2020 YEAR PROGRAM

JULY 2020

July 4th, 2020 (PHILADELPHIA, PA)

Simona Smirnova solo performance at Lithuanian Dance Festival.

Philadelphia, PA.

MAY 2020

May 1st, 2020 9:30pm  - 11.00am (EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN, NY)

Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet: "Bird Language" at The Red Room (85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003).

21+ no cover  2 drinks minimum.

FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 16, 2020:

PACIFIC TOUR IN HAWAII, AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

(MORE DATES SOON!)

March 11th, 2020 (AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND)

Creative Jazz Club (CJC) presents: Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet

March 5th, 2020 (WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND)

Wellington Jazz Cooperative (WJC) presents: Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet

JANUARY  2020

January 10th, 2020 9:30pm  - 11.00am (EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN, NY)

Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet: "Bird Language" at The Red Room (85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003).

21+ no cover  2 drinks minimum.

2019 YEAR PROGRAM

NOVEMBER

2019 November 23rd 9:30pm  - 12:00am (WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN, NY)

Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet: "Bird Language" at Williamsburg Music Center (367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Maksim Perepelica on double bass, Donnie Hogue  on drums).

Door $10 (cash only).

SEPTEMBER

2019 September 22nd 5:00pm  - 6:00 (MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN, NY)

Simona Smirnova solo performance at New York Estonian House. Celebration of 30 years anniversary of The Baltic Way. 243 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016

2019 September 13th 9:30pm  - 11.00am (EAST VILLAGE, MANHATTAN, NY)

Simona Smirnova World Jazz Quartet at The Red Room, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003.

21+ no cover  2 drinks minimum.

AUGUST

2019 August 11th 1:00pm (FRACKVILLE , PA)

Simona Smirnova solo zither and vocal performance at 105th Lithuanian Days, 

Longest Consecutive Ethnic Festival in the USA!

Annunciation BVM Church Hall, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, 17893, PA, USA

Door $5

2019 August 7th 7:30pm (KENNEBUNK , ME)

Simona Smirnova string quartet live score for the silent movie "The Passion of Joan of Arc" screening and performance.

Franciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043

JUNE

2019 June 17th, 7:00PM - 9.15PM (BROOKLYN, NY)

Simona Quartet: My Urban Spells, featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Andres Fonseca on drums, and Aaron Holthus on double bass. 

ShapeShifterLab,18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215.

Cover $15.

2019 June 8th, 7:30PM - 9.30PM (BOSTON, MA)

Simona Smirnova will be presenting an excerpt of her string quartet  score  for "The Passion of  Joan of Arc" silent movie at: "Women, Feminists, Music: Transforming Tomorrow Today" joint conference of the International Alliance for Women in Music organization and the Feminist Theory and Music15 group at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA.

Berklee College of Music, David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115.

For conference attendees only.

MAY

2019 May 25th 9:00pm - 11.00pm (SUNNYSIDE, NY)

Simona Quartet: My Urban Spells, featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Maxime Cholley on drums & Maksim Perepelica on double bass.

Sanger Hall,48-20 Skillman Ave, Long Island City, NY 11104.

2019 May 11th 10:00pm  - 12.00am (BROOKLYN, NY)

Simona Minns Quartet: My Urban Spells, featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Aaron Holthus on bass, Vlade Guigni on drums. Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Door $10

APRIL

2019 April 28h 11:00am - 2.00pm (BERLIN, GERMANY)

Simona music and kankles workshop.

Lithuanian Embassy in Berlin, Charitestr. 9, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

2019 April 27h 8:30pm  - 11:00pm (BERLIN, GERMANY)

Simona & Matt Paull Jazz Duo at Motif Wein, 

Weserstr. 189 (3,969.23 mi), Berlin, Germany 12045

2019 April 10th 8:00pm  - 9:00pm (NEW YORK, NY)

Simona Minns Jazz Trio at Rockwood Music Hall stage #1,196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002. Suggested donation $10, 21+, 1 drink minimum.

2019 April 6th 6:00pm  - 9:00pm (NEW YORK, NY)

Simona Minns Jazz Duo with Chris McCarthy on piano at Lithuanian National Foundation Inc. Fundraiser.

