JazzMN Orchestra on Crooners’ New Outdoor Stage
w/ Ricky Peterson, Bob Mintzer and more!
Live and Live Streamed June 27th 6pm
This will be a big band show like no other. In addition to the world-class JazzMN Orchestra, special guests include Minnesota’s own Ricky Peterson (Prince, David Sanborn) on organ and voice, with Paul Peterson (Wings) bass, Joe Elliot guitar, and Gene Lake drums. And they will be joined by legendary saxophonist, composer, and arranger Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets) who arranged the music for this program.
This performance will feature charts from the breakout recording “Drop Shot” with Ricky Peterson and the WDR Big Band, based in Cologne, Germany. This will be the first time any of this music will be performed in Minnesota and only the second time in the US.
Only a few live-show tickets left so get yours now! Or reserve your live stream spot.
JazzMN Returns to the Chanhassen with a new virtual performance
ICONS OF THE JAZZ SEXTET
Available to stream April 29th to June 24th, 2021
$20/single view or $40/household (up to 4 people)
The JazzMN Sextet, members of the larger JazzMN Orchestra, will recreate classic sextet favorites from the ’40s, ’50s and beyond with songs by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Art Farmer & Benny Golson’s Jazztet and more.
The JazzMN Sextet includes: JC Sanford, trombone and director; Pete Whitman, saxophones; Adam Rossmiller, trumpet; Mary Louise Knutson, piano; Jeff Bailey, bass and Phil Hey, drums.
Sit back in the comfort of your home and enjoy the sextet sound that made the legends of jazz household names while supporting Minnesota musicians! For tickets and info, click on the button below:
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.