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Sinbad and St. Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All-Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Sinbad has recently appeared on Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, and FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family.

St. Paul Peterson performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as lead singer of The Family, is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities.

Players who wrote, produced, performed or sung on some of the biggest hits from the era – from “Funkytown” to “Little Red Corvette,” “Black Cat” to “Nothing Compares 2 U” – St Paul and The Minneapolis Funk All-Stars are the architects of an electro funk-rock sound that brought together people of all colors and backgrounds; a style whose influence continues to ripple throughout pop music to this day with artists such as Questlove and The Roots, D’Angelo, Bruno Mars, Dam-Funk and many more.

Sinbad and St. Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All-Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Sinbad has recently appeared on Comedy Bang Bang, The Eric Andre Show, and FX Television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Sinbad produced and starred in his own WE TV’s reality show, SINBAD: It’s Just family.

St. Paul Peterson performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as lead singer of The Family, is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities.

Players who wrote, produced, performed or sung on some of the biggest hits from the era – from “Funkytown” to “Little Red Corvette,” “Black Cat” to “Nothing Compares 2 U” – St Paul and The Minneapolis Funk All-Stars are the architects of an electro funk-rock sound that brought together people of all colors and backgrounds; a style whose influence continues to ripple throughout pop music to this day with artists such as Questlove and The Roots, D’Angelo, Bruno Mars, Dam-Funk and many more.

Funk JAMM before NAMM with St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars

Vibrato, 2930 BEVERLY GLEN CIR, , LOS ANGELES, CA

$20 - I'd love to see my Cali friends and family at this show!
In the tradition of Motown’s Funk Brothers, St. Paul & The Minneapolis Funk Allstars shines the spotlight on those who wrote, produced, performed or sung on some of the biggest hits from the era. From ‘Funkytown’ to ‘fDeluxe’ these players are the architects of The Minneapolis Sound.

Peterson Family Christmas Concert - Count Your Blessings

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, , Hopkins, Minnesota 55343

The Peterson Family Holiday show on December 14th is at Hopkins Center for the Arts. Patty is releasing her new Holiday CD called "Count Your Blessings" as well. Check out their website, as tickets are on sale!! https://www.hopkinsartscenter.com/222/Concerts. Ricky, Billy, Linda, Patty and Paul along with cousin Russ. Our children and grandchildren will perform too. Start the Holidays with the Petersons!

A Night of Classic Rock

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

The Southdale YMCA and St. Paul Peterson (joined by the Classic American Rockers) will host a benefit to support the YMCA in bridging the opportunity gap for underserved youth – building potential by offering over $400,000 a year in scholarships for academic, service learning, and enrichment programs.

Members: St. Paul Peterson (Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs , Peter Frampton, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mason) Ricky Peterson (Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks Steve Miller Band, John Mayer) Joe Elliot (guitar) Jay Corkran (drums)

A Night of Classic Rock w/St. Paul and the Classic American Rockers featuring Patty Peterson Tuesday, November 26 7 pm: $45

Click here→http://bit.ly/2mqdFWe for tickets.

fDeluxe/The Family

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

Two shows 7 and 9:30 Two VIP Experiences: 5 pm and after the second show VIP Experience includes a meet and greet, a commemorative VIP Pass, a t-shirt, 2 CDs, an fDeluxe pin, some classic fDeluxe photos and a guitar pic "a perfectly distilled dose of funk and modern soul that lights up your brain like a pinball machine from the first beat" – Guitarist Magazine

Pre-order a $39 food/beverage voucher for premium seating by calling 612-332-5299.

Learn about and purchase the pre-show $50 VIP Meet & Greet Experience at @DakotaCooks.com

A redefined, new alternative funk era has arisen out of an established band formerly known as The Family. The Family was a Prince instigated Warner Bros release that received critical acclaim, included a top 10 R&B hit, “Screams Of Passion” and introduced “Nothing Compares 2 U” which was famously covered by Sinead O’Connor.

In 2011 the long wait was over, Family fans met fDeluxe. St. Paul Peterson and Susannah Melvoin put on their writing hats, called Eric Leeds and Jellybean Johnson into the studio and the thrilling result is fDeluxe!

Members: St Paul Peterson Susannah Melvoin Eric Leeds Jellybean Johnson

St. Paul Peterson with the Minneapolis Funk All Stars

The River Room at the AsterCafe, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis

Come celebrate the release of St Paul's newest single, "Something In The Water" at the intimate River Room at the Aster Cafe. He will take the stage with the Minneapolis Funk All Stars, including Jellybean Johnson on guitar, Jason Peterson DeLaire on sax and keys, and Brandon Commodore on drums.

St. Paul Peterson with sister Patty Peterson

Crooners, 6161 Highway 65 NE, , Minneapolis, MN 55432

Paul plays with sister Patty!

