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The California-based front woman continues to prove that she’s one of the most potent singers to ever come out of the Twin Cities.”

— Jon Bream, Star Tribune

About Sinatra To Simone

Tina Schlieske continues her genre- and gender-bending themes with her solo jazz vocal project, Sinatra to Simone, which she debuted in 2018. 

A counterpoint to her recent punk project Genital Panic, Tina’s intimate supper-club show features torch and swing music from jazz’s golden age. Dapper in a tuxedo, with an upswept pompadour, she croons the romantic classics we remember from a past that seems almost impossibly distant. 

The show upends expectations by reframing songs from a woman’s point of view, allowing our nostalgia to come into line with what we understand about the misogyny of that era and our own, while still luxuriating in the idealism and romanticism of what seemed like simpler times. 

Tina was drawn to jazz as a way to challenge her own range and capabilities. Experimental forms that require venturing out of her comfort zone is a theme in Tina’s recent work, and what she explores informs all of her creative endeavors.


Photo by Steve Cohen

Photo by Steve Cohen