Past
Performances


Earlier Performances:
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017, 2018,

2019

Saturday, January 5, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

January 6,  10:15 a.m., a Mostly Music Service, Paul Wellstone: A Remembrance, with  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/

Through music and readings, pianist/composer Larry McDonough and saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill recount the legacy of the Minnesota senator and champion of social justice. Larry was a good friend of Paul and Sheila going back to 1984 when Paul and Larry served on a nonprofit board of directors. Larry advised Paul on housing policy and played music for many of Paul’s events. Larry’s CD “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” includes all of the music he played at Paul’s event and is dedicated to Paul, Sheila, and Wellstone Action.
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Tuscarora.html

Sunday, January 20, 10:30 am, Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Dakota Unitarian Universalist Church, 13001 County Road 5, Burnsville, MN 55337.
http://www.dakotauu.org/

Through music and readings, pianist/composer Larry McDonough and saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill recount the legacy of the Minnesota senator and champion of social justice. Larry was a good friend of Paul and Sheila going back to 1984 when Paul and Larry served on a nonprofit board of directors. Larry advised Paul on housing policy and played music for many of Paul’s events. Larry’s CD “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” includes all of the music he played at Paul’s event and is dedicated to Paul, Sheila, and Wellstone Action.
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Tuscarora.html

Thursday, January 24, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Joel Shapira, guitar, performing “Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall” at Bad Waitress, 2 East 26th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404. Larry McDonough saw Evans perform in the 1970s, and Joel Shapira met Hall when he lived in New York City. Larry and Joel will perform pieces from the classic Evans and Hall recordings “Undercurrent” and “Intermodulation” along with pieces that Evans and Hall performed separately that they might have included in another recording had Bill Evans lived longer. Intermodulating Undercurrents filled Black Dog in Saint Paul. Find out why.

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Interview with Phil Nusbaum, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio

Sunday, January 27, 9:00 and 11:00 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

Friday, February 1. 7:00-9:00 p.m., First Fridays at LUA, with Brad Bellows, valve trombone, Larry McDonough, piano, and Richard Terrill, saxes, at Lowertown Underground Artists, 308 Prince St., B100, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101 (below Black Dog), hosted by The Leigh Kamman Legacy Project and Lowertown Underground Artists.
https://www.leighkamman.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LeighKammanProject/

Saturday, February 2, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, February 2, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Joel Shapira, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, and Tom Lewis, bass, The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
https://thelexmn.com/

Monday, February 11, 5, 8:30-10:00 p.m., HortZ Returns to Jazz Central, with Paul Peterson, saxes, John Hyvarinen, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis. Families and students are welcome. $10 suggested donation. HortZ is a modern jazz quintet playing original compositions by members who have performed with and written for the CC Septet; Nova Jazz Orchestra; Century Big Band; St. Croix Jazz Ensemble; Classic Big Band; Cedar Avenue Big Band; Good, the Bad and the Funky; Autobody Experience; Big Time Jazz Orchestra; Power of 10; Jack Knife and the Sharps; Tubby Esquire; Hennessy Brothers jazz; Larry McDonough Quartet; and many others.

Samples
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/Hortz/Set_1__1.mp3
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/Hortz/Set_2__2.mp3

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Tuesday, February 12, and every second Tuesday of the month from October through May, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Bill Goldman, cello, and Walter Tambor, piano, Taizé Prayer Service, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Saturday, March 2, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Sunday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Paul Wellstone: A Remembrance, Lake Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 24575 Glen Road, Shorewood.
http://www.lakefellowship.org/

Through music and readings, pianist/composer Larry McDonough and saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill recount the legacy of the Minnesota senator and champion of social justice. Larry was a good friend of Paul and Sheila going back to 1984 when Paul and Larry served on a nonprofit board of directors. Larry advised Paul on housing policy and played music for many of Paul’s events. Larry’s CD “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” includes all of the music he played at Paul’s event and is dedicated to Paul, Sheila, and Wellstone Action.
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Tuscarora.html

Saturday, March 9, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Saturday Night Jazz at The Black Dog with Larry McDonough, piano, and Joel Shapira, guitar, performing “Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall” at  Black Dog Cafe, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway,  Lowertown, St. Paul.

