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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 
Read about the 2-CD Set

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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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


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. 

Sunday, May 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Richard Terrill on the radio on https://wpvmfm.org/ where he talks with host Sebastian Matthews about jazz, writing, and writing about jazz. They play music by Bill Evans, Miles, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, and, the Larry McDonough Quartet.

Thursday, May 5, 7:00 p.m., April 28, 8:00 p.m., performing with Saint Small as the opener for Trupa Trupa, 7th St. Entry, North 7th St., Minneapolis. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and music at 8:00 p.m. $13 Advance // $15 Door. The venue will require either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. 

Saint Small includes Jim McGuinn Slusarek - vocals and guitar, Bill Muller - bass and vocals, Steve Burnett - guitar, Jimmy Olson - drums and vocals, and Larry McDonough - keyboards and vocals, playing classic punk and originals. 

Thursday, May 12, 3:45-4:15 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Carol Bergquist, flute, Becketwood Cooperative, 4300 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, music before and after the book release event for What I Was Afraid Of by Eric Hanson, at DreamHaven Books, 2301 E. 38th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406.

What I Was Afraid Of

DreamHaven Books Event Details

Facebook Event 

Tuesday, May 17, 5:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, reception music for the Highland Friendship Club 20th Anniversary Celebration at Summit Brewing, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul. Twenty years ago, two St. Paul Moms came together to create more opportunities for teens and adults with disabilities to make friends, learn, and connect. Today, Highland Friendship Club thrives by changing hundreds of people's lives each year through 35 classes a week. But we have not done it alone. We want to thank all of our supporters at a community celebration. Larry was an early board member and Rosie as been a member from the beginning. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a short program at 6:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages provided. Also, there will be a cash bar and food trucks. 

Facebook Event 


Tuesday, May 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., In-person and Streaming of the Taizé Prayer Service, with Walter Tambor, piano and Carol Bergquist, flute, Basilica of Saint Mary, 1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis


Here is a Taizé Trio video sample, performing Elery 

Here is a Taizé Trio audio sample

Saturday, May 21, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano and voice, performing at Art a Whirl, Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, sponsored by the Andrea Canter Open Art Studio. He will perform music from the CD Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans. Will Gannon performs 3:00-4:30 p.m. 

Casket Arts Schedule

Andrea Canter

Saturday, May 21, 7:00-9:00 p.m., wedding reception music with the Larry McDonough Trio, with Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Richard Terrill, saxes, and Greg Stinson, bass, The University Club of Saint Paul, 420 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55102

Sunday, May 29, 2:30-6:00 p.m., performing with Whiskey Burn, Sawmill Pizza & Brew Shed, 805 30th Ave, Clear Lake, WI 54005.

Whiskey Burn is Jason Holte - vocals, Mike McGrath - guitar, Tony Z - Bass, Zack Farmer - drums, and Larry McDonough - keys.

Facebook Event 

Friday, June 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m., the Larry McDonough Quartet performs for Rick Recker's "After Party" Event, at Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power Street Minneapolis, MN 55401. The event runs 4:00-11:00 p.m. Rick Recker wished to have an “after party” to bring together his family, Minnesota runners, his friends, and neighbors to have a “big and fun exit party” that celebrates the running community! As Rick said, "This is an exit party. Let it be a big and fun one!" So, please join the party as Rick treats us to music, food, and drink at Nicollet Island Pavilion. The Larry McDonough Quartet is Larry McDonough, piano and voice, Richard Terrill, saxes and poetry, Greg Stinson, bass, and Dean White, drums.


Friday, June 10, 5:00-5:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, Reception Music at the Tenth Annual Humphrey-Mondale Dinner, Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Vice President Walter Mondale, with Special Guest Pete Buttigieg, at the Minneapolis Hilton, 1001 S Marquette Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Larry worked with Fritz and played music for his 90th birthday in 2018 along with Carol and the Larry McDonough Quartet.

Most categories of tickets are sold out, but some remain for larger donations. Details and Registration:

Wednesday, June 15, after 9:00 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, performing the Ukraine National Anthem at the Benefit Concert and Dance for the People of the Ukraine at The Ukrainian Center, 301 Main St NE, Minneapolis.

7:00: Dance lesson by Cindy and Terry Gardner
7:45: Swingin' On A Star
9:00: Ukraine National Anthem by Larry McDonough 
9:15: Steve Clarke and the Working Stiffs
10:45 - 11:45: The Bad Companions
DJ music by Terry Gardner between live music sets
$25 admission. All admissions go 100% to humanitarian aid for the people of the Ukraine. There will also be tables and chairs for people who simply want to sit and listen to this fun music. Cash bar available. 

Facebook Event 

Thursday, June 16, 1:00-1:30 p.m., Larry McDonough, piano, and Richard Terrill, saxes,  Reception Music before the Linda Gallant's Celebration of Life, Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN. The event will go until 5:30 p.m. 

Linda J. Gallant

● Friday, June 24, 5:00-7:00 p.m., the Twin Cities Jazz Festival presents Joel Shapira, guitar, and Larry McDonough, piano, performing Intermodulating Undercurrents: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall, at the Union Depot Indoor Stage, Station 81 at Saint Paul Union Depot, #110, 214 4th Street East, Saint Paul

Larry McDonough saw Bill Evans perform in the 1970s, and Joel Shapira met Jim Hall when he lived in New York City. They will perform music from their new live recording celebrating the music of pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Jim Hall. “Intermodulating Undercurrents Live at the Kos: The Music of Bill Evans and Jim Hall” was recorded at a show during the pandemic to an outside social distance audience on October 3, 2021, on the patio of the Kos in Minneapolis, hosted by owners Kathy Kosnoff and Lyonel Norris.

Included will be 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, and pieces written by Larry and Joel in the spirit of Evans and Hall. Intermodulating Undercurrents has filled venues throughout the Twin Cities. Come and see why. Hear the magic Bill Evans and Jim Hall made and what might have been.

Facebook Event 


Tuesday, June 28, 2:00 p.m., performing with the mother-daughter duo Laura and Faith Hlavac, with selections of jazz and pop tunes, at Mainstreet Village Retirement, 7601 Lyndale Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423.

Thursday, June 30, 9:00-10:00 p.m., performing with Funkin' Right at Driftwood Char Bar, 4415 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis. Funkin' Right includes Laura Hlavac, vocals, Larry McDonough, keyboards and vocals, Steve Brantseg, guitar and vocals, John Borghesi, bass, and Jimmy Olson, drums and vocals, performing an eclectic mix of R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues, and Quirky Pop. 

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​“Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds, Marking 40 Years since the Death of Bill Evans” is available on 
ITunes https://music.apple.com/us/album/kind-of-bill-on-the-palace-grounds-marking-40/1580964751
Larry McDonough Jazz http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Ordering.html

“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
Larry McDonough Jazz http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Ordering.html

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

“Solitude, poetry in jazz” is available on 
ITunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/solitude/id567870417
Larry McDonough Jazz http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Ordering.html

“Live at Minnesota Connection” is available at 
Larry McDonough Jazz http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Ordering.html

“Simple Gifts” is available at
ITunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simple-gifts/id99117458
Larry McDonough Jazz http://larrymcdonoughjazz.homestead.com/Ordering.html

Email Larry at mcdon056@umn.edu.