SLA307, 307 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001. RSVP: pileika@me.com. Entry donation: $50; $100; $150.

MARCH

2019 March 15th 9:00pm  - 11:30pm (NEW YORK, NY)

Simona Minns / DIRTY 30 B-Day Show! Featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Aaron Holthus on bass, Vlade Guigni on drums @ KGB The Red Room, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY 10003.

21+ no cover  2 drinks minimum.

2019 March 14th 6:30pm (NEW YORK, NY) 

Jazz duo: Simona Minns & Chris McCarthy performs at Baltic American Chamber of Commerce Jazz Night at 

JW Marriott Essex House New York160 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019 USA.

Tickets: https://www.bacc.nyc/new-index 

2019 March 10th 4:00pm (NEW YORK, NY) 

Simona Minns solo zither & voice, interactive concert at Lithuanian Independence Days Celebration. 

Giando on the Water, 400 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249, US. Tickets $124

More info: https://www.nylithuanian.org/renginiai/1240/

2019 March 9th 3:00pm (BALTIMORE, MD) 

Simona Minns solo concert at 'Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania at Lithuanian hall'Lithuanian Hall, 851 Hollins St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

FEBRUARY - AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR

2019 February 20th 7:00pm - 11:30pm (AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND)

CJC presents: Simona Minns Tour - "My Urban Spells". Alan Brown on piano, Cameron McArthur on double bass,  Stephen Thomas on drums.

@ Backbeat, Level 1, 100 Karangahape Rd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

2019 February 14th 7:00pm - 11:30pm (WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND)

WJC presents: Simona Minns Tour - "My Urban Spells". Mark Lockett on drums, Chris Beernink on bass, Leonardo Coghini on piano. @ The Pyramid Club, 272 Taranaki St, Mount Cook, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.

2019 February 10th 3:00pm - 6:00pm  (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

Simona Minns solo zither and voice concert at Sydney Lithuanian Club, 

1/16-20 Meredith St, Sydney NSW 2200, Australia

2019 February 9th 8:00pm - 11:30pm  (BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA)

Simona Minns Tour: "My Urban Spells" Sophie Min on piano, Zac Sakrewski on bass, Sacha Kloostra on drums. Doo-Bop Jazz Bar, 101 Edward Street Basement and Ground Floor, QLD 4000, Australia. 

JANUARY

2019 January 29th, 7:00-9:00pm (HONOLULU, HAWAII)

Simona Minns solo concert in at the Lithuanian Community in Hawaii.

2019 January 19th 7:00pm - 8:00pm (HARLEM, NY)

Simona Minns: "My Urban Spells"  featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Maksim Perepelica on bass, Andres Fonseca on drums. Silvana, 300 W 116th St, New York, NY 10026. No cover. 21+

2018 YEAR PROGRAM

DECEMBER

2018 December 21st 7:00pm - 8:00pm Simona Minns Trio at Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030. Featuring Rinat Tregerman on piano, Maksim Perepelica on bass & Andres Fonseca on drums. No cover. 21+

 

NOVEMBER

2018 November 17th 8:00pm Simona Minns quartet "Hello New York!". Simona Minns (vocals/zither), Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (double bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Williamsburg Music Center, 367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211.  Door $10

OCTOBER

2018 October 20th 4:00pm Simona Minns quartet "Hello New York!". Simona Minns (vocals/zither), Rinat Tregerman (piano), Giuseppe Cucchiara (double bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). 

Rockwood Music Hall, stage 1, 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002.

Door $10

2018 October 5th 7:30pm & 9:30pm Simona Minns Jazz Concert @ The Velvet Note Jazz Club,

playing with local musicians: Kevin Bale on piano, Ramon Pooser on bass and Emrah Kotan on drums.