Larry McDonough saw Evans perform in the 1970s, and Joel Shapira met Hall when he lived in New York City. Larry and Joel will perform pieces from the classic Evans and Hall recordings “Undercurrent” and “Intermodulation” along with pieces that Evans and Hall performed separately that they might have included in another recording had Bill Evans lived longer. Intermodulating Undercurrents filled Black Dog in November. Find out why.

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Interview with Phil Nusbaum, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio
https://beta.prx.org/stories/259162

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https://www.facebook.com/events/386168215267095/

Afterward, stay for Fuzzy Math at 9:00.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2280615598880652/

Friday, March 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m., performing with the Bill Norine Quartet, with Bill Norine, drums, Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, and Greg Stinson, bass, Crex Convention Center, 429 State Road 70, Grantsburg, WI 54840. A concert of stimulating jazz: one set of Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, and another of the Bill Evans Trio. All proceeds to be donated to Breast Cancer Research. $10 at the door. For advance ticket sales, contact, William Norine or T Dawgs Bar and Grill. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/327279377996014/

Thursday, April 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour, at the Andrea Canter Studio at Casket Arts First Thursday, Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Andrea will display her jazz photos collection. First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. Many professional NEMAA member artists open their studios and greet visitors. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-AAW is a great experience for the art collector and browser. The Tour is open 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Andrea Canter
https://www.andreacanter.com/

First Thursdays Open Studio and Gallery Tour
http://www.casketarts.com/events.html

Saturday, April 6, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Sunday, April 7, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, 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/

Sunday, April 7, 8:00-10:00 p.m., “Miles of Pianos: The Music of Miles Davis’ Pianists Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea” with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Families and students are welcome. $10. Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot!

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform the music of Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea. They will begin the Bill Evans Trio in 1961 at the Village Vanguard, then with Herbie Hancock’s music throughout the 1960s, concluding with the jazz fusion of Chick Corea’s first Return to Forever group. Come see and hear what Miles started.

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Tuesday, April 16 and every second Tuesday of the month from October through May, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Bill Goldman, cello, and Walter Tambor, piano, Taizé Prayer Service, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Taizé Trio Sample
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/TaizeTrioLive/Sample_-_2018.mp3

Thursday, April 18, 8:00-9:15 p.m., the Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures CD Show, with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Acadia, 329 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454, 612.874.8702.
http://acadiapub.com/

Reviews for Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures

Acoustic Sample

Electric Sample

Wednesday, April 24, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Joel Shapira, guitar, performing “Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall” at 318 Café, 318 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331, (952) 401-7902. $10. Families and students are welcome.

Larry McDonough saw Evans perform in the 1970s, and Joel Shapira met Hall when he lived in New York City. Larry and Joel will perform pieces from the classic Evans and Hall recordings “Undercurrent” and “Intermodulation” along with pieces that Evans and Hall performed separately that they might have included in another recording had Bill Evans lived longer. Intermodulating Undercurrents filled Black Dog in Saint Paul. Find out why.

Interview with Phil Nusbaum, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio
https://beta.prx.org/stories/259162

Interview with Emily Reese, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio, recorded and mixed by Justus Sanchez.
http://www.jazz88.fm/2019/04/10/live-from-studio-1-larry-mcdonough-joel-shapira/
http://www.jazz88.fm/2019/01/18/jazz88-now-available-on-podcast-apps/

318 Cafe
http://www.three-eighteen.com/

Friday, April 26, Larry McDonough piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Eau Claire Jazz Festival, Two Shows!
https://www.eauclairejazz.com/events/52nd-street/

8:00-9:30 p.m., Shift Cyclery and Coffee Bar, 615 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
http://www.eaushift.com/

10:00-11:45  p.m., Acoustic Café, 505 S Barstow St # A, Eau Claire, WI 54701
http://theacoustic.com/

Sunday, April 28, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Carol Bergquist, flute and accordion, Paul Wellstone: A Remembrance, Unitarian Church of Underwood,  Unitarian Church of Underwood,  206 North Main Street, Underwood, MN 56586.
https://www.ucofu.org/

