Hailed as “gently virtuosic” (All About Jazz), Maud Hixson is a devoted exponent of great songs, ranging from the classic Great American Songbook to the often unsung or forgotten compositions awaiting rediscovery.
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Dorothy Doring is a Twin Cities jazz vocalist who is a cross-over artist with a versatile musical experience in everything from folk to pop, country to rock, to blues and jazz. Dorothy brings her eclectic background into her jazz performance singing with strength, technique, improvisation and passion. Doring's dynamic and seasoned stage presence entertains and […]
Join Andrew Walesch and his orchestra for an exciting new show celebrating the music of one of America's most iconic songwriters, Cole Porter.
Featuring the soundtrack of the expatriate American artists in Europe between the World Wars and beyond. Celebrating jazz artists such as Sidney Bechet and Blossom Dearie, beloved French stars Edith Piaf and Charles Trenet, and the English contributions to the standard repertoire, exemplified by the works of Noel Coward.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]