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Larry McDonough Performs “Conversations with Bill Evans”

Jun 30 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

$20.00 - $30.00
Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes.

Classic Jazz Piano and Vocals

Larry McDonough returns to Crooners Supper Club for the Minnesota premier of “Conversations with Bill Evans.” The show filled Martuni’s in San Francisco in April. Larry will perform music from his recent CD “Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds,” a new live recording covering the career of Bill Evans, and more! Evans performed on the Miles Davis album “Kind of Blue” in 1959, the best-selling jazz album ever.

Larry grew up listening and transcribing Evans’ music, having seen his live performances in the 1970s. His shows and recordings feature the music of Evans. Larry has become friends with Evans’ widow Nenette, who supports Larry’s projects and provides him with some of Bill Evans’ manuscripts. Larry is the only Minnesotan invited to study the Bill Evans Archive at the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies of Southeastern Louisiana University. Movie director Bruce Spiegel chose Larry to host Minnesota showings of his documentary film “Bill Evans Time Remembered.” Jazz curator Steve Kenny has called Larry the Bill Evans scholar of Minnesota.

Larry McDonough piano, vocals

Larry McDonough is an award-winning St. Paul jazz composer, pianist, singer, and teacher, performing around the world and recording with his group the Larry McDonough Quartet as well as solo, and in duos and trios. He has performed with legendary saxophonist and composer Benny Golson, Trombonist Fred Wesley, and trumpeter Duane Eubanks, as well as a who’s who of local jazz artists, and was inducted into the Minnesota Rock Country Hall of Fame for his work in the group Danny’s Reasons. His awards include the American Composers Forum Showcase Award for the composition “Strait of Gibraltar.” He has released eleven CDs and DVDs as a leader.

“The Evans family is so grateful that Larry McDonough has chosen to remember my late husband Bill Evans.” — Nenette Evans

Larry McDonough Website

Details

Date:
Jun 30
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$20.00 - $30.00
Tickets Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/larry-mcdonough-performs-conversations-with-bill-evans-tickets-919585744717

Venue

Dunsmore Jazz Room
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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