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The Kronick Trio plays jazz in the bop, swing, and funk traditions. With decades of experience among them, the group delivers power, subtlety, heart — and soul. Richard Kronick — bass, vocals Scott Ives— guitar Bruce Wintervold — vibraphone and percussion
I have been in music all my life but I think the song writing started when my kids were much smaller than they are now, I used to make up little songs and verses to keep them entertained. I enjoyed rhyming and watching their faces light up at the silliness! I decided to start guitar lessons and after a few lessons my guitar teacher encouraged me to try writing my own songs, and suggested I play a show or two. I told him I couldn’t possibly do that - to which he responded, “Why not?” I didn’t have a good reason, so I picked up my pen, paper, and guitar and began writing my story in song. My first CD is titled "WHY NOT?" My favorite part about playing shows is watching people’s reactions to my music. If I can make someone happy through a song, then I’ve done my job. I think music can create a space for camaraderie and togetherness, so when a listener comes up after a show and tells me they can relate to something I wrote about - it makes my night. Sarah VanValkenburg
Tony Hauser's 40-year concert career spans flamenco, classical, Latin American & Brazilian guitar, & compositions in all these genres. His Concerto for Flamenco Guitar & Chamber Orchestra recently premiered with MN Sinfonia, Jay Fishman conducting. He has performed at the Kennedy Center and toured throughout the United States and he was the guitarist for Mill City Opera’s 2017 production of Astor Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires. Laura Horn, ("La Gatita") a Minnesota native, began dancing at a very young age. It was her love of movement that led her to pursue a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. She has trained extensively with Susana Di Palma and has performed in several Zorongo Flamenco productions as well as with Michael Hauser's flamenco group "Touch of Spain".
As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Colin enjoys performing a variety of genres with a focus on acoustic music.
Aldo (John Altenbernd) will be performing selections from his newest CD, "Note by Note".
Andy & Kathryn Karg are a vocal/guitar/piano duo that cover multiple genres from the 50's on up! Andy reigns from Nashville and brings his guitar swinging chops to match Kathryn's Minnesota-homegrown piano virtuosity. Their love and mastery for tight and soaring harmonies sets them apart as a musical act.
Pat Quinn and Peg/M.Etta Meyer perform a wide range of music, including folk rock, traditional and contemporary Irish songs, plus some pop and original material. Known for their tight harmonies and good-natured chemistry, Quinn & Meyer continue to welcome new listeners into their ever-expanding family of beloved regulars.
Ann Marie lives in Hudson, and is a familiar face at the Phipps Center for the Arts and Woodbury Community Theatre. She also performs with the St Croix Valley Symphony, River City Jazz Orchestra, Moonlight Serenaders Big Band and the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company. Ann Marie loves to bring music into people’s lives !
Nancy and Jim have been playing jazz together since 1976. Originally from Iowa, they performed in the Des Moines area until moving to the Twin Cities in 1994. Nancy (piano) and Jim (bass) love the opportunity to play as a duo, but each also have vast experience performing in all types of jazz ensembles. Their style can be described as post-Coltrane modern jazz. They love any song that has a beautiful melody and interesting chords, which makes their repertoire eclectic and includes a mix of jazz standards and popular songs from all eras. Both Nancy and Jim have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame.
Alan Husby, of the Barbara Meyer Trio, will be performing on his guitar today.
Classics from the vast Brazilian repertoire in a traditional format, very typical of the bossa nova and choros era in 1930 - 1970 in Rio de Janeiro - Guitar + Flute (sax) + percussion. Music by Baden Powel, Jobim, Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Jacob do Bandolim, Tony Hauser, Ary Barroso, Egberto Gismonti.
Erin Livingston is a versatile and recognized jazz, blues and r&b singer in the Twin Cities. Her music can be enjoyed at venues all over town including Crooners, Vieux Carré, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, The Mudd Room and others. Erin shares her jazz stylings every Saturday, September thru April, in The Lobby Bar of The St. Paul Hotel.