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RIVER ROOM: Rio Nido (MN Hall of Fame Vocal Jazz Trio) $30 Adv / $35 Cash Door
Sunday, November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm$30
AUTUMN ARTIST SERIES
An artist showcase on the oldest street in Minneapolis every Sunday in November!
THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW! Advance tickets for purchase above.
SEATING IS OPEN STYLE – FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
BAR SERVICE ONLY – NO FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE.
If you’d like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Ticket sales end 12pm NOON Sunday, Nov 5th. If there are remaining spots, they will be available for CASH purchase at the door!
Parking Tunnel-Connected St. Anthony Falls Ramp
Free Meter Parking on 2nd St & 2nd Ave SE
Rio Nido is a vocal jazz trio that explores and redefines the vocal jazz form with a distinctive blend of musicality, intellect & humor. The Minneapolis-based group’s debut LP, “I Like to Riff,” is considered by many to be a classic of the vocal jazz genre, featuring reinterpretations of the acrobatic vocal arrangements of such fabled harmonists as The Boswell Sisters, The Cats and the Fiddle, and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
The group began in the late 1970s, when chanteuse Prudence Johnson joined forces with ace guitarists and singers Tim Sparks and Tom Lieberman. Each is an established artist in his or her own right, and together, their chemistry creates something entirely unique, idiosyncratic and beautiful.
Prudence Johnson, an in-demand singer and entertainer, is well-known to audiences of Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, and appeared in its’ eponymous feature film, as well as in Robert Redford’s A River Runs Through It. She has released over a dozen acclaimed recordings, and has collaborated as both performer and producer on numerous successful theatrical productions and revues.
Tim Sparks has developed a devoted international following as a guitarist, and a reputation as a singular talent and innovator of the instrument. He is known for his far-reaching musical explorations, including a solo guitar adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; to music inspired by his roots in rural North Carolina; to five recordings of Klezmer reinterpretations for John Zorn’s vaunted independent label, Tzadik.
Tom Lieberman is known for his association with A Prairie Home Companion, where he worked variously on the performance, creative and production staff from 1976-86. His work behind the scenes on APHC started Tom on the road to a far-reaching 40-year career as an award-winning writer, composer and producer for radio, television, stage and screen. His songs have been heard from Sesame Street to Sweet Land, and he is the creator of everybody’s favorite talking ukulele, Luke the Uke.