Fred Steele with BZ3 Organ Trio

Fred Steele

Brian Ziemniak

Troy Norton

Kevin Washington

All Ages
Greasy Soul-Jazz Organ Trio is Joined by Legendary R&B-Soul Singer Fred Steele!

"If you’re looking for greasy soul jazz that keeps your feet tapping while improvising on jazz and soul tunes, this early evening show is the place to be as Brian Zimniak, Hammond B3; Troy Norton, guitar; and Kevin Washington, drums will deliver the goods." - Larry Englund, Rhthym and Grooves

Fred Steele is in constant demand for corporate shows throughout the United States. His voice can be heard on countless voiceovers and vocal advertisements for companies including Levi’s and Wilson and Leather. His Inspirational Gospel CDs for Compass and Lifescapes are still a top selling series in the United States. He is a noted composer, arranger and producer. His acting and singing in the musical production, Mahalia, has taken him on tour around the United States. That soundtrack is available from Promised Land Productions.

Brian Ziemniak is the Twin Cities’ most versatile pianist, consistently crossing musical boundaries while being true to the style and himself. In the jazz world he has performed recently with Kneebody saxophonist Ben Wendel, pyrotechnic violinist Christian Howes, and noted avant garde clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet. Brian has toured recently with star-studded funk group FDeluxe and with popular Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer. He also appeared on soul legend Alexander O’Neal’s ‘Live in Minneapolis’ 2011 DVD. He appears on two recent jazz recordings: Peter Vircks’ “What You Believe is True” (Nov 2013), and Yohannes Tona’s “13” (slated for late 2014 release). He performs locally with numerous bands and a wide range of artists, including acclaimed R&B vocalist Fred Steele, Bruce Henry, rock group Vintage Raggs, and the Kevin Washington Quartet, in addition to fronting his own organ trio, BZ3.

Troy Norton is an award winning guitarist and producer working professionally for over 20 yrs. Voted “Best Twin Cities Guitarist”, Troy has worked and recorded with Donnie Osmond, producers Paul and Ricky Peterson, John Fields (Jonas Brothers), Tina & The B-Sides, and most recently with Grammy-nominated and Stellar award winner, F. Darnell Davis. Troy currently works out of his own studio, Studio LouKay, in Minneapolis Minnesota.

Kevin Washington’s talents as a drummer and composer have made him a favorite among musicians in New York and Minneapolis. He currently leads his own group called The Kevin Washington Quintet, performs in a band with bassist Anthony Cox called Happy Spirits, as well as Mississippi Quartet, Nachito Herrera Trio, Viva Brazil and Hip-Hop group called Toki Wright and This Debris. Kevin has performed with Reggie Workman, Roscoe Mitchell, Rodney Whitaker, Bob Hurst, Antonio Hart, Chico Freeman, James Carter, Fred Wesley, Roy Brooks, Marcus Belgrave, David Murray Big Band, Fred Hopkins, Craig Taborn, and James Newton to name a few.

Venue Information:
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432