Presented by Northrop Jazz: Live at the Campus Club

Somi and Thomasina

Past event
Oct 22, 2010
Somi and Thomasina


Northrop Jazz: Live at the Campus Club

Northrop Jazz presents the hottest pairing of rising global and local jazz
artists in a new intimate and spectacular setting. With one of the best
views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, the Campus Club in Coffman
Memorial Union on the U of M Campus offers a fresh twist to the local
jazz scene. Come to this
special show on October 22 for an announcement launching Northrop's Spring Jazz
Series, and be the first to reserve these extremely limited seats!

Full bar and food selections available for purchase before and throughout the

Somi 9:00 pm

The multicultural singer/songwriter seduces the soul with her  harmonious blend of jazz and acoustic African grooves in a special one  hour set of vocals, guitar, and piano. Defining her music as New  African Soul, the acclaimed musician is making waves in the jazz scene  with alluring vocals and compelling lyrics of personal empowerment.

Performing live with Urban Bush Women on October 24 at Northrop.

Liberty Ellman, guitar
Based in New York City,
guitarist/composer Liberty Ellman was born in London, but has spent the
majority of his life in New York City and San Francisco. Inspired by such
musicians as Joe Henderson,
Tony Williams, McCoy Tyner, and Oscar Peterson, Liberty went on to join forces with pianist
Viajay Ayer, influential Henry
and the Tony award winning musical theater company, the San Francisco Mime

Toru Dodo, piano
Toru Dodo, born in Tokyo, started playing
piano at age four and attended the Berklee College of Music before moving to New
York in 1998. He has released four albums: Dodo
(2002), 116 West 238 St (2004), Dodo 3 (2006), and most recently, Do You Like Cappuccino? (2008). Dodo has
worked with many musicians as a side man, including Kenny Garret, Benny Golson,
Curtis Fuller, Ruth Brown, and Terumasa Hino.  

Thomasina, 10:15 pm
Singer, actress, and creator of Thomasina's Cashew Brittle
candy-Thomasina Petrus is a woman of many talents. Known for her multifaceted vocal range
and uncanny similarity to Billie Holiday, Thomasina has quickly become one of
the premier vocalists on both Twin Cities stages and abroad. She performs
accompanied by piano in a 45 minute set.

Thom West, piano
Pianist and longtime resident of St. Paul, MN, Thomas West
is a household name in the many musical venues of the Twin Cities Metropolitan
Area.  Thomas can be seen performing with the likes of T. Mychal Rambo,
Dennis Spears, Jay Young, Jamecia Bennett, The West Bros. Duo, and New Hope
Baptist Church Choir, to name a few.  Thomas is currently in the
process of completing his first solo CD entitled All To God's Glory, a composite of gospel hymns in jazz
genre, scheduled for release in the fall of 2010.

General admission, cabaret seating only. Coffman Memorial Union, 4th Floor.

Presented in conjunction with the U of M Dance Program Symposium,
"Continuously Rich: Black Women in Cultural Production,'" Thu, Oct 21-Sat, Oct
23. Presented with support from Campus Club.

Presented with support from the U of M Campus Club.

Media Partner: Jazz88

Artists and programs subject to change.

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