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
 
 

JAN 4 fri

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
CROONERS
7:30-9:00 PM
6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
763.760.0062

Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All-Stars featuring vocalist Patty Peterson, vocalist Yolande Bruce, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, saxophonist Sue Orfield, bassist Liz Draper, and drummer Sheila Earley.

 

 

jan 5 sat

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


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

 

JAN 12 SAT

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
3:00-5:00 PM
4120 17th Ave. S.

Mary Louise accompanies vocalist Paula Lammers for Bethel’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series.

 

 

jan 19 sat

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


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

 

jan 22 tue

PHOENIX, AZ
VALLEY BAR
7:30-9:30 PM

130 N Central Ave
$10 Advance / $15 Day Of Show
602.368.3121

....as a special guest with the Mary Petrich Quartet featuring saxophonist Mary Petrich, bassist Sean Brogan, and drummer Sheila Earley.

 

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jan 24 Thu

SCOTTSDALE, AZ

SACRED GROUNDS JAZZ COFFEEHOUSE

7:30-9:30 pm

4425 N. Granite Reef Rd.

$5 Suggested Donation
480.946.2900

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio featuring pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Sean Brogan and drummer Ryan Anthony. 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

 

 

Jan 25 Fri

PHOENIX, AZ
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM
7:30 pm

4725 E Mayo Blvd
Tickets $28.50–$38.50
480.478.6000

Catch the national debut of Patty Peterson’s Jazz Women All-Stars featuring vocalist Patty Peterson, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, saxophonist Mary Petrich, bassist Liz Draper, and drummer Sheila Earley!

 

 

jan 26 sat

PAYSON, AZ

COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1:00-3:30 pm 

800 W. Main Street
$5 Donation includes refreshments
928.474.2059

....as a special guest with the Mary Petrich Quartet featuring saxophonist Mary Petrich, bassist Sean Brogan, and drummer Gerry Reynolds. Please RSVP gerry-reynolds@hotmail.com

 

 

feb 1 fri

ROSEMOUNT, MN
STEEPLE CENTER
7:00 PM
14375 S. Robert Trail

The Rosemount Area Arts Council presents vocalist Paula Lammers, with Mary Louise Knutson accompanying, for Circling Through the Seasons, a concert featuring songs such as “Autumn Leaves,” “You Must Believe in Spring,” “I’ll Remember April,” and more seasonal gems.

 

 

feb 2 sat

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN
INVER HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
10:00-4:30 pm

Fine Arts Bldg, 2500 80th St. E.

The Shubert Club and the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education present the 2019 Jazz Piano Workshop featuring acclaimed jazz pianists Lynne Arriale, Mary Louise Knutson, and Javier Santiago.

This FREE workshop is designed for middle and high school students. Register here by Friday, January 18, 2019. Questions? Contact Kate Cooper at gro.trebuhcs@repoock or 651.292.3266.

 

 

Feb 5 Tue

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
IN THE DUNSMORE ROOM @ CROONERS
7:30 PM
6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
Tickets $15-$20
Call 763.760.0062 or buy online

…with vocalist-songwriter-drummer David Tull’s trio. Dave Tull has long been known as one of the world’s finest jazz drummers, having toured and recorded with Barbra Streisand, Chuck Mangione, Maynard Ferguson, Michael Bublé, Seth MacFarlane, Cheryl Bentyne (of the Manhattan Transfer), Jack Sheldon, Richie Cole, and many more. Over the last decade he has built a reputation as a gifted jazz singer and songwriter. Dave’s songs, often infused with humor, are written in the American songbook style. Dave’s newest CD, “Texting and Driving” was released in March of 2018 to rave reviews. Dave was featured on NPR in an interview with Weekend Edition’s Susan Stamberg, and “Texting and Driving” reached #5 on Billboard’s Jazz Album chart. Dave’s celebrated first CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid,” continues to get regular airplay many years after its release.

 

 

feb 13 wed

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
IN THE DUNSMORE ROOM @ CROONERS
7:00 PM
6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
Tickets $20
Call 763.760.0062 or buy online

…with vocalist Connie Evingson’s quartet for a lighthearted Valentine’s concert called “This Funny Thing Called Love.”

 

 

feb 14 thu
valentine’s day

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
SMITH & PORTER RESTAURANT
3:00-4:15 pm

428 S 2nd St.

Smith & Porter Restaurant’s neighbor, the Abiitan Mill City, presents vocalist Connie Evingson and pianist Mary Louise Knutson in a Valentine’s Day concert. Open to the public.

 
 

later that evening…

 
 

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


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

 

feb 23 sat

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


PRIVATE. Solo piano for the club members.

 

 

mar 2 sat

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
THE DAKOTA
Shows 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm

1010 Nicollet Mall
612.332.1010

...with Patty Peterson's Jazz Women All-Stars featuring vocalists Patty Peterson and Yolande Bruce, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, saxophonist Sue Orfield, bassist Joan Griffith, and drummer Sheila Earley.

 

 

mar 19 tue

FRIDLEY, MN
IN THE DUNSMORE ROOM @ CROONERS
7:00 pm

6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
763.760.0062

...with singer-songwriter Ann Reed and guitarist Joan Griffith for the release of Ann’s new CD. For tickets call 763.760.0062.

 

 

mar 20 wed

FRIDLEY, MN
IN THE DUNSMORE ROOM @ CROONERS
7:00 pm

6161 Hwy 65 NE on Moore Lake
763.760.0062

...with singer-songwriter Ann Reed and guitarist Joan Griffith for the release of Ann’s new CD. For tickets call 763.760.0062.

 

 

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

 

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mar 28 thu

ST. PAUL, MN

VIEUX CARRE
8:00-11:00 pm

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

Tickets $15 table seating, $12 bar seating.
651.291.2715

Fans of Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer listen up! The Mary Louise Knutson Trio is hosting a rare quintet performance featuring special guests from the Doc Severinsen Band - baritone saxophonist Glenn Wilson and trombonist Michael B. Nelson. Mary Louise, Michael, and Glenn became friends while on their many national tours with trumpeter Doc Severinsen. Featured in Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll, bari saxophonist Glenn Wilson has worked and recorded with The Buddy Rich Band, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Bruce Hornsby, and with many more. Trombonist Michael Nelson is the leader of the acclaimed 5-piece horn section, The Hornheads, who toured and recorded with Prince (1991-2016). The MLK Trio features pianist Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Chris Bates, and drummer Phil Hey. This show is one night only. For best seats, reserve your tickets in advance.

 

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APR 13 sat

PLYMOUTH, MN
JAZZ@ST.BARNEY’S
7:00-8:15 pm
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.

 

 

apr 27 sat

RICHFIELD, MN
GRAMERCY PARK AT LAKE SHORE DRIVE
10:00-11:00 am
6711 Lake Shore Dr. S.

Music at the Gramercy presents The Mary Louise Knutson Trio. Gramercy Park is a distinctive senior living residence. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and tours offered. Please RSVP 612.861.1378.

 

 

jun 1 sat

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

1111 Nicollet Mall

Mary Louise performs Billy Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” with vocalist Debbie Duncan as part of the Minnesota Orchestra concert, Inside the Classics: Love That Dare Not Speak. For much of musical history, LGBT musicians and composers were marginalized and censored, even as they permanently transformed the landscape of classical music. This concert celebrates the talent and legacy of composers who ignored convention to create lasting masterpieces.

 

 

jun 14 fri

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

1111 Nicollet Mall

The Mary Louise Knutson Trio performs in Orchestra Hall's Target Atrium. Free and open to the public! Support for this performance was generously provided by an anonymous donor.