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Sep 19 Tue MINNEAPOLIS, MN
DAKOTA
Shows 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

1010 Nicollet Mall
612.332.1010

...with vocalist Curtis Stigers and the JazzMN Orchestra. The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra and the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra made the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz in the 60s. Curtis Stigers has been bringing those worlds together in his own music for the last three decades, and now he captures the rare alchemy of hipness, elegance, playfulness and feeling that made Sinatra's renditions of these songs immortal while adding his own unique twist. Think Come Fly With Me, I've Got You Under My Skin, My Kind Of Town, You Make Me Feel So Young.

 
Sep 20 Wed FRIDLEY, MN
DUNSMORE ROOM at CROONERS
7:30 pm

6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
1.800.838.3006

...with vocalist Jay Clayton. Jay Clayton is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, composer, and educator, whose work boldly spans the terrain between jazz and new music. Jay has gained worldwide attention as both performer and teacher. With more than 40 recordings to her credit, Clayton has appeared alongside such formidable artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Reich, Kirk Nurock, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Jane Ira Bloom, Gary Bartz, Jack Wilkins, George Cables, Fred Hersch, Gary Thomas, tap dancer Brenda Bufalino as well as fellow vocalists Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone, Urszula Dudziak and Bobby McFerrin. For tickets purchase online here or call 1.800.838.3006.

 
Sep 22 Fri ST. PAUL, MN
THE WILLIAMSBURG ROOM at THE LEXINGTON
7:00-11:30 pm

1096 Grand Ave - Corner of Lexington & Grand
651.289.4990

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio featuring bassist Matt Peterson and drummer Phil Hey. For decades following its opening in 1935, The Lex, as it's called by locals and enthusiasts alike, was the place to be seen; business dealings, cocktail hours, and milestone celebrations were a regular occurrence for St. Paul socialites. Now, more than 80 years later, new owners have restored the restaurant and Executive Chef Jack Riebel and his crew are pushing out both classics and new menu items. Check out what Mpls St. Paul magazine has to say about it.

 
Sep 23 Sat ST. PAUL, MN
THE WILLIAMSBURG ROOM at THE LEXINGTON
7:00-11:30 pm

1096 Grand Ave - Corner of Lexington & Grand
651.289.4990

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio featuring bassist Steve Pikal and drummer Phil Hey. For decades following its opening in 1935, The Lex, as it's called by locals and enthusiasts alike, was the place to be seen; business dealings, cocktail hours, and milestone celebrations were a regular occurrence for St. Paul socialites. Now, more than 80 years later, new owners have restored the restaurant and Executive Chef Jack Riebel and his crew are pushing out both classics and new menu items. Check out what Mpls St. Paul magazine has to say about it.

 
Sep 28 Thu ST. PAUL, MN
THE WILLIAMSBURG ROOM at THE LEXINGTON
7:00-10:30 pm

1096 Grand Ave - Corner of Lexington & Grand
651.289.4990

The Mary Louise Knutson Duo featuring bassist Gordon Johnson. For decades following its opening in 1935, The Lex, as it's called by locals and enthusiasts alike, was the place to be seen; business dealings, cocktail hours, and milestone celebrations were a regular occurrence for St. Paul socialites. Now, more than 80 years later, new owners have restored the restaurant and Executive Chef Jack Riebel and his crew are pushing out both classics and new menu items. Check out what Mpls St. Paul magazine has to say about it.

 
Sep 30 Sat MINNEAPOLIS, MN
CAPRI THEATER
7:00 pm

2027 West Broadway
Call Capri TicketWorks 612.343.3390
Or order online

...with vocalists Patty Peterson and Cookie Coleman, and saxophonist Kathy Jensen performing music of Burt Bacharach.

 
Oct 1 Sun MINNEAPOLIS, MN
CAPRI THEATER
3:00 pm

2027 West Broadway
Call Capri TicketWorks 612.343.3390
Or order online

...with vocalists Patty Peterson and Cookie Coleman, and saxophonist Kathy Jensen performing music of Burt Bacharach.