Patty Peterson featuring St. Paul Peterson, Ronny Loew, Billy Franze, Sean Turner & Bobby Vandell - JULY 19

“Patty energizes a room with her high-spirited, take-no-prisoners command. - Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times​

Patty Peterson - Vocals Patty began singing as a child at concerts and recording sessions, and today is an award winning vocalist, live jazz radio host, and inspirational speaker. Patty also appears in numerous live and in studio productions for national recording artists and commercials. As a vocalist, Patty has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country including Vibrato, Catalina’s Jazz Club and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Patty received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording and in 2010 she was inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. Patty has released 4 solo recordings, featuring the likes of Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as her mother, Jeanne Arland Peterson and her brothers, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson and Paul Peterson. Patty is currently working on her 5th solo recording for a 2019 fall release date. Patty is also a radio personality on KBEM Jazz 88 in Minneapolis.

“A Musical Chameleon…She can cover anything from Chaka Khan to Cole Porter with equal authority, exhibiting star quality and drive!” - Jon Bream, Star Tribune

St. Paul Peterson – Bass and Vocals Prince discovered Paul Peterson, aka “St Paul,” and enlisted him as a keyboard player in “The Time” for the movie “Purple Rain.” Paul then took the lead vocalist spot in the Prince produced group “The Family” before becoming a solo artist and scoring hits for MCA and Atlantic Records. Paul has recorded, toured or written with Steve Miller, Peter Frampton, Prince, George Benson, Oleta Adams, Kenny Loggins, and Morris Day and The Time to name a few. Paul has recently put together "St Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars," consisting of musicians and producers who helped to create the Mpls Sound. Paul also has a 16 piece orchestra that plays at many of the top galas in the Mpls/St Paul area, appropriately titled the Paul Peterson Orchestra.

Sean Turner – Keys Sean is an in-demand keyboardist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger. His compositions and orchestrations have been recorded at Warner Brothers Studios and utilized by Delta Airlines, Sony, Oprah, E! Entertainment, MTV, Lifetime Network, Target, The Food Network, American Express, Discovery Channel among many others. Sean holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestration from the University of Chichester, England. He served as a Department Head in the areas of Keyboard and Composition/Songwriting as well as Director of Graduate Studies at McNally Smith College of Music. Currently, Sean serves as Head of Contemporary Music for Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview and is an adjunct teacher of contemporary keyboard at Macalester College in St Paul. For the past several years, Sean has been Patty Peterson’s Musical Director. Patty and Sean are currently in production with her up and coming new solo recording to be released in the fall of 2019.

Bobby Vandell – Drums and Vocals Bobby is a founding member and leader of the band considered to be a Minnesota musical institution, The TC Jammers. Bobby has worked with Lamont Cranston, The Steeles, The legendary Doug Maynard Band, The Hoopsnakes, Mick Sterling and the Stud Brothers. He was also the original drummer in Dr. Mambos Combo. On the national and international level, Bobby has worked with Jesse Johnson’s Revue, Bonnie Raitt, The Shirelles, The Marvellettes and Lipps Inc just to mention a few. Bobby has been awarded a Minnesota Music Award for best drummer and his TC Jammers have been awarded multiple Minnesota Music Awards for best band. Bobby was part of the touring band performing the # 1 song in the world at the time, “Funkytown.”

Billy Franze – Guitar and Vocals Billy is probably best known for playing in the legendary Dr. Mambos Combo of which he is a founding member. Billy and “The Combo” can still be found every Sunday and Monday night at Bunkers Music Bar and Grill in Minneapolis. On the National scene, Billy was the guitarist and musical director for Pebbles in 1988 and was handpicked by Prince to tour Europe with Mavis Staples. Billy began working with Jonny Lang as his bassist in 2000. Billy also has been honored with five Minnesota Music Awards for Guitarist of the year.

Ronny Loew – Sax Ronny is known for his rich, expressive tone, his soulful interpretation of melodies, and his rhythmic, blues inspired soloing style. When he is not on tour, Loew is a freelance saxophone player with Minneapolis bands, Mick Sterling, Patty Peterson and Friends, Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience, Genesis Jazz Orchestra and his own Ronny Loew Band. As both a leader and sideman, Ronny has performed in the US, Europe and Asia visiting 159 cities in 16 countries.

St. Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars - Thunder Bay Blues Festival

Marina Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

St Paul and the Minneapolis Funk All Stars to play Thunder Bay Blues Festival on Friday July 5 in Thunder bay, Canada. St. Paul Peterson, Jellybean Johnson and more. More info at www.tbayblues.ca

This event is sold out...