Tickets $26, https://thevelvetnote.com/simona-minns/

2018 October 3rd 6:00pm - 8:00pm Simona Minns is leading an artistic workshop: "Creating Interdisciplinary Art performance" (Teen class) Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2018 October 2nd 6:00pm - 8:00pm Simona Minns is leading an artistic workshop: "Creating Interdisciplinary Art performance" (Adult class) @ Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30306

2018 October 1st 8:30pm - 10:30pm Simona Minns jazz show "A Hunger Artist" @ Red Light Cafe, 553-1 Amsterdam Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306. Musicians: Isaiah Hill (piano), Shawboxx Shaw (double bass), Emrah Kotan (drums).

Advance tickets $15, door $20.

SEPTEMBER

2018 September 15th 7:00pm "The Passion of Joan of Arc" screening with live score for a string quartet, zither, vocals, and live electronics. Music by Simona Minns & Luis Antonio Fraire. Sprinkler Artist Factory, 38 Harlow St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605.

AUGUST

2018 August 7th 7:00pm Simona Minns Jazz Quartet @ Franciscan Guest House, presented by annual Ateitis Week. Simona Minns (vocals, kanklės), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (piano), Matt Pitts (double bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). 

26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043

JUNE

2018 June 29th7:00pm Simona Minns & Rinat Tregerman, jazz performance and farewell party @ Third Life Studio, 

33 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143

2018 June 23rd 6:00pm Simona Minns solo voice & zither performance @ SLA307 307 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

 

2018 June 22nd 5:00pm Festival of Us, You, We & Them presents: "Jazz & Pagan Spells" Simona Minns and Anastassiya Petrova. The Dance Complex, street performance. Central Square, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2018 June 17th 12:00pm Artistic workshop: "Physics & Dance" presented by Rajita Menon & Simona Minns / Syntheater. The Dance Complex, Studio #7, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

 2018 June 14th 12:00pm Simona Minns solo voice and zither performance aMatulaitis Rehabilitation & Skilled Care (10 Thurber Road Putnam, CT 06260)

 

 

MAY

2018 May 12th 8:00pm Vocal Jazz Night with Simona Minns and pianist Anastassiya Ana Petrova @ Sprinkler Artist Factory, 38 Harlow St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605. Door $15.

2018 May 6th 12:00 - 1:30 pm  ArtWeek Boston presents: "Jazz vocal improvisation & practice" workshop lead by a teaching artist Simona Minns. Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St #27, Boston, MA 02199

APRIL

2018 April 28rd 6:00pm Simona Minns Lithuanian zither solo performance at Kristijonas Donelaitis Lithuanian School Fundraising Gala, Lithuanian Embassy, Washington DC.

MARCH

2018 March 23rd 7:00pm Simona Minns performance @ The Burren Backroom, with Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

FEBRUARY (AUSTRALIA - NEW ZEALAND TOUR)

201February 20th 7:00pm "Simona Minns - A Hunger Artist" with Alan Brown Trio (Alan Brown - piano, Stephen Thomas - drums, Cameron McArthur - bass) @ Backbeat Bar, presented by CJC Creative Jazz Orchestra, and Auckland Fringe Festival. 100 Karangahape Rd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

201February 19th 7:00pm Simona Minns lead vocal workshop: "Vocal Improvisation & Practice" @Backbeat bar, 100 Karangahape Rd, Auckland 1010, New Zealand.

201February 13th 6:00pm Simona Minns & Crystal Choi jazz duo @ Ponsonby Cruising Club, 141-151 Westhaven Dr,Westhaven, 1001, New Zealand.

2018 February 11th "Franz Kafka Inspired Jazz" @ Doo Bop Jazz Bar. Simona Minns (vocals), Wil Sargisson (piano), Helen Svoboda (bass), Sacha Kloostra (drums). 101 Edward Street Basement and Ground Floor, QLD 4000, Australia. 

 PAST SHOWS 2014-2017

 

2017 YEAR PROGRAM

JANUARY

2017 January 20th 2:00PM "A Hunger Artist" work in progress show @ Green Street Studios

185 Green St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Admission: free.

FEBRUARY

2017 February 10th 7:00pm  "A Hunger Artist" (60min) physical theater performance, which blends grotesque images, jazz, improvisation, contemporary dance and theater elements.

Director & composer: Simona Minns, dancers Séarlait Rose Carr and Madeline Miller, musicians: Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (double bass), and Vlade Guigni (drums). 

