An Evening with Sophia Shorai & Tommy Barbarella

An Evening with Sophia Shorai & Tommy Barbarella

Wed · September 5, 2018

7:30 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

Sophia Shorai
Sophia Shorai
A SINGER WITH EQUAL PARTS HEART, CHARM AND INDIVIDUALITY, SHORAI HAS BEEN A MAINSTAY ON THE MINNEAPOLIS JAZZ SCENE FOR THE PAST 10+ YEARS. WITH FIVE SELF-RELEASED ALBUMS UNDER HER BELT, SHE MIXES OLD CLASSICS, MODERN REVIVALS AND HER OWN POP GEMS WITH EASE AND SOUL. SHORAI HAS COLLABORATED WITH MANY OF THE MIDWEST’S FINEST AND MOST CELEBRATED MUSICIANS AND HAS GARNERED INTERNATIONAL VOCAL RECOGNITION THROUGH COMMERCIALS, TELEVISION SHOWS AND FILMS.
Tommy Barbarella
Tommy Barbarella
Tommy Barbarella has made his mark behind the scenes composing, touring, recording and performing with Prince, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Art Garfunkel, Ziggy Marley and Love and Rockets – to name but a few. In the world of film, he has contributed his talents to Hollywood features by iconic directors like Spike Lee, Robert Altman and Marc Forester.

His first forays into the Minneapolis music scene came at a time when the 'Minneapolis sound' was exploding across the international airwaves in the 1980's. In a music club in downtown Minneapolis he was introduced to mega-producer Jimmy Jam Harris and other members of The Time. This eventually led to a 10-year stint as the keyboardist for Prince and the New Power Generation - a band considered by many to be Prince's finest line-up. With Prince and the NPG, Tommy toured the world several times over and made numerous TV appearances in the US and Europe.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432