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Ginger Commodore & Dennis Spears

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Classically Trained Jazz and Soul Singer

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Date:
Friday, Jan 13, 2017
Time:
7:00pm
Cost:
$12
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Ginger Commodore Media

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www.gingercommodore.com
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Ginger Commodore

About Ginger Commodore

An evening full of sizzling soul, jazz and powerful vocals.

A member of the Midwest music scene for many years, Ginger is a regular visitor to The Dakota’s stage. Classically trained, gospel influenced, and jazz inspired, Ginger’s musical foundation is a true amalgam of musical styles presented with her own unique delivery. A former member of Sounds of Blackness, Ginger has also been very active in the local theater scene.
Ginger’s early background was gospel, and she honed her skills in church and in the Grammy Award winning group the Sounds of Blackness. Then came Moore by Four, and years of singing the jazzy gospel infused vocal arrangements that gave the group an international audience. And now, all that talent and experience is brought into her own group, GCQ.

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Ginger possesses some of the sweetest and most clarion pipes in town.” -Britt Robson, City Pages

Dennis Spears

About Dennis Spears

2013 Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Inductee

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.

 

What Other People Have Been Saying...

“Dennis Spears’ voice isn’t just an instrument, it’s a continent: He sings of the rich earth of the south where the roots of the blues and jazz are deeply planted, of the lucid north where freedom of expression thrives. He deftly touches on the sharp sophistication of the east coast and the eclectic energy of the west, striking a common chord among us with every turn of phrase.”
– M. Dodge (Criterion Jazz Review)