Location: Sandpaper Factory, 83 East Water st, Rockland, MA, 02370

Admission: $25, $15 (with student ID) 

2017 February 11th 6:00pm “A Hunger Artist” – creative workshop (120min)

Integrative response to Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” text through art.  Workshop will be curated by artist Renée Caouette and accompanied by musician Simona Minns. Cover: $10

MARCH

2017 March 12th 2:00PM  Simona & Dorsey Minns Duo @ Lithuanian Music Hall in Philadelphia, 2715 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134. Admission: donation..

2017 March 19th 1:00PM  Networking event for artists @  Microsft store, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston st, Boston.  Admission: FREE, RSVP on Evenbride.

Speakers of the event: Simona Minns, musician, composer, founder of “Syntheater”; 

Renee Caouette, artist and educator;

Christopher Santoro, "Known Creative" partner and art director;

APRIL

2017 April 7th 6:30PM A Hunger Artist" dance theater performance @ Green Street Studios (185 Green St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139). Simona Minns (vocals), Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Dancers: Madeline Miller, Searlait Carr, Mary Teuscher. Lighting designer Georgeta Seserman. Stage manager Jacquelyn Weatherbee. 

2017 April 8th 2:00PM Simona Minns  (vocals) & Zahili Gonzalez Zamora  (piano) Duo jazz concert @ Rodgers Memorial Library. 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH, 03051.  Admission: free

2017 April 15th 7:00PM Simona Minns Jazz Quartet: "A Nigh Of Jazz" @ Piano Craft Gallery (793 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02118) Simona Minns (vocals), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora  (piano) , Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez (drums), Tiana Dick (double bass).

Suggested cover: $20, $10 with student ID.

2017 April 22st 7:00PM Simona Minns, Shelley Layton & Zahili Gonzalez Zamora: "My Foolish Heart".

A night of jazz standards @Layton studio, 83 E Water st, Rockland, MA, Sandpaper Factory. 

Cover: $15

2017 April 29th 6:00PM Simona Minns (vocals, kankles) & Dorsey J Minns (trombone) Duo concert @ Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 53 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106

MAY

2017 May 3rd 6:00 - 8:00PM Art Week Boston festival: Discover your inner voice - vocal workshop with Simona Minns @ Studio 550, 550 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Admission: FREE, RSVP on Eventbride.

2017 May 20th 7:00PM Dance theater performance "A Hunger Artist" and official album release party 

@ Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Tickets: $25, $15 for students and BDA members. Advanced tickets: http://hungerartist.bpt.me

2017 May 21st 2:00-4:00PM Artist talk with Renée Caouette and Simona Minns. South Street Gallery, 149 South Street, Hingham, MA, 02043

JUNE

2017 June 9th 7:00PM Artistic workshop "A Hunger Artist" The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605.

Interactive response to Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” text through art. Its’ a creative workshop for anyone who is interested in visual arts. The goal of the workshop is to open a dialogue between text and a visual response to it. Workshop will be curated by artist Renée Caouette and accompanied by musician Simona Minns. Cover $10 (adults), $5 (students). 

2017 June 10th 7:00PM Dance theater performance "A Hunger Artist" The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605. 

Composer, director: Simona Minns; Dancers: Madeline Miller, Séarlait Rose Carr, Mary Teuscher, Jamichael Frazier. Musicians: Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Stage manager: Jacquelyn Weatherbee. Cover: $15 (adults), $10 (students).

2017 June 24th 9:30AM-11:30AM Artistic workshop "A Hunger Artist" at "The festival of us you we & them", The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Interactive response to Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” text through art. Workshop will be curated by artist Renée Caouette and accompanied by musician Simona Minns. Free and open for all levels.

2017 June 25th 3:00PM-5:00PM Dance and poetry workshop "Body Verses" at "The festival of us you we & them", The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Workshop will be curated by writer Lauren Andrea-Lucia Höbler. Free and open to all levels.

JULY

2017 July 9th 7:30PM Dance theater performance "A Hunger Artist" @ Boston's Furnace Fringe Festival.

BU Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

2017 July 22nd 8:00PM Minns Jazz Quintet at Park Stage of the Klaipėda Concert Hall, Lithuania. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey Minns (trombone), Arnoldas Gurinavičius (keyboards), Viktoras Labanauskas (double bass), Saulius Astrauskas (percussion). Tickets: 10EUR.

