Upcoming Performances


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Recent Recordings

Larry McDonough Quartet 
Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, 
Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans
Read about the CD

Larry McDonough Quartet
Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric 
Adventures 
Read about the 2-CD Set
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Larry McDonough Quartet 
Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things
Read about Angels, Kings, My Favorite Things 
International CD Release Tour
Reviews
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Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill, “Solitude” CD
Read about Solitude
Ordering

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

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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Recent Shows

Alice in Stonehenge and other 
AcoustElectric Adventures

Time Again - Brubeck and Desmond, 
Reimagined and Beyond

Festivus and Other Twisted Holidays

Bill Evans Time Remembered: Film and Live Jazz

June 25, 1961 - Bill Evans Trio at the Village Vanguard 

Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Jim Hall 
and Bill Evans 

Miles of Pianos: The Music of Miles Davis’ Pianists 
Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea 

Bill Evans and Tony Bennett 40 Years Later

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

All Originals




Performances

Consider supporting the musicians with a donation to https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/larrymcdonoughjazz or on FaceBook Messenger to be split evenly among the members. Thanks. 

Tuesday, August 3, 5:00 p.m., the Minnesota Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is holding a training on the status of evictions, what the courts are doing, and how you can get involved to help tenants hold on to their homes.Come to 4200 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407-3435.  $20 suggested entry, payable by cash or check at the door. No one will be turned away. Happy hour to follow the training (free with the price of entry). Come for the CLE (1.5 credits) and stay for the social! National Lawyers Guild presenter, member, and professional jazz pianist Larry McDonough will perform classic jazz during the social hour.

Facebook Event 

Friday, August 6, 8:30 p.m., I am rockin and masking in the free world with rockers Whiskey Burn at Willow River Saloon, 1106 County Road A, Hudson, WI 54016, (715) 386-2201.
 http://www.willowriversaloon.com/

Whiskey Burn is Jason Holte - vocals, Mike McGrath - guitar, Kevin Lynch - bass, Zack Farmer - drums, and guest Larry McDonough - keys.
https://www.whiskeyburnmn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeyBurnMN

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/342118344096580

Saturday, August 7, 2:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, Richard Terrill, saxes, Protect Minnesota Fundraiser - Paint It Orange, Veterans Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN 55423. Protect Minnesota promotes a culture of health and safety for all Minnesotans by preventing gun violence through research, legislation, education, and community investment. 

Protect Minnesota
https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMN
https://protectmn.org/

Register

Saturday, August 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., performing with Steve Clarke and Laurie Holcomb Knutson, at the Stillwater Lift Bridge and Loop Trail Celebration, courtesy of the Stillwater Zephyr Theatre, at Chestnut Street East and Water Street South, Stillwater.
https://www.facebook.com/StillwaterMinnesota/photos/a.199536516726968/6454779104535980

Monday, August 23, Wedding music by Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Madden's On Gull Lake, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401 

Wednesday, August 25, 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet performs “Kind of Bill, the Musical Life of Bill Evans” and his associations with Tony Bennett, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Eddie Gómez, Eliot Zigmund, Marc Johnson, and Joe LaBarbera, at East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, St. Paul, MN 55106. 

The Larry McDonough Quartet is Larry McDonough, piano, voice, and arrangements, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums.

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform its new CD, Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans.

East Side Freedom Library 
https://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/
https://www.facebook.com/EastSideFreedomLibrary

Release of Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans

Samples:
Waltz for Debby
Improvisations - Bill Evans 

Facebook Event 

Thursday, September 2, 7:00 p.m., performing in Saint Small, with Jim McGuinn Slusarek - vocals and guitar, Bill Muller - bass, Steve Burnett - guitar, Jimmy Olson - drums, and Larry McDonough - keyboards, Mears Park, 221 5th St E, St Paul, MN 55101. The Lowertown Sounds schedule is Sunken Lands at 6:00 p.m., Saint Small at 7:00 p.m., and Tina Schlieske at 8:00 p.m. 
https://www.lowertownsounds.com/schedule

Saint Small
https://saintsmall.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/saintsmall/

Saturday, September 4, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday Night Jazz at The Black Dog with Joel Shapira, guitar, Larry McDonough, piano, and Pooch Heine, bass, performing Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Black Dog Café, 320 Prince Street at the corner of Prince (4th Street) and Broadway, Lowertown, St. Paul. Take That Back performs at 9:30 p.m. 

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1267277120391501

Shows are always NO COVER, so come down and check out the music any Saturday for free. A Tip Jar that is passed around once per set. Also, individuals can pay $20 in advance to reserve seat at a table near the stage. 

Saturday Night Jazz at The Black Dog 
http://www.saturdaynightjazzattheblackdog.info/home.html
https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayNightJazzAtTheBlackDog/

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

Thursday, September 9, 4:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Volunteer Lawyers Network Riverfront Celebration, Nicollet Island Park Pavilion, 40 Powers Street, Minneapolis - 4:30 – 5:30 Cocktail Reception, 6:00 – 7:30 Dinner & Program.

