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Jon de Vaal

Jazz Pianist for all Occasions

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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.

  

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Upcoming Events

  • The Jazz é Vous Quartet on Burger Moe's patio -  every Thursday this summer (weather permitting)
    The Jazz é Vous Quartet on Burger Moe's patio -  every Thursday this summer (weather permitting)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 23
    Burger Moe's
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Burger Moe's , 242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Burger Moe's , 242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    The Jazz é Vous Quartet plays outdoors on Burger Moe's patio each Thursday (weather permitting) through the Summer season. Stop by for a burger and a drink, and enjoy live tunes from the American Songbook as well as some world music - with a French twist.
  • Solo Piano at Nucky's Speakeasy
    Solo Piano at Nucky's Speakeasy
    Sat, May 25
    Nucky's Speakeasy
    May 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Nucky's Speakeasy, 300 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303, USA
    May 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Nucky's Speakeasy, 300 E Main St, Anoka, MN 55303, USA
    Jon de Vaal will be performing at Nucky's Speakeasy on Saturday, May 25 from 7 - 10 pm. Enjoy an array of craft cocktails, delicious appetizers and music that will transport you to the 1920's.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 26
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    May 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    May 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano -  St. Patrick's Guild, Open House
    Solo Piano -  St. Patrick's Guild, Open House
    Sat, Jun 01
    Saint Paul
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Saint Paul, 1554 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Saint Paul, 1554 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, USA
  • Solo Piano - Private Event, Dellwood Country Club
    Solo Piano - Private Event, Dellwood Country Club
    Sat, Jun 08
    Dellwood Country Club
    Jun 08, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dellwood Country Club, 29 East Highway 96, Dellwood, MN 55110, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Dellwood Country Club, 29 East Highway 96, Dellwood, MN 55110, USA
  • The Jon de Vaal Trio with Vocalist, Niny Salem
    The Jon de Vaal Trio with Vocalist, Niny Salem
    Sat, Jun 15
    The Harriet Brasserie
    Jun 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Harriet Brasserie, 2724 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Harriet Brasserie, 2724 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55410, USA
    Join the Jon de Vaal Trio & Niny Salem on the patio at the Harriet Brasserie in downtown Linden Hills from 5-8 pm
  • Private Event - Mt. Olivet Care Center
    Private Event - Mt. Olivet Care Center
    Sun, Jun 16
    Minneapolis
    Jun 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Minneapolis, 5517 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
    Jun 16, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Minneapolis, 5517 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Jul 07
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jul 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Jul 14
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Jul 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Jul 21
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • The Jazz é Vous Quartet on Burger Moe's patio -  every Thursday this summer (weather permitting)
    The Jazz é Vous Quartet on Burger Moe's patio -  every Thursday this summer (weather permitting)
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 25
    Burger Moe's
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Burger Moe's , 242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jul 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Burger Moe's , 242 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    The Jazz é Vous Quartet plays outdoors on Burger Moe's patio each Thursday (weather permitting) through the Summer season. Stop by for a burger and a drink, and enjoy live tunes from the American Songbook as well as some world music - with a French twist.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Jul 28
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano - Private Event, Calhoun Beach Club
    Solo Piano - Private Event, Calhoun Beach Club
    Sat, Aug 03
    Calhoun Beach Club
    Aug 03, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Calhoun Beach Club, 2925 Dean Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA
    Private Wedding Event
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Aug 04
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Aug 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Aug 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Aug 11
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Aug 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Aug 11, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.
  • Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Solo Piano - Sunday Brunch at the Downtowner
    Sun, Aug 18
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN
    Aug 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Aug 18, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    The Downtowner - St. Paul, MN, 253 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102, USA
    Enjoy a delicious Sunday brunch with background piano music played by Jon de Vaal.