Concerts & Events

 

Wayne BergeronSaturday, October 3rd, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Wayne Bergeron:
My Favorite Trumpet Players
The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

L.A. Trumpet Player Wayne Bergeron is a JazzMN crowd pleaser. Bergeron joins the JazzMN Orchestra performing music of trumpet greats who influenced his playing such as Maynard Ferguson, Cat Anderson, Snooky Young and Doc Severinsen. He is one of the most active players in the world. Wayne's featured trumpet solos can be heard on movie tracks including the Green Hornet and Rocky Balboa as well as on such TV shows as Entertainment Tonight, American Idol and Jeopardy. With studio dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest soloist appearances and clinics, Wayne Bergeron has no intention of slowing down as JazzMN welcomes him back to the stage.



Jazz Through the DecadesSaturday, November 21st, 2015
7:30 p.m.
JazzMN Orchestra:
Jazz Through the Decades

The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

The Jazz Through The Decades concert will feature performances that highlight the variety of styles, genres and periods of jazz throughout its history. Join the JazzMN Orchestra on a musical journey through early jazz, swing, bebop, cool jazz, fusion and contemporary hits showcasing the talents of many of the Twin Cities' finest musicians.



Pete Christlieb Sunday, March 13th, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Tierney Sutton: Vocal Portraits in Jazz
The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

JazzMN welcomes Tierney Sutton, whom the New York Times has called "A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level." As a six-time Grammy nominee as both a recording artist and arranger, Tierney has headlined The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She can also be heard on film and television soundtracks including The Academy Award-nominated film, The Cooler, as well as on television commercials for BMW, Green Giant, Yoplait Yogurt and Coke.

Andy Martin and Bob McChesneySaturday, April 23rd, 2016,
7:30 p.m.
Andy Martin & Bob McChesney:
Slide By Slide

The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305

For the final concert of the 2015-2016 season, JazzMN welcomes trombone masters Andy Martin and Bob McChesney sharing their individual talents with the band as well as performing together in a style reminiscent of the great duo recordings of Carl Fontana/Frank Rosolino and JJ Johnson/Kai Winding. Martin and McChesney have performed on hundreds of film and television soundtracks and are featured trombone soloists with artists/bands such as Bill Holman, Gordon Goodwin, Michael Buble and Natalie Cole. Their combined talents will provide quite an exciting closer to JazzMN's 2015-2016 season.



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