with Don Stille, former winner of Twin Cities Jazz Society ‘Pianist of the Year’
Bonnie’s 13th record ‘Beginnings’ includes material from Chicago’s legendary Earl of Old Town club, and her latest studio album ‘Here to Sing’ is described by Rich Warren of WFMT of the nationally syndicated ‘The Midnight Special’ show as “the best thing that she has ever recorded.” He also wrote a glowing review of the CD in Sing Out.
Bonnie Koloc has sung on John Prine’s classic ‘Bruised Orange’ record, appeared with Charles Neville as part of his Diversity Band at the Jazz & Heritage Festival, has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, has received terrific response from the Ravinia to the BBC and is critically acclaimed by the New York Times. She is renowned for her warm, powerful, voice, stage presence and music which has elements of folk, gospel, and blues in the spirit of Alberta Hunter.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“One of the giants of the 70’s Old Town folk scene that included John Prine and Steve Goodman, and still going strong…” -Chicago Tribune
” A folk-ballad-pop-blues singer of enormous range, charm, and charisma.” -New York Times
“It’s a sly, often sultry trip through acoustic folk-blues, embellished by Koloc’s special dramatic flair. She offers several smart originals (three about dancing) and knowing covers of classics by Willie Dixon and Hoagy Carmichael.” -Minneapolis Star Tribune