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.   


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

Hi Friends!  

Join THE JOHN KRANTZ / STEVE CHARLSON DUO this coming Wednesday at Louie's Wine Dive (6-9).  After that, I will be taking a bit of a hiatus from gigs with multiple travels planned.  BUT . . . also MARK YOUR CALENDARS for THE JOHN KRANTZ TRIO at NOCE for Jazz On The House on Thursday, February 21.   There are a couple things "pending" between now and then, but I expect to announce more appearances for March.  STAY TUNED . . .and THANK FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 "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 now runs every month of theyear (with the exception of the busy month of December).  

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 or copy and paste this address:

You can check out the food menu at

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



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