Emerson Avenue

There’s dancing in the streets of the Twin Cities! Emerson Avenue is a high-energy, horn-driven, classic rock band that hails from Minnesota’s Twin Cities. You’ll hear sounds that are heavily rooted in rock, soul and funk, with classic tracks from bands like Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Amy Winehouse, Prince, and many more! Our musicians have decades’ worth of experience rocking outdoor festivals, fundraisers, galas, corporate events, private parties, weddings, concert venues and everything in between, in and around the Twin Cities. If you want fun, excitement and dancing you will find it with Emerson Avenue! Contact Today
Andreea
(vocalist)
A singer her whole life and as a performer in the twin cities, Andreea worked for The Ordway, the Guthrie and Chanhassen dinner theater. she was a part of the original cast and the recording of Messugah Nuns as sister Amnesia. She has been a rocking with Emerson Ave Band for the past 5 years and loves to be able to still sing while raising her family. Her two favorite productions are her kids, Vivian and Violet.
Rebekah
(vocalist)
Rebekah started singing as a kid and just can’t quit! She’s sung in countless church bands, choirs, vocal jazz groups and musical theatre productions, and she’s thrilled to have spent the past five years belting out the tunes with Emerson Avenue. Rebekah lives in Lakeville with husband Tony, her favorite groupie ever!
Fred
(bass guitar)
From the time Fred was very young he was enthralled by the deep sounds of bass playing through his father’s 18” Hi-FI speaker. Also, since he was the youngest in his first kid band, he was informed that he had to play the bass. He thinks it worked out great.
Bill
(keyboard)
Classically trained, high school rock band, Berklee College of Music in mid 70’s, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire graduate where started playing jazz, Twin Cities in 1980 played in local rock/fusion band, mid ’80’s did 3 years playing on cruise ships, early 90’s – played solo piano at Lord Fletcher’s on the Lake & backed up the vocal groups “Voice Trek”, “Unknown Prophets” & George Pettus. Played in various local Twin City groups throughout the years.
Les
(guitar)
Les was raised in a family with music all around him. Then the Beatles landed in America and playing guitar was the only option. Rock, R & B, Funk… many bands over several decades. Playing with several “Emerson Avenue” band members for more years than he wants to admit……he just can’t stop.
Jerry
(aux percussion and drumset)
Jerry is a veteran drummer having played in Drum Corps. and many bands in and around the Twin Cities over the past few decades. He is also one of the founding members of The Emerson Avenue Band.
Pat
(drumset and percussion)
A native of Colorado Springs Colorado, music brought Pat to the twin cities in the late seventies. After traveling everywhere from the Grand Canyon to Canada in a road band, Pat finally settled in the rich and vibrant music scene in Minneapolis. Having played in support acts for Foghat and Head East, he has provided a rock solid foundation for bands around the twin cities for over 35 years. He is the driving force behind the Emerson Avenue Band’s rhythm section, keeping you moving on the dance floor! He plays almost as loud as Roger.
Andrew
(trumpet)
The newcomer to the band, Andrew has been playing jazz, classical, and drum corps trumpet almost his entire life. Which is still less than entire length of time that Roger played Trombone before he played trumpet… In his day job, Andrew is a Software Engineer at Veritas, and instructs high school marching band and drum corps around Minnesota.
Roger
(trumpet)
When he was seven, Roger’s parents forced him to take accordion lessons, and trombone two years later. In his forties, he settled on the trumpet and never looked back. He developed into a soloist in drum and bugle corps and marching band. That’s why he plays so loud.
Chris
(trombone)
Chris has been with the band blowing those low tones for many years now, You’ll here some signature glissandos from him on one of our favorites, Al Green’s “Lets Stay Together.”
Steve
(tenor sax)
Commercial real estate broker by day sax player by night and weekend. Steve has played with local bands since 1974. His influences include Jazz, Funk, R&B and Latin. Music is a gift which I am honored to share and Emerson Avenue is an incredible outlet for me to do this.

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