Aug
18
Aug 25

Circle Songs with Bobby McFerrin

  • Omega Institute
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

 


Jul
21
8:00 pm20:00

Lori Dokken Presents "A Tribute to the Disco Divas"

  • Chanhassen Dinner Theater
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!

Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

Judi & the Wolverines Trio

  • Hell's Kitchen
Every First Wednesday, we are Swingin' at Hell's Kitchen!  Room for dancing, don't forget!  Join us and come thirsty and hungry as hell! 

Every First Wednesday, we are Swingin' at Hell's Kitchen!  Room for dancing, don't forget!  Join us and come thirsty and hungry as hell! 

Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

We're having a Hootenanny!

Lori and I are going full circle!  We're reaching back to the days (well, of this picture!) and tunes we did way back when.  We're pulling out our guitars, cajon, and dulcimer as well.  Join us for an evening of great memories in song.  And, please, sing along!  We're at the Townhouse Piano Lounge on April 1st from 8-11pm.  The adventure ensues!  A guaranteed night to remember :) http://www.townhousebar.com

Lori and I are going full circle!  We're reaching back to the days (well, of this picture!) and tunes we did way back when.  We're pulling out our guitars, cajon, and dulcimer as well.  Join us for an evening of great memories in song.  And, please, sing along!  We're at the Townhouse Piano Lounge on April 1st from 8-11pm.  The adventure ensues!  A guaranteed night to remember :)

http://www.townhousebar.com

Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

Dan Chouinard's "Birthday Club" at Crooners

Dan Chouinard and I will pay homage to many artists who's birthdays land in the month of March, including: Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Karen Carpenter, Mickey Dolenz, Neil Sedaka, Aretha Franklin and many many more!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners for a wonderful evening of song and tribute. http://www.croonersloungemn.com/reservations/

Dan Chouinard and I will pay homage to many artists who's birthdays land in the month of March, including:

Elton John, Roger Daltrey, Astrud Gilberto, Bobby McFerrin, George Benson, Karen Carpenter, Mickey Dolenz, Neil Sedaka, Aretha Franklin and many many more!  Join us in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners for a wonderful evening of song and tribute.

http://www.croonersloungemn.com/reservations/

Mar
18
7:00 pm19:00

Jazz at St. Barney's

Join Lori Dokken and I on Saturday March 18th as part of the "Jazz at St. Barney's" concert series.  From Jazz to Folk to Musical Theater - we're here to please!

Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Christmas With Friends! in the Dunmore Room

  • Crooners Lounge & Supperclub
A little vintage photo of Lori and I - no glasses and no grays! 

A little vintage photo of Lori and I - no glasses and no grays! 

Join Lori Dokken and Judi Vinar for a festive night of cheer!  Get ready for your favorite holiday selections, and raise the rooftop to celebrate the season! As we like to say - "Friends don't let friends sing alone..."

Call (763) 571-9020 for tickets or click below:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2676390

Dec
7
6:00 pm18:00

Wolverines Jazz Trio

Hell's Kitchen, 80 S 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Come swing with us!  Eat great food and sip something tasty along the way!

Nov
11
Nov 12

The Wolverines Big Band Dance

  • James Ballentine VFW Post #246

The Wolverines Classic Jazz Orchestra will provide live music for the James Ballentine VFW's Season Opener - 40's celebration!  9-10 pm. (Dinner at 7pm for VFW members.) Alex Rossi plays at 10:30.  Admission is free!  See you there...

 

Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

The Birthday Club with Dan Chouinard

  • crooners lounge & supperclub
ON SUNDAY NIGHTS, DAN CHOUINARD BRINGS IN A STELLAR GUEST SINGER TO TOAST THE MUSIC BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES OF THE MONTH. SOME FAMILIAR, SOME NOT, ALL WORTH CELEBRATING. A DOSE OF HISTORY NO PREREQUISITES OR HOMEWORK REQUIRED, SINGING ALONG OPTIONAL.

ON SUNDAY NIGHTS, DAN CHOUINARD BRINGS IN A STELLAR GUEST SINGER TO TOAST THE MUSIC BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES OF THE MONTH. SOME FAMILIAR, SOME NOT, ALL WORTH CELEBRATING. A DOSE OF HISTORY NO PREREQUISITES OR HOMEWORK REQUIRED, SINGING ALONG OPTIONAL.

Tickets: $10 - show only  $35 - dinner  Call (763) 571-9020 or visit the website.

http://www.croonersloungemn.com/main-music-calendar/2016/11/6/the-birthday-club-with-dan-chouinard-feat-a-special-guest

Oct
16
5:00 pm17:00

Painting Joni Mitchell - Ordway Center for the Arts

  • Ordway Center for the Arts

Celebrate the music of a master–the incredible Joni Mitchell–with an evening of some of her greatest works. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “One of the greatest songwriters ever” and a self-described “painter derailed by circumstance,” Joni’s music paints social and environmental issues using a poetic style as well as addressing the universal feelings of romantic longing, loss, disillusion, and joy.

