OCTOBER 15th, 2020

The Peterson Family 

The pandemic won’t prevent Minnesota’s first family of jazz from staging a fundraiser for their Scholarship in Jazz Studies. Recorded last week at IPR College, the streaming concert features the Petersons — Linda, Billy, Patty, Ricky, Paul and Jason — plus special guests Oleta Adams, Dave Koz, Donny Osmond, David Sanborn and Ben Sidran. The fundraiser for the scholarship — started in 2013 in memory of matriarch Jeanne Arland Peterson — includes an auction for such items as singing the national anthem with the Petersons at a St. Paul Saints game. (7:30 p.m. Fri. $20, petersonfamily­

 Jon Bream


DECEMBER 17, 2016

Pick Six: Praise for Bobby Z, Patti Smith, the Petersons, Jesse Johnson, Darlene Love, Bob Dylan
 ’Twas the Jam Before Christmas, Dakota. What do Prince, Bob Dylan and Stevie Nicks have in common? Those magnificent Petersons, Minnesota’s first family of music, who will celebrate the holidays on Sunday with three gigs.

by Kevin Odegard

DECEMBER 8th, 2016

The Petersons: Minnesota's first family of jazz likes to bill this as " 'Twas the Jam Before Christmas." Patty, Linda and Paul Peterson are usually the featured vocalists but watch out for the secret weapon, crooner/saxophonist Jason Peterson DeLaire, Linda's son. (2:30, 6 & 8 p.m. Dec. 18, Dakota Jazz Club, $25)

By Jon Bream and Chris Riemenschneider

Jason Peterson contributes to Nathan East's #1 Jazz Record

Jason Peterson DeLaire contributes to Nathan East's #1 Jazz Record