Upcoming Performances

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Recent Recordings

Larry McDonough Quartet
Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
Read about Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
International CD Release Tour

Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill, “Solitude” CD
Read about Solitude

Larry McDonough Quartet
"Live at Minnesota Connection" DVD
Read about Live at Minnesota Connection

Larry McDonough Quartet
“Simple Gifts” CD
Simple Gifts, from LMQ charted #29 on the
CMJ Jazz Chart, published in CMJ's New Music
Report Magazine, Issue 1085, and has been played
on 100 stations around the country and throughout
the world.

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Current Shows

Born to Be Kind of Blue: The Music of
Chet Baker and Miles Davis

Chet - The Beautiful Music and Tragic
Life of Singing Trumpeter Chet Baker

Bill Evans and Tony Bennett
40 Years Later


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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.

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.


Dakota Website


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




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


St. Stephens

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.


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.

Thursday, June 15, 5:00 p.m., Jazz Reception for the Minnesota State Bar Association State Conference, with the Larry McDonough Quartet, Larry McDonough, piano; Richard Terrill, saxes; Jim Bierma, bass; and Dean White, drums; at the Radisson Blu, Mall of America.

Friday, June 23, 8:00-10:30 p.m., Twin Cities Jazz Festival presents the Larry McDonough Trio, with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, and Greg Stinson, bass, World of Beer, 356 N Sibley St, St Paul, MN 55101, 651-493-3558, stpaul@worldofbeerusa.com.

Thursday, June 29, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Larry McDonough Quartet with Larry McDonough, piano and vocals, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Jim Bierma, bass, and Dean White, drums, Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55415, 612-617-7793.

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“Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things” is available on
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angels-kings-my-favorite-things/id768992058
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet12
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Solitude, poetry in jazz” is available on
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solitude/id567870417
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughandrichard
and Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Live at Minnesota Connection” is available at
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet1
and from Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“Simple Gifts” is available at
ITunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simple-gifts/id99117458
CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/mcdonough3
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

Email Larry at mcdon056@umn.edu.