A nine-time Grammy award winner, along with seven other nominations, Ms. Mitchell’s music blazed new trails in the industry with her unique open tunings, alternative harmonic structure, and lyrical styling that touches the hearts of all who hear it. Her songs have been recorded by a diverse collection of artists, including: Prince, Annie Lennox, K.D Lang, Elvis Costello, Cassandra Wilson, James Taylor, and Bjork.

Joining producer, pianist, and vocalist Lori Dokken on stage will be vocalists Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder Hennig, and Jacy Smith along with Pete Hennig on drums, Jeff Bailey on bass, and Dan Caton on guitar.

Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

Judi Swings With the Wolverines

  • Hell's Kitchen
sink or swing.jpg

  Come Swing with Us!  No cover, great food, good libations, LIVE MUSIC!  Join me and my pals, Rick Carlson, Jendeen Forberg and Steve Pikal.

Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

Judi & the Wolves at Crooners

  • Crooners Lounge & Supperclub

Join us for a swinging night at Crooners - Jendeen Forberg (drums), Rick Carlson (keys) and special guest Gary Raynor (bass.)  

Sep
13
7:00 pm19:00

Fall 2016 Vocal Workshop

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

September 13th, 2016

For more than 10 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 13th – November 1st 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 5th, 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

Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Judi Swings with the Wolverines Trio

  • Hell's Kitchen

What a great way to Swing into Thursday!  Great food/libation, no cover, no reason to miss it!  The Wolverines are Jendeen Forberg (drums/director), Rick Carlson (keys), Steve Pikal (bass).  

Aug
19
Aug 26

Bobby McFerrin's "Circlesongs" Improvisation Workshop - Omega Institute

  • Omega Institute - Rhinebeck, NY

Since 2005, I've had the joy and honor of teaching with my mentor Bobby McFerrin, and friends/colleagues Rhiannon, Christianne Karam, Joey Blake, Dave Worm, and Karen Goldfeder at "Circlesongs", a week-long feast of improvisation with singers from all over the globe.  Consider joining us for this life-changing, voice-raising event!  

http://www.eomega.org/workshops/circlesongs-1#-block-views-teachers-block-1

 

Aug
10
7:00 pm19:00

Vicki Mountain, Lucia Newell and Judi - A Night of Original Music!

  • Crooners Lounge and Supperclub

Just dial 763 - 571 - 9020 or go to the website (above) to get ready for a great night of song!  I am joining the fabulous Vicki Mountain and Lucia Newell as we share our own compositions - a variety of voices and songs in one night!  The Dunsmore is a wonderful addition to the Twin Cities - a listening room, a great meal, a beautiful setting.  Don't miss this one - time opportunity!

Jul
30
8:00 pm20:00

Lori Dokken, Jen Burleigh Bentz and Me!

  • The Townhouse Bar

I'm singing with these two power-house entertainers at The Townhouse Bar (in the Piano Lounge).  There ain't no tellin' what's gonna happen!  Doors Open at 8pm...Join Us!

Jun
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Dunsmore Room with Dan Chouinard

  • Crooners Lounge & Supperclub

Dan hosts a wonderful evening of song themed "Birthday Month" - 

"Most Sunday nights, Dan Chouinard brings in a stellar guest singer to toast the music birthdays and anniversaries of the month. Some familiar, some not, all worth celebrating. A dose of history – no prerequisites or homework required, singing along optional."

I've seen the June list and look forward to doing some tunes that might surprise you! Join me and the fabulous Dan from 7 - 9 at The Dunsmore Room - Crooners.

Jun
16
6:30 pm18:30

"Drop In" Vocal Workout Class

  • Unity Minneapolis

Every Thursday in June and July I will hold a Vocal "Workout" class for singers.  We'll spend some time warming up our Support Systems (Alignment/Breath/Resonators/Articulators), and explore lots of different exercises to build vocal skills (Range/Registration & Placement/Facility...)  Finally, we'll end the workout with some fun Circlesongs that will spark your creative self and keep you singing all the way home!  This is a different class than the workshop that I do with Lori Dokken.  It's a group gathering (no solos) for anyone from beginner to professional who'd like to explore a possible daily regimen for singing.

We will meet in the Fillmore Room at Unity Minneapolis (see map) from 6:30 to 7:45.  Bring water, a joy for singing, and friends!

Cost: $15 (cash or check) per session.  You can attend any or all of the sessions.  The warmup will be similar each week; the exercises will vary. 

Questions?  Email me   judivinar@gmail.com

Hope to see you there! 

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