$10 in advance/$10-$20 suggested donation at the door
9pm doors/9:30pm showtime
A fundraiser for the Hope and Healing Counseling services on the Northside.
Rick and O'Dell from Mint Condition will be joined by Grammy award winner, Jamecia B, Julius Collins, Brittani Senser, other special guest TryBishop, Kiyanna Ma and Ag4ME. This one night only event will take place at The Icehouse. Proceeds will help give back to the Northside!
Rick & O'Dellfrom Mint Condition:
Mint Condition is an American R&B band from Saint Paul, Minnesota. Formed in the mid 1980s at Central High School in Saint Paul, Minnesota, its original members were Stokley Williams (lead vocals, drums, percussion), Homer O'Dell (guitar), Larry Waddell (keyboards, piano), Roger Lynch (son of Roger Troutman), Ray Coleman and Kenny Young. Lynch, Coleman and Young all left the group however and were replaced by schoolmates Keri Lewis (keyboards, synthesizer) and Jeffrey Allen (saxophone, keyboards) along with Chicago native Ricky Kinchen (bass). This lineup of Williams, O'Dell, Waddell, Allen, Lewis and Kinchen comprised the classic lineup of the band.
Currently, this line-up remains intact, with the exception of Lewis, who left the group to focus on his marriage to Toni Braxton and produce for her and other artists. The group is well known for its diverse musical style (able to play anything from traditional jazz to mainstream R&B and rock-based music to funk grooves and even Latin and Jamaican-based rhythms) and also its captivating live performances. The band is also well known for their well written and produced R&B ballads, mainly in the 1990s. They are mostly known for their hits "Breakin' My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)" (1991) and "What Kind of Man Would I Be" (1996).
Jamecia Bennett, daughter of the incomparable Ann Nesby and mother of Season 5 American Idol finalist #5 Paris Bennett.
Currently, Jamecia lives in Minneapolis, when she is not gigging with her own band "REAL MUZIC". She carries the torch of being new lead vocalist of the original Grammy Award Winning Sounds Of Blackness and writer & producer of the new hit single "Fly Again" off their recent self titled album, "The Sounds of Blackness". After touring the world with the Sounds Of Blackness, Jamecia also recieved a solo contract from Mercury Records that resulted in her writing and performing songs on movie soundtracks suchas, Jasons Lyric (performed platinum sound track album song: Rodeo Style), Kazaam (performed song: The Best of Me) and also the film Posse which she performed song: Women United).
In Minneapolis MN where she resides, Jamecia has directed for the past 4 yrs the cast of (The Night Before Christmas) performed at the legendary (Guthrie Theatre) She later was blessed to join yet another cast of the hit off broadway show “BeeHive” playing the roles of her idols Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin (Hey City Theatre). Jamecia did not stop there. She soon connected with one of the largest African American theaters in Minnesota the (Penumbra Theatre), where she performed in great shows such as Black Nativity, Get Ready and Detroit 67. (The Ordway Center) was her next venture sharing the stage with Debbie Duncan, Julius Collins and Regina Williams in a 3 month running show, “Blues In The Night.” Jamecia graced the renown (Guthrie Theater) stage once again acting in the 5 Tony Award Winning Broadway Show "Caroline or Change" and soon joined the cast of the broadway show “RENT &The Rocky Horror Show at the (Lab Theater) Lonely Soldier Women at War in Iraq (History Theatre). Passing Strange (MixedBlood Theatre), she played principle character Sofia and Church Lady in The Broadway production of The Color Purple (Park Square Theatre).
Jamecia worked under the leadership and guidance for superstar producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for 10 years learning all she could from these talented gentlemen. She now runs an organization called Minnesota Movement LLC, which is a Management & artist development company for up and coming artist, providing them with guidance in studio production, stage presence, styling, interviewing skills, touring etiqutte, public relations, social media and marketing . Jamecia also teaches vocal instruction and coaching, fashion consulting, studio vocal training and production of studio vocals.
Jamecia says, “I make and sing music to heal the soul.”
Julius Collins is a renowned singer in Minneapolis. Managed by Prince when he first moved to the city from Atlanta, his band Black Julius emerged on the scene with a blend of rock and funk. Next up was the formation of the phenomenal group, Greazy Meal. which was comprised of some of the best musicians in Minneapolis. They packed the local clubs to capacity, and formed a following that is still dedicated to the music and energy they created on the scene.
The voice of a new generation, Brittani delivers a sultry blend of pop and R&B. The Minnesota native has become a staple figure on the Minneapolis/ St. Paul music scene and is now ready to share her passion for music with the world. Brittani’s musical journey began at the tender age of two. Her father Minnesota Viking’s pro bowler Joe Senser recalls her humming the melodies of her idol, Whitney Houston. At a young age Brittani set her sights on becoming an accomplished vocalist and performer. Brittani’s talent received national attention as she made it to the finals, in New York as a contestant on MTV’s Making The Band 3. Although she did not make the final cut, this only reinforced her drive, and her dedication to her craft. The end result was the complete package: vocal musician, songwriter, and performer. Brittani Senser was featured in a Minnesota-based female quartet, MN Finest. Due in part to their beauty, talent and Brittani’s powerful lead vocals, MN Finest quickly generated phenomenal street buzz. Brittani emerged from the MN Finest group as an undeniable solo ac. Brittani’s vocal ability is well showcased on her debut single Cupid (Im calling on you). The mid-tempo love song features deep soul vocals that radiate passion. The catchy, radio friendly tune is a classic melody and Brittani compliments it well with a unique vocal interpretation. Brittani Senser is currently finalizing her debut album, which will feature production and guest features from some of the music industries A-list talent. The fuse to Brittani Senser’s music career has just been lit, and it is guaranteed to be explosive!
My dream is to reach a global audience while working with some of my favorite artists
along the way. I want to give my supporters my very best and give my younger audience
someone to look up to like some of my favorite artists did for me. - AG4ME