Sophisticated Ladies - Ginger Commodore and Yolande Bruce

Sophisticated Ladies - Ginger Commodore and Yolande Bruce

Performers:
Ginger Commodore
Yolande Bruce
All Ages
Ginger Commodore and Yolande Bruce Celebrate Ella, Sarah, Billie, Aretha, Natalie, Nancy, Dionne, Layla, Patti, Gladys and Anita Baker!

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).

Yolande Bruce is best known as a member of the award-winning vocal jazz group Moore by Four, Yolande has performed nationally and internationally, and opened for such legendary acts as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, and BB King. She has received many honors and awards including those from The Hallie Q. Brown Center, The Selby Jazz Association, The Minnesota Music Awards, and most notably by the Minnesota Black Music Awards with their Legacy Award. Yolande has performed in many of the top performing arts venues both locally and regionally, including The Fitzgerald Theatre, and Orchestra Hall. She has also performed in the annual production of Black Nativity at Penumbra Theatre; 2-Gether, Living Beauty, and For Our Daughters at Illusion Theatre; Dream On Monkey Mountain at the Guthrie Theater; Blues in the Night at The Ordway Theatre; and Adrift on the Mississippi for the History Theatre.

Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432