 
Oct 20 Fri ST. PAUL, MN
THE ORDWAY CONCERT HALL
7:00 pm

345 Washington Street
For tickets, call 1.800.595.4849 or buy online

....with internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and the JazzMN Orchestra. Gordon opens the JazzMN Orchestra 2017-18 series at the new 900 seat Ordway Concert Hall. Gordon has had an extremely successful solo career, touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz to the delight of audiences and critics alike. His unmatched modern mastery of the plunger mute and his exceptional technique and signature sound has solidified Gordon's place in musical history as one of the top trombonists of his generation. Featured regularly as a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Gordon has been named Best Trombone by the Downbeat Critics Poll for the last four years, was the recipient of the 2015 and 2016 ASCAP Plus Award and was named Downbeat Magazine's Trombone Player of the Year three years in a row.

 
Nov 4 Sat PLYMOUTH, MN
ST. BARNABAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
7:00 pm

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $5 students (SBCA students admitted free). 763.438.4847

...with vocalist Connie Evingson and tenor saxophonist Dave Karr for the Jazz@StBarney's music series. Casual. Free snacks, lemonade and coffee provided.

 
Nov 17 Fri DAYTON, OH
SCHUSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
8:00 pm

1 West 2nd St. (corner of Second and Main Streets)
Box Office 888.228.3630

...with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the Dayton Philharmonic. Celebrate Doc Severinsen's 90th birthday in this tour-de-force concert. Doc pays tribute to the American Songbook and Big Band eras, while sharing favorite stories of his incredible 70 year career.

 
Nov 18 Sat DAYTON, OH
SCHUSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
8:00 pm

1 West 2nd St. (corner of Second and Main Streets)
Box Office 888.228.3630

...with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the Dayton Philharmonic. Celebrate Doc Severinsen's 90th birthday in this tour-de-force concert. Doc pays tribute to the American Songbook and Big Band eras, while sharing favorite stories of his incredible 70 year career.

 
Nov 25 Sat ST. PAUL, MN
VIEUX CARRE
9:00-12:00 pm

408 St. Peter St., lower level of the Hamm bldg.
651.291.2715

...with saxophonist Pat Mallinger, also featuring bassist Gary Raynor and drummer Phil Hey. Based in Chicago, Pat Mallinger has been a mainstay at the windy city's Green Mill Lounge every Saturday night since 1992. He is also heard with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Bobby Lewis Quintet, Art Hoyle Quintet, and the Pat Mallinger Quartet. He has performed with Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Harry Connick, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and many more great artists.







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Jan 25 Thu SCOTTSDALE, AZ
SACRED GROUNDS JAZZ COFFEEHOUSE
7:30 pm

SCUCC 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd.
480.946.2900

...with saxophonist Mary Petrich in a quartet performance.

 
Jan 27 Sat PHOENIX, AZ
THE NASH
7:30 pm

110 E Roosevelt St.
602.795.0464

...with saxophonist Mary Petrich in a quartet performance.

 
Feb 9 Fri MINNEAPOLIS, MN
HENNEPIN AVE METHODIST CHURCH
Noonish

511 Groveland
612.871.5303

A Valentine's concert featuring poetry by Rev. Sally Johnson and piano by Mary Louise Knutson.

 
Feb 11 Sun FRIDLEY, MN
DUNSMORE ROOM at CROONERS
Shows 5:00 & 7:30 pm

6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
1.800.838.3006

...with the Jazz Women All-Stars hosted by vocalist Patty Peterson. For tickets call 1.800.838.3006.

 
Apr 14 Sat PLYMOUTH, MN
ST. BARNABAS CENTER FOR THE ARTS
7:00 pm

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $5 students (SBCA students admitted free). 763.438.4847

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio is featured as part of Jazz@StBarney's 11th season. Seating is casual (at tables). Free snacks, lemonade and coffee provided.



 
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