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The JazzMN Orchestra Presents a Holiday Spectacular at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

The JazzMN Orchestra, a renowned 17-piece jazz ensemble, is gearing up for an extraordinary holiday event at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. On Monday, December 11, they will be hosting “Swinging in the Season,” a concert that promises to be a delightful mix of classic and contemporary holiday tunes.

Adding to the allure of the concert are two exceptional vocalists, Bruce Henry and Connie Evingson. Bruce Henry, a jazz musician hailing from Chicago, has recently been nominated as “Jazz Musician of the Year” by The Black Arts and Cultural Alliance. With his tribute shows honoring legends such as Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Marvin Gaye, and more, Henry’s immense talent and versatility are sure to mesmerize the audience.

Meanwhile, Connie Evingson, a native of Hibbing, Minnesota, and a University of Minnesota alum, brings her own unique flavor to the stage. With credits including performances with the Minnesota Orchestra and ten albums released on the Minnehaha Music label, Evingson has established herself as a seasoned artist in the North Star State. Her interpretations of Beatles songs and the soulful tunes of Peggy Lee have captivated audiences nationwide.

Expect a night filled with enchantment, as the JazzMN Orchestra, Bruce Henry, and Connie Evingson come together to deliver an extraordinary performance. The venue will be decked out in holiday cheer, creating a warm and festive atmosphere for the audience to enjoy. Whether you’re a jazz enthusiast, a fan of great singers, or simply love the spirit of the holidays, this is an evening you won’t want to miss.


Q: When is the “Swinging in the Season” concert?
A: The concert will be held on Monday, December 11.

Q: Who are the featured vocalists for the concert?
A: The concert will feature the exceptional vocal talents of Bruce Henry and Connie Evingson.

Q: Where is the concert taking place?
A: The concert will be held at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Q: What type of music will be performed?
A: The concert will showcase a mix of classic and contemporary holiday tunes, performed in the jazz style by the JazzMN Orchestra and the vocalists.

Q: Can I get dinner before the concert?
A: Yes, dinner will be available at 5:30 pm prior to the 7:30 pm show.

By Terence West

Terence West is a distinguished author and analyst specializing in the dynamics of energy infrastructure and its impact on American cities. His writings delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by the transition to renewable energy sources in urban settings. West's work is characterized by a deep understanding of both the technical and socio-economic aspects of urban energy systems. His insightful commentary on how cities can adapt to and benefit from emerging energy technologies has made him a respected voice in the discourse on sustainable urban development and energy policy in the United States.