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Jon de Vaal

Jazz Pianist for all Occasions

 
 

About Jon de Vaal

A Passionate Performer

It's often said that Jon de Vaal has an ability to transport folks to another time and place with his music.

In 1967, at the young age of seven, Jon started taking piano lessons. The joy and pleasure in making music was immediate - and he was smitten.  When other boys were playing football and baseball, well, Jon was playing the piano.

As a teenager, Jon studied standards and jazz piano under the tutelage of Larry Robarge, who played piano professionally for decades throughout the United States and Cuba. Larry was a fount of knowledge for Jon, and passed along a passion for the Great American Songbook - comprised of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.  Jon went on to get his first professional piano gig in October of 1986 and he never looked back. He's been playing piano professionally for over 30 years.

Jon didn't study at a famous music school, can't name drop about the famous people he's worked with or knows, hasn't received any press accolades of note, and has had no cameo film roles.  However, Jon has spent thousands of hours playing piano at countless bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and country clubs throughout the Twin Cities and has hundreds of songs in his repertoire. 

Jon recently decided to ditch his social media accounts and use those two + hours every day to play piano, spend meaningful and quality face-to-face time with his loved ones and friends, ride his bike, cook healthy food and take up some exciting new hobbies. All of his gigs will be posted here, and you can reach him by phone or email.

  