Through music and readings, pianist/composer Larry McDonough and flutist Carol Bergquist recount the legacy of the Minnesota senator and champion of social justice. Larry was a good friend of Paul and Sheila going back to 1984 when Paul and Larry served on a nonprofit board of directors. Larry advised Paul on housing policy and played music for many of Paul’s events. Larry’s CD “Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano” includes all of the music he played at Paul’s event and is dedicated to Paul, Sheila, and Wellstone Action.
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Tuscarora.html

Carol’s mother Tessie Haukebo was born and raised in Underwood.

Saturday, May 4, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, May 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m., June 25, 1961 - Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Boom Island Brewing Company and Taproom, 2014 N Washington Ave #300, Minneapolis, MN 55411

The Larry McDonough Quartet will celebrate the two live recordings of legendary pianist and composer Bill Evans, bassist and composer Scott Lafaro, and drummer Paul Motian on June 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard. “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby” were the last recordings of this trio, as LaFaro died in a car accident just ten days after the live date at the Village Vanguard. The trio revolutionized jazz, with each member improvising at the same time while performing recognizable pieces.

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album: “This trio is still widely regarded as his finest, largely because of the symbiotic interplay between its members. This is a great place to begin with Evans.” Samuel Chell of All About Jazz wrote “Along with bassist wunderkind Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, Evans perfected his democratic vision of trio cooperation, where all members performed with perfect empathy and telepathy... It is these performances, currently available as Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby that comprise the number one best jazz live recording in this present series.” The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Come see and hear the show that filled the Aster in 2018.

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Boom Island Brewing Company and Taproom
http://boomislandbrewing.com/

Sunday, May 5, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, 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/

Sunday, May 5, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Mostly Music Service, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northfield, 5785 Lonsdale Blvd. E., Northfield, MN 55057 (on Hwy 19 just west of Northfield).
http://www.uunorthfield.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.

Saturday, May 18, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Joel Shapira, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, and Tom Lewis, bass, The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
https://thelexmn.com/

Tuesday, May 21, 5:00 pm, Larry McDonough, piano, Carol Bergquist, flute and accordion, 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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/359177371612787/
https://ststephensmpls.org/latest/upcoming-events

If possible, please RSVP in advance to Mike Menner 612-870-2283 mmenner@ststephensmpls.org

Tuesday, May 28, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Joel Shapira, guitar, performing “Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall” at a House Concert, 3013 James Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Suggested donation:  $15-20 per person.  Space is limited. Reserve your seat with Larry McDonough at mcdon056@umn.edu and cell.

Larry McDonough saw Evans perform in the 1970s, and Joel Shapira met Hall when he lived in New York City. Larry and Joel will perform pieces from the classic Evans and Hall recordings “Undercurrent” and “Intermodulation” along with pieces that Evans and Hall performed separately that they might have included in another recording had Bill Evans lived longer. Intermodulating Undercurrents filled Black Dog in Saint Paul. Find out why.

Interview with Phil Nusbaum, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio
https://beta.prx.org/stories/259162

Interview with Emily Reese, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio, recorded and mixed by Justus Sanchez.
http://www.jazz88.fm/2019/04/10/live-from-studio-1-larry-mcdonough-joel-shapira/
http://www.jazz88.fm/2019/01/18/jazz88-now-available-on-podcast-apps/

Skating in Central Park from Intermodulating Undercurrents, Live on KBEM
Recorded and mixed by Justus Sanchez
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/BillandJimHall/Skating_In_Central_Park.mp3

Sunday, June 2, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Private Event, Minneapolis

CANCELLED: Saturday, June 8, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Bill Evans Jazz, with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, Bill Norine, drums, and guest Carol Bergquist, flute, Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406. Hear the music of pianist Bill Evans in the Bill Evans Trio, the Bill Evans and Tony Bennett duo recordings, and Kind of Blue by Bill Evans and Miles Davis.

