Jazz Singer Pianist

JoAnn Funk doesn’t sing a song as much as she whispers it in your ear. She’s part Blossom Dearie, part Dusty Springfield, a bit Nellie McKay, a hint of Norah Jones,a dash of Stacey Kent, a splash of Diana Krall... Pamela Espeland MinnPost

 This Twin Cities jazz pianist swings ... Jon Bream Minneapolis Star Tribune

Your (trio) show was a tour de' force, delightfully demonstrating both talent and hard work ... American Cruise Lines guest     


The JoAnn Funk Trio Show

The JoAnn Funk trio performs music from Nat King Cole to Bob Dylan, Cole Porter to  Leonard Cohen, Dave Brubeck, Norah Jones, Waylon Jennings  and John Hartford,  all the while keeping the style that is so much their own.

Known for her intimate smokey voice,  JoAnn is also an stunning jazz pianist  with a sparkling technique that shows her classical piano training, and an innate sense of swing. The trio's instrumental numbers, like Blue Rondo Ala Turk, shine. 

Bassist/baritone Jeff Brueske's rich acoustic bass sound anchors the group.  His clear high baritone voice astonishes, and shines as he sings anything from music of the 30's, to Roger Miller and the Beatles.  JoAnn and Jeff established their musical rapport at Jazz in The Lobby Bar at the Saint Paul Hotel,  where they performed regularly from 2007- 2016.  

Nathan, a creative, tasteful and swinging drummer, adds the perfect glue to this amazing trio. With his degree in percussion from the Eastman School of Music, his astonishing technique knows no bounds.

After 20 years performing together, they play with the ease of old friends. They have recorded 2 CDs , played for jazz festivals, concerts, and performed shows at  The Artist Quarter,  The Dakota, and Crooners in Minneapolis

Great Jazz Pianist Singers: Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall and more!

Bassist Jeff Brueske and drummer Nathan Norman join JoAnn for this fascinating and education musical show! Join this swinging trio for a  trip through the music and stories of our great jazz pianist singers: Fats Waller, Nat King Cole, Blossom Dearie, Diana Krall and more!

Where the Music Comes From

Unplugged: 1950's to 2000