Jevetta Steele & Jearlyn Steele

Jevetta Steele & Jearlyn Steele

Mon · September 25, 2017

7:30 pm


Off Sale

Jearlyn and Jevetta are excited to perform for the first time in the intimate Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, Monday, September 25. It holds less than 100 listeners who will hear songs the sisters have never sung together as well as some favorites you may have heard over the years. We are excited to bring you this unique experience.

Jevetta Steele
Jevetta Steele
Jevetta Steele migrated to the Twin Cities to become a criminal lawyer, but fate had a greater plan for this tour de force. In the 80’s her lead role in the international/national touring show, “The Gospel At Colonus”, took her around the world and finally to Broadway. Jevetta has enjoyed performing on many stages from London to Brazil, Carnegie Hall to the Apollo Theater performing Jazz, Gospel, R&B, the Classics and Opera.

Ms. Steele has recorded the original sound track for the opera, “African Portraits” on Warner Classics Records with the Chicago Symphony (under the direction of Daniel Baremboim) holding the role of Mother slave to standing ovations nightly nationwide. She was also featured in the opera, “God, Mississippi, & A Man Named Evers” with the New Jersey Symphony and most recently “Letters To Rosa, A Tribute To Rosa Parks” with the Detroit Symphony, all of which were written by internationally acclaimed composer and musician, Hannibal Lakumbe. She is the returning guest soloist for Columbus Symphony and The Troy Foundation’s “Gospel Meets Symphony” in Columbus Ohio.

Her local accolades include “Smokey Joe’s Café” at Hey City Theater, “Don’t Bother Me… I Can’t Cope” & “Ain’t Misbehavin’” with Penumbra Theater, 3 “Black Belts”, “Bill Of Rights” & “Point Of Revue” with Mixed Blood Theater, “Buddy, The Buddy Holly Story” at the Ordway Center For Performing Arts, “CROWNS” & “Double Infidelities” at the Gutherie Theater and “Constant Star…The Ida B. Wells Story” at Park Square Theater.

Along with her stage career comes a history of film and sound track experience. Jevetta is feature in and on the Corrina, Corrina film and soundtrack (Somewhere Over The Rainbow & This Little Light Of Mine) as well as her most notable performance on Baghdad Café’s sound track with her Academy Award nominated (certified Gold in Europe) performance of Calling You.

Jevetta has enjoyed recording and touring with legends; Prince, Mavis Staples, George Clinton, Natalie Merchant, Kirk Whalum and The Sounds Of Blackness while lending her voice to national commercials for Tropicana Orange Juice, AT&T, Marshall Fields (‘Jingle, Jingle’ 2002 Christmas Campaign, voiceover for 2005 Christmas Campaign), Hefty Ultra Bags and Rainbow Foods.

And now, adding playwright to her list of achievements with the long awaited autobiographical musical, “Two Queens, One Castle”, which opened to rave reviews at the Mixed Blood Theater in downtown Minneapolis, continued on to Horizon Theater in Atlanta, GA. and recently sold out nightly at Metro Stages in Washington, DC (January of 2006) Ms. Steele has made her international return via Barcelona Spain in May of 2004 and France/Germany in the fall of 2005, holding the staring role (Brenda) in “Baghdad Café, The Musical” She returned to tour France with this hit show in October thru December 2006.
Jearlyn Steele
Jearlyn Steele
A native of Indiana, Jearlyn relocated to Minnesota and after much encouragement, she ventured out singing in churches, community centers and nightclubs. This eventually led her to theater where she has performed at such venues as Penumbra Theater of St. Paul, the Old Log Theater in Excelsior, The Historical State Theater in downtown Minneapolis, the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, and the world renowned Guthrie Theater. Over a decade ago, Jearlyn, along with her siblings, The Steeles, began a successful run of the pop/gospel musical “Gospel At Colonus” which made its way to Carnegie Hall.

After Colonus, Jearlyn could be found in the studio recording national and local commercials for companies such as Kohler, H&R Block, Slumberland, Aveda, Target and many more. Her voice can be heard on various CD’s for national artists like George Clinton, Mavis Staples and Prince, with whom she has toured and recorded a duet, entitled “Race”. She has been a frequent guest on the prestigious A Prairie Home Companion radio show and can be seen in the final Robert Altman film, A Prairie Home Companion starring Meryl Streep as well as the Ray Romano movie, 95 Miles To Go. Among her honors are; Newsmaker of the Year 1998 by the MN Women’s Press, The William (Billy) Griffin Award by the Hallie Q. Brown Center, Beautiful Strong Woman 2002, Honorary Member of the Gustavus Library Association and the CBS Radio General Manager’s Achievement Award 2006.

Currently, as host of the CBS affiliate WCCO Radio 830 AM, Jearlyn’s talk show, Steele Talkin’, can be heard every Sunday night from 7pm to 11pm in approximately thirty states nationwide and Canada. And be sure to catch Jearlyn on Twin Cities Public Television where she has joined forces with the award winning Almanac as entertainment reporter.

Corporations such as Wells Fargo Bank, Carlson Wagonlit, Ameriprise, and LifeTouch have incorporated her sound into their winning message. Recently, she has moved into another genre, public speaking, where she refers to herself as the singing speaker! G&K Companies, Executive Women’s International St. Paul Chapter, Health Partners Professional & Support Staff Conference, Northwest Agra Dealers, Luther Seminary and the University of Indianapolis are just a few organizations who have heard her stories called Songs In The Key of Life. From the former Soviet Union to parts of Asia, Jearlyn has shared her voice with elated audiences around the world.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432