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Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All Stars

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Yolande Bruce, Mary Louise Knutson, Sue Orfield, Liz Draper, Sheila Earley

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Crooners Main Stage

6161 Highway 65 NE

Minneapolis, MN 55432

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Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All-Stars

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Patty Peterson Presents Jazz Women All Stars

Featuring: Patty Peterson, Yolande Bruce, Mary Louise Knutson, Liz Draper, Sue Orfield and Sheila Earley

Patty Peterson

As a vocalist, Patty has performed to sold-out audiences all over the country. Patty received the coveted Minnesota Music Award 7 times for best vocalist as wells as best jazz recording and in 2010 she was inducted into the Mid America Hall of Fame. She has released 4 solo recordings, featuring the likes of Sheila E., David Hazeltine, Stokley Williams, and Ira Sullivan, as well as her mother, Jeanne Arland Peterson and her brothers, Billy Peterson, Ricky Peterson and Paul Peterson and is currently recording her 5th solo CD. Patty is also the host of her own weekly contemporary jazz show on KBEM 88.5FM

Yolande Bruce

Vocalist Yolande Bruce is well known throughout the Twin Cities and beyond as a member of the award-winning ensemble Moore by Four. With MB4 she has performed nationally and internationally, opening for such legendary artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, and BB King. A featured vocalist at many churches both locally and abroad, Yolande was a Minnesota Music Awards nominee for Best Female Jazz Artist in 1993. Active in local theater, Yolande has appeared in productions on Penumbra, Illusion, Guthrie and Ordway Theater stages. She’s been on the stage of local venues such as the Dakota, Orchestra Hall, and The Fitzgerald Theater.

Mary Louise Knutson

Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer, Mary Louise Knutson has been called "one of the most exciting artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time." Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Mary Louise tours regularly with former Tonight Show bandleader trumpeter Doc Severinsen and his big band (featuring two-time Grammy Award winner tenor saxophonist Ernie Watts) and has toured the U.S. with her own group, the Mary Louise Knutson Trio. An acclaimed composer, she has won numerous awards, including two from Billboard magazine for her compositions "How Will I Know?" and "Meridian."

Liz Draper

Liz Draper received a Bachelors of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Minnesota in 2004. It was there that she studied under St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's Chris Brown and Minnesota Orchestra's Peter Lloyd and James Clute. Her classical endeavors have found her performing both as a featured soloist and as an active section member in a number of orchestras and chamber ensembles. Liz has been a professional gigging jazz bassist since age 16. Her improvising has led her to The School For Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York. Liz has performed and recorded with such groups as the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, Soul Asylum, Charlie Parr, The Cactus Blossoms, Black Blondie, The Rose Ensemble, Ben Weaver, Orkestar Bez Ime, Davina and the Vagabonds and Dakota Dave Hull.

Sue Orefield

Sue Orefield plays the tenor saxophone with the whimsy of Sonny Rollins, the passion of Kurt Cobain, the soul of Bill Withers, and the joy of Ella Fitzgerald. Sue brings to the stage a powerful presence and joy of all things musical. She has played with many musical greats over the years, including Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson from Heart, Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville, among others. She tours internationally with several groups, including The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Ellen Whyte. Sue was voted “Best Horn” by the Washington Blues Society for the years 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. Her own group, The Sue Orefield Band voted Best Blues Band in 2016 and 2017. (Eau Claire, WI) Sue makes her home in the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin, and plays locally with bands from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota, including The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra, The Butanes, Two Rivers, and many more.

Sheila Earley

Sheila is a drummer and percussionist, born in New Richmond, WI and began playing drums at the age of 8. She studied with Tom Green (Kingston Trio) and Ron Keezer (UW-Eau Claire) in High School and received a four-year scholarship in Music to the University of Arizona. Sheila also studied jazz at ASU. She continued on in musical studies and moved to Los Angeles, studying with jazz great Jeff Hamilton and famed drummer / world percussionist Alex Acuna. Sheila has performed in 48 states and 3 countries in many varying musical settings.

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Yolande Bruce, Mary Louise Knutson, Sue Orfield, Liz Draper, Sheila Earley

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Crooners Main Stage

6161 Highway 65 NE

Minneapolis, MN 55432

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