The February Show! with JoAnn Funk & Jeff Brueske

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The February Show!

St Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN

A wonderful show of all things February (yes, including Valentine's Day! Steve is joined by jazz singer pianist JoAnn Funk and bassist vocalist Jeff Brueske. Enjoy an evening of music and humor!   St Mane Website   



The February Show!

The Dunsmore Room, 6161 Highway 65 NE, Fridley, MN

Music and laughter! In February! Jazz pianist singer JoAnn Funk brings her unique piano vocal style to this entertaining show. Her style has been compared to Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall but is very much her own. JoAnn is a Twin Cities favorite who most recently performed with Jeff Brueske for Jazz in The Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel. Her fourth and most recent CD, Jazz in The Lobby Bar, continues to receive international airplay. These days she is traveling and performing - enjoy this rare treat to hear her in the Twin Cities! Baritone Steven Marking will be performing an astonishing range of music, from Schubert, Samuel Barber and Flanders and Swann, to songs from musicals.  Steven has over 40 opera roles to his credit. Since his move to the Twin Cities in 2012, he has sung with the Minnesota Chorale, Metropolitan Symphony, performed a role with Minnesota Opera, sung many oratorios, led hymn sings and performed his popular show Our Mighty Mississippi, as well as shows with Jeff and JoAnn. His newest CD, "Holy Chestnuts", is collection of Victorian Era Anthems, recorded with organ and piano at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, where he was the bass baritone soloist for four years. Never one to take himself too seriously, Steve has a comfortable stage presence and is a marvelous storyteller.   Bassist and vocalist Jeff Brueske rounds out the talented trio, adding swing and beauty to everything, and also doing some great singing. Jeff might be the most understated musician you will ever meet. He is a choir director, educator, has a master's degree in guitar performance and is also a fine bassist. His vocals are a treat and are reminiscent of John Pizzarelli.


Steve's New CD!

My Mighty Mississippi

Steven Marking

This CD is the soundtrack to Steve's hit show, Our Mighty Mississippi,  a magical journey of song, storytelling and visual imagery. With this CD, you can hear Steve's river songs whenever you like

Click Buy Now above to buy a physical CD directly from Steve. Or click the Buy Album button top right to buy either a physical CD or downloads from CD Baby or iTunes.

This CD is the soundtrack to Steve's hit show, Our Mighty Mississippi,  a magical journey of song, storytelling and visual imagery.  In this truly unique and joyful show, Our Mighty Mississippi, Steve’s river images create a perfect setting for his favorite river songs: Ol’ Man River, Aaron Copland's The Boatman's Dance, Up A Lazy River, Proud Mary, Flanders and Swann’s Mud Mud, Moon River, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Watch that Towhead and his own bluegrass tinged “Gone Fishing”. Steve is a master of all styles of music. All of the songs are included on this CD! Steve’s soaring voice will captivate and inspire you. More information on Our Mighty Mississippi can be found at

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