Whitaker Jazz Speaks Series: BAG – A Celebration of the Black Artists Group with Oliver Lake

Whitaker Jazz Speaks is a series of three community events exploring the connection between jazz, race, and politics. Thanks to generous support from the Whitaker Foundation, we’re able to offer all these events for FREE!

BAG – A Celebration of the Black Artists Group with Oliver Lake

Thursday, April 21, 6pm
oliver-lake1at the Ferring Jazz Bistro*

Active in St. Louis from 1968-1972, the Black Artists Group (BAG) was a multi-disciplinary artist collective of musicians, poets, actors, and dancers who pushed the boundaries of creative expression both in St. Louis and around the world. For this event, Saint Louis University professor Dr. Ben Looker (author of The Point From Which Creation Begins – The Black Artists Group of St. Louis) and founding BAG members Oliver Lake (saxophone), Shirley LeFlore (poet), and Charles “Bobo” Shaw (drums) discuss the influential group, followed by a performance featuring these incredible artists joined by bassist Darryl Mixon and trumpeter George Sams.

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*This event has reached its ticket limit. Seating and viewing is available in Nancy’s Jazz Lounge and a limited number of seats may become available at the door the night of the event. 

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