Meet the band

Kendra Glenn, Vocals

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Kendra Glenn is a  powerhouse soul singer, with a rich melodic voice that will leave you spellbound. Kendra has been in the Minneapolis music scene for about 17years. 


She has been a studio session vocalist for Andy Kotz Productions, opened for various national acts such as Dazz Band, Rolls Royce, and Cameo, and provided background vocals to blues guitarist/singer Scott Holt, former guitarist to Buddy Guy and former Prince protégé SueAnn Carwell. She also had the pleasure to work with Mr. Andre Fischer, former drummer/ producer and vocal arranger of Rufus and Chaka Khan. Definitely a “Diva” in her own right!

Frank Merchlewitz, keys

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Keyboardist Frank Merchlewitz was born and raised in Winona, MN, and has called South Minneapolis home for the last 5 years. In that time he has played piano and keyboards in dozens of local bands, primarily with General B & The Wiz, Ali & The Scoundrels, Mill City Jazz, A Little Short to be Stormtroopers, and JamFly. 


His Mount Rushmore of keyboardists would be Stevie Wonder, Bernie Worrell, Bill Evans, and Thelonious Monk. When not playing music, Frank likes to cook, cycle, and play with his pet cat, Stevens.





Jeff Perry, Guitar & Vocals

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Guitarist Jeff Perry’s musical travels have found him playing at top jazz clubs, gospel churches, concert halls, music festivals, for the likes of U.S. Senators, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Chicago mayors. He has also played at homeless shelters, prisons, and on the street in front of Wrigley Field.
 

Jeff is a Berklee graduate, and has played with a number of prominent groups in the Midwest, including the Kendra Glenn Band, the  Gatsby Gang, Kashimana Ahua,  J Most and the Gould Band, and his own duo, trio and quartet. He held the release party for his CD The incredible Looseness of Strings at the Dakota jazz club in Minneapolis.


Palani Pozzani, Drums & vocals

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Palani Pozzani grew up in Kobe, Japan studying classical piano as a youngster, then picking up the drums in 6th grade because he wanted to "rock out". Since arriving in the Twin Cities in the mid-80's, Palani has had the pleasure of performing with bands like The Crowns Blues Band, Milton's Playhouse, Blue Matter, Shane's Gang, ZenSome, and in musical theater productions like 10 Years Later, Vixens: The Sexy Bad Girl Revue, and Schoolhouse Rock Live.

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Gary "Chili Dog" Miller, bass & vocals

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Bassist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger, trained classical musician, raconteur and bon-vivant, Gary Miller is a longtime veteran of the Twin Cities music scene. 


He's performed with a number of prominent local bands, including Prophets of Soul, LuckyTown, ZenSome, Medtallica, Mystic Funk, and with members of Sounds of Blackness. He also contributed several songs to the Motown release, "Mazarati 2".