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
 
 

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 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. Support for this performance was generously provided by an anonymous donor.

 

 

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

 

 

JAN 4 fri

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

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

 

 

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 22 tue

PHOENIX, AZ
VALLEY BAR
7:00-9:00 PM

130 N Central Ave
602.368.3121

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

 

 

jan 24 Thu

SCOTTSDALE, AZ

SACRED GROUNDS JAZZ COFFEEHOUSE

7:30-9:30 pm

SCUCC 4425 N. Granite Reef Rd.

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
7:00 pm

4725 E Mayo Blvd
480.478.6000

Catch the national debut of Patty Peterson’s Minneapolis 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
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 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.

 

 

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 vocalist Patty Peterson, pianist Mary Louise Knutson, saxophonist Sue Orfield, bassist Joan Griffith, and drummer Sheila Earley.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.