Samples for Bill Evans Jazz

1st Set: Bill Evans and Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/ChetandMiles/Miles_Sample.mp3

2nd Set: Bill Evans Trio
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/June251961/Gloria_s_Step.mp3

3rd Set: Bill Evans and Tony Bennett
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/YouMustBelieveinSpring-Sample.html

Thursday, June 20, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  Jazz Reception for The Advocates for Human Rights “Human Rights Awards Dinner” at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Depot Parking, 136 South 5th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

The 2019 Human Rights Awards Dinner will feature Professor Andrés Cediel, an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, and professor at UC Berkeley, who will deliver the event's keynote address and will be presented with the 2019 Don & Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award. We are honored to recognize Professor Cediel for his work shining a light on the human rights violations against some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Tickets
http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org/hrad

Sunday, June 23, HortZ Private Event.

Tuesday, June 25, 7:00-9:00 p.m., June 25, 1961 - Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway,  Lowertown, St. Paul.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will celebrate the two live recordings of legendary pianist and composer Bill Evans, bassist and composer Scott Lafaro, and drummer Paul Motian on June 25, 1961 at the Village Vanguard. “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby” were the last recordings of this trio, as LaFaro died in a car accident just ten days after the live date at the Village Vanguard. The trio revolutionized jazz, with each member improvising at the same time while performing recognizable pieces.

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Thom Jurek wrote of the album: “This trio is still widely regarded as his finest, largely because of the symbiotic interplay between its members. This is a great place to begin with Evans.” Samuel Chell of All About Jazz wrote “Along with bassist wunderkind Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, Evans perfected his democratic vision of trio cooperation, where all members performed with perfect empathy and telepathy... It is these performances, currently available as Sunday at the Village Vanguard and Waltz for Debby that comprise the number one best jazz live recording in this present series.” The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Come see and hear the show that filled the Aster and Boom Island Brewing Company and Taproom.

Sample

Thursday, June 27, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Jazz Reception for the Minnesota State Bar Association State Conference, with the Larry McDonough Quartet, Larry McDonough, piano; Richard Terrill, saxes; Greg Stinson, bass; and Dean White, drums; at the Mystic Lake Center, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd. NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372

Saturday, July 6, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, July 6, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Erin Livingston, vocals, with Zacc Harris, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, and Steve Pikal, bass, Birch's on the Lake Brewhouse & Supperclub, 1310 Wayzata Blvd, Long Lake, MN 55356
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Sunday, June 7, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406 (E. 29th Street at 32nd Ave. S.) 612-724-3643
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Monday, July 8, 8:30-10:00 p.m., Time Again - Brubeck and Desmond, Reimagined and Beyond, with the the Larry McDonough Quartet with Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform timeless Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond pieces in different time signatures than those of Brubeck and Desmond, along with Larry McDonough odd-metered originals. Jam session to follow. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Families and students are welcome. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

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Wednesday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Richard Terrill, saxes, Fund Raiser for State Representative Dave Pinto, Highland Picnic Pavilion, 1200 Montreal Ave, St Paul, MN 55116.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2513235255376056/

Thursday, July 11, 5:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute,  Private Event

Saturday, July 13, 1:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Fundraiser for Shan Refugees, 2412 Cedar Shore Drive, Minneapolis. To register, contact Bernice Johnson at 612-407-9633 or bernice.johnson@gmail.com.

The events runs from 1:00 to 4:00, with refreshments, music 1:00-2:00, and a program at 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 pictures of Shan children in school and at play, along with light refreshments.
http://shanrefugeeschools.org/

Saturday, July 13, 5:00 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, Wedding, Legacy Hill Farm, 16434 Hwy 61 Blvd., Welch, MN 55089.

Sunday, July 21, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, and Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Simple Gifts: Seven Unitarian Universalist Principles, St. Croix Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service at the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, 312 Government St., Taylors Falls, MN 55084.
http://www.scuuf.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. The service will include music from their CD Simple Gifts, as well as Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures; Solitude, poetry in jazz; Tuscarora: Short Stories for Jazz Piano; and Small Steps.
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Recordings.html

Friday, July 26, 8:00-10:00 p.m., The Music of Paul Motian, with Steve Hirsh, drums, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Larry McDonough, keyboards, East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106. The trio presents the music of avant garde composer and drummer Paul Motian. Suggested donation $15, but no one will be turned away.

