Tag Archives: saxophone

Freddy Cole Quintet featuring Harry Allen

Co-Sponsored by & Marian Nunn & Tom Wendel “Freddy has an impeccable sense of swing… he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive.” The New York Times Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American song, vocalist and pianist Freddy Cole is widely regarded […]

Two Times True with Larry Johnson

It’s always thrilling when members of one family join forces musically, and that is the basic concept for Two Times True, featuring Carolbeth True on piano and her son David True on drums.  In performance the Trues are joined by Glen Smith on bass and Larry Johnson on saxophone. Carolbeth True is one of St. […]

Swagler-Slaughter-Jost-Morisson CD Release Party

Veterans of the Bistro stage, these A-list St. Louis jazz musicians will showcase music from their new album, Rough Stuff.  The studio recording documents the high level of collective interaction that these musicians achieved after one eventful and “rough” summer of performances . All paid attendees will receive a digital copy of the album. Lineup Jason Swagler: […]

Anat Cohen and Matt Wilson

Everyone who hears her is impressed by virtuosic reed artist Anat Cohen.  As one critic put it, she is “one of the brightest, most original young instrumentalists in jazz.”  Winner of four consecutive Clarinet Player of the Year awards from the Jazz Journalists Association  and multiple citations in Downbeat’s readers and critics polls, Israeli-born Cohen […]

Andre Hayward, Reggie Thomas, Tim Warfield, & Rodney Whitaker

Sponsored by Ted Wheeler Andre Hayward is an extremely gifted trombonist with the sound and clarity reminiscent of the late J.J. Johnson. His gospel-tinged  approach is refreshing and will warm the hearts of anyone with whom he comes in contact. One of the most in-demand pianists and educators in the country, Reggie Thomas’s soulful, hard-swinging […]

Dave Black/Paul DeMarinis Group

Guitarist Dave Black and saxophonist Paul DeMarinis leave the halls of the jazz studies department at Webster University to join forces on the Bistro stage. Black has shared the stage with artists including Fareed Haque, Richard “Groove” Holmes, and Bucky Pizzarelli. He has also written for numerous Mel Bay publications and is consistently in the […]

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary

Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, & Ambose Akinmusire Part of the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival Sponsored by The Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continuously-running jazz festival in the world, has presented nearly every major jazz star—from  Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong to Esperanza Spalding and Trombone Shorty—since it […]

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio with special guest James Carter

“When organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith sits down at the Hammond B-3, it’s all about soul. Not speed, not flash, not tricky riffs – just hard-core, deep-down feeling…” Chicago Tribune “Carter…has emerged as one of the brightest stars in jazzdom…” Detroit News Virtuoso saxophonist James Carter joins forces with legendary soul organist Dr. Lonnie Smith for […]

Chris Potter Trio

“Easily the most compelling saxophonist of his generation.” Detroit Free Press A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. DownBeat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international […]

Jazz St. Louis Residency Podcast #1 – An Interview with Sherman Irby

[audio:https://jazzstl.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/JazzUPodcast_Sherman-Irby.mp3|titles=JazzUPodcast_Sherman Irby] Director of Education Phil Dunlap and JazzU instructor Andy Ament sit down with saxophonist Sherman Irby to discuss his upcoming Jazz St. Louis Residency and performances at Jazz at the Bistro. Irby is one of three residency artists this year that will come to St. Louis for a full week and work with […]

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