2017 July 23rd 7:00PM Minns Jazz Quintet  at Užutrakio Dvaras, Užtrakio g. 17, 21001 Trakai, Lithuania. Tickets: 6.63 - 8.00 EUR

2017 July 29th 5:00PM  Minns Jazz Quintet at Tytuvėnai music festival. Savanorių g.10 Tytuvėnėliai, Šiaulių Apskritis, Lithuania.

2017 July 30th 5:00PM Minns Jazz Quintet at XV Bistrampolio music festival. Bistrampolio Dvaras Bistrampolio g. 1, Kučių k. Panevėžio r., 38240 Kučiai, Lithuania. Tickets 8-10EUR

AUGUST

2017 August 8th 7:30  Minns Jazz Quintet at Franciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine 04043. Cover: donation. Concert followed by reception.

2017 August 13th Schuylkill Lithuanian Days, Simona Minns solo voice and kanklės concert.

7 S Broad Mountain Ave, Frackville, PA 17931-1800, United States

2017 August 19th 6:30PM Summer Sizzle Festival, closing showcase and reception. The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Admission: free.

2017 August 26th 6:00- 9:00PM Saturday Soiree: An evening of Music,Art, Wine and Conversation. 

Programme: piano, opera & jazz. Layton Studio, Sandpaper Factory, 83 E Water St, Rockland, Massachusetts 02370. Cover: $15

SEPTEMBER

2017 September 3rd  Simona & Dorsey J Minns: vocal jazz, trombone  and kankles. 

Camp Dainava, 15100 W Austin Rd, Manchester, MI 48158

2017 September 17th, 4:00- 6:00PM Simona Minns kankles & vocal solo concert, Nantucket Island, MA.

 

OCTOBER

2017 October 1st 1:00-2:00PM Simona & Dorsey J Minns kankles and jazz performance. Franciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunkport, Maine 04043.

2017 October 13th, 14th 8:00-10:00PM "Witchcraft & Womanhood" Simona Minns solo performance presented as a part of "Tiny & Short: a drop in the bucket" production, The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA.

DECEMBER

2017 December 2nd, 7:00PM "Christmas Soirée: opera and jazz night" at Layton Studio, 83 E Water St, Rockland, MA 02370.

2017 December 30th, 7:00PM Album release concert in  VilniusLithuania! Kaukių Akademija, Panerių g. 34 Vilnius, Lithuania.

2016 YEAR PROGRAM

FEBRUARY

2016 February 10th, 9:00PM "Minns Quintet" performing at Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire Street,

Cambridge, MA 02139. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Caleb Hensinger (piano),

Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Admission: $10.

MARCH

2016 March 5th 5:00PM Simona Minns Jazz Trio: Simona Minns (kankles, voice), Zahili Gonzalez

Zamora (piano), Sagit Zilberman (saxophone). 

Lithuanian Independence Day Banquet at Rochester Airport Marriott (1890 Ridge Rd West Rochester, NY, 14615). 

Special guest: Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States.

Admission: $60. 

APRIL

2016 April 16th Simona Minns kanklės solo performance @ Ateitis Foundation, 1380 Castlewood DriveLemont, IL 60439

MAY

2016 May 14th 8:00PM "A Hunger Artist " - experimental dance theatre performance, which combines live jazz, improvisation,and classic literature @ Lilypad Inman, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Personnel: Simona Minns (composer, director), Victoria Sagardia (choreographer), Jamichael Frazier (dancer), Rinat Tregerman (piano), Kaeli Earle (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Admission: $15, w/ Student ID $10.

JUNE

2016 June 25th 8:00PM "A Hunger Artist" - experimental dance theatre performance, which combines live jazz, improvisation,and classic literature @ Piano Craft Gallery (793 Tremont st, Boston, MA, 02118). Suggested cover: $15, students $10.

