AWARD-WINNING DUO MRS. FUNTO APPEAR AT SIDENOTES CABARET
SIDENOTES CABARET SERIES
FUN, FUN, FUN! with MRS. FUN
February 18-20, 2016
MRS. FUN, a multi-talented duo comprised of keyboardist/vocalist CONNIE GRAUER and percussionist KIM ZICK, will present four performances for the SideNotes Cabaret Series at Sunset Playhouse, February 18-20, 2016. Combining a unique blend of jazz, funk, and spoken word, this acclaimed duo creates a sophisticated, complex, and adventurous style of music that has pleased audiences and reviewers alike.
Although Grauer and Zick are natives of Waukesha, Wisconsin (hometown of the legendary Les Paul) and attended the same high school, they had only a passing acquaintance until years later when Zick was putting together a band and needed a keyboard player. She got in touch with Grauer and the duo has been gathering awards ever since. MRS. FUN has been consistently praised for flawless musicianship and dynamic stage presence.
After relocating to Nashville, Grauer and Zick attracted the attention of many music industry leaders. During their time there, MRS. FUN performed and recorded with k.d. lang, Indigo Girls, and Janis Ian, among others. They also created several albums of their own, collaborating with renowned producers such as Jim Rooney and Victor DeLorenzo.
MRS. FUN continued to receive accolades, rave reviews, and awards after their return to Milwaukee. Voted ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Group’ by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) for three consecutive years, Grauer and Zick also have received WAMI awards for Best Instrumentalists on keyboard and drums. Grauer also has been awarded WAMI’s Best Female Vocalist and Best Stage Entertainer.
A busy touring schedule includes festivals and concert halls throughout the United States and Canada. MRS. FUN has shared the stage with Billy Cobham, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Arlo Guthrie, Violent Femmes, and many other notables. In addition, they are annual headliners at Milwaukee’s Summerfest, and have appeared on Wisconsin Public Television and for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Performances are Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 20 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove, WI.
To reserve tickets, call 262-782-4430 or visit staging.sunsetplayhouse.flywheelsites.com. Use code FUN and receive $5 off our adult priced tickets.