As a percussionist and a composer, Paul Motian was a major force in the creative American music known as "jazz." For half a century, from 1954 to 2005, he worked with a wide range of innovators in rethinking the connections between rhythmic pulse and improvised melodies. His collaborations read like a who's who of the path-breaking improvisers, including Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, and Bill Frisell. Since his death in 2011, there has been a wave of posthumous releases of his work. Whether you are a devotee of Motian's work or just curious, join us as three distinguished and creative local musicians bring a selection of his compositions to life.

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Saturday, August 10, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, August 10, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m., Miles of Bill - The Music of Miles Davis and Bill Evans Jazz at Merlin’s, with Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Bill Norine, drums, Merlin’s Rest, 3601 E. Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55406. Hear music from Kind of Blue by Bill Evans and Miles Davis, and the 1961 Bill Evans Trio.

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Samples:

1st Set: Bill Evans and Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/ChetandMiles/Miles_Sample.mp3

2nd and 3rd Sets: Bill Evans Trio
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/June251961/June_25__1961_-_Sample.mp3

Sunday, August 11, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406 (E. 29th Street at 32nd Ave. S.) 612-724-3643
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Monday, August 12, 8:30-10:00 p.m., The Music of Paul Motian, with Steve Hirsh, drums, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Larry McDonough, keyboard (synthesized piano, electric piano, bass, guitars, and synths), Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Jam session to follow. Families and students are welcome - $10 suggested donation. Motian presents the music of avant garde composer and drummer Paul Motian.

As a percussionist and a composer, Paul Motian was a major force in the creative American music known as "jazz." For half a century, from 1954 to 2005, he worked with a wide range of innovators in rethinking the connections between rhythmic pulse and improvised melodies. His collaborations read like a who's who of the path-breaking improvisers, including Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, and Bill Frisell. Since his death in 2011, there has been a wave of posthumous releases of his work. Whether you are a devotee of Motian's work or just curious, join us as we bring a selection of his compositions to life.

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http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/files/Motian/Motian_Sample_July_24_2019.mp3

Thursday, August 15, 7:20 a.m. On the Radio with Emily Reese, KBEM 88.5 FM Radio and streaming at http://player.streamguys.com/kbem/sgplayer/player.php with Larry McDonough, piano, discussing the show on Sunday, August 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kind of Bill, Celebrating Bill Evans’ 90th Birthday at Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul.
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Sunday, August 18, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, 612-724-3643.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Sunday, August 18, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Kind of Bill, Celebrating Bill Evans’ 90th Birthday with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul.

Reserve your seat at (651) 228-9274.

LMQ will feature the musical life of Bill Evans from beginning to end as the first show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café.

LMQ will begin with the first known composition of Bill Evans, “Very Early,” from when he still was in music school at Southeastern Louisiana University. The first set will feature his compositions and performances from early in his career, including his most well-known tune, “Waltz for Debby” that he wrote for his young niece. The set will continue to the end of the 1950s, when he composed for and performed on the classic Miles Davis 1959 recording “Kind of Blue,” and the early 1960s when his trio with bassist Scott Lafaro and drummer Paul Motian created the form of simultaneous improvisation common in groups today, showcased on the 1961 recordings “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby.”

The second set follows the death of Lafaro and continues until Evans’ death in 1980. Selections include pieces from his collaborations with Jill Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, Tony Bennett, Marc Johnson, and Joe LaBarbera.

Sax man and award-winning poet Richard Terrill will read original poetry about Evans. Larry will add his arrangement of Happy Birthday in the style of Evans.

Larry also will present a greeting from Nenette Evans and the Bill Evans Estate.

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Sunday, August 25, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, 612-724-3643.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Monday, August 26, 6:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Jill Cronk Schendel, piano, performing before, during and after for the 7:00 service, St Michael's Lutheran Church ELCA, 1660 County Road B W., Roseville.
https://www.facebook.com/stmichaelselca/
http://www.stmichaelselca.com/

Saturday, September 7, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, September 14, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Erin Livingston, vocal, and Larry McDonough, piano,  Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/dining/the-lobby-bar
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Sunday, September 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul. Reserve your seat at (651) 228-9274. Come for the second show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform timeless Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond pieces in different time signatures than those of Brubeck and Desmond, along with Larry McDonough odd-metered originals.

