After performing together for nine years for Jazz in The Lobby Bar at The Saint Paul Hotel, in St Paul Minnesota, jazz singer pianist and bassist vocalist Jeff Brueske have melded their considerable talents into a marvelous blend. The range of their music is breathtaking, drawing upon their various musical backgrounds and unique voices, both as soloists and in their duets. Wonderfully arranged tunes swing through the songbooks of Nat King Cole, John Pizzarelli, Diana Krall, Blossom Dearie, Bob Dorough and Tony Bennett to Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen, Dave Brubeck, Dan Penn, and Madeline Peyroux. 

JoAnn has an intimate, swinging and smokey singing style all her own. Her vocals are perfectly accompanied by her tasteful piano playing. She is also an stunning jazz pianist in her own right (think Red Garland) and their instrumental numbers shine.

Jeff is a solid bassist, creative and comfortable laying down a groove or bowing with his beautiful arco sound. His clear high baritone voice astonishes - it seems to be made to sing the great repertoire of the 1930's and 1940's.They recently celebrated by releasing their new CD "Jazz in The Lobby Bar", to rave reviews and international airplay. 

Jeff and JoAnn have recorded two CDs together: Pick Yourself Up (2012) and Jazz in The Lobby Bar (2015)







The February Show!

Previous events

The February Show!

St Mane Theater, 206 Parkway Avenue North, Lanesboro, MN

JoAnn will be joined by baritone Steve Marking and bassist vocalist Jeff Brueske. Enjoy an evening of music, humor and  all things February (yes, that includes Valentine's!).    St Mane website


The Blossom Dearie Show!

The Dunsmore Room at Crooner's, 6161 Hwy 65 NE, Minneapolis, MN

JoAnn Funk jazz piano and vocals, Jeff Brueske bass and Nathan Norman