Jennifer Grimm sings Judy Garland
Jennifer brings her 12-piece Band!
Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. / Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Location: North Stage
Cash Bar Open
There are no Covid-related restrictions or requirements for this concert.
makes her Zephyr Theatre debut this spring with her showstopping performance of “Jennifer Grimm sings Judy Garland.”
“Jennifer Grimm Sings Judy Garland” is an energetic, uplifting concert celebrating Judy Garland’s music and showmanship with such joyful integrity, the Judy Garland Museum™ selected Grimm and her show to perform at the 100th Birthday Celebration of Judy Garland. Join Jennifer and her 11-piece band including 7 horns as she sweetly sails through Judy Garland classics such as ‘You Made Me Love You,’ ‘Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,’ and of course ‘Over the Rainbow.’
Both Grimm and Garland were born in Minnesota to vaudeville families, bringing command and charisma to the stage as only lifelong entertainers can. Although they were born over half-a-century apart, the sentimental sounds of the Judy Garland era seem to be a perfect fit for Grimm’s well-known versatility and ability to bring powerful vocals to the showstopping numbers as well as an intimate tenderness to Garland’s ballads that will leave a lump in your throat.
Jennifer Grimm will be accompanied by the Midwest’s top musicians, including Dan Chouinard on piano, Gary Raynor on upright bass, and Sue Orfield on tenor saxophone, as they honor this iconic star of stage and screen.
Come Hear the Music, Feel the Joy, and Experience ‘Jennifer Grimm Sings Judy Garland.’
Growing up on the road was fun for Jennifer as she danced and sang her way across the country with her family’s variety act for the first thirteen years of her life. After settling down in the Twin Cities in her teens, she attended public school for the first time and kept performing with her mother, Colleen Raye, in various venues including the Mall of America, Treasure Island Casino and Mystic Lake Casino.
While earning her degree in Mathematics from Augsburg College, Jennifer continued singing in clubs with 10-piece funk bands, in various cabaret and theater venues with theater companies, and in convention halls and churches as a featured vocalist with Augsburg College’s Gospel Praise.
Soon after college, Jennifer ventured into her solo career, appearing on stages locally with such names as Garrison Keillor and Debbie Duncan, and in New York City, Europe and the Caribbean. With radio and recording success in local areas and overseas, Jennifer continues to base herself at home in the Twin Cities.
Some of Jennifer’s credits include performing at Carnegie Hall; Johnny Mercer Songbook Series at the Ordway; Steerage Song at the Fitzgerald Theater; earning the #2 spot on Aruba’s year-end top 100 countdown; performing in New York City with shining press in The Village Voice; opening up for Oleta Adams at the St. Vincent Blues Festival; performing on Garrison Keillor’s (creator of A Prairie Home Companion) Rhubarb Show; sharing performance events with Huey Lewis and The News, Michael Buble, and Martina McBride; starring in the Ordway’s production of My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra; being the voice of the World Figure Skating Champions Tour theme song; and singing as a featured artist on many albums including Gene Adams’ Jazz Anthology, Power of 10, The Minnesota Boychoir, Century Big Band, New York’s Jonathan Rayson, Norah Long, Theater Latte Da, Girl Singers of the Hit Parade, Mark Croft, Tim Patrick and the Blue Eyes Band, Gourmet Jazz and LA’s Holly Long.
Jennifer has a career as a voiceover artist as well, being selected as the singing/speaking voice for Target, OfficeMax, HealthPartners, virtuwell.com, Levaquil, KMart, Only Deals, Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Glucerna, RightSize Smoothies, Doctors Say Yes, Maplewood Toyota, Roseville Midway Ford, CreditAnswers, FIG, PerfectMatch.com, Papa Murphy’s, QuitPlan, Bremer Bank and many more.
Recently, a few original song placements in SHOWTIME’s House Of Lies, NBC’s Parenthood (Seasons 1 & 2), USA’s Suits, TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska, and NBC’s Sing Off have been exciting and have led to more opportunities writing for SONY and being published by UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING. Jennifer’s music can now be found on:
Outdoor Network Channel
The Movie Channel (TMC)
Toddlers and Tiars
House of Lies
Guinness World Records
Best Funeral Ever
Politics of Love