Great American Songbook
for the audiences of today
A jazz vocalist from the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN, Preston Schlueter performs with ensembles large and small. He has sung with orchestra at venues including the Lake Harriet Bandshell (with the Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra) and the Hopkins Center for the Arts (with the Andrew Casey Orchestra), and with the ACME Jazz Company big band at Crooners Supper Club in Fridley. Additionally, Preston has sung at Hell’s Kitchen in downtown Minneapolis and ninetwentyfive in Wayzata (with the Hot Club Mania Jazz Quartet), and with the Wayne Anthony Jazz Ensemble (in conjunction with their residency at Birch's Supper Club in Long Lake). He continues to share the artistry of jazz standards at public and private events.
Preston is a 2017 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN (B.A., History). While there, he was actively involved in the college's music program, serving as a member of the Gustavus Choir and as solo vocalist for the Gustavus Jazz Lab Band. Preston was a Björling Scholarship recipient for vocal performance, and received private instruction in voice from Drs. Seth Keeton, Gerard Sundberg, and David Kozisek. Today, he combines his interests in history and music as an interpreter of the Great American Songbook, in the tradition of personal idols including Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
When not onstage, Preston serves as Content Director (and as a video host) for the Gentleman's Gazette, helping men (and anyone interested) to discover the art of savoir vivre.