2021 COVID-19 Update
JazzMN has some good news to share! This spring we will be presenting virtual shows featuring small group ensembles. We are also planning one or more outdoor concerts featuring the full JazzMN Orchestra. Details will be provided on this website, so check it for the latest information. We are so excited to, once again, be able to present concerts that showcase the talents and artistry of our wonderful JazzMN musicians!
JazzMN is live music at its finest.
The JazzMN Orchestra is the Twin Cities premier professional jazz ensemble, comprised of the top jazz musicians in the metro area, featuring world class guest artists and providing educational programs to schools and colleges throughout the region.
Guest Artist Terence Blanchard with JazzMN’s Mary Louise Knutson. Photo credit: Steve Peterson
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WHAT WOMEN WRITE
A Celebration of Women Composers
The Belvedere at Crooners Supper Club
Sunday, August 29th 7:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
JazzMN Orchestra returns to the Belvedere, Crooners’ new outdoor venue, to present an evening of music by women composers that spans continents and cultures. Featured artists include legends like Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Minnesota’s own multi-Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider. The program will also include music by rising stars Asuka Kakitani (BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop Charlie Parker Prize, 2006), Jihye Lee (BMI Jazz Composers’ Workshop Charlie Parker Prize, 2018), Ayn Inserto (acclaimed Bob Brookmeyer protégé) and Montreal-based saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen.
This performance is part of “As Only Women Can”, a two-day celebration of music led by women, at Crooners Supper Club on August 28-29th. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind performance featuring the world-class 17-piece JazzMN Orchestra on Crooners fully-tented outdoor stage before summer is gone!
For those unable to attend the live performance, this show will be streamed free as part of Keep Music Live!