Mary Louise Knutson

Jazz Pianist & Composer

Jazz pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson, has been called "one of the most exciting artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time." Her latest trio CD, In the Bubble, charted in JazzWeek's Top 10.

In the Bubble

"Ranked in JazzWeek's Top 10, pianist Mary Louise Knutson's new trio CD, In the Bubble, showcases her warm soulful touch, tasteful arranging, and gift for composition. These ten will remain at the top of your playlist for years." - JAZZIZ Magazine


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Six standards and four originals complete this accessible yet sophisticated mainstream-to-modern collection. Highlights include an Oscar Peterson Trio-style "It Could Happen to You," a McCoy-ish original "Can You Hear Me Now?," an ECM-style original "Sea of Qi," and a gospel version of "You Are My Sunshine."

Knutson is backed by longtime collaborators and Twin Cities rhythm icons bassist Gordon Johnson and drummer Phil Hey, with guest appearances by drummers Greg Schutte and Craig Hara.

"This is timeless, classic piano trio music, right up there with Bill Evans and Bill Charlap." - Pamela Espeland, bebopified


We can provide you with licenses to record a new version of any Mary Louise Knutson original (Mechanical License), or to pair any of her recordings with visual media (Synchronization License). Please contact us at Meridian Jazz. Thank you!

  • “How Will I Know?,” ”Meridian,” ”Merle the Pearl,” ”If You Please,” ”Call Me When You Get There,” ”Sea of Qi,” ”Can You Hear Me Now?,” ”Talk to Me,” and ”In the Bubble” are all composed by Mary Louise Knutson and published by Meridian Jazz.

  • “You Are My Sunshine/Luminous” is composed by Jimmie Davis/Mary Louise Knutson and published by Peer International/Meridian Jazz.

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