“gentle, mellifluous voice” – New York Times


Sultry, saucy and sexy takes on jazz standards!

Brian Z, piano/keyboard
Tony Axtell, bass
Greg Schutte, drums
Darryl Boudreaux, percussion
David Eiland, saxophone

From Dennis –
“We gonna FUNK the Dakota all the way up!!
So darn EXCITED!!!!!”

Dennis Spears is a 2013 inductee into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. As a jazz vocalist, Spears has performed on stages nationally and internationally. He was awarded Best Male Jazz Vocalist by the Minnesota Music Awards and has many recordings to his credit.

Spears is a proud Penumbra Theatre company member and has also performed roles with the Guthrie Theater, Illusion Theater, Mixed Blood, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. For his portrayal of one of his music idols, Nat King Cole, Spears was awarded an Ivey Award for Excellence in Acting. He is a proud North Minneapolis homeowner and was recently ordained as a deacon at Kingdom Life Church in North Minneapolis.

📸: Jamey Guy


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