Sep
15
to Sep 28

Bobby McFerrin's "Gimme5" September Tour!

 Joey Blake, Judi Vinar, Rhiannon, Bobby McFerrin and David Worm are " Gimme5 "

Joey Blake, Judi Vinar, Rhiannon, Bobby McFerrin and David Worm are "Gimme5"

Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs with Gimme5 will take you on a life-changing musical adventure. Bobby’s exhilarating vocal vocabulary reminds us all of how much fun it is to be alive, to lift our voices and communicate with one another to make a joyful noise. Experience call and response vocals, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter.

September 15th Germantown TN  https://www.gpacweb.com/event-list/2018/mcferrin

September 16/17 Nashville TN  https://citywinery.com/nashville/catalogsearch/result/?q=mcferrin

September 20  Ridgefield CT  https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/events/bobby-mcferrin-circlesongs/?mc=reload 

September 21 Princeton NJ  http://www.princetonuniversityconcerts.org/concerts/concert/bobby-mcferrin-vocalist

September 23 Pittsburgh PA http://mcgjazz.org/_wp/

September 25/26 Phoenix AZ  https://mim.org/events/bobby-mcferrin-circlesongs/2018-09-25/

September 28 Greeley CO http://ucstars.com/event/bobby-mcferrin-circlesongs/

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Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Tribute to the Great Women of Music!

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Join us for a “Celebration Concert” to cap off a fantastic September Music Series featuring iconic women songwriters.  The amazing Ellis will be joined by Judi VinarRachel Holder Hennig and Lori Dokken.  They will individually and collectively sing phenomenal melodies and messages that have been penned by some of the greatest female artists of the century. It proves to be a great evening that will energize the start to your autumn season and fill you with hope, joy, and an abundance of gratitude for this glorious life that we lead. 

When: Sunday, September 30th, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM

Where: Unity Minneapolis – 4000 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Ticket Price: $ 20 – a portion of the proceeds from this event benefits the Unity Minneapolis Music Department

See you there! 

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Nov
1
to Nov 18

Bobby McFerrin's "Gimme5" World Tour!

 Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and Judi Vinar are "Gimme5" - Photo by David Dzubinski

Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, and Judi Vinar are "Gimme5" - Photo by David Dzubinski

Bobby and "Gimme5" head overseas for more adventures!  Check out these locations and dates and tell your friends.  

“Circlesongs” will take you on a life-changing musical adventure. McFerrin’s exhilarating vocal vocabulary—call-and-response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter—reminds us all of how much fun it is to be alive, to lift our voices and communicate with one another, to make a joyful noise.

November 1/2 Moscow RU https://www.zaryadyehall.com/afisha/djaz/bobbi-makferrin-vokal-ssha/

November 4  Gothenburg SE  Gothenburg Hall - details TBA

November 5 Copenhagen DK https://drkoncerthuset.dk/event/bobby-mcferrin/

November 6 Aalborg DK  https://www.musikkenshus.dk/kalender/bobby-mcferrin-2018/

November 8 Zurich CH https://www.ticketcorner.ch/tickets.html?fun=erdetail&affiliate=TCS&doc=erdetaila&erid=2114011

November 9 Geneva CH https://www.ticketcorner.ch/tickets.html?affiliate=SKK&fun=evdetail&doc=evdetailb&key=2126728$10548018

November 11  Madrid ES  http://www.auditorionacional.mcu.es/es/programacion/cndm-jazz-en-el-auditorio-bobby-mcferrin

November 14th Monte Carlo MC https://fr.montecarlolive.com/monte-carlo-jazz-festival/programmation/bobby-mc-ferrin-youn-sun-nah/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral#xtor=CS2-8228

November 16th Paris France https://www.sallepleyel.com/concerts-spectacles/blues-jazz/bobby-mcferrin_e319

November 18 London UK https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/bobby-mcferrin

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Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Bobby McFerrin's "Gimme5" in Atlanta!

 Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon and Judi Vinar are "Gimme5" - photo by David Dzubinski

Joey Blake, David Worm, Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon and Judi Vinar are "Gimme5" - photo by David Dzubinski

Circlesongs will take you on a life-changing musical adventure. Bobby's exhilarating vocal vocabulary -- call and response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter - reminds us all of how much fun it is to be alive, to lift our voices and communicate with one another, to make a joyful noise.

https://www.atlantasymphony.org/ConcertsAndTickets/Calendar/2018-2019/Bobby-McFerrin

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Aug
17
to Aug 24
Aug
15
to Aug 16

Bobby McFerrin's "Gimme5" - Boston, here we come!

 Joey Blake, Judi Vinar, Rhiannon, Bobby McFerrin, & David Worm are " Gimme5"    

Joey Blake, Judi Vinar, Rhiannon, Bobby McFerrin, & David Worm are "Gimme5"

 

Join Bobby and "Gimme5" at the Wilbur in Boston for 2 glorious nights of completely improvised concerts!  We sing "Circle Songs", created in the moment, instantly inspired and audience inclusive.  Not to be missed, folks!

https://thewilbur.com/artist/bobby-mcferrin/

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Aug
1
7:30 PM19:30

Judi and Rick Carlson - the Great Melodies -

 Rick Carlson & Judi Vinar - the Great Melodies

Rick Carlson & Judi Vinar - the Great Melodies

Rick and I will share our love for the great melodies with you, including songs by Billy Strayhorn, Hoagy Carmichael, Tom Jobim, and more.  We are looking forward to this rare opportunity to showcase the songs that don't get the "stage time" they deserve!  Hope you will join us.  Dunsmore Room at Crooners Lounge & Supperclub.

Click below for tickets...

https://croonersloungemn.ticketfly.com/event/1726266-judi-sings-great-melodies-minneapolis/

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Jul
13
to Jul 14

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theaters (Fireside) (map)
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 Patty Peterson, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan, Judi Vinar, and Rachel Holder Hennig

Patty Peterson, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan, Judi Vinar, and Rachel Holder Hennig

Lori Dokken presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar" - an evening of song tributing the greatest Women in Pop music, including: Aretha Franklin, Carole King, Whitney Houston, Joni Mitchell, Christina Aguilera, Judy Garland, Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, and the list goes on!  

Friday and Saturday night at 8pm.  Fireside Theater (Chanhassen).  Click on the date to get a link to tickets.  This show will sell, so get your Tickets Today!

 

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Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

We're Hootin', Anny!

 Lori Dokken and me, Hootin', Anny!

Lori Dokken and me, Hootin', Anny!

Join Lori and I for a happy singalong evening at the Townhouse Piano Lounge!  Saturday, April 28th, 8 - 11pm.  Music of the 60's, 70's and some good ones from the last few decades as well!  Put away your newsfeed and sing...it's good fer ya... 

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Apr
7
6:30 PM18:30

"Birthday Club" with Dan Chouinard

 Dan Chouinard's "Birthday Club"

Dan Chouinard's "Birthday Club"

It is always an honor and joy to sing with one of the greatest Piano Playin' Song Gurus around!  Dan and I will celebrate the lives of many greats and bring their songs to you. 

Join us in the Dunsmore room at 6:30 this Saturday! Click on the date for a link to tickets...

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Feb
10
7:00 PM19:00

Taking a Chance On Love - the Capri Theater

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Join me as I celebrate great love stories and sing WONDERFUL songs of love from the Great American Songbook.  The Capri Theater, February 10th, 7pm and February 11th, 3pm.  I'm joined by the wonderful Wolverines Trio - Jendeen Forberg, Rick Carlson, Steve Pikal.  Songs you love, new songs and old songs brought together with one thing in mind.  Love, people - all you need is love! And of course, we will Swing it!

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Dec
17
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

 The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz @ St. Barney's Concert Series

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Join me and Lori Dokken as we whip up Christmas like no other!  From TV's fav's to the beauty of tradition, (with a little Katherine Hepburn's "Who-ville" in the midst.)  Trust me, you will leave with a smile and a little Cindy Loo-who in your heart! :)  

Jazz@StBarney’s

The 2017-2018 season of Jazz@StBarney’s offers fourteen Saturday evenings of great jazz by some of the finest jazz artists in the Twin Cities.

Admission is always $10 adults, $7 Twin City Jazz Society members and $5 students (SBCA students admitted free).

