MRS. FUN

MRS. FUN

Performances

June 30 - 8:00 PM @ Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard

MRS. FUN

MRS.FUN plays nu jazz. Complex, sophisticated and adventurous, their music is a unique blend of off-center jazz, ultra-funk, spoken word rap, and their own brand of neo-cabaret.  Intelligent lyrics, stellar musicianship, and a dynamic stage presence are hallmarks of their music.  The MRS.FUN sound is derived from Connie Grauer’s funky bass-driven keyboard playing, combined with Kim Zick’s skillful in-the-pocket drumming.“ Grauer is a piano player with few equals whose drive and energy spills across the stage and into the audience like nitrous oxide.  She’s got a left hand that doesn’t quit, the mark of any great pianist, and a right hand with limitless boundaries”.  Zick holds court as a “heart-stopping drummer” whose “grooves get so far out, most people need a map to get back.”  Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry(WAMI) three consecutive years, Grauer and Zick have also received WAMI awards for Best Instrumentalist: keyboards and drums.  Grauer has also received awards for Best Female Vocalist and Best Stage Entertainer.

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