Cookie Coleman Quartet Feat. Dennis Spears

Cookie Coleman Quartet Feat. Dennis Spears

Tue · October 16, 2018

7:30 pm

$15.00

Off Sale

Cookie Coleman
Cookie Coleman
Cookie Coleman has delighted audiences across the country with her cabaret performances. Singing jazz standards in a timeless fashion, she has performed in nightclubs and theaters as well as with the renowned Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. For 10 years, she also led a 12 piece orchestra, Club Lucky. With that group, she performed for Hillary Clinton and George Bush, opened for Aretha Franklin, and performed for hundreds of corporate and special events.
Dennis Spears
Dennis Spears
Dennis Spears became known as the male voice of Moore By Four, the locally-based, internationally heeled quartet headed by pianist/arranger Sanford Moore, featuring the voices of Spears, Yolanda Bruce, Ginger Commodore and Connie Evingson. Dennis has kept himself busy and visible ever since, performing in theater, in music ensembles, and gigging with his own band(s). He is one of the best entertainers around this area, and his renown is growing. His theater piece about Nat King Cole was presented at the Kennedy Center in spring 2011.
Adi Yeshaya
Adi Yeshaya
Adi Yeshaya is internationally renowned for his arranging and orchestration work. His recording credentials include some of the world’s top artists, such as Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, Burt Bacharach and Roberta Flack. He has also arranged music for live performances by Whitney Houston, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Jack McDuff, Doc Severinsen, The Minnesota Orchestra and The Milwaukee Symphony. In the Twin Cities music scene, Yeshaya is active as a jazz pianist and arranger and has produced many recording projects, including releases by Debbie Duncan, Bruce Henry, Prudence Johnson, Irv Williams, Beth Yeshaya, Cookie Coleman, Lifescapes, as well as the Adi Yeshaya Big Band.

Yeshaya has a special passion for music education. His 20 years experience in teaching include four years as an associate professor of contemporary writing and production at Berklee College of Music in Boston, three years of instruction at The University Of Minnesota School Of Music and thirteen years at McNally Smith.
Tony Axtell
Tony Axtell
Native Minnesotan, graduated from the Musician's Institute Of Technology in Los Angeles, CA with a degree in bass studies.
A true multi-instrumentalist, he is an accomplished bassist, keyboardist, vocalist, drummer, guitarist, as well as a prolific composer, arranger, engineer and producer. Tony's skills can be heard on many genres of music he’s had the fortune of being involved in over the past 25 years. Tony also Produced, Recorded, Mixed, Mastered as well as played Keyboards, Electric Guitar, String Arrangement and Percussion on Patty Peterson’s Newest CD – “The Very Thought Of You”
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432