“I’m bringing back the Jazz Women All Stars” – Patty Peterson
Posted on September 16, 2016 in Music
You heard right, the Patty Peterson and the Jazz Women All Stars are back! This summer the Jazz Women All Stars made a terrific debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. The ensemble included Debbie Duncan on vocals, Linda Peterson on piano and vocals, Mary Louise Knutson on piano, Joan Griffith on bass and guitar, Sheila Earley on drums, Mary Petrich on sax and of course Patty Peterson on vocals. By popular demand, they’re on The Dakota stage for two performances on Saturday, September 24. Call 612.332.5299 for tickets, or click here
Read about how the idea came about, and Patty’s hand-picked lineup, courtesy of JazzPolice:
“After pondering the idea for several years, and prompted by an invitation from Steve Heckler, vocalist/broadcaster Patty Peterson assembled the first edition of the Jazz Women All Stars. Women singers, noted Patty, have been widely presented at this festival, but not so women instrumentalists, and there have been few if any all-women ensembles on our festival stages despite the abundance of talent among local women artists. “It’s time for the women to own it,” said Patty. Own it they did — Mary Louise Knutson (piano), Joan Griffith (bass and guitar), Sheila Earley (drums), Mary Petrick (saxophones), Linda Peterson (piano and vocals), Debbie Duncan (vocals), and Patty herself (vocals) opened the AARP Main Stage at Mears Park on Friday afternoon, and left no doubt as to the power of their music, from jazz standards to originals from Mary Louise and Linda, from tunes featuring one talent to a blazing finale with all on stage. The audience reaction sealed the deal– this will become an annual festival event.” – Andrea Canter, Jazz Police
This is bound to be a night for the books, we hope to see you there!