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.  STAY TUNED as I plan to announce a new STEADY GIG soon! 


Thank you to David Baruthio and Sara Hill of PRIME LAND & SEA for providing my "homebase" for the past 1 1/2 years.  As the restaurant will be undergoing some 
changes in the next few weeks, my upcoming schedule is "temporarily on-hold" and we will see what the future brings. I thank the owners for their great past support and look forward working with them again in the future!


I had a blast Celebrating the Music of Dexter Gordon & Thelonius Monk with The John Krantz Quartet at NOCE.  We weren't able to get very much video, but here is a a little taste:

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

  "JAZZ ON THE PATIO" at Louie's Wine Dive

I have been booking Jazz Duos at Louie's Wine Dive (4040 University) since August of 2015 and am excited that the music has returned again for the Spring / Summer / Fall sessions.  Check out the upcoming lineup at the FACEBOOK site I mention below.

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.  

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Sunday, October 29.  It will be the FINAL JAZZ at Louie's for the season and will feature The John Krantz / Eric Krieger Duo from 5-8.  I hope to see you there!

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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