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!
JazzMN Returns Home for the Holidays
December 13, 2021; with guest vocalist Lila Ammons
Experience the swing of the season with a variety of holiday-themed music. The JazzMN Orchestra will play several of the great holiday hits and new spins on old favorites. Internationally touring vocalist Lila Ammons will be joining us to celebrate our full return to the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.
JazzMN Orchestra featuring guest artist Luciana Souza
April 25, 2022
Grammy Award-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza will join JazzMN with her unique vocal personality and versatility. Ms. Souza has performed and recorded with many great artists including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider and many others.
PO Box 8162
St. Paul, MN 55108-0162
To cultivate the love of jazz.
To deliver a relevant, meaningful, and vibrant jazz experience that is attractive to a wide variety of audiences.
About Jazz MN
JazzMN, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The JazzMN Orchestra, the Twin Cities’ premier professional jazz orchestra, performs a broad range of jazz repertoire spanning classic and contemporary styles, showcasing outstanding jazz musicians from throughout the region, featuring world-class guest artists and educational outreach programs.