Lucia Newell & The Wolverines Jazz Trio - Crooners Lounge & Supper Club6161 Hwy 65 NE Minneapolis,MN
04/19/2018 7:30 PM - 04/19/2018 9:30 PM
Lucia Newell has sung in jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals around the world. She performed for two years at Clube 21 in Rio de Janeiro, six months at El Señorial in Mexico City, and in concert with the great Billy Eckstine, the Rio Jazz Orchestra, Oscar Castro Neves, Osmar Milito, Nilson Matta, Luiz Eça, Celia Vaz, Departure Point, and many others. Her appearance with the JazzMn Big Band persuaded many audience members to suggest an early return engagement with Paquito D’Rivera. Lucia spent years singing background vocals on recordings for Windham Hill, CBS, Warner Bros., MCA, GIA, Atlantic, A&M and Virgin Records, recording with Ben Sidran, Thelma Houston, Paula Abdul, Patty Austin, and others in London, New York, Los Angeles, Rio, and at home in Minneapolis. She can also be heard on local and national TV and radio jingles, and on a variety of children’s and teaching recordings. Lucia has received special recognition from the Minnesota Jazz Awards and released the critically acclaimed CD Enter You, Enter Lovewith guitarist Joan Griffith, now in its third issue, and is featured on Laura Caviani’s jazzy Christmas CD, Angels We Haven’t Heard, the 2006 release with Soul Café, The Poetry of Jazz, Pablo Neruda meets Rodgers & Hart and most recently on the 2010 release with Alma Brasileira, Circle of the Dance. Lucia’s 2004 release, Steeped in Strayhorn, is a collaboration with the highly charged sextet, Pete Whitman’s Departure Point, featuring the music of the great Billy Strayhorn. She is currently working on her own compositions and collaborations with Twin Cities jazz musicians.
The Wolverines Jazz Trio
The remaining trio of the legendary Twin Cities Wolverines Big Band which started in 1973. The trio can frequently be found swinging with vocalists at hot spots like Hell's Kitchen and Crooners Lounge & Supper Club. "Consisting of drummer Jendeen Forberg, pianist Rick Carlson, and bassist Steve Pikal, the trio develops its set list from audience requests, making each show unpredictable and improvisational." (Secrets of the City)