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Tuesday, September 24, 7:30 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute and accordion, ACLU of Minnesota Foundation Fulfill Liberty's Promise Fundraising Breakfast, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. The program begins at 8:00 a.m.
https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/events/rsvp-fulfill-libertys-promise

Wednesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute and accordion, Reception for the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo) Academy 2019, Wilde Cafe & Spirits, 65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
https://www.wildecafe.com/
https://apbco.org/event/apbco-academy-2019/

Sunday, September 29, 10:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano, voice, and essays, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Unitarian Church of Underwood,  206 North Main Street, Underwood, MN 56586.
https://www.ucofu.org/

Carol’s mother Tessie Haukebo was born and raised in Underwood.

Wednesday, October 2, 5:00-7:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute and accordion, Benefit for We Are All Criminals, at Indeed Brewing Company, 711 15th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. We Are All Criminals is a non-profit organization dedicated to challenging society’s perceptions of what it means to be “criminal.” Through shared stories of those who committed or were accused of committing crimes, those who got away with them, and those who have been directly affected by the criminal justice system, it seeks to erase the barriers that separate us. Music is 5:00-6:00 and 6:30-7:30, with a short program at 6:00.
https://www.weareallcriminals.org/

Thursday, October 3, 5:00 p.m., Art by Rosie McDonough, First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour, at the Andrea Canter Studio at Casket Arts First Thursday, Studio 218, Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Guest artist Rosie McDonough will have a showcase of her paintings, 3D art, cards, and posters.
http://palaceart.homestead.com/RosieMcDonough.html

Andrea Canter will display her jazz photos collection along with new painting and mixed media works.
https://www.andreacanter.com/

Joan Griffith will perform on guitar 7:00-8:00 p.m.

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First Thursdays is the Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month in the NE Minneapolis Arts District. Many professional NEMAA member artists open their studios and greet visitors. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-AAW is a great experience for the art collector and browser. The Tour is open 5:00-9:00 p.m.

First Thursdays Open Studio and Gallery Tour
http://www.casketarts.com/events.html

Friday, October 4, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Joel Shapira, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, and Tom Lewis, bass, The Lexington, 1096 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
https://thelexmn.com/

Saturday, October 5 and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, October 5, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Erin Livingston, vocal, and Larry McDonough, piano,  Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/dining/the-lobby-bar
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Sunday, October 6, 9:20 a.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 9:30 a.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55406, 612-724-3643.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

The Music of Resistance
The sixth UU principal sets “the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.”  In this “mostly music” service, pianist, composer and singer Larry McDonough and flutist and accordionist Carol Bergquist will offer songs from the folk and jazz traditions that instruct and inspire in the pursuit of resistance to power.

PARIS, FRANCE

PARIS, FRANCE: Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 p.m., Larry McDonough piano and voice, Osmoz Café, 33 Rue de l'Ouest, 75014 Paris, France.
https://www.facebook.com/Osmoz-Caf%C3%A9-1547721372119067/

PARIS, FRANCE: Sunday, October 20, 10:20 a.m. Service, Larry McDonough, Piano and Voice, Carol Bergquist, Flute, before, during, and after the 10:30 Service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Paris, La Maison Verte, 127 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris, France
https://uuparis.org/
https://www.facebook.com/uuparis/

PARIS, FRANCE: Sunday, October 20, 7:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Café Universel, 267 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris
https://www.cafeuniversel.org/
https://www.facebook.com/CafeUniversel.Paris05/

BACK IN THE UNITED STATES

Friday, October 25, 8:30-10:30 p.m., The Music of Paul Motian, with Steve Hirsh, drums, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Larry McDonough, keyboard (synthesized piano, electric piano, bass, guitars, and synths), Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Families and students are welcome - $10 suggested donation. Motian presents the music of avant garde composer and drummer Paul Motian. The Marauders open 7:00-8:00 p.m.

