Ginger & Dennis: "Stand By Me" - The Music of Leiber & Stoller

Ginger & Dennis: "Stand By Me" - The Music of Leiber & Stoller

Sat · November 17, 2018

6:00 pm


Off Sale

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were one of the most prolific, successful songwriting teams to work in the recording industry, ever. Their song list includes hundreds of chart busters like Hound Dog, Love Potion #9, Spanish Harlem, I’m a Woman, Yakety Yak, On Broadway, Kansas City – the list goes on – and Dennis Spears and Ginger Commodore are the perfect pair to bring their music to Legends audiences.

“This timeless music really lends itself to our voices, our styles, and our love of singing together,” said Spears, who is also the Artistic Director for Legends.

Adding to the magical musical chemistry inherent in these concerts are: Sanford Moore, music director and keyboards, Jay Young on bass, Brandon Commodore on drums and Daryl Boudreaux on percussion.

Ginger Commodore
Ginger Commodore
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).
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.
Venue Information:
The Dunsmore Room at Crooners
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432