Monday Night Jazz was formed in 2004 by guitarist Muggsy Lauer and bassist Jeff Engholm as an excuse to play jazz, familiarize ourselves with new songs, and to generally entertain people with live jazz. We picked an early start and end time because who wants to be up until late on a Monday night? Not us anyway.
Eventually we moved from our first location (the now defunct Rox/Tavern in St. Cloud) and moved to the Veranda Lounge, which has been our home ever since.
The personnel has changed a bit since then, and the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to move to Thursday nights.
But the music has stayed the same…