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.
Ginger Commodore, vocals
Bobby Commodore, drums
Lee Blaske, piano
Mark Weisberg, bass
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Ginger possesses some of the sweetest and most clarion pipes in town.” -Britt Robson, City Pages
About Ray Covington
Ray Covington is becoming a household name in the hit-producing Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Showcasing his talents as a singer and songwriter, his debut solo CD was titled simply, “RayCovington.” It was released in the summer of 2001 and created a buzz that would quickly spread throughout the Twin Cities music scene. The album was almost entirely written and arranged by Ray, with Al Demmings of Semaj Records producing the album. It contained the local radio hit “I’m Ready.”
Ray landed an opportunity to headline his first big show at Minneapolis’ The Cotton Club. The all-star band included former New Power Generation drummer Kirk Johnson, Monte Moir and Chance Howard of The Time, and Todd Burrell of Alexander O’Neal fame.
Ray has opened for many National and International stars like Jaheim, KC and Jo Jo, Keith Washington, Tony Terry, The SOS Band, Alexander Oneal, Glenn Jones, Confunkshun, Montel Jordyn, Kem, Howard Hewitt, you name it, Ray has represented.