John M. Krantz

Hello and welcome to the official website of John Krantz.   Here you can check out his upcoming appearances  and learn a little more about him and the music that is  so important to him. 

I want to express my gratitude to all the regulars that come out to hear me play at various venues as well as to all the fine musicians that I have had the opportunity to play with the past few years.  

Appearing regularly at 

PRIME Land & Sea is my "home base" and I will be appearing there a few times a month.  Be sure to check out the great food!

There are lots of exciting things happening musically.  

I'll be at PRIME ( on VALENTINE'S DAY.  Make your reservations early and be sure to ask for the lounge if you prefer to be close to the music. 

I just had a fun time at The Stuffed Olive for Winedown Wednesday on January 18.  Steve Charlson and I will return to that downtown venue (208 3rd Street) on Wednesday, February 15 and I am planning to haul in my Yamaha grand for another night of swinging jazz.

And . . . . coming in in May:  

'Round Midnight: Celebrating the Music of Dexter Gordon & Thelonius Monk'
The John Krantz Quartet pays tribute to two giants of jazz and music composed or performed by Thelonious Monk and Dexter Gordon. Two show: 7:00 and 9:00 More details to be announced.

Check out my upcoming gigs on the right side of this site.  

UPDATE:   "JAZZ ON THE PATIO" at Louie's Wine Dive is                      temporarily discontinued until early spring. 

I booked Jazz Duos at Louie's Wine Dive (4040 University) since August of 2015 and am extremely pleasd with the great music as well as the support from the community.  There will be a brief hiatus for a few months and the JAZZ will continue when the patio reopens in the early spring of 2017.  .  

VISIT www.louieswinedive. com to check out the menu. 

I have also started a dedicated Facebook site called 
"JAZZ At Louie's Wine Dive" In Des Moines where you can see the current and upcoming JAZZ schedule.  Check it out by typing that title in the search feature of Facebook.  

I have a beautiful Yamaha 5'7" grand available for rent at the most reasonable rental rates in town!

        and search "John Krantz" to purchase CD's.

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