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Watermelon Man- The Music of Herbie Hancock

May 10 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dinner and drinks service starts 1 hour before showtimes.

Performed by the Larry McDonough Quartet

The Larry McDonough Quartet will celebrate the music life of Herbie Hancock, who performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and is known for the pieces Cantaloupe Island, Watermelon Man, Maiden Voyage, and Chameleon. He received the Oscar for Best Original Score for the film Round Midnight in 1986.

Larry McDonough piano, synthesizer, voice
Richard Terrill sax, poetry
Greg Stinson bass
Dean White drums

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. His current CDs are “Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans,” playing on jazz radio stations and streaming services around the country, and “Intermodulating Undercurrents Live at the Kos: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall.” The two-CD set “Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” has played on radio stations and streaming services around the world and charted #18 on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Jazz Album Chart. “Simple Gifts” reached number 29 on the CMJ Jazz Chart and also has been played on hundreds of stations around the country and throughout the world. He is joined by Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums.

“The quartet does more than replay the songbook. They relive it, reinterpret it for a new generation of jazz listeners, making then into now.” — Eric Hanson, Author, Artist, and Jazz Historian.


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

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