News & Upcoming Events

12th Annual Solo Recital

Alec will be performing his 12th Annual Solo Recital on piano and accordion!

Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:30 P.M.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Minnetonka resident, McNally Smith College of Music graduate, and recording artist, Alec Sweazy, is eager to perform his newest pieces for you.

Alec will bring out his digital accordion to start the show off with a group of lively jazz pieces.  At the grand piano, he will perform:

Mozart’s wonderfully expressive Fantasia in C minor, K. 475,
Romanze in F-sharp major (Op. 28 No. 2) by Robert Schumann,
Rhapsodie (Op. 119, No 4), the last solo piano composition written by Johannes Brahms,
Maurice Ravel’s hauntingly beautiful Pavane, and
Malagueña (from the Spanish Suite “Andalucia”) by Ernesto Lecuona, to close the program.

Refreshments will follow the concert.

11th Annual Solo Recital

Alec will present his 11th Annual Solo Recital on piano and accordion.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 7:30 P.M.
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 5645 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

 Please join us for a wonderful Spring evening of music featuring Alec’s newest pieces, along with two piano works from his CD, ALECTRICITY.

Alec will get the evening started on digital accordion with

Tico-Tico by Zequinha Abreu,
Accordeón Polka by Tony Murena,
Pagina Intima by Vittorio Melocchi, and
Rhapsodie #2 in C minor by Pietro Frosini.

At the grand piano Alec will present

J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C (BWV 847),
Edvard Grieg’s Notturno (Op.54, No. 4),
Ballade (Op. 118, No. 3) by Johannes Brahms,
June (Op. 37b, No. 6) by Peter Tchaikovsky, and
Suite (Op. 14) by Béla Bartók.

Refreshments will follow the concert.

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Cub Foods

Alec will be playing accordion at Cub Foods Minnetonka next Saturday and Sunday!  Stop by to make your weekend shopping trip a treat.  He will be playing accordion near the Eiffel Tower by the front entrance.

Saturday, February 10th, noon to 2:00
Sunday, February 11th, noon to 2:00

Enjoy an amazing variety of accordion sounds — French, jazz, tango, love songs, and more — while you pick up your Valentine’s Day essentials, or simply sit and relax.


UPDATE:  Thank you to those who stopped by to hear Alec play!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Alectricity” is in the Air!





This project could not have been completed without the generous pledges from Jan Brandt, Christy Dachelet, Carol C. Faust, Justin and Andrea Hammack, Jim & Mary Holland, Justin and Tonya Johnson, John Metzger/Connie Christie, Annette M. Rocca, Ed and Laurie Stalling, and more than 100 additional family members, friends, and new fans of Alec.  Together, you all gave him the boost that he needed to make his debut album a reality.  Thank you!

Thank you to my family for their patience during this project, Joanne Minnetti for her “sky’s the limit” belief in Alec, and Benny Weinbeck who told me that I just needed to jump in!  This project has been a wonderful opportunity and experience for Alec, from start to finish.  He has a new appreciation for the teamwork that goes into making a CD, and is so very proud to finally get his music out into the world.  Congratulations, Alec!

—  Lori Sweazy (Alec’s mother)

Please go to Alec’s music page to order a CD or digital download directly.