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 Baru 66 for providing my "homebase" for over a year and half. I greatly appreciate their support and just played my first event at +39 Italian Restaurant thanks to Chef Baruthio. There will be another date coming up there on December 20 and I am looking forward to many more opportunities in 2018!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE!
RING IN THE NEW YEAR at The AC HOTEL (401 E Grand) with John Krantz & Bryan Schumacker performing in the Lobby Lounge from 8 - 11pm.
TRIBUTE TO MONK AND GORDON ON MAY 12, 2017
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. The LIVE MUSIC has been discontinued for the winter months, but the plan is for it to resume in April of 2018.
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.
NEED A GRAND PIANO FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT?
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.