As a percussionist and a composer, Paul Motian was a major force in the creative American music known as "jazz." For half a century, from 1954 to 2005, he worked with a wide range of innovators in rethinking the connections between rhythmic pulse and improvised melodies. His collaborations read like a who's who of the path-breaking improvisers, including Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, and Bill Frisell. Since his death in 2011, there has been a wave of posthumous releases of his work. Whether you are a devotee of Motian's work or just curious, join us as we bring a selection of his compositions to life.

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Saturday, October 26, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Erin Livingston, vocal, and Larry McDonough, piano,  Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/dining/the-lobby-bar
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Monday, October 28, 8:30-10:00 p.m., Time Again - Brubeck and Desmond, Reimagined and Beyond, with the Larry McDonough Quartet with Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform timeless Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond pieces in different time signatures than those of Brubeck and Desmond, along with Larry McDonough odd-metered originals. Jam session to follow. $10 general admission, $5 for students with ID & musicians with instruments. Families and students are welcome. Doors open 15 minutes before music starts.

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Saturday, November 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Reception Music for the Ramsey County Bar Association, the Larry McDonough Quartet, at the Saint Paul Hotel Ballroom, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102.

Sunday, November 3, 8:00-10:00 p.m., Kind of Bill, Celebrating Bill Evans’ 90th Birthday with the Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums, Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Families and students are welcome. $10. Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot!

LMQ will feature the musical life of Bill Evans from beginning to end, a show that filled the Black Dog Café in August.

LMQ will begin with the first known composition of Bill Evans, “Very Early,” from when he still was in music school at Southeastern Louisiana University. The first set will feature his compositions and performances from early in his career, including his most well-known tune, “Waltz for Debby” that he wrote for his young niece. The set will continue to the end of the 1950s, when he composed for and performed on the classic Miles Davis 1959 recording “Kind of Blue,” and the early 1960s when his trio with bassist Scott Lafaro and drummer Paul Motian created the form of simultaneous improvisation common in groups today, showcased on the 1961 recordings “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” and “Waltz for Debby.”

The second set follows the death of Lafaro and continues until Evans’ death in 1980. Selections include pieces from his collaborations with Jill Hall, Freddie Hubbard, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones, Stan Getz, Ron Carter, Elvin Jones, Eddie Gomez, Marty Morell, Tony Bennett, Marc Johnson, and Joe LaBarbera.

Sax man and award-winning poet Richard Terrill will read original poetry about Evans. Larry will add his arrangement of Happy Birthday in the style of Evans.

Larry also will present a greeting from Nenette Evans and the Bill Evans Estate.

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Kind of Bill in the Media

Saturday, November 9, and every first Saturday of the month at 4:45 p.m., Carol Bergquist, flute, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing before, during and after for the 5:00 p.m. mass, Father Joseph Gillespie presiding, with music directed by Robin Henry, Church of St. Albert the Great, East 29th Street at 32nd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406.
http://www.saintalbertthegreat.org/

Saturday, November 9, 7:00-11:00 p.m. Erin Livingston, vocal, and Larry McDonough, piano,  Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 N Market St, St Paul, MN 55102
https://www.saintpaulhotel.com/dining/the-lobby-bar
https://www.erinlivingstonsinger.com/

Monday, November 11, 8:30-10:00 p.m., Performing with the Peter Kogan Group, Jazz Central, 407 Central Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414. Jam session follows at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Return to "Return to Forever with Chick Corea" and More, with Larry McDonough Quartet (LMQ), Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, Dean White, drums, and guest Carol Bergquist, flute, Black Dog Café, 308 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul. Reserve your seat at (651) 228-9274. Come for the third show of the new Larry McDonough monthly Sunday Classic Jazz Series at Black Dog Café. The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform the classic jazz fusion from the first two albums of Chick Corea and Return to Forever, followed by more jazz fusion from the Larry McDonough Quartet two CD set Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures.

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Wednesday, November 20, 6:00 p.m.,  Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, and Richard Terrill, Reception Music for the Kris Bigalk “Enough” Poetry Book Launch, Troubadour Wine Bar, 2827 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

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