All programs begin at 7 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) and last 60-75 minutes.  Seating is generally at tables, so you can easily enjoy the free snacks, lemonade and coffee provided. It’s a casual concert experience, good for both performers and audiences.

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Dec
3
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

 The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Nov
12
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

 The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard - the Dunsmore Room

 Dan and I will celebrate in song such greats as: Julie Andrew, Don Maclean, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Bobby Troup, Grace Slick...  Yikes - fun tribute!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Bar & Lounge.  Sunday, October 29th, 6-8 pm.  Plan on dinner - it's a great menu!  See you there...

Dan and I will celebrate in song such greats as: Julie Andrew, Don Maclean, John Lennon, Thelonious Monk, Paul Simon, Laura Nyro, Bobby Troup, Grace Slick...  Yikes - fun tribute!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners Bar & Lounge.  Sunday, October 29th, 6-8 pm.  Plan on dinner - it's a great menu!  See you there...

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Oct
29
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

 The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Oct
1
8:15 AM08:15

Unity Minneapolis Choir

 The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

The Unity Minneapolis Choir and Band - 2016

 Join us at any of the 3 Sunday services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:30.  

Unity Minneapolis is located at 4000 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley MN 55422

  I have been honored to lead this choir since 2008 with our wonderful band;                                      Lori Dokken (piano), David Berget (bass), Peter Hennig (drums). 

Join us as we Minister through Song

 Positive Thought, Inclusive Community, and the Divine in Every One of us!

 

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Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Fall 2017 Vocal Workshop

Attention All Singers!
The Tuesday Night Vocal Workshop
starts again!

September 19th, 2017

For more than 12 years, Judi Vinar and Lori Dokken have teamed up to lead a wonderful 8 week workshop for singers. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this workshop is a place to try something new, hone your singing skills, and discover the infinite possibilities of your voice in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Tuesdays, 7–9pm, September 19th – November 14th at
The Townhouse Piano Lounge 1415 University Ave. W. in St. Paul
www.townhousebar.com
COST:
$350.00 per student. Includes: Practice Audio tracks, two 15 minute private coachings, and a live performance on November 18th, 7pm.
Payment must be received by September 10th.
No Audition required. For more information and to register, email
judivinar@gmail.com 12 Student maximum - 10 Student minimum - register as soon as possible! 

 

Comments on the Workshop from former students...

I love, love , love, LOVED the workshop! It was so well framed. It was great to pick one song and be given another from Lori, and to benefit from the two 15-minute individual sessions. The lessons at the beginning of each class were informative and applicable to all the songs. It was great to be able to benefit from your coaching of others. Your coaching was so fluid, based on the needs of each singer. Best of all was the positive, supportive, fun environment that you established from the beginning of the 1st session. – David Reid

Excellent workshop that provided benefit for both new singers and more experienced singers. The individual attention paid to each member and their growth areas in the context of the larger group was a great benefit for all. The group itself was also extremely supportive of one another—we all empathized each other’s hurdles and celebrated each other’s successes. One of the KEY factors to the success of the workshop was the “safe environment/laboratory” that the class provided. – Gregg Peterson

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Aug
18
to Aug 25

Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin

 7 Beautiful days of Improvised Singing in Community - transforming!

7 Beautiful days of Improvised Singing in Community - transforming!

Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Dave Worm, Joey Blake, Christianne Karam, Karen Goldfeder, Tiago Grade, Zuza Goncalves and I lead singers from around the world in Circle Songs, built in the moment, in the air, in the spirit.  Join us for 7 days of glorious music, be ready for and experience of a lifetime...

August 18th Through 25th.  Link to more information:

https://www.eomega.org/workshops/circlesongs-0#-workshop-video-block

 

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Jul
21
8:00 PM20:00

Lori Dokken Presents "A Tribute to the Disco Divas"

 Back By Popular Demand!

Back By Popular Demand!

(Pictured) Patty Peterson, Lori Dokken, Debbie Duncan, (me) and Rachel Holder-Hennig are planning to raise the Disco Ball at the Chanhassen this July with our tribute to those wonderful Diva's from the era of the Fevuh!  Two nights at 8pm.  We sold out last year's show, so I do recommend getting your tix as soon as possible!

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