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In the Moment with Patty Peterson: The Living Room Sessions
Jul 29, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vocal Jazz and Piano
“I believe life is filled with inspiration and music is one of those inspirations. I experience such joy when I get to be ‘in the moment’ and sing with a pianist who moves my soul. When creating together, you find highs and lows like in life, and deep creativity that makes you laugh, and sometimes even shed a tear. Join me as I create with some of the best in ‘The Living Room Sessions’ in the Dunsmore Room at Crooners. You will feel right at home!” – -Patty Peterson
Patty Peterson vocals
Will Kjeer piano
As a vocalist, Patty Peterson has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country such as Vibrato, Catalina’s Jazz Club and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, California. In addition, Patty received the coveted Minnesota Music Award seven times for best vocalist as well as best jazz recording and in 2019, she was inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, along with her siblings. She was also named Minnesota’s Jazz Hero of 2020 via the Jazz Journalists Association for all her contributions to the jazz community in Minnesota. Patty has released five solo recordings which feature luminaries Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as members of her entire family. Patty’s latest CD is entitled, “Count Your Blessings”, which was released in time for the 2019 holiday season. Patty is also a radio personality on KBEM Jazz 88.5 FM.
Dynamic, tenacious, and highly inventive, pianist and composer Will Kjeer has defined himself as an artist to watch, both literally and figuratively. Having cut his teeth in Los Angeles as well as his hometown of Minneapolis, MN, Will has been widely regarded in each city as a firebrand, a first-call, and a must-hear. Refracted through his many musical sensibilities and influences, a refined and powerful pianistic profile has garnered Will performances for audiences across America at venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago. He has shared the stage with many world-class performers including Dave King (The Bad Plus; Happy Apple), Jerry Bergonzi (Dave Brubeck, Elvin Jones), and Adam Nussbaum (Stan Getz, Michael Brecker).