For Your Safety at Our Holiday Concert…
Proof of full vaccination (or negative COVID test) and masks are both required. So you can enjoy the show in relaxed comfort.
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
“HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY”
featuring vocalist Lila Ammons
Monday, December 13 at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Dinner seating 5:30 pm | Concert begins 7:30 pm
Get into the swing of the season with some of your favorite holiday music from the Twin Cities’ premier jazz orchestra.
The 17-piece JazzMN Orchestra will play the great holiday hits, from popular arrangements for Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzegerald to special treats from Count Basie and Duke Ellington…plus new takes on old favorites like “Jingle Bells,” and even a nod to the Nutcracker.
These are a few of our favorite things, including “The Christmas Song,” a beautiful “Silent Night,” and “What Child Is This.”
Internationally-recognized vocalist Lila Ammons will join us to celebrate our full return to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.
A versatile singer, Lila has forged a path in music that honors tradition and her own expressive talents. She has a way with songs that evokes 1950s pop/jazz stars. Lila comes from a celebrated musical family: Her grandfather was legendary boogie-woogie pianist Albert Ammons, and her uncle was famous tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons. Lila gained popular and critical acclaim touring Europe and Brazil with German pianist Axel Zwingenberger and drummer Charlie Watts. She continues to attract new audiences with her nuanced vocal jazz stylings and a sense of spontaneity that always delights. Visit lilaammonsmusic.com
Don’t miss the return of this holiday tradition. Get your tickets today!
Expose. Educate. Inspire.
It all starts with JazzMN’s mission: To cultivate the love of jazz. The goal of JazzMN’s educational outreach program is to ensure the sustainability of jazz for generations to come. These programs provide an opportunity for music students to learn from-and then play alongside-JazzMN musicians in a variety of settings. JazzMN musicians and guest artists have provided educational clinics, master classes and performances to thousands of students throughout the region.
Info for Band Directors
JazzMN offers great resources to help give your students a greater introduction to the world of Jazz. Let us help you with:
- Providing a concert at your school in some combination with your student ensembles
- Providing instruction tailored to your student and ensemble needs
- JazzMN can provide any level of educational services requested and we are always willing to customize a combination of services to achieve your educational goals.