Jazz pianist-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, with the Mary Louise Knutson Trio, and 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.. She can be heard regularly in the Twin Cities with her trio, as well as with vocalists Connie Evingson and Patty Peterson, and a variety of instrumental groups including the JazzMN Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Come at 6:30pm for tasty summer treats. Refreshment sales support Habitat for Humanity. Concert starts at 7pm and is free to everyone. In severe heat or rain, we will move inside. All are welcome!