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The Wolverines Trio with Jennifer Grimm
Apr 16 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 1 hour before showtimes.
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 vocalist Jennifer Grimm.
Rick Carlson, piano
Graydon Peterson, bass
Mac Santiago, drums
Jennifer Grimm, vocals
Rick Carlson has been the pianist for the Wolverines Big Band since 1980. He has performed on concert stages in London and New York City, and has appeared with Count Basie drummer Butch Miles, horn stars Warren Vaché, Delfeayo Marsalis, Evan Christopher and Wycliffe Gordon. His credits as musical director, arranger and pianist include the Guthrie Theater presentation of “Coward’s Women”, the Capri Theater “Legends Series” and in various concert and cabaret presentations internationally.
Graydon Peterson is one of the backbones of the jazz scene in the Twin Cities. Known as a guy who excels at many styles, Graydon has played with the Twin Cities’ top jazz singers and modern jazz groups, and has toured around the United States and Cuba. Graydon’s unique and groove-based compositions can be heard with his own quartet, the Graydon Peterson Quartet, and the trio Firebell.
Mac Santiago is originally from California, and has been gigging and private teaching around the Minneapolis -St.Paul area for more than three decades. Has performed in many different situations, free-lancing with local jazz groups (large and small), developed a community-based jazz center called “Jazz Central Studios” in Minneapolis’ St.Anthony neighborhood, and published his first book “Beyond the Metronome”, a method/study of timekeeping/tempo/internal clock as applied to all instruments.
Jennifer Grimm sang her way across the country with her family’s variety act for the first thirteen years of her life. After settling down in the Twin Cities in her teens, she attended public school for the first time and kept performing with her mother, Colleen Raye, in various venues including the Mall of America, Treasure Island Casino and Mystic Lake Casino. Soon after college, Jennifer ventured into her solo career, appearing on stages locally with such names as Garrison Keillor and Debbie Duncan, and in New York City, Europe and the Caribbean. With radio and recording success in local areas and overseas, Jennifer continues to base herself at home in the Twin Cities.