Friday, September 17, 8:30 p.m., performing with rockers Whiskey Burn at Willow River Saloon, 1106 County Road A, Hudson, WI 54016 (715) 386-2201.
 http://www.willowriversaloon.com/

Whiskey Burn is Jason Holte - vocals, Mike McGrath - guitar, Kevin Lynch - bass, Zack Farmer - drums, and guest Larry McDonough - keys.
https://www.whiskeyburnmn.com/
https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeyBurnMN

Saturday, September 18, 4: 00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Richard Terrill, saxes, gathering music for Patrick Cabello Hansel’s launch of his second book of poetry “Quitting Time” at the historic Pioneers & Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, 2945 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55407, at Lake Street and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. (Enter on Cedar).

Patrick Cabello Hansel
https://www.artecabellohansel.com/patrick/

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1207507173023743

Sunday, September 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m., "Time Again - Brubeck and Desmond, Reimagined and Beyond", an outside socially distanced concert with the Larry McDonough Quartet. Performed on the backyard grounds of Palace Art and Music, 1161 Palace Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105.

Larry McDonough, piano
Richard Terrill, saxes
Greg Stinson, bass
Dean White, drums

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform timeless Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond pieces in time signatures different from those of Brubeck and Desmond, along with Larry McDonough odd-metered originals. We will have a few chairs and some beverages in the backyard and alley driveway, but feel free to bring your own chairs, tables, food, and beverages. We will audio and video record the concert for a possible future CD. Please come vaccinated, sit socially distanced, and wear masks if you cannot maintain a social distance. Donations will be accepted.

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/846163369416229

Friday, September 24, 10:00-11:00 p.m., performing in Saint Small, with Jim McGuinn Slusarek - vocals and guitar, Bill Muller - bass and vocals, Steve Burnett - guitar, Jimmy Olson - drums and vocals, and Larry McDonough - keyboards, White Squirrel Bar, 974 West Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN. The schedule is the Falderals at 8:00 p.m., Folios at 9:00 p.m., and Saint Small at 10:00 p.m.

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/344405384044813/

Saint Small
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKFWfFswv6Az7H3FDO1t4-g
https://saintsmall.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/saintsmall/

● Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, Reception Music for Clint Conner for Minneapolis Mayor, Volstead's Emporium, 711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Program at 7:00 p.m. 

Clint Conner for Mayor
https://www.facebook.com/ClintConner2021
https://clintconner2021.com/

Friday, October 1, 8:00 p.m., performing in Laura Hlavac's Funkin' Right Concert + Fashion Show, at The Temple of Fashion, 1190 West James Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Funkin' Right includes Laura Hlavac, vocals and guitar, Larry McDonough, keyboards and vocals, Steve Brantseg, guitar and vocals, John Borghesi, bass, and James Olson, drums and vocals, performing an eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues, and Quirky Pop. 

Doors Open + Shopping Laura's Racks @ 5:00 p.m. 
Music starts @ 8:00 p.m. 
Fashion Show starts @ 9:00 p.m. 

It's not Funk You. It's Not Funk Off. It's Funkin' Right featuring Laura Hlavac. For the safety of our guests - proof of vaccination is required or a negative covid test within 48 hours. $10 Donation requested. BYOB

Event Website
Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/380544643636495/

Sunday, October 3, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Private House Party

Wednesday, October 6, 8:00 a.m., Larry McDonough, piano, Remote Jazz at the end of the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota Streaming Breakfast with a Side of Dissent 2021.

Event Website
https://www.aclu-mn.org/en/events/breakfast2021

American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
https://www.aclu-mn.org/
https://www.facebook.com/aclumn/

Watch on YouTube 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DOIDmCNDIU

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

Sunday, October 10, 8:00-10:00 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet at the Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, performing “Kind of Bill,” the Musical Life of Bill Evans and his associations with Tony Bennett, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian, Miles Davis, Jim Hall, Eddie Gómez, Eliot Zigmund, Marc Johnson, and Joe LaBarbera. The Larry McDonough Quartet is Larry McDonough, piano, voice, and arrangements, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums. Families and students are welcome. $10. Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot!

The Larry McDonough Quartet will perform its new CD, Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans, and more!
http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/KindofBillonthePalaceGrounds-CD.html  

Aster Cafe
https://astercafe.com/event/larry-mcdonough-quartet-10/

Facebook Event 
https://www.facebook.com/events/559540375286170/

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“Alice in Stonehenge and other AcoustElectric Adventures” is available on 
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/alice-in-stonehenge-and-other-acoustelectric-adventures/1312681677
CD Baby http://cdbaby.com/cd/larrymcdonoughquartet13
Larry McDonough Jazz http://www.larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com

“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.