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!  
I'm looking forward to lots of exciting things coming up soon.  On Tuesday, September 11, I will be playing another intimate dinner at BARU 66 with bassist Eric Krieger.   Later that week, I'll be at LOUIE'S WINE DIVE with the great saxophonist, Bryan Schumacker.  AND . . . I'm looking forward to at trio appearance at NOCE on Thursday, September 27 with Eric and the incredible percussion work of Pete Simonson.  Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS for one (or all).   Meanwhile, I'm working on several dates in October to be announced later.  I hope to see you real soon!

 "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 will begin once again on Wednesday, April 11 when I will appear their with longtime musical cohort, bassist ERIC KRIEGER.  Mark your calendars! 

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!

   Videos from JOHN KRANTZ QUARTET "Tribute to Dexter
   Gordon and Thelonious Monk" live at Noce.             


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