Welcome to JazzLove!
We bring jazz, pop, rock and Motown classics with an emphasis on opening the heart.
Expect a memorable, lively performance for your special occasion is a corporate event, wedding, concert or private party.

Alejandro Prieto

Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, pianist/singer Alejandro Prieto started playing piano at age five with grandma’s help. He and his brothers formed a band that played professionally for much of their youth.

Alejandro participated in four song writing contests, finishing in the top three in each one. He appears on hundreds of studio recordings and has composed several jingles for radio and TV.  He also performed piano and accordion in the film version of Evita with Faye Dunaway.

Alejandro moved to the Twin Cities in 1984. He’s been playing extensively in the Midwest including corporate engagements and nightclubs. His two current bands are JazzLove and a Latin Band, Tucan Jam.

Beyond music, Alejandro enjoys swimming and soccer.

Emma Laurence

Award-winning NYC actress and singer Emma Laurence moved to the Minneapple four years ago after decades of performing, teaching, and directing in the Big Apple.

Emma started out as a singer/songwriter and guitarist in the coffeehouse circuit. She now performs everything from jazz standards to classic rock, Motown to country, and show tunes to the Star Spangled Banner at the Carver County fair.

Emma’s recordings on Cliffhanger Records include No Limitations, with the harmony group, Keystone, and Beyond the Horizon (original acoustic, with Larry Siegel). She’s also the female voice on the Hard Hat Harry series of children’s videos.

Beyond music, Emma loves hiking, pickleball, writing, and her life coaching practice.

Mark Richardson

Connecticut native Mark Richardson, Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Arranger/Writer/Studio Musician, has performed across the U.S. with Jazz, Big Band, Classical, and Latin Groups since 1978.

His performances include stints with Dionne Warwick, Perry Como, Sammy Davis Jr., Dave Brubeck, Diana Ross, Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Drifters, The 5 Satins, Fania records, Jay Leno, etc. He moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota in 2007. 

Beyond music, Mark loves nature and you’ll find him walking the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum several times a week. 

JazzLove Events!

MAY 25

MN Landscape Arboretum
11a – 2p

🎷Sax player
Jay Ingraham
joins us for
May Markets!

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