JULY

July 22nd 4:15PM-5:00PM Minns Quintet performs at Sumner Welles Declaration Event, Washington sq, Vilnius, Lithuania. Musicians: Simona Minns (vocal), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Giedrius Nakas (keys), Domantas Razmus (drums). Admission: free.

July 24-30 Simona and Dorsey Minns is leading a musical workshop "Creative Orchestra" in the city of Panevėžys, Lithuania. This project is a part of "Migrating Birds" project led by designer Jolanta Rimkutė.

July 29th 4:00PM Simona Minns, Dorsey Minns and "Creative Orchestra" presenting their work in "Susitikime penktadienį" concert, Laisvės a., Panevėžys, Lithuania. Admission: free.

AUGUST

August 27th 6:00PM-10:00PM Art exhibition opening "Renaissance Women" featuring paitings

by Shelley Layton and Renee Caouette. Music by Simona Minns Jazz Trio: Simona Minns (vocals),

Rinat Tregerman (piano), Sagit Zilberman (saxophone). Sandpaper Factory Gallery, 83 East Water Street, Rockland, MA. Admission: donation.

OCTOBER

2016 October 8th 8:30PM Simona Minns Jazz Trio: Simona Minns (vocals), Rinat Tregerman (keys), Sagit Zilberman (percussion, saxophones) @ Camp Neringa (147 Neringa Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301)

2016 October 26th 9:00PM-12:00AM Simona Minns, Root Vibration, Linnea Lundgren @ Middle East  Corner, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. 18+ / $5 / 9pm. Tickets: ticketweb.com/fb/6828055/mideastnew

2016 October 28th  8:00PM Simona Minns & Dorsey J Minns Duo @ Family Piano Co. (114 S Genesee St, Waukegan, IL 60085). Tickets $15.

2016 October 29th 12:30pm Simona Minns & Dorsey J Minns Duo @ Maironis Lithuanian School  (14911 E 127th St, Lemont, IL 60439)

2016 October 29th 7:00pm Simona Minns & Dorsey J Minns Duo @ The Lithuanian Museum of Art (14911 127th St., Lemont, IL 60439). Tickets $30.

2016 October 30th 12pm. Simona Minns & Dorsey J Minns Duo @ "Draugas" banquit (Willow Ballroom - 8900 Archer Ave., Willow Springs, IL). Tickets: 773-585-9500 or 4545 W. 63rd St., Chicago, IL 60629. $65 per person.

NOVEMBER

2016 November 12th 7:00PM Simona Minns debut album fundraising concert. Featuring friends - singers from Berklee College of Music.  Ester Wiesnerová (Slovakia), Morgan Minsk (USA, IL). Takuma Matsui (Japan), Carolina Magini (Italy), Yoshie Nakayama (Japan), Allegra Cramer (Australia), María Fajardo Martín(Spain), Utako Toyama (Japan), Catey Esler (USA, IL), Aliya Cycon (USA, MA), Harshitha Krishnan (India), Prong Praison (Thailand), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (Cuba). Concert will be held at the Lithuanian Citizen's Club

(368 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127)

2016 November 29th 8:30PM Minns Quintet + Free jam session @ Pavilijonas, Pylimo g. 21B, 01013 Vilnius, Lithuania. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Vytis Nivinskas (double bass), Giedrius Nakas (keys), Domantas Razmus (drums).

DECEMBER

2016  December 2nd 9:00PM Minns Quintet @ Jazz Cellar, Aušros Vartų g. 11, Vilnius 01304, Lithuania. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Vytis Nivinskas (double bass), Giedrius Nakas (keys), Domantas Razmus (drums). Tickets: 8EUR.

2016  December 20th 7:30PM Christmas concert: Aliya Cycon (oud), Allegra Cramer (harp) & Simona Minns (kankles) @ Lilypad Inman, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Door: $10, $5 students.

