Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All Stars

Patty Peterson

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Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All-Stars

Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All Stars

About Patty Peterson:

Patty has received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording and in 2010 she was inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. Patty has released 4 solo recordings, featuring the likes of Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as her mother, Jeanne Arland Peterson and her brothers, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson and Paul Peterson. Patty is currently working on her 5th solo recording for a release date in mid 2019. ​Patty is also the host of her own weekly contemporary jazz show on KBEM 88.5FM

About Mary Louise Knutson:

Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson has been called "one of the most exciting artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time." Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Knutson tours regularly with former Tonight Show bandleader trumpeter Doc Severinsen and his big band and has toured the U.S. with her own group, the Mary Louise Knutson Trio.

About Linda Peterson:

Linda is an international recording artist, song writer, pianist and vocalist. She has appeared at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival several times. Linda has five CDs to her credit, two of which were recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark and the most recent CD, recorded in Buenos Aires with famed Argentine guitarist, Luis Salinas. A new CD of Linda’s original compositions was released in the summer of 2015, entitled “You Gotta Be Somewhere”. Linda lives and works in Palm Springs, California during season and travels to Florida, Minnesota and Europe and South America to work during the summer months.

About Joan Griffith:

Joan Griffith is a teacher, performer and composer who has toured and recorded extensively. She is the director MacJazz (big band) and is a studio instructor, teaching electric bass, electric guitar, mandolin, and jazz improvisation. She is also the head of the jazz studies department at the University of St. Thomas. Joan’s 2011 CD “A Girl Named Vincent” with Prudence Johnson, the 2008 jazz CD “Sambanova” with pianist Laura Caviani, her 2009 CD “Alma Brasileira” with recorder player Clea Galhano and her CD “Enter You, Enter Love,” with Lucia Newell feature many of her own compositions. She is also a roster artist in jazz for COMPAS, the Minnesota State Arts Board and Young Audiences.

About Shelia Earley:

Shelia Earley is a drummer and percussionist, born in New Richmond, WI and began playing drums at the age of 8. She studied with Tom Green (Kingston Trio) and Ron Keezer (UW-Eau Claire) in High School and received a four-year scholarship in Music to the University of Arizona. Shelia also studied jazz at ASU and continued her musical studies and moved to Los Angeles, studying with jazz great Jeff Hamilton and famed drummer / world percussionist Alex Acuna.

Sheila has performed in 48 states and 3 countries in many varying musical settings.

About Mary Petrich:

Lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Mary Petrich has been developing her own vision for the past 20 years. Her desire to push the boundaries has led her to many projects and collaborations, the latest being the album “Murmuration” with her quartet “OpenHand”. With an abiding love for free style improvisation and the intimate collaboration of small group settings, she is equally at home playing standards and working in larger group formats. Large group work includes the Phoenix Symphony, the Grammy award-winning Phoenix Chorale, the Az. Music Festival Orchestra, and the Nash Composer Coalition.

Venue Information:
Crooners Main Stage
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN, 55432