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
 

 

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 vocalists Patty Peterson and Connie Evingson, vocalist-pianist Linda Peterson, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Liz Draper, drummer Sheila Earley, and saxophonist Mary Petrich.

 

 

sep 15 sat

MINNETONKA BEACH, MN
LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB
6:00-8:30 PM


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

sep 20 Thu

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 pianist-composer Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Chris Bates and drummer Greg Schutte. This is jazz that is accessible yet interesting, distinctive, playful, groovy, and expressive. "Underneath her humility is a impassioned artistry that flies like sparks off the keyboard. Don’t hesitate. Just go see her and find out what you have been missing from your jazz catalogue." - James Schattauer

 

 

sep 28 fri

MINNETONKA BEACH, MN
LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB
6:00-8:30 PM


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

 

Sep 29 sat

ST. PAUL, MN
VIEUX CARRE
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

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

...with The Jana Nyberg 5 at Vieux Carre (Vyeuh Kah'-ray) 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.
 

 

SEP 30 SUN

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
PRIVATE HOME
2:00 PM


Private house concert.

 

 

oct 22 mon

CHANHASSEN, MN
CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES
5:30 dinner; 7:30 PM show

501 West 78th Street
For tickets, call 952.934.1525 or buy online

....with vocalist-saxophonist Curtis Stigers and the JazzMN Orchestra, Minnesota's premiere big band. "Sinatra & Basie - Live at the Sands" will take you back in time when Frank Sinatra and Count Basie rocked the house at the famous Sands Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip! CBS Minnesota (WCCO) said, "This is pure jazz in all its glory." Jazz reviewer Pamela Espeland writes, "…exciting. All those musicians, swinging hard. Horns blaring. Hot solos. And the sound, you feel it on your skin and in your bones." Every time JazzMN performs at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres it sells out. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear JazzMN performing live.

 

 

oct 26 fri

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
HOTEL IVY
5:00-9:00 PM
201 S 11th St
612.746.4600

Mary Louise plays solo in the lobby bar. Hotel Ivy is an historic landmark in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

 

 

oct 27 sat

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
FRASER ANNUAL BENEFIT
HILTON MINNEAPOLIS
4:30-10:30 PM
1001 Marquette Avenue South
612.798.8343
Tickets start at $200

Fraser is Minnesota’s largest and most experienced provider of autism and early childhood mental health services. This year’s benefit will feature a lavish Venetian masquerade theme with a flair for the dramatics. Mary Louise performs in the Academy Awards-style 12-piece band which provides entrance and exit music for the guest speakers and dignitaries, and backs up the musical guest artists.

 

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nov 17 Sat

ST. PAUL,  MN
STUDIO Z
7:00-9:00 PM concert; 6:00 PM live interview
275 East Fourth St., 2nd Fl. Northwestern Building
763.760.0062
$12 in advance / $15 at the door

Jazz at Studio Z presents The Mary Louise Knutson Trio featuring pianist-composer Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Gary Raynor and drummer Phil Hey. A special pre-concert interview with Mary Louise begins at 6:00 pm. The concert begins at 7:00 pm. Come to both segments or just one. Your admission gets you into both. You’ll hear jazz that is accessible yet interesting, distinctive, playful, groovy, and expressive. "Underneath her humility is a impassioned artistry that flies like sparks off the keyboard. Don’t hesitate. Just go see her and find out what you have been missing from your jazz catalogue." - James Schattauer

 
 

 

nov 18 sun

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MACPHAIL CENTER FOR MUSIC - ANTONELLO HALL
3:00 PM
501 S. 2nd St.

...with vocalist Paula Lammers.

 

 

nov 24 sat

MINNETONKA BEACH, MN
LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB
6:00-8:30 PM


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.


 

dec 2 sun

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

JUNGLE THEATER
4:00-5:30 PM

2951 Lyndale Ave. S.

612.822.7063

…with vocalist Connie Evingson's quartet.

 

 

dec 5 wed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
MINNEAPOLIS WOMAN’S CLUB
6:00-8:00 PM

410 Oak Grove St.
612.813.5300

Jazz in the Lounge with vocalist Connie Evingson.

 

 

dec 9 sun

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
ORCHESTRA HALL
12:30-1:45 pm

1111 Nicollet Mall

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio, featuring pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Gordon Johnson, and drummer Phil Hey, performs holiday music in the Orchestra Hall lobby as pre-concert music to the afternoon choral program in the hall. No cover for the trio performance and open to the public.

 

 

dec 15 sat

MINNETONKA BEACH, MN
LAFAYETTE COUNTRY CLUB
6:00-8:30 PM


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.


 

dec 17 mon

CHANHASSEN, MN
CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES
5:30 dinner; 7:30 pm show

501 West 78th Street
For tickets, call 952.934.1525 or buy online

Minnesota's premiere big band, the JazzMN Orchestra, presents Jingle Bell Jazz, an evening of swingin' holiday jazz favorites ranging from the classic Ellington Nutcracker Suite to popular Christmas works by artists such as Harry Connick Jr. and Gregory Porter. Take a break from the stress of the holidays and celebrate the season with the best jazz musicians in town.

 

 

dec 26 wed

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

…with vocalist Connie Evingson, tenor saxophonist Dave Karr, and bassist Gordon Johnson.

 

 

dec 29 fri

PLYMOUTH, MN
JAZZ@ST.BARNEY’S
7:00
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Tickets at the door: $12 adults, $5 students; Free SBCA students.
763.438.4847

…with vocalist Connie Evingson and saxophonist Dave Karr.

 
 

LATER THAT EVENING…

 
 

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. 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

 

 

2019

 

 

mar 22 Fri

JOHNSON CITY, TN
JOHNSON CITY JAZZ FEST @ THE CARNEGIE HOTEL
9:00-10:15 PM
1216 W. State of Franklin Rd.
423.979.6400

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio - jazz that is accessible yet interesting, distinctive, playful, groovy, and expressive. "Underneath her humility is a impassioned artistry that flies like sparks off the keyboard. Don’t hesitate. Just go see her and find out what you have been missing from your jazz catalogue." - James Schattauer

 

 

APR 13 FRI

PLYMOUTH, MN
JAZZ@ST.BARNEY’S
7:00
St. Barnabas Lutheran Church
15600 Old Rockford Road
Tickets at the door: $12 adults, $5 students; Free SBCA students.
763.438.4847

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio.