Vocalists Colleen Raye, Tim Patrick, and Debbie O’Keefe along with the 10-piece Blue Eyes Band will perform iconic songs from the famous swinging’ crooners of the time.
You’ll hear Frank Sinatra favorites “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” Dean Martin hits “You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You” and his famous “Drinkin’” medley, as well as the iconic Sammy Davis tune “Mr. Bojangles.” Then mix in some sass with Marilyn Monroe favorites, excitement with Judy Garland’s show tunes, as well as hits by Liza Minnelli, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Shirley MacLaine.
Tickets will sell quickly at $28 for adults and $21 for students of all ages. Call the Phipps Box Office at (715) 386-8409 for current availability, or click the link below.
New Year’s Eve | Wednesday, December 31 | 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Patrick, a Twin Cities native, was acclaimed as a “world-class vocalist” by Andy Williams’s long-time pianist, Joanne Grauer; won the Rising Star Award for Best Jazz Singer in North America, and is listed alongside Sinatra in the book The Jazz Singers: The Ultimate Guide. Patrick and his Blue Eyes Band perform throughout the Midwest for festivals, theaters, corporate events, private parties, and weddings.
Raye, a Phipps favorite, brings her exuberance, talent, and creativity to the show. The creator of The Girl Singers productions, including The Girl Singers of the Hit Parade and Sirens of the 60s, Raye has performed as a vocalist/entertainer across the country, from Las Vegas to Atlantic City in theaters, nightclubs, casinos, and fairs. She has also made several television appearances. Raye currently has seven different active shows, including four Girl Singers shows, An Evening at the Cabaret, and Sinatra and Company.
O’Keefe lives in Hudson and is not only in all of The Girl Singers shows, she is also Raye’s sister. She performs regularly with the Blue Eyes Band as well as the Minnesota Jazz Orchestra. She is also guest artist every year for the Century College Jazz Ensemble holiday concert and the Sheldon Brass Band holiday concert.
Music director Todd Matheson is leader and arranger for the Blue Eyes Band.