Previous events

Ginsing Music and the Chanhassen present Hot Buttered Classic Soul X

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen

eaturing Ginger Commodore, Jesse Larson (from NBC’s The Voice), Geoff Jones & Ashley Commodore

A great soul ballad is something very special. It becomes a part of your life. It’s music that gets deep inside of you. Which could be why it never really goes out of fashion. From Stax and Motown to Northern Soul and neo-soul, it’s a timeless genre that’s gripped us for decades.

We’re talking about the classics. Soul(full) classics. Local jazz singer Ginger Commodore is joined by Jesse Larson (NBC’s The Voice), vocalist Geoff Jones (Sounds of Blackness) and daughter Ashley Commodore who will bring you those feel-good songs that we hold dear. Songs like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” “Cruisin’” by Smokey Robinson, “At Last” by Etta James, Minnie Ripperton’s “Lovin’ You,” “People Make the World Go Round,” “People Get Ready,” “Betcha By Golly Wow,” “Sweet Love,” “I’ll Take You There,” “Higher Ground” and more! Hot Buttered Soul will also bring you songs by Stevie Wonder, Betty Wright, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding and more. Come soothe your soul with songs from the ’60s, ’70s & ’80s. We’re singin’ soul music all night! The show will also feature Brian Ziemniak on piano, Yohannes Tona on bass, Brandon Commodore on drums and Deevo on guitar.

40.00 show, 55.00 w/dinner

Do You Like Good Music? with Ginger Commodore, Jesse Larson, Dennis Spears

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

A Night of Sweet Soul Music ALL AGES

JESSE LARSON IS A GUITAR PLAYER AND VOCALIST WITH A DYNAMIC, SOULFUL SOUND.

He has shared the stage with many well-known acts like Next, Eric Roberson, Robert Robinson, Darnell Davis. Jesse most recently performed with Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine as well as Ceelo Green, when he competed in Season 12 of NBC hit television show The Voice. During his twelve week run on the show, Jesse wowed fans and gained the admiration of fellow musicians making it all the way to the finale and ultimately winning the fourth place spot.

Jesse is a self-taught musician with many influences from B.B. King to Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway. Jesse’s father was his biggest influence and introduced him to classic blues at a young age. In February, 2015 he got a call to audition for Prince. After many auditions, he landed the opportunity to play for Judith Hill, whom Prince was producing. After Prince’s sudden death, the tour was canceled, but the experience helped to ignite Jesse’s passion for spreading the gift of music to people all over the world.

Ginger Commodore has been a member of the Midwest music scene for many years. Classically trained, Gospel influenced, Jazz inspired. Ginger’s musical foundation is a true amalgam of musical styles presented with her own unique delivery, from touching whisper to full throated (yet controlled) power.

Her career has taken her down many musical roads. She began her performing as a long time member of the Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness, touring across the United States.

Her theatrical credits include: the World Premiere of DEATH IN THE FAMILY with the Minnesota Opera Company, SELMA with the Penumbra Theatre Company, BLACK BELTS at the Mixed Blood Theatre, STAMPING, SHOUTING & SINGING HOME with the Children's Theatre Company, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Hey City Theater, Black Nativity (Penumbra), HAIRSPRAY (Chanhassen Dinner Theatre). and most recently THE COLOR PURPLE (Park Square Theater)

30.00-35.00