Fri, September 22, 2017
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2017-09-22 7:00 pm
Mary Louise Knutson Trio at The Williamsburg Room At The Lexington
The Mary Louise Knutson Trio, featuring pianist-composer Mary Louise Knutson, bassist Matt Peterson, and drummer Phil Hey, plays from 7:00-11:30 pm.
"Ranked in JazzWeek's Top 10, pianist Mary Louise Knutson's new trio CD, In the Bubble, showcases her warm soulful touch, tasteful arranging, and gift for composition. These ten will remain at the top of your playlist for years."
- JAZZIZ Magazine
"...a masterful combination of original works and new arrangements... Knutson's compositions are marked by exquisite melodies, emotive harmonies, shifting rhythms and an elegant touch that recalls McPartland, Arriale, and Jarrett." - Andrea Canter, JazzINK.com
Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson (k’NOOT-sen), has been called "one of the most exciting and innovative 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 trumpeter Doc Severinsen, former bandleader for the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She also tours with her own group, the Mary Louise Knutson Trio, and freelances with a variety of vocalists and instrumental groups in the Twin Cities including Connie Evingson, Debbie Duncan, the JazzMN Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She has performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Kevin Mahogany, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Mike Stern, Nicholas Payton, Slide Hampton, and many more. Knutson's latest jazz trio CD, In the Bubble, made JazzWeek's Top 10 and stayed in the Top 50 for 19 consecutive weeks. In 2006, Knutson was a Minnesota Music Awards nominee for both Jazz Artist of the Year and Pianist of the Year, and in 2005, she was a Finalist in the Kennedy Center's Women in Jazz International Pianist Competition. Her debut jazz trio CD, Call Me When You Get There, charted in JazzWeek's Top 50 and earned Kn
The Williamsburg Room At The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave