Past
Performances


Earlier Performances:
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016,


2017

Thursday, January 5, 4:40-4:50 p.m., On the Radio, with Andrea Canter and The Lead Sheet, on KBEM 88.5 FM Radio and streaming at  http://player.liquidcompass.net/KBEMFM, discussing “You Must Believe in Spring: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 40 Years Later,” on Tuesday, January 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, and “All Originals,” Thursday, January 5, 9:30 p.m., at Khyber Pass Café, 1571 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

Thursday, January 5, 9:30 p.m., “All Originals” by the Larry McDonough Quartet, with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, at Khyber Pass Café, 1571 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, $5 cover. Come hear LMQ perform all original compositions of Larry McDonough and Greg Stinson along with original poetry of award-winning poet and sax player Richard Terrill.

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Tuesday, January 10, 7:00-10:00  p.m., “You Must Believe in Spring: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 40 Years Later,” Larry McDonough Quartet, Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Paul Peterson, saxes, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010. $7 cover. Families and students are welcome.

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Saturday, February, 4 4:45 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, with Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, E. 29th Street at 32nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-724-3643, http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Sunday, February 5, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., Mostly Music Service, saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill and pianist/composer Larry McDonough, Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, 6565 Oakley Drive Northeast, Fridley, MN 55432 763-571-5229 http://www.msuu.org/. They will read essays and perform a selection of familiar tunes and original compositions for each of the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles: (1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person; (2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; (3) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; (4) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; (5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; (6) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and (7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Tuesday, February 14, 5:30 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Bill Goldman, cello, and Walter Tambor, piano, Taizé Prayer Service, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, March 1, 8:00-11:00 p.m., “You Must Believe in Spring: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 40 Years Later,” Larry McDonough Quartet, Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Vieux Carré (the old Artist’s Quarter (AQ)), 408 St. Peter St., Saint Paul. $8 Cover - Families and Students Welcome.
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Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Reception for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Minnesota, The Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 410 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, MN 55403-3294. The speaker will be national ACLU board president Susan Herman. Contact Carol Stoddart cstoddart@aclu-mn.org 651-645-4097, ext. 126.


Saturday, March 18, 6:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, and Richard Terrill, saxes, Music for Fundraiser for Keith Ellison, Congressman and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Carla Kjellberg's 60th Birthday, Condo 1222, 2929 Chicago Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Friday, March 31, 7:00-10:00 p.m., Larry McDonough Quartet, Private Event, Wedding Reception, The Commodore Bar & Restaurant, 79 Western Ave. N., St Paul, MN 55102

Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Silent Auction for Schools for Shan Refugees, First Universalist Church of Minneapolis. 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis. Music at 1:00, program at 2:30. The program starts about 1:30 about recent happenings in Burma and Thailand and Shan refugee education projects in Thailand. The silent auction will help keep Shan children who have fled to Thailand in school. There will be wine and snacks, and videos of Shan children in school and at play.
http://shanrefugeeschools.org/

Sunday, April 2, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, and Richard Terrill, saxes, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Rochester, 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester, MN 55902-0901  http://www.uurochmn.org.

Thursday, April 6, 6:30-7:30, Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Carol Bergquist, flute, at Casket Arts First Thursday, Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. They will be performing the music of Larry’s CD Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano in celebration of photographer Keith Miesel's "Tuscarora" photos from the Boundary Waters, and the music of Chick Corea, Joe Farrell, Return to Forever to celebrate photographer Andrea Canter's images of jazz artists. This is a monthly open studio event starting at 5:00 but it will be a special night at Casket Arts with music, food truck, and guest artists. The Dakota Combo plays at 5:30 and 7:30. Larry and Carol also will perform the first floor's "Dead End Lounge" and then come down the hall to Studio 116 and see Keith Miesel's and Andrea Canter’s photos and munch on some goodies.

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Sunday, April 9, 10:15 a.m., Mostly Music Service, saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill and pianist/composer Larry McDonough,  Pilgrim House Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1212 W. Highway 96, Arden Hills, MN  55112 http://www.pilgrimhouseuua.org/. They will read essays and perform a selection of familiar tunes and original compositions for each of the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles: (1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person; (2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; (3) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; (4) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; (5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; (6) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and (7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Sunday, April 30, 10:20 a.m, Mostly Music Service, saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill and pianist/composer Larry McDonough, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, 937 Charles Avenue, Mankato 507-388-1904, http://www.uumankato.org/. They will read essays and perform a selection of familiar tunes and original compositions for each of the seven Unitarian Universalist Principles: (1) The inherent worth and dignity of every person; (2) Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; (3) Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; (4) A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; (5) The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; (6) The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; and (7) Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Sunday, April 30, 12:00 p.m., Check out Sunday Jazz with my piano student Ben Von Korff, piano, Coffee Hag, 329 N. Riverfront Dr., Mankato, Minnesota 56001. We will be there.
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Monday, May 1, 7:00 p.m., The Return of “Born to Be Kind of Blue: The Music of Chet Baker and Miles Davis,” with the Larry McDonough Septet, Larry McDonough, piano and vocals; Steve Kenny, trumpet; Richard Terrill, tenor, soprano and poetry; Jeff King, alto and bari; Carol Bergquist, flute; Greg Stinson, bass; and Dean White, drums; at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010. Families and students are welcome. $10.

May is a good month to remember Chet Baker and Miles Davis. Miles was born on May 26, 1926 and Chet died on May 13, 1988.

LMS will play one set of Chet and one set of Miles, including all of the recording Kind of Blue. $10 cover. Come to the Dakota for the return of “Chet and Miles” and see and hear why.

This show filled the Dakota three times last summer. Plan ahead and reserve a table.

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Monday, May 8, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet performs “All Originals,” with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Underground Music Café, 1579 Hamline Ave., Falcon Heights, MN 55108

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Tuesday, May 9, 5:30 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Bill Goldman, cello, and Walter Tambor, piano, Taizé Prayer Service, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. This is the last Taizé Prayer Service until the Fall.

Saturday, May 13, 6:00 p.m., Performing with Vic Volare, Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tuesday, May 16, 5:00 pm, Larry McDonough, piano, Carol Bergquist, flute, Annual Italian Dinner to Support St. Stephens Human Services, St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave. S., Minneapolis. Sliding ticket price $20-30, more if you can, less if can’t. Contact Mike Menner 612-870-2283 mmenner@ststephensmpls.org

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Saturday, May 20, 6:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  National Lawyers Guild Minnesota Chapter Social Justice Dinner, Ironworkers Union Local 512 Hall, 851 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104-1634. Music at 6:00, dinner at 6:30, awards at 7:30. Come for an evening of solidarity, struggle, and the sharing of drink and food among friends and allies. Larry was the first recipient of the NLG Paul Marino People’s Lawyer Award in 2004.

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Keynote Speaker: Mara Verheyden-Hilliard
Food by The Naughty Greek

2017 Award Recipients: (1) Antonia Alvarez and Lowry Grove Residents: For their work to protect the rights of low income manufactured home residents in St. Anthony Village; (2) Young People’s Action Coalition: For their work organizing school walk outs and other activities in response to the Trump agenda; and (3) Ryan Anderson, Caroline Brown, Randall Cohn, Grace Davies, Susana De Leon, Kim Hunter, Bruce Nestor, Teamsters from the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office, Bill Tilton, Diane Wiley/National Jury Project: For their work with the Water Protector Legal Collective.

Special Tributes: Ted Dooley and Larry Leventhal

Tickets are available from the NLG.
http://www.nlgmn.org/events/2017-social-justice-dinner/

Thursday, June 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Jazz Reception for the Minnesota State Bar Association State Conference, with the Larry McDonough Quintet, Larry McDonough, piano; Richard Terrill, saxes; Carol Bergquist, flute; Jim Bierma, bass; and Dean White, drums; at the Radisson Blu, Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Drive, Bloomington, MN 55425 (South end of Mall of America)
https://www.minncle.org/msbaindex.aspx
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Friday, June 23, 8:00-10:30 p.m., Twin Cities Jazz Festival presents the Larry McDonough Quartet, with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals; Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry; Carol Bergquist, flute; and Greg Stinson, bass; at World of Beer, 356 N Sibley St, St Paul, MN 55101, 651-493-3558, stpaul@worldofbeerusa.com. LMQ will perform two sets, one classic acoustic and the other electric fusion: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis; Chick Corea and Return to Forever; and more.

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Thursday, June 29, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Larry McDonough Quintet, Larry McDonough, piano; Richard Terrill, saxes; Carol Bergquist, flute; Jim Bierma, bass; and Dean White, drums, Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 612-617-7793. LMQ will perform two sets, one classic acoustic and the other electric fusion: Kind of Blue by Miles Davis; Chick Corea and Return to Forever; and more. Come see the show that filled the room at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival and is a top pick of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

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Saturday, July 8, 4:45 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, with Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, Church of St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (E. 29th Street at 32nd Ave. S.) 612-724-3643
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Thursday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, Fund Raiser for Rep. Dave Pinto, 740 S Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul 55116 (Club Room), the home of Mary Pat Lee & Jim Scheibel.

Thursday, July 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Reception for the Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Avenue SE., Minneapolis MN 55455

Saturday, July 22, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wine, Art and Jazz, with Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Cracked Barrel Winery, 570 Coulee Trail, Hudson, WI 54016, featuring the wine stylings of Cracked Barrel Winery and exclusive reveal of upcoming wine label designs by the artist Michael DeMeglio. Meet the artist 2:00- 7:00 p.m.

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Sunday, July 23, 10:00 am, The Music of Resistance with Larry McDonough, voice and jazz piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield, 113 S. Linden Street, Northfield, MN, (507) 645-7660
http://www.uunorthfield.org/

Thursday, July 27, 3:00 p.m.,  Larry McDonough, piano, Ron Brown Memorial Jam, 1932 E River Terrace, Minneapolis, MN 55414,

Thursday, July 27, 5:30-7:00 p.m.,  Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  A Celebration of Sara D. Langworthy: A love affair and heroic journey with fiber arts, Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. RSVP to 612-436-0464 or info@textilecentermn.org.
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Sunday, July 30, 1:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Dan Conner Celebration of Life, Sibley Park Pavilion, Sibley Park, 900 Mound Ave, Mankato. Music for gathering 1:00-2:00; service 2:00-2:30; and informal gathering and memory sharing afterward.  Dan would ask that we do our part to ensure that our country achieves “Liberty and Justice For All.” In lieu of flowers, Dan’s family asks that you make a memorial donation to the Southern Poverty Law Center or ACLU.
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Friday, August 4, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Funeral Mass for Tim Scott, St. Mark's Church 2001 Dayton Avenue, St. Paul; visitation at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Carol Bergquist, flute, at the Peter Berge Music Jam, Saint Paul

Saturday, August 12, 4:45 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, with Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, Church of St. Albert the Great, 2836 33rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (E. 29th Street at 32nd Ave. S.) 612-724-3643
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Wednesday, August 23, 8:00 p.m., “You Must Believe in Spring: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans 40 Years Later,” the Larry McDonough Quartet with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, The Warming House, 4001 Bryant Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN, 55409. Doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $8.

The Warming House is a true listening room in the heart of South Minneapolis. It is alcohol free, but offers pop, fizzy water, Deane’s Kombucha, chips, pretzels, and chocolate! Seating is limited, so advance tickets are recommended.

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Recommended by Andrea Canter, JazzINK; Dan Emerson, St. Paul Pioneer Press; Britt Robson, Star Tribune; Jazz Police; and KBEM Jazz88 FM Radio

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