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Colleen Raye Sings Rosemary Clooney with the Wolverines Trio

Oct 15, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins one hour before showtime.

Classic Jazz and Swing

The rhythm section of the Wolverines Big Band, now in their 50th year, featuring the classic swing of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and others. Featuring special guest singer Colleen Raye. Colleen is a natural story teller when she sings, whether it be Tenderly or Mambo Italiano, and you’ll hear bits and pieces about the story of “Rosie’s” life.

Rick Carlson, piano

Steve Pikal, bass

Jendeen Forberg, drums, leader

Colleen Raye vocals

Colleen Raye is from a very music-oriented family and she carried on the tradition by going to college and majoring in music. After winning the “Horace Heidt Jr.” talent contest in St. Paul, MN, at 19, Colleen began performing with the “Donnie Sanders Show”, a nationally touring night club act. Soon after, Colleen met Steve Grimm, a former “New Christy Minstral” and international performer. They combined their talents to create “The Steve Grimm and Colleen Raye Show”, a successful night club show band. Colleen developed a stage show of Patsy Cline music and several other formats, and forged her own music career not only as a vocalist but also a vocal and performance coach, producer and composer.

“Powerful alto voice…distinctive style.”–Variety


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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