JazzMN Orchestra

JazzMN Orchestra - Enriching Life With Jazz

World-Class Jazz Orchestra
JC Sanford, Artistic Director

On the Main Stage

The JazzMN Orchestra is the Twin Cities’ premier professional jazz ensemble. It is comprised of the top jazz musicians in the metro area and features world-class guest artists while providing educational programs to schools and colleges throughout the region.
COVID19 Vacination Required

Proof of Vaccine Required

Starting Nov. 15 or test negative within 72 hours of your performance.


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We highly recommend wearing a mask covering your nose and mouth when not eating or drinking.

About JAZZMN Orchestra

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 JC Sanford, features Twin Cities jazz heavyweights such as Michael Nelson, 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 Announces Exciting New Shows!

JazzMN Orchestra featuring guest artist, Grammy-nominated Gretchen Parlato

Gretchen Parlato
Monday, April 25, 2022
Dinner – 5:30pm
Show – 7:30pm

The world-class JazzMN Orchestra returns for their spring concert on the CDT Main Stage!

“Gretchen is a singer with a deep, almost magical connection to the music. She takes a lot of chances with her understated style, and it works. Every note is expressive, powerful, and pretty. And most important, her heart is in the right place.”  -Herbie Hancock

We sincerely hope you enjoy your visit with us!

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