These are upcoming events in which I perform, whether as leader or accompanist, partial event or full, dance, background, or concert. Some charge admission.

(updated on 1/27/18)

2/1  Thursday. My jazz trio plays for the intermission and post-party of the Grand Opening Night of the Norshor Theater (part of the “Mama Mia” evening)! I hope you can join us.

2/15  Thursday. We’re at Blacklist! My jazz trio will play sweet jazz tunes from 7-9 pm. Nice setting, good brews! Free. I have carefully chosen a great program of jazz tunes -swing, jazz waltzes, blues, and Latin American songs that will entertain you. Please join Darin Bergsven (guitar) and Veikko Lepisto (bass) and myself on tenor sax.

2/14 Wednesday. Yes, Valentine’s Day (and Ash Wednesday!). We’re hoping you’ll help contribute to NoteWorthy Kids events – this is an organization that helps to raise scholarship money for low income kids/families to get music instruction.  6-8 pm – come to Bulldog Pizza and hear some kids play. Please donate. Then, from 8-10 pm, Laura Velvet and the Bookhouse Boys will perform at Pier B, a Valentine’s Day show, and will have raffle items also for NWK (NoteWorthy Kids).    Fun music for a wonderful cause.


2/16  Friday. Our Big Time Jazz Orchestra  is performing for the Moose Lake High School community.  “A bit of the old school” for the BTJO with some emphasis on Duke Ellington and even a true Dixieland tune thrown in, along with other great Latin American music, big band swing, and a ballad! You’ll hear a wonderful program. Moose Lake High School Auditorium, 7 pm, with a portion of the proceeds going to their “Grand Piano Fund”. $10 & 5. Make an evening of it! (45 minutes from downtown Duluth)
3/5 Monday. Come see our Hermantown School Bands and Jazz Bands in their winter concert – mid sch at 6 pm and high school at 7:30. Hermantown High School Auditorium – one of the nicest facilities in the region!
3/8 Thursday. Our Big Time Jazz Orchestra performs a benefit for -March 8 (Thurs), 6:45 pm in the Greysolon Ballroom, for “Choice Unlimited” and their Roaring 20’s Theme Party. This organization is “dedicated to supporting adults with disabilities and individuals who are experiencing barriers to employment and community inclusion” and has a vibrant ARTS Program that offers professionally taught arts classes in theatre arts, music, visual arts, creative writing and dance.” $35.
3/22 Thursday. This is a fundraiser for the Lake Superior Youth Chorus. This wonderful program needs your support to reach to even more kids! Mary and I donate our time, as does the wonderful trumpeter Dr. Bob Kase, and we’ve hired a wonderful band to play a dance for you! Come on down! Greysolon Ballroom. We play at 8:30.
3/23 Friday. I do a guest shot again with the Zenith City Sharps.
4/5 Thursday.
4/21 private event
4/21 private event
5/7 Monday. The Big Time Jazz Orchestra performs at the beautiful Hermantown School Auditorium along with the students of Hermantown. Dr. Bob Kase leads BTJO for this session. 7 pm.  $10 & 5.
5/11 Thursday. Big Time makes its annual appearance and performance in support of the UWS Jazz Scholarship Benefit Concert. 7:30 pm. $8 & $5.
8/4 private event
8/10  Friday. I play, and  have the privilege of hiring the horn section, for The Temptations performance at Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield. Please check it out!
10/6  private event

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