Soul. She has also been seen at the Dakota, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera Company, Minnesota Pops Orchestra, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Hey City Theater, Park Square Theater and with the jazz group Moore By Four.

$45.00

CHRISTMAS… WITH A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen

-with T Mychael Rambo & Ashley Commodore

Sometimes it happens when you’re looking through an old family photo album. Other times the thought may come with the smell of a tasty treat baking in the oven. Or maybe it comes later, during the act of hanging an ornament on a tree. But something will eventually trigger the words, “OK, now it feels like Christmas.”

Ginger Commodore and friends brings you a program of Christmas classics and originals, remixed and reframed as R&B, soul, funk and gospel – Christmas…With a Whole Lot of Soul! Classic holiday tunes like “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “My Favorite Things,” “This Christmas,” “Mary, Did You Know?,” “Let It Snow” and more! Plus some band originals laced with R&B stylings, jazz riffs and gospel harmonies.

Ginger Commodore is a Midwest music scene veteran – she began her performing as a long-time member of the Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness, touring across the United States. She was last on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres’ Main Stage starring as “Motormouth Maybelle” in 2012’s Hairspray and the Concert Series in Night of Wonder – The Music of Stevie Wonder and Hot Buttered Classic Soul. She has also been seen at the Dakota, Penumbra Theatre, Minnesota Opera Company, Minnesota Pops Orchestra, Mixed Blood Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Hey City Theater, Park Square Theater and with the jazz group Moore By Four

$45.00