2015 YEAR PROGRAM

FEBRUARY

2015 February 11th. 7.30PM "Simona Minns: Jazz Fiction". Recital at Berklee College of Music @ David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston st. Boston. Admission: Free

 

2015 February 21st. 6:00PM Simona & Dorsey Minns Quartet: featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (keys) and Maksim Peripelica (double bass). Lithuanian Independence Day, New York. @ Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

275 North 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

APRIL

2015 April 12th. 1:00PM Simona & Dorsey Duo: Lithuanian Folk Music. This concert commemorates the 25th anniversary of Lawrence City Council recognizing Lithuanian's independance from illegal soviet occupation. Other featured musicians: Jonas Kublickas (guitar), Rasa Vitkauskaitė (piano)

@ Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS. Admission: free.

MAY

2015 May 8th. 7:30PM Berklee College of Music Commencement Concert @ Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Berklee graduate students together with honorary degree recipients: Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Simona's arrangement of Horace Silver "Song For My Father" has been performed.

 

2015 May 16th. 7.30PM Simona Minns Jazz Band @ Boston Lithuanian Citizen's Club (368 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127). Fundraising concert. Simona Minns (vocal), Dorsey Minns (trombone), Caleb Hensinger (piano), Suji Kim (double bass). Admission: free.

JUNE

2015 June 27th. 5:00PM Fundraiser for "Mission Siberia" @ Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (600 Liberty Hwy, Putnam, CT 06260). Simona Minns & Dorsey Minns Lithuanian Folk Duo. Admission: free.

JULY

2015 July 14th. 1:00PM Simona Minns senior recital @ Cafe 939 (939 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115). Simona Minns (vocal), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Matt Pitts (bass), Helen De La Rosa (drums), Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (keys). 

AUGUST

2015 August 5th. 8:00PM "An Evening Of Jazz" @ Franciscan Guest House Auditorium (26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043). Simona Minns (vocal), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Caleb Hensinger (keys). Admission: free.

SEPTEMBER

2015 September 6th. 1:00PM Lithuanian Folk Duo: Simona Minns (vocals, kankles), Dorsey J Minns (trombone) @ Franciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME 04043. Admission: free.

OCTOBER 

2015 October 24th. 12:30PM Lithuanian Folk Duo: Simona Minns (vocals, kankles), Dorsey J Minns (trombone) in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 150 Varinna Drive Rochester, NY 14618. Admission: free.

NOVEMBER

2015 November 14th 7:00PM All Souls Concert @ SAINT JOHN’S SEMINARY MAIN CHAPEL.

The Theological Institute for the New Evangelization’s annual concert and silent auction, hosted by Bishop John Dooher. Saint John’s Seminary, 127 Lake Street, Brighton, MA 02135.

Admission: free.

DECEMBER

2015 December 6th 7:30pm "Minns Quintet" performing at Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Dabin Ryu (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Admission: $10.

 

2015 December 14th 9:00pm "Minns Quintet" performing at Middle East, 472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139. Simona Minns (vocals), Dorsey J Minns (trombone), Dabin Ryu (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums). Admission: $5.

2014 YEAR PROGRAM

2014 February 16th 1:00PM. Lithuanian Independence Day in South Boston, Lithuanian Citizen's Club.

2014 March 4th. 8:15PM. Berklee Performance Center. The Women Musicians Network's (WMN)

2014 March 27th. 8.15PM. Berklee Performance Center. International Folk Festival.

Boston, United States.17th annual concert. Simona performs with "SkyBridge".

2014 April 22nd. 10PM. "Simona Minns Caf Show  - FOUR COLORS OF JAZZ" at Berklee College of Music, 160 Mass ave, 2nd floor.

2014 May 5th. 7.00PM Caleb Hensinger Recital. Berklee College of Music, Recital Hall 1A.

2014 August 6thJazz Trio: Simona Minns, Dorsey Minns, Caleb Hensinger @ Franciscan Monastery, 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME

2014 August 16th.  Marriott Renaissance Washington, DC

2014 August 31st. Lithuanian Folk Duo: Simona & Dorsey Minns @ Franciscan Monastery, 28 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, ME

2014 October 4th. 1.30PM Simona Minns Jazz Trio. "Fresh Meat" fundraiser for the Iron Wolf Press @ "The piano factory gallery", 791 Tremont st, Boston, MA. 

2014 December 5th. 7:00PM Simona Minns Recital @ Berklee College of Music, Colvin Recital Hall 1W, 1140 Boylston st. Boston, MA