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.

Release

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

FaceBook
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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Aster

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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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https://www.facebook.com/events/248100212695802/
https://www.facebook.com/events/2219669768285020/

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