Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues is the only organization in the region to feature America’s indigenous music—jazz and blues—in concerts, the annual JazzFest, and educational programs and concerts. For more information, please visit www.sfjb.org

2018-19 Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Series

Benny Weinbeck Trio

Benny Weinbeck Trio

March 1, 2019 | 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theater

Benny Weinbeck is a pianist. Benny is a composer and arranger… and a skilled jazz pianist.  As a successful producer and performer, Benny and his trio has created several albums of original compositions and jazz standards. Benny’s travels around the globe have taken him on many adventures as well as unforgettable musical experiences.

“I love jazz and I consider myself a jazz pianist or a jazz musician, but I almost consider myself a composer more,” Weinbeck said during a recent interview. He is currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is currently working on several recording projects and independent films. 

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An Evening with Jane Moneit

An Evening with Jane Moneit

April 26, 2019 | 8 p.m.
Orpheum Theater

Jane Monheit burst onto the jazz scene in the late 1990’s and has never looked back! At the young age of 20, Jane became first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Institute’s vocal competition and soon after she had released her first album. A true jazz singer, Jane’s voice sounds smooth and delicate at times, but earthy and busting at others.

Jane Monheit was raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island’s South Shore and still makes New York her home with husband and drummer Rick Montalbano. Her latest album is a tribute to songs of Ella Fitzgerald and her repertoire is steeped in the Great American Songbook. Jane has followed the careers of many of the great singers of the last 100 years.

When she talks about her influences she names some of those legends, “Certainly Ella (Fitzgerald), certainly Judy (Garland)—those are the two major, major ones. Probably Sarah (Vaughan) as well. Maybe Bernadette (Peters) too, because I do tend to sing with my heart on my sleeve, and I learned a lot of that listening to her.”

You can hear some of the greatest songs written when Jane takes the stage. And she’s just a step away from being a legend too.

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Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society presents: Benny Weinbeck Trio

Benny Weinbeck is a pianist. Benny is a composer and arranger… and a skilled jazz pianist. As a successful producer and performer, Benny and his trio has created several albums of original compositions and jazz standards. 

Mar. 1
8:00 PM

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SFJB presents: JANE MONHEIT Michael Kanan, Neal Miner, and Rick Montalbano

A true jazz singer, Jane’s voice sounds smooth and delicate at times, but earthy and busting at others.

Apr. 26
8:00 PM

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