A Journey Through the Life of Jearlyn Steele
Jearlyn Steele Celebrates 40 / 20 / 18
- Monday, Aug 27, 2018
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
Jearlyn Steele Media
Billy Steele (Music Director and pianist)
Yohannes Tona (upright and acoustic bass)
Kenyari Jackson (drums and percussionist)
Kenni Holmen (sax, vibes, flute)
Troy Norton (guitar)
Jearlyn celebrates her life’s journey of living, working and singing in Minnesota for more than 40 years “including 20 years at WCCO Radio 830AM, and 18 years single! Yikes!” She will tell her story through songs that speak to her experience, her growth, and the myriad challenges she has faced over the years.
About Jearlyn Steele
Jearlyn is a member of the internationally acclaimed family, The Steeles, who have performed from Carnegie Hall to Brazil and most recently the Super Bowl Live Verizon stage 2018. For more than ten years, she has been an Entertainment Reporter for Twin Cities Public Television’s award winning political show Almanac interviewing local, national and international acts. As a keynote speaker, facilitator and emcee, Jearlyn has inspired audiences from Minnesota to New York and the Caribbean. Maintaining her four-hour CBS Sunday night radio show—Steele Talkn’ on WCCO Radio 830AM, has been a joy for two decades.
Musically, she has performed with the Minnesota and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. She was a frequent special guest on the radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion where she performed duets with music greats Carol King and Elvis Costello. Her vocal talents also landed her a feature in the film A Prairie Home Companion starring Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Woody Harrelson and Garrison Keillor.
Jearlyn has served on Boards for Chrysalis—a women’s resource center and the Ordway Circle of Stars, who unite children with the world of art. She is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Leadership and Spirituality at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. In 2016, an Honorary Doctorate degree was conferred upon her by the University of Indianapolis. She is a mother of two.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“She performs gospel, rock, pop and jazz with great skill and always inserts the Steele touch to make it her own.”
– CBS Minnesota