Minnesota born-and-raised, Connie Evingson has a catalog of acclaimed albums that run a wide spectrum of genres. From jazz to Broadway standards, to covering Peggy Lee or The Beatles, the Twin Cities-based singer has an adventurous spirit that, like her music, knows no boundaries. Her ten albums released through Minnehaha Music have all charted in the Top […]
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The Acme Jazz Company was formed in 2008 to play original big band music. All the music is composed and/or arranged by members of the band. The primary composers/arrangers are Bob Parsons, Lance Strickland and Doug Rasmussen. ACME also features Arne Fogel on vocals, a master of the American Standard well know in the Midwest. […]
The acclaimed Adam Meckler Orchestra returns to Crooners outdoor Belvedere stage
The Jazz Women All-Stars was created by Patty Peterson, (Minnesota Music Hall Of Fame Vocalist and Jazz 88 Radio Personality) to show that a group of jazz musicians can feature gifted women musicians and singers who fill the stage with their amazing talent. Hailing from international claim, the Jazz Women All Stars features artists who […]
Ben Sidran has been a major force in the modern day history of jazz and rock and roll having played keyboards with or produced such artists as Steve Miller, Mose Allison, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Phil Upchurch, Tony Williams, Jon Hendricks, Richie Cole and Van Morrison.
This show will be live-streamed for free in partnership with the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and Crooners through the Keep Music Live fund. Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes. RICK CARLSON taught himself to play the piano by studying the vast works of Count Basie and Duke Ellington and capitalizing on a long […]
The JazzMN Orchestra will return to Crooners on Sunday, August 29 at 7pm to present an entire set of women composers entitled “What Women Write.” The program will feature legends such as Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, and Toshiko Akiyoshi as well as newer works by composers such as Asuka Kakitani, Ayn Inserto, and Minnesota’s […]
In the 1960s, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, and Dionne Warwick captured lighting in a bottle, crafting some of the most sophisticated pop music of all time. Together, their small canon made an enormous impact on American Music, but they were three very distinct individuals.