 
Upcoming Events
Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Apr 26
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Apr 26, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Apr 19
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Apr 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Apr 15
4125 Chicago Ave
Apr 15, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Apr 12
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Apr 12, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Apr 08
4125 Chicago Ave
Apr 08, 8:00 PM CDT – Apr 09, 11:00 AM CDT
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Apr 05
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Apr 05, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Apr 01
4125 Chicago Ave
Apr 01, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm. No foolin'!
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Mar 29
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Mar 29, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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No Piano Bar. See you April 1.
Wed, Mar 25
4125 Chicago Ave
Mar 25, 8:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Mar 22
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Mar 22, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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CANCELLED: Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Mar 18
4125 Chicago Ave
Mar 18, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CDT
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Mar 15
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Mar 15, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Jon de Vaal on keys with Erik Christenson & friends - Wicked Wort Brewery
Thu, Mar 12
Wicked Wort Brewing Company
Mar 12, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Wicked Wort Brewing Company, 4165 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422, USA
Head over to the Wicked Wort Brewery in Robbinsdale for some live music and a beer. Happy hour is 9pm - close.
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Afternoon concert with vocalist Pauline Boyd (private event)
Thu, Mar 12
The Waters on 50th
Mar 12, 4:00 PM
The Waters on 50th, 3500 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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Jon de Vaal with Greg Fast at the Marsh
Wed, Mar 11
The Marsh
Mar 11, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345, USA
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Solo Piano (private event)
Wed, Mar 11
The Waters on 50th
Mar 11, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Waters on 50th, 3500 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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Solo piano (private event)
Tue, Mar 10
Arbors at Ridges
Mar 10, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Arbors at Ridges, 13897 Community Dr, Burnsville, MN 55337, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Mar 08
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Mar 08, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Mar 04
4125 Chicago Ave
Mar 04, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Mar 01
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Mar 01, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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The Jon de Vaal Trio at Midtown Global Market
Sat, Feb 29
Midtown Global Market
Feb 29, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St Office-G10, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Head over to the Midtown Global Market - grab lunch from one of the many eateries and come listen to the Jon de Vaal Trio play your favorite jazz tunes.
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Jon de Vaal on piano accompanying vocalist Pauline Boyd (private event)
Fri, Feb 28
Global Pointe Senior Living
Feb 28, 2:00 PM
Global Pointe Senior Living, 5200 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416, USA
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No Piano Bar. See you March 4.
Wed, Feb 26
4125 Chicago Ave
Feb 26, 8:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Feb 23
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 23, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Solo Piano at Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar
Sat, Feb 22
Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar
Feb 22, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar, 730 Main St, Mendota Heights, MN 55118, USA
Stop by Mendoberri for dinner and a glass of wine, with live piano music by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Feb 19
4125 Chicago Ave
Feb 19, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Feb 16
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 16, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Romantic Jazz Dinner at Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sat, Feb 15
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 15, 7:00 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Head to the Downtowner for a romantic dinner, and live jazz piano with Jon de Vaal.
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Valentine's Day Jazz Dinner at Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Fri, Feb 14
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 14, 6:00 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Bring your sweetheart to the Downtowner for a lovely Valentine's day dinner, and live jazz piano by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Feb 12
4125 Chicago Ave
Feb 12, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-11 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Feb 09
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 09, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Feb 05
4125 Chicago Ave
Feb 05, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Feb 02
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Feb 02, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Chicago Ave Piano Bar
Wed, Jan 29
4125 Chicago Ave
Jan 29, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Come sing your favorite standards at Jon de Vaal's piano bar. 8-10 pm.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Jan 26
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Jan 26, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Solo Piano at Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar
Sat, Jan 25
Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar
Jan 25, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mendoberri Cafe & Wine Bar, 730 Main St, Mendota Heights, MN 55118, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Jan 19
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Jan 19, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Jon de Vaal with Greg Fast at the Marsh
Wed, Jan 15
The Marsh
Jan 15, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Marsh, 15000 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55345, USA
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Jon de Vaal on Piano with vocalist Becky King (private event)
Sun, Jan 12
Oak Meadows Senior Living
Jan 12, 3:00 PM
Oak Meadows Senior Living, 8131 4th St N, Oakdale, MN 55128, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Jan 12
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Jan 12, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Piano Bar, Chicago Ave Studio: 8-11 pm
Wed, Jan 08
4125 Chicago Ave
Jan 08, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Let's ring in 2020 with music & friends!
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Jan 05
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Jan 05, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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New Years Day Jazz Brunch
Wed, Jan 01
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Jan 01, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Join Jon de Vaal at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill for New Years Day Brunch and live piano music.
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New Years Eve | Solo Piano
Tue, Dec 31
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dec 31, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Get ready to ring in the new year over a lovely dinner, drinks and live music.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Dec 29
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dec 29, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Private Event - Solo Piano
Sat, Dec 28
Lilydale
Dec 28, 2019, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Lilydale, Lilydale, MN, USA
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Private Wedding Event - Solo Piano
Sat, Dec 28
Bearpath Golf & Country Club
Dec 28, 2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Bearpath Golf & Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, USA
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The Jon de Vaal Trio at Midtown Global Market
Sat, Dec 28
Midtown Global Market
Dec 28, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Midtown Global Market, 920 E Lake St Office-G10, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
Head over to the Midtown Global Market - grab lunch from one of the many eateries and come listen to the Jon de Vaal Trio play your favorite jazz tunes.
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Dec 22
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dec 22, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Piano Bar at Maeve's Cafe - Winter Solstice
Sat, Dec 21
Maeve's Cafe
Dec 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Maeve's Cafe, 300 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
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Private Holiday Party - Solo Piano, Sing-A-Long
Fri, Dec 20
Woodbury
Dec 20, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Woodbury, Woodbury, MN, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Fri, Dec 20
Crosstown Corporate Center
Dec 20, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Crosstown Corporate Center, 6385 Old Shady Oak Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, USA
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Piano Bar, Chicago Ave Studio: 8-11 pm
Wed, Dec 18
4125 Chicago Ave
Dec 18, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Wed, Dec 18
Kickernick Cafe
Dec 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Kickernick Cafe, 430 N 1st Ave #101, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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Private Holiday Party - Jazz Trio with vocalist Reno
Sun, Dec 15
Minnetonka Beach
Dec 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Minnetonka Beach, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55391, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Dec 15
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dec 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Private Holiday Party - Solo Piano
Fri, Dec 13
Hilton Minneapolis
Dec 13, 2019, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 S Marquette Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
Annual Zinpro Holiday Party
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Fri, Dec 13
The Andrus
Dec 13, 2019, 8:00 AM
The Andrus, 520 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Thu, Dec 12
CRESCENT RIDGE CORPORATE CENTER
Dec 12, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CRESCENT RIDGE CORPORATE CENTER, 10900-11100 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Thu, Dec 12
3500 American Blvd W
Dec 12, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
3500 American Blvd W, 3500 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55431, USA
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CANCELLED: Chicago Ave Piano Bar 12/11/19
Wed, Dec 11
4125 Chicago Ave
Dec 11, 2019, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
4125 Chicago Ave, 4125 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Wed, Dec 11
Prairie Lakes Drive
Dec 11, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Prairie Lakes Drive, Prairie Lakes Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Wed, Dec 11
Ford Center
Dec 11, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Ford Center, 409 N 5th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
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Private Event Greek Orthodox Church - Piano with singer Elena Dress
Tue, Dec 10
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
Dec 10, 2019, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
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Private Corporate Event - Solo Piano
Tue, Dec 10
Loose Wiles Building
Dec 10, 2019, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Loose Wiles Building, 701 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
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Afternoon Concert - Private Event with vocalist Pauline Boyd
Mon, Dec 09
Aurora on France Vibrant Senior Living a
Dec 09, 2019, 2:00 PM
Aurora on France Vibrant Senior Living a, 6500 France Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55435, USA
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Sunday Jazz Brunch - Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Sun, Dec 08
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dec 08, 2019, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
Stop by the Downtowner for Sunday brunch, and enjoy live piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
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Private Event - Solo Piano, Southview Country Club
Sat, Dec 07
Southview Country Club
Dec 07, 2019, 6:00 PM
Southview Country Club, 239 Mendota Rd E, West St Paul, MN 55118, USA
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Afternoon Concert - Private Event with vocalist Pauline Boyd
Fri, Dec 06
The Waters on 50th
Dec 06, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Waters on 50th, 3500 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
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Piano Bar, at Maeve's Cafe 7 - 10 pm
Wed, Dec 04
Maeve's Cafe
Dec 04, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Maeve's Cafe, 300 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
We're mixing things up this week! Mary is hosting piano bar at Maeve's Cafe, so don't miss it. 7-10 pm this week.
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Private Event - Solo Piano Timber Hills Senior Living
Tue, Dec 03
Timber Hills
Dec 03, 2019, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Timber Hills, 6307 Burnham Cir, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076, USA
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