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World-Class Jazz Orchestra on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Main Stage!

CBS Minnesota (WCCO) said, “This is pure jazz in all its glory.” Jazz reviewer Pamela Espeland described a JazzMN performance as “…exciting. All those musicians, swinging hard. Horns blaring. Hot solos. And the sound, you feel it on your skin and in your bones.” The JazzMN Orchestra, led by artistic director Doug Snapp, features Twin Cities jazz heavyweights such as Dave Karr, Pete Whitman, Mary Louise Knutson and Joe Pulice. Every time JazzMN performs at CDT it sells out. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Minnesota’s premiere big band live on stage at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

JazzMN Orchestra

JazzMN Orchestra's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Featuring Saxophonist, Bob Sheppard

Monday, April 8, 2019
Dinner - 5:30pm
Show - 7:30pm


Join Artistic Director Doug Snapp and the JazzMN Orchestra for this very special evening to commemorate JazzMN's 20 years of bringing professional jazz concert performances to the Twin Cities.  This special performance, which takes place on the 20th anniversary of JazzMN Orchestra's inaugural concert at the Fitzgerald Theater, will include some of the JazzMN works that have been popular with fans throughout the years.  This season finale concert will also serve as a sendoff for JazzMN's founder and dedicated leader, Dr. Doug Snapp, who will step down as JazzMN's Artistic Director.

Featuring guest saxophonist, Bob Sheppard and vocalist Cameron Kinghorn!

Bob Sheppard
has done it all.  From live performances and studio recordings to scores for motion pictures and television programs.  He has played with Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Elvis Costello, Don Henley, Natalie Cole and Stevie Wonder.

Cameron Kinghorn is the front man and lead vocalist for the R&B group Nooky Jones.  He has performed at Coachella, The Dakota Jazz Club, the annual Soulful Soiree and The New Standards Holiday Show at the State Theater.

Bob Sheppard and Cameron Kinghorn
Bob Sheppard (L), Artistic Director Doug Snapp (C), Cameron Kinghorn (R)


Doug Snapp, Artistic Director

This performance is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.