Looking for live music for an event? You’ve come to the right place. The musicians and ensembles on this page are all staffed by members of the Twin Cities Musicians Union, local 30-73 of the American Federation of Musicians. They all have top quality skill, and experience that is second to none.

Click on the tabs below to browse specific genres. To explore a group further, contact them directly. If they have a web site, click the web site link to go directly to their site.

Thank you for considering union entertainment for your event!


Four Voices String Quartet | Laurie White Petruconis | (c) 612-619-1882; (h) 612-724-3591; (e) fourvoicesstringquartet@yahoo.com | Four Voices String Quartet Web Site
String Quartet

Trillium Ensemble | Cheryl Zylla | (c) 612-226-1065; (h) 763-476-6786; (e) c_zylla@yahoo.com | Trillium Ensemble Web Site
Gorgeous Solo Violin and String Ensembles – Weddings, Cocktail/Dinner hour, Memorials, Corporate, Open Houses, etc.

Cease and Desist | Mark J Yannie | (c) 612-236-5024; (e) mjyannie@hotmail.com | Cease and Desist Web Site
7-piece group specializing in Big Band, Swing, 1920s-‘50s music(Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Piano, Upright Bass, Drums Vocalist and Guitar optional)

The Explosion Big Band | Douglas R Haining | (c) 952-240-3552; (h) 952-925-0969; (e) dhaining@comcast.net | The Explosion Big Band Web Site
A Dynamite big band with an infectious library

The Steve Wright Big Band | Stephen C Wright | (c) 612-298-2020; (e) trptdoc@gmail.com | The Steve Wright Big Band Web Site
17 piece big band featuring originals by Dr Steve Wright

The Twin Cities Seven | Douglas R Haining | (c) 952-240-3552; (h) 952-925-0969; (e) dhaining@comcast.net | The Twin Cities Seven Web Site
7-piece swing band featuring great arrangments of standards and songbooks of Armstrong, Basie, Ellington, Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Jones, and more. Guaranteed memorable!

Mary Louise Knutson Trio | Mary Louise Knutson | (c) 612-598-5147; (e) mlk@marylouiseknutson.com | Mary Louise Knutson Trio Web Site
Uplifting jazz piano or jazz trio music for receptions, events, festivals, concerts, etc. Think Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Erroll Garner, Bill Evans, Ahmad Jamal, Diana Krall. Jazz standards plus pop hits by the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and others

The Restoration Jazz Band | David A Graf | (c) 651-271-5251; (e) dgraf127@gmail.com | Jazz, Traditional Jazz, 5 piece combo

Yannie Jazz | Mark J Yannie | (c) 612-236-5024; (e) mjyannie@hotmail.com | Yannie Jazz Web Site
Trio or Quartet featuring Jazz, Swing, Latin, Blues

Band Of Praise | Donald F Lehnhoff | (c) 612-840-2412; (e) don@bandofpraise.com | Band Of Praise Web Site
Traditional New Orleans Brass Band

Copasetic Trio | Mark J Yannie | (c) 612-236-5024; (e) mjyannie@hotmail.com | Copasetic Trio Web Site
Dedicated to traditional music of a bygone era – New Orleans Jazz