About 32nd Street Jazz


Michael Wilson

alto & baritone saxophones, flute

Mike studies chimpanzees and human evolution in his day job at the University of Minnesota. He played alto and tenor sax in various groups through college, but started searching for more portable instruments when he began doing fieldwork in Africa, eventually accumulating a clarinet, soprano sax and flute. He previously played with the JD Express, The Jazz Freeloaders, The Demonic Males and The Prospectors.

Mona Wong

soprano, alto & tenor saxophones

Mona has performed in the Twin Cities since the ’90s in an original R&B funk band, The Curbfeelers, winning a MN Music award for Best R&B group, opening for the Ohio Players, Average White Band and After 7. She has performed with the Violent Femmes as member of the Horns of Dilemma. Mona studied with Joe Viola at Berklee College of Music. Her musical influences include Phil Woods, Art Pepper, Gerald Albright and Ella Fitzgerald.

Scott Anderson

electric basses, keyboards, bass clarinet

Scott has been obsessed with audio recording since he received his first cassette recorder at age 7. While working towards his B.A. in music history, he played clarinet and saxes in band, jazz band and musical theater. After college his professional path veered into web technology, but he continued making music, playing bass in several rock bands in Minneapolis and Atlanta and honing his audio production skills.

Brandon Sisneroz

drums & percussion

Brandon grew up in Southern California and toured the country as a musician before settling in Minneapolis in the 2000s. When he’s not building stage sets, reconfiguring climbing walls, fabricating percussion instruments, making wine or pursuing one of his other many and diverse interests, Brandon is behind the kit for 32nd Street Jazz, bringing a polyrhythmic fluidity to the drums that goes well beyond simply keeping time.

Selected Repertoire

Original Tunes

Scott Anderson
Dark Matter
Michael Wilson
Delayed Resolutions
Scott Anderson
Funk 2 School
Scott Anderson
Michael Wilson
Monkfish Blues
Scott Anderson
Noxious Throne
Theo Wilson
Paris Troyka
Michael Wilson
Poor Sephanie
Michael Wilson
Rhymes & Missing Meters
Scott Anderson
Michael Wilson
Texting Miss Reed
Scott Anderson
Torpor Tantrum
Michael Wilson
Voice Mail
Michael Wilson
When I Look Back
Michael Wilson

Jazz Standards

Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
All Blues
Miles Davis
Black Coffee
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Bongo Beep
Charlie Parker
Herbie Hancock
Cheese Cake
Dexter Gordon
Children of the Night
Wayne Shorter
El Gaucho
Wayne Shorter
John Coltrane
Wayne Shorter
Free for All
Wayne Shorter
Grazing in the Grass
Philemon Hou
Bronisław Kaper
Linus and Lucy
Vince Guaraldi
Lucky Southern
Keith Jarrett
My Little Suede Shoes
Charlie Parker
Nica’s Dream
Horace Silver
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Horace Silver
‘Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk
The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
Strasbourg-St. Denis
Roy Hargrove
George Gershwin


(Rock, blues, country & mashup arrangements)

Bikini Island
Blue Monkee
arr. Michael Wilson
Careless Stepchild
arr. Michael Wilson
Fly by Night
Geddy Lee/Neil Peart
Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
Get Funky (with Juice)
arr. Scott Anderson
I Got Phylogeny
arr. Michael Wilson
It Does Not Mean a Thing
arr. Michael Wilson
arr. Scott Anderson
The Morning Fog
Kate Bush
My Patronus
arr. Michael Wilson
Pinball Number Count
Walt Kraemer
Purple Rain
Riders on the Storm
The Doors
Alice in Chains
Sara Smile
Daryl Hall/John Oates
Song for Rikki
arr. Scott Anderson
Summer Spring
arr. Scott Anderson
Take Everything: Impossible Five
arr. Scott Anderson
Tomorrow Never Knows
John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Use Me
Bill Withers
We’ve Only Just Begun
The Carpenters
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me
Smokey Robinson