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THREE: Featuring Rachel Holder, Judi Vinar and Lori Dokken
May 7 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Incredible Three-Part Harmony
“Three” is the seismic combination of local Twin Cities’ musicians – Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder and Lori Dokken. These three artists have not only been friends for many years but have also been colleagues in a diverse array of musical groups and productions. “Three” brings together a triad of diverse voices that are skilled in multiple styles and genres and the end product is an incredible performance that unites them into a singular sound – rich in color, character, confidence and the sonic seasoning of experience. Three represents so many things … past, present and future … beginning, middle and end … body, mind and soul … Judi, Rachel and Lori. The experience of hearing and seeing them in action is not to be missed!
Lori Dokken – piano, vocals
Rachel Holder – vocals
Judi Vinar – vocals
Over the past four decades, Lori Dokken has performed at every major venue in the Twin Cities from The Dakota to The Guthrie to The Ordway. A sought after accompanist, she is also a successful concert producer, educator, vocal coach, arranger, and vocalist. Currently the Music Director at Unity Minneapolis, she has also been the MD for everything from ensembles at McNally Smith College of Music to acts at the Bryant Lake Bowl and recently was the Music Director for Disenchanted during its successful run at The Illusion Theatre in November 2014. She has produced headline shows for cruise ships as well as local cabaret acts and has opened for legends like Eartha Kitt, Carole King and Tony Bennett. Lori has sung backups for Kenny Loggins and shared the stage with Beatrice Arthur.
Rachel Holder is a singer living in St. Paul. Her versatile vocals have been heard with some the biggest names in the Twin Cities music scene, and she has a regular presence at venues such as The Dakota Jazz Club, Crooners Supper Club and Keg and Case Market. She has been featured in a variety of productions at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, The History Theatre and the Chanhassen Fireside Theater. Rachel started teaching at McNally Smith College of Music in 2007 and was a member of the vocal department until 2017. Rachel currently teaches at Macalester College, Concordia University, and Saint Paul Conservatory of Music.
Judi Vinar has been singing since the age of four, and began her professional career in 1983. Starting with Folk/Country, Musical Theater, and Opera, Judi has explored Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Gospel, and now tackles just about any style – “good songs are just that – no need to choose one style over the other.” In 1987, Judi moved to the Twin Cities and has developed long term musical relationships with many of the Twin Cities finest: Lori Dokken, “The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra”, “St. Croix Jazz Orchestra”, “JazzMN Big Band”, “The Girls”, and her own “Judi, Cliff ‘n’ Daves”. In 1997, Judi began working with singer extraordinaire Bobby McFerrin, and joined his a cappella group “Voicestra” in 2001, touring with Bobby in his 5 piece a cappella group “Gimme5”.