Summer Music Series 2018

Jazz and classical musicians will be featured at free concerts at 7 p.m., on four Tuesdays in July at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. Presented by Plymouth’s music director Philip Brunelle, the concerts will last 75 minutes. Free parking is available.

July 10 The New Standards

Chan Poling (piano), Steve Roehm (vibes) and John Munson (bass). Sensing a lack of an interesting jazz trio repertoire beyond the usual “old standards,” they got together originally to play and sing their favorite songs—from every era, particularly post 1960s pop music—in a stripped-down acoustic setting, making room for solos and arrangements with the freedom of jazz, and yet never fully abandoning the modest soul of pop and rock.

July 17 A Bernstein Spectacular

This year, the amazing Maria Jette, Lisa Drew, Vern Sutton and James Bohn, with Sonja Thompson at the piano, will regale us with the Best of Bernstein!

July 24 Tony Ross

The acclaimed leader of the Minnesota Orchestra’s cello section performs music of Bach, Britten and Brahms with pianist Mary Jo Gothmann.

July 31 The George Maurer Jazz Group

The George Maurer Jazz Group mixes just the right proportions of refinement and pizzazz as they play straight-ahead jazz with their trademark lighthearted flair.