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.

Performances
 
 

jun 1 fri

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
ORCHESTRA HALL - TARGET ATRIUM
6:45-7:45 pm

1111 Nicollet Mall

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio, featuring pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Phil Hey, presents a program of uplifting songs about spring in Orchestra Hall's Target Atrium. Free and open to the public! Support for this performance was generously provided by an anonymous donor.
 

 

Jun 9 Sat

PLYMOUTH, MN
JAZZ@STBARNEY'S
7:00-8:15 pm

St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $5 students; Free SBCA students. 763.438.4847

This Mary Louise Knutson Trio concert is finally happening! A massive snowstorm in April didn't allow for the original concert to take place, so the concert was rescheduled to this new date! Jazz@StBarney's presents the Mary Louise Knutson Trio, featuring pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Phil Hey. On the program are new arrangements of uplifting songs about spring, sunshine, showers, and more. Seating is casual (at tables). Free snacks, lemonade and coffee provided.
 

 

Jun 22 fri

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ST. PAUL, MN
TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL - TPT STAGE
6:00-7:00 pm

172 4th St E.

...with the vocalist Jana Nyberg for the 20th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
 

 

Jun 23 sat

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ST. PAUL, MN
TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL - MEARS PARK MAIN STAGE
4:00-5:00 pm

221 East 5th St

...with the Jazz Women All-Stars featuring vocalist Patty Peterson for the 20th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.
 
 

later that day...

 
 

jun 23 sat

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ST. PAUL, MN
TWIN CITIES JAZZ FESTIVAL - VIEUX CARRE
6:00-7:30 pm

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

Mary Louise plays solo at Vieux Carre (Vyeuh Kah'-ray) for the 20th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival. Owned by The Dakota, Vieux Carre offers well crafted cocktails, an imaginative wine and beer list, a creole inspired menu, and music by Minnesota musicians.
 

 

jul 13 fri

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SIMSBURY, CT
SIMSBURY MEADOWS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
7:30 pm

22 Iron Horse Boulevard
Box Office 860.987.5900

...with trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the Hartford Symphony. Doc pays tribute to the American Songbook and Big Band eras, while sharing favorite stories of his incredible 60 year career.

 

 

jul 15 sun

ST. PAUL, MN
SO THE WORLD MAY HEAR AWARDS GALA - RIVERCENTRE
3:00 pm Cocktails & Silent Auction

5:00 pm Dinner & Evening Spectacular
199 Kellogg Blvd W

Tickets start at $1,500
For tickets, call 1.866.354.3254
or email galaguests@starkeyfoundation.org

Starkey fits more than 100,000 hearing aids annually to children and adults around the globe.  This year's gala will welcome a star-studded list of special guests including composer, lyricist & actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), composer, singer, songwriter Paul Williams, and entertainers Gloria Gaynor, Alice Cooper, The Tenors, and America's Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer. The gala is Starkey Hearing Foundation's largest annual fundraiser, raising a record-setting $8.7 million to support the Foundation's charitable work in 2016.  Mary Louise performs in the Academy Awards-style show's 12-piece band which provides entrance and exit music for the guest speakers and dignitaries, and backs up the musical guest artists.

 

 

jul 22 sun

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
JUNGLE THEATER
4:00-5:15 pm

2951 Lyndale Ave. S.
612.822.7063

Vocalist Connie Evingson's quartet performs LET IT BE JAZZ – Singing and Swinging the Beatles. I'll be there on piano, along with bassist Gordon Johnson, drummer Greg Schutte, and saxophonist Dave Karr. Tickets $30.

 

 

sep 7 fri

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
CROONERS
7:30 PM
6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
763.760.0062

The Jazz Women All-Stars featuring TBA.

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
THE DUNSMORE ROOM @ CROONERS
7:30 PM
6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
763.760.0062

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio featuring TBA.

sep 20 Thu