60’s/70s Soul Music Review You’ll hear music from the documentary “Summer of Soul” directed by Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson. It captures the emotions of the legendary 1969 Harlem music fest.

Ginger Commodore Geoff Jones Ashley Commodore Tiawynee Purnell Kevin Jackson Brian Ziemniak Yohannes Tona Brandon Commodore David Fiely Daryl Boudreaux Chris Rochester

Ginger Commodore is a singer, songwriter and actress who enjoys an illustrious career in the Twin Cities area. She is an original member of the Grammy Award-winning singing ensemble The Sounds of Blackness as well as the vocal jazz ensemble Moore by Four. Ginger’s theatrical credits include productions with the Minnesota Opera Company, the Mixed Blood Theatre, the Children’s Theatre Company, Hey City Theatre, the Penumbra Theatre Company, Chanhassen Dinner Theater and Park Square Theatre. Ginger has expanded into producing and performing in tribute shows that include music from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack and Nancy Wilson. Ginger recently was Music Director for Memphis, the musical, at Artistry performed at Bloomington Center for the Arts. Ginger is a teaching artist with the Vocal Essence “Witness” School Program. With her quartet she covers Jazz, Blues, R&B, Classical, Message Music, Soul, and Gospel



Theatre L'Homme Dieu

The 60’s were inarguable the most prolific decade for female vocalists and musicians in many diverse styles and categories. From pop and folk to rock and rhythm and blues, women launched themselves into the music scene and claimed their space in the mostly male dominated industry.

WOMEN ON THE MOON Featuring Patty Peterson, Ginger Commodore, Joyann Parker, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder and Lori Dokken

Women on the Moon is a concert that showcases some of the greatest female artists from the 1960’s such as Mama Cass, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Cher, Lesley Gore, Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, Dionne Warwick, Joan Baez, Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, and many more.


Classic Soul & R&B The Twin Cities' finest musicians and vocalists pay tribute to the music of Anita Baker. Anita Baker is one of the most loved R&B vocalists of all time. She is known for her soulful ballads, particularly during the height of the quiet storm period in the 80's & 90's. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to fame following the release of her Platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which included the Grammy-winning single "Sweet Love". As of 2017, Baker has won eight Grammy Awards and has four Platinum albums, along with two Gold albums.

Ginger Commodore Kendra Glenn Aimee K. Bryant Deevo Dee, guitar Brian Ziemniak, keyboards Tony Axtell, bass Brian Kendrick, drums Daryl Boudreaux, percussion

A member of the Midwest music scene for many years, Ginger Commodore is classically trained, gospel-influenced, and jazz-inspired. Ginger’s musical foundation is a true amalgam of musical styles presented with her own unique delivery.

Originally from Chicago, Kendra Glenn realized her gift of singing at age 10 in the church choir. Kendra moved to the Twin Cities in the early 90s and has made herself a household name, working with Nicholas David, R Factor, Scott Holt, and many others.

Aimee K. Bryant is an actor, vocalist, director, teacher and songwriter, rooted in soul music, joy, and curiosity. A Howard University graduate, she is currently starring in the bull-jean stories and recently directed Memphis at Artistry.

"If Anita Baker isn't performing in your town on her current tour, this is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate her music with some of the best musicians in the Twin Cities". --Mpls Entertainment Weekly