Mpls Funk All Stars

TCO Stadium, 2600 Vikings Parkway,, Eagan, MN 55121

The Mpls All Stars are St Paul Peterson, Tommy Barbarella (keys), Oliver Leiber (guitar), Brandon Commodore (drums), Homer Odell (guitar)

Introducing Summer SKOLstice, a 3-day midsummer festival at TCO Stadium incorporating live music, food and art with Nordic flair and feature performances by local, national and international acts.

Located in Eagan, MN, Viking Lakes is a multi-use development and home to Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, the Minnesota Vikings World Headquarters and Vikings Museum.

Patty and Ricky Peterson

Dakota, 1010 Nicollet Ave So, Mpls

St. Paul holds down the low end for his brother and sister and this incredible band!

What does it mean to be a member of Minnesota’s First Family of Music? To these siblings, it means being a consummate entertainer, and Patty and Ricky represent the total package!

Patty Peterson has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country. She received the coveted Minnesota Music Award seven times for best vocalist as wells as best jazz recording and in 2010, was inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. Patty is currently in the studio working on her 5th solo recording. pattypeterson.com

Ricky Peterson is best known for his now 20 year association with saxophone legend David Sanborn. Ricky has produced, recorded and/or toured with Prince, Bonnie Raitt, John Maye, Dave Koz, Chaka Khan, Robben Ford, Stevie Nicks plus many more. Ricky is currently on a short break from touring with Fleetwood Mac. rickypeterson.com

Saturday, May 18 7 pm: $25 9 pm: $25

Call 612-332-5299 or click-->https://bit.ly/2GTPhFh

Leeds/Peterson Music (with Eric Leeds and St. Paul Peterson)

Ice House, 2528 Nicollet Ave S, , Minneapolis, MN 55404

Immediately Following Prince on the Big Screen - with DJ Nevermind

Real music is alive and well. In an age when musical genres have blurred, thanks to artists like Kamasi Washington, Snarky Puppy, Thundercat and Robert Glasper, elements of jazz have burst out of their traditional boundaries and invaded hip-hop, r&b, even pop, like never before. Now LP, Leeds/Peterson, join their ranks with a debut CD, “No Words”.

Enthusiastic young audiences all over the world have embraced the “new music”. It was never more apparent than when LP tore the roof off the legendary First Avenue club in Minneapolis on a bill with soul star D’Angelo. With guest Questlove joining LP’s Petar Janjic on a second drum kit, the band captivated the crowd of 1500 earning a rousing acceptance of the type accorded only the most dynamic of jam bands.

The success of LP shouldn’t come as a surprise given the lengthy resume’s Leeds and Peterson boast. Early on Eric’s artistic cred was noted thanks to his collaborations with Prince that resulted in the influential Madhouse albums. Besides touring with Prince for several years, Leeds was also a member of the exciting Latin jazz outfits led by Sheila E and Esther Godinez. A frequent guest with many artists passing through Minneapolis, Eric has shared the stage with Roy Hargrove, D’Angelo, David Sanborn, Christian McBride and Eddie Palmieri. Growing up in an iconic family of musicians, Paul Peterson enjoyed early success as a vocalist with his own pop albums but never strayed far away from his enviable jazz chops. He has toured and/or recorded with a long list of artists including David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Joe Sample, George Benson and Bob James.

Leeds and Peterson seem meant to make music together. They first met as members of The Family, Prince’s short-lived but mercurial band that hit the charts with “Screams Of Passion” and recorded the original, definitive version of “Nothing Compares To You”. Some years later, they reunited when The Family morphed into fDeluxe. Together they have evolved from musicians whom others wanted in their bands into leaders whom others aspire to play with. Now, with LP, they have shed any restraints and let their music flow free.

LP began as a repertory of sorts with alternating personnel and ever-changing material, drawing from the cream of Minneapolis musicians like Stokely Williams and Ricky Peterson. Eventually phenom drummer Petar Janjic and keyboard whiz Peter Schimke became LP regulars but the only constant guarantees of an LP gig are Leeds, Peterson and whomever best fits the music on any particular day. Eric is as liable to be playing flute, keyboards or percussion as his signature saxophones. For LP Paul is primarily on bass but is equally fluid on guitar and keyboards. There are certain themes and attitudes that are consistent but the goal is always dynamic music that’s capable of surprising the band as much as their audiences – an accomplishment only feasible for a duo as versatile and creative as Eric and Paul.

So there really are no words for “No Words”, it’s all about the music. The CD boasts guests like Questlove, guitarist Mike Stern (best known for his stint with Miles Davis) and master trumpeter Brian Lynch (a long time collaborator with both Eddie Palmieri and the late Phil Woods). Leeds and Peterson composed all of the material and it’s a composite of the vast experience and styles of music in their

backgrounds – jazz, Latin, soul, funk are all in there - swimming around in a manner that defies category.

No words, indeed.

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