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Minnesota JCC Presents: The Guy Mintus Trio

Jul 18 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins one hour before showtime.

Jazz, World Music

The first in the JCC Jazz Series- Guy Mintus is an Israeli-born piano performer, composer, vocalist, and bandleader. He possesses the finesse of a trained concert pianist, the energy of a rockstar, and the exploring spirit of a jazz musician inspired by a wide range of influences from Turkish Makam to Stride piano to South-Indian rhythms.

Guy Mintus piano, vocals

Dan Pappalardo double bass

Philippe Lemm drums

Along with his long standing trio, Guy Mintus is able to create a musical playground filled with joy, spontaneity, groove, and humor while embarking on adventures that start with his original music and continue to re-imaginations of music from Beethoven, Chopin, The Beatles, Gershwin or the Great Israeli Songbook to name a few. Officially endorsed by Yamaha Pianos, Guy is the winner of the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award. Guy’s latest trio record, A Gershwin Playground, was recently released on the prestigious label ENJA Records (Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner among others). The album provides a fresh, modern and very personal take on the music of Jewish-American musical giant while receiving international support from both critics and audiences alike.

“Mintus’ shining, charismatic personality is addictive, and his fine trio liberates listeners with its majestic take on freedom conjured through thoughtful connections. His bold reimaginings ofeach track take listeners on a rocket ride to heights where they can see these tunes as if for the first time.” DownBeat Magazine

“Mintus pours together a mixed brew of influences with ebullient grace that you’d think they all originated in the very same place”. The New York Times


Crooners Main Stage
6